Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Few Buys + A Little Change

Mom and I attended a small auction on Saturday morning.  It was over fairly quickly, so we decided to take everything I just bought up to the booths.  I didn't buy a whole lot, but I got 2 great pieces of furniture.  One I want to keep, but have no room for it until I buy a larger home.  So for now it will stay housed at the booth holding some of my wares.  We tried to squeeze the pieces in several different ways, but they just didn't quite work.



Here's the piece I want to keep.  The light green chippy paint is absolute perfection.  We tried it in several spots, but it only fit here.  We took out another, non-vintage piece and changed up this part of my old booth a little bit. 

 

Here's what the spot looked like prior to rearranging.



The other new piece.  I think it would be the perfect TV stand.  I took out the table that was here and moved a few things around to try and make this space work.  I didn't want anything took tall here, because then you couldn't see the stuff on the back wall.



Here's what this space looked like prior to rearranging.

Now onto the other buys from the auction...


This awesome lantern.


The blue/red lantern on the left.


This one, too.


All of these sewing machine drawers plus 10 more... for a total of 23!  I love buying in bulk.


Finally, these 3 grain sacks.  They're in excellent condition.  They would make great pillow covers!

Mom and I both had the day off work yesterday too and  we went to an antique mall and flea market.  I brought home a few things...


Unless I find a prettier one (or one of you out there in blogland has one) I will be using the above vintage wedding cake topper.  The find I was most excited about, however, were the 4 Hazel Atlas pink elephant (shot?) glasses.  I also kinda love the mini pink JAJ Pyrex bowl.

Everyone have a great week!
Melissa


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Monday, January 12, 2015

39th Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale & Marketplace

On Saturday mom and I went to the 39th Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale and Marketplace.  It is held in 2 of the large pavilions at the Indianapolis fairgrounds.  There were several hundred vendors.  The majority were antique/vintage dealers... but, like any garage sale, you have your duds.  The duds included vendors selling: dollar store stuff for more than a dollar; pyramid-scheme people trying to recruit people to work under them selling 31 bags or scentsy or whatever is big right now; and of course there was just pure junk that should've been thrown out.


Here's a shot from the middle of one of the pavilions.  It was VERY crowded.  It was sometimes hard to get into booths or across the pathways to the other side.

So, are you wondering what I got?  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I've already posted these pictures!


First up are these cute Red Cross swimming pins that they handed out after you completed Red Cross sponsored swim classes.  Someone on Instagram dated them to the 1970s - they had the exact same ones from her swimming lessons as a child.


I was really happy to find some flower pins!  I dug through bins for the smaller ones.  The pink and gold one is actually a clip-on earring.  I found them with the swimming pins.  The other 3 pins, I found in one of the last booths.  The dealer had an excellent price on them!


My first Pyrex haul of 2015.  Nothing spectacular, but they'll all be heading to my booth.


More vintage kitchen glassware: 2 Hazel Atlas strawberry bowls, 2 Hazel Atlas child's moderntone teacups, and 2 Federal Glass Co. souvenir glasses.


Also got these Griffith's spice jars and rack for a steal.


I saw quite a bit of vintage Christmas items, but this was all I picked up.  They will join a few others that I have.


I don't think I'll ever tire of vintage marquee letters/signage.


Finally, I got this pile of 11 vintage aprons.  They will eventually be for sale on my Instagram feed.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a good week!
Melissa

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Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year's Day Auction

I haven't been to an auction in awhile, so even though the one on New Year's Day wasn't that great, I just had to go.  I was able to pick up a few goodies, while also socializing with some dealer friends who also went to the auction.

First up were all these valentines...


This one stands up.  It has honeycomb between the layers.


Some really cute unused ones.


These two have moving parts.  The girl swings and you can move the curtain up and down on the other.


These buttons were also in with the valentines.  I love when I find them on their original card.


I finally got a set of bakelite silverware. Red just isn't my color.


Decorative tins, beer steins, a cake carrier, oil can, and quadruple loaf pan.


An XL syrup dispenser, a half gallon crown jar, 3 bakelite cake breakers, and other misc kitchen stuff.

I also got an old quilt that I need to soak and wash.  I know it's not much, but after my long auction hiatus, these were some great buys.

Yesterday I went to the booth and brought all these goodies plus some others to the booths and rearranged things around.  December was my best month ever, I sold 143 things, so I had a lot of empty spots to fill.  I'll just let you enjoy these pictures...


New booth full view.


Top!


Bottom!


 I have so much autumn harvest Pyrex.  Does no one like this pattern?



I ended up bringing the bakelite silverware to the booth.  It's not the right color.








It's hard to get a picture in parts of my booth.



Full shot of the old booth.



 Added a ton more hankies to the hankie display.


Valentine's Day Shelf








 This is the 70s shelf. 



These are those LuRay dishes I picked up before Christmas but forgot to photograph.


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