July 27, 2010

Sweet estate sale finds!

by Shelly

Just wanted to share some goodies I picked up at an estate sale in my neighborhood recently.  I got there just about 30 minutes into the first day of the sale and it was OUT OF CONTROL!! People were packed inside the house and there were all ready piles set aside of things people wanted to buy. It was good…real good!
A pretty little handpainted Japanese vase circa pre WWII! 
A cute little ruffle edge bowl and saucer for jam on our breakfast table.
A pair of Gorham circa 1920s candlesticks…just perfect for our holiday table! AND these come apart and can be made to hold just a separate candle stick each or made shorter. Pretty nifty!
Neat old apple baskets. Really not sure what I’m going to do with these yet. But they were only $3! And one of them has a cool lid to it. Any ideas what to do with these???
Small, creamy milk glass vases just perfect for fresh picked flowers from our garden!
And speaking of milk glass…a cute medium size bowl for fruit and a sugar and creamer set!  LOVE!
I fell in love with these old rusty hooks. I’m thinking of using them to hang my aprons on.
Oh, and last but not least…the early 1920s butter churn. For $15 I couldn’t resist. It was just too cool. I’m thinking of using it in a clients’ house. Such a cool conversation piece in the right room.
Well, I think I did a pretty good job at one estate sale. I love all the milk glass and plan on using it when we entertain.  The husband would rather I set up an etsy shop and start selling my finds, but I’m still debating that one. Thanks for stopping by!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Hess Fam July 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm

did I tell you I wanted to start collecting Milk Glass????!!! You must call me about these things…but I have a feeling we might be fighting over the items for sale!


Four Flights July 28, 2010 at 12:45 am

great finds! I love the candlesticks…those are gorgeous! and the milk glass, well you know how I feel about that :)


wendi solari July 28, 2010 at 2:49 am

Apple baskets: have another baby and when the baby is teeny tiny you put him or her in there for newborn portraits! :)
Or, plant a small little herb garden in one!


Carrie Edwards July 28, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I would put rolled pool towels in one the apple baskets and set it on the back porch.

Great finds – i'm totally in love with the milk glass sugar and cream set. Adorable!


valerie July 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I left you a comment on your last post about this post…oops….


Jessie July 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

What a great score! Nice work! Now I'm wondering if any of my vintage candlabras come apart…


Michael - Innkeeper July 29, 2010 at 12:07 am

i love thrifting! can't wait to see what you do with them.

…and a butter churn for $15. sweet deal!


LindsB July 30, 2010 at 12:28 am

Great finds! I love those old hooks too, they have such charm- cant wait to see where you put them!


Wallpaper August 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Wow, you got some really great stuff :)


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