Monday, March 2, 2015


My 2 booths are now rearranged into 1 extra large space - and I love it!  Mom and I were at the mall from opening (10A) to closing (7P) completely moving everything around.  It took us about 3 hours to figure out the furniture arrangement and to tear up the nasty old carpet that a previous booth owner left.  It took the remaining 6 to try and get all the stuff back in to the booth on different shelves than they were on before.  We had several moments of panic.  We thought we'd never get it all back in.  We were certain we weren't going to be able to come back tomorrow because we were expected to get between 4-7 inches of snow.  We did end up getting 7.

As you can see above, it's nearly impossible to photograph now.  So I pieced together 4 pictures to try and give you an idea of what the front looks like.

If you're so inclined, here are some shots of the entire booth below.

 My "mantiques" shelf.

 Here's the new bookcase I picked up last Sunday.

There's a few Made in Germany paper mache Easter eggs on this shelf.

Here's the 18 drawer cabinet I picked up at the Valentine's Day auction.

 Added a few Easter Gurley candles from my stash.

The mini corner cabinet I also picked up picked up last Sunday.
I accidentally got my finger near the flash on this one... 

 This green washstand is over 100 years old.  It belonged to someone in my family who no longer wanted it.  So, it's here in my booth with a green and white pitcher and bowl that I happened to have in my stash.

 These shelves didn't move.  They were best where they were at.

Another of my new furniture pieces along with Coke crates from last Sunday.

 I hope to eventually make one of these a clearance shelf.

 I wanted to use up every inch of space I could.
So, on the back side of the booth I added some crates.

And lined up a lot of flat items.
I plan to do something on the backside of these shelves, since they're pretty ugly.
I'm thinking I'll paint or wallpaper them and maybe add some chicken wire to hang things from.

That's it for this week!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 8 Hour Auction

Saturday was super snowy, so there wasn't much I could do.  Late in the day I was able to make a trip to the Goodwill Outlet and hit up an estate sale an hour before it closed.  I did end up going to an auction on Sunday.  It was a big one and there were probably 400-500 attendees.  After realizing I wasn't going to be able to buy anything while there were still 400-500 people bidding against each other, I ended up leaving and going to the local antique store that was a few blocks away.  I was able to pick up a few goodies and by the time I got back to the auction, I was able to start buying stuff.

Here are the big pieces I picked up on Sunday.  I definitely needed another bookcase for the booth.  The mini corner cabinet and white chippy cupboard are great for stacking on shorter pieces like the bookshelf.  I can't seem to keep these coke crates in stock, so I was happy to pick up 5 of them.  The mirror is actually the front of a vintage medicine cabinet.  I'm tempted to keep it.

I really loved these 2 prints.  I got them at the Goodwill Outlet.  They are 1920s or earlier.  They are marked on the back that they hung in a doctors office in the 1920s.  Pretty cool.

Got all of these goodies at the auction.   Fire King isn't as popular as Pyrex, but for a REALLY great price, I will buy it.  Usually if I price it fairly cheaply, it moves quickly.  I can't seem to keep salt and pepper sets in my booth.  The weirder the better.

Random odds and ends of 3 different places: the antique store, an estate sale (that was closing in less than an hour), and the Goodwill Outlet.  The Pyrex is one of the uglier patterns, but it was 75% off, so how could I pass it up for a buck something each?

A large depression bowl and cake plate from the auction.

Can't get enough vintage bedding.
These will be heading to Instagram.

Found this vintage Dritz needlepoint at the Goodwill Outlet.
This will probably end up on ebay.

2 items for the booth that usually sell as soon as I bring them in.  I can't seem to keep them in stock.

I've been obsessed with vintage greeting cards lately.  Why can't they make them like this anymore?  I found a whole stash as the Goodwill Outlet.  I also picked up a box of them at the auction on Sunday.  Most still have their original envelopes with stamps.  I will be listing them for sale on Instagram next week.

All-in-all, the auction lasted a little over 8 hours.  Thankfully I had dealer friends to visit with and I was able to get out for a couple hours at the beginning.

That's it for this week.  I don't plan on attending any sales this weekend, but instead mom and I will finally get around to changing my booths into one big booth.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Auction Finds

We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, which is okay by me.  But, I did treat myself to an auction and picked up a few things...

I picked up this lot of fun, flowery linens.
The aqua/white doily will be used under one of my centerpieces at my wedding.

I got this lot of green depression fairly cheaply.
I'll be keeping the drawer pulls and 2 salts.

Smalls are always good for the booth.
Lots of mini advertising tins.
Door knobs. Chandelier crystals.
And a 1988 Carson City bowling patch.

Hammered aluminum pitcher and cups.

I really loved the packaging on these Christmas lights.

I can't stop buying bingo games!
I've been selling lots of cards and marking chips.

My favorite buys from the auction.
This awesome parts drawer, milk box, and mini toolboxes with keys.

That's it for the finds.  Not much, but quality goods.

I've also been working on cleaning up the hoard/my office.
I shared an update here last week.

At the auction there were 2 shelves identical to the ones I already had.
I used them to heighten the shelves I have currently.
Lots of progress!

Look at my desk!  I haven't seen the top in over a year.

Now the shipping supplies are organized in this corner now, as opposed to just being thrown over there.  I used this plastic shelving unit I had lying around.

The weatherman is saying we're supposed to get 5-8 inches of snow this weekend.  So it may put a damper my treasure hunting adventures.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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