Saturday, February 17, 2018

Estate Sale - Henry Street

Well Mom and I seem to be on a roll, another great estate sale this weekend. I was really excited to get to step inside this fabulous old house and poke around.

It was certainly one of the most crowded sales I have been to in a while. People everywhere! We got there about 25 minutes early but sill were way back in line. I think we were there for two and a half hours total between the waiting, digging and standing in line to pay (that was the worst part!).

Anyway, here is what I brought home:

The Red Cross Nurse Picture is just gorgeous, not sure if I will be able to let go of her, she may end up on my wall. She is illustrated by Alberto Vargas, who I think was better known for his pin ups.

I also found a few silhouettes, I love the Nurse one. 

And lots of other miscellaneous odds and ends, Art Deco Tray, 1930's First Communion Certificate,
dresser jar, feather duster, quilted Red Cross pillow, spice holder, Turkey planter, Catholic candle holders, sweet baby diaper shirt and an old suit case!

We were planning on going to another sale after this one but we were both worn out after we finally checked out and got our junk loaded in the car. It was almost 80 degrees here yesterday (crazy for February) and so hot in that house. We took our loot and went home.

Hoping our streak continues!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Estate Sales

It's been a couple of months since mom and I have been out junking. Usually December and January are slow months for us. We were really ready to get back to it so I took off on Friday and we hit a couple of estate sales.

The first sale was in North Augusta and was advertised as a tour through Germany. It was a small house packed with lots of interesting stuff. Here are the things I brought home from the North Augusta sale:

We bought a ton of Wendt and Kuhn pieces.

There were also a couple of other Erzgebirge pieces, a shepherd, sheep and teeny tiny deer.

This German Sampler was two lovely to pass up.

I loved these old photograph cases.

And a few other odds and ends.

The second sale was in the Hill Area of Augusta. I was really disappointed at first, I went from room to room and didn't see anything that spoke to me. The very last room I walked into (last bedroom upstairs) held all the treasure - well for me at least. Dolls, Dolls and more Dolls.

I had a lot of fun digging through all the doll stuff when I got home. Looks like I will be busy in my Etsy shop for a while!

Hope  you are having a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Estate Sales - Washington GA

Mom and I took a little road trip to Washington GA last weekend for an Estate Sale. I think both our jaws hit the floor at first sight of the lovely old home.

We attended the sale on a Saturday and everything was 50% off. That can be a good thing or a bad thing I guess, great prices but less to pick from. I would have loved to have been able to go on the first day to see what all was there. It was somewhat cleaned out when we got there so I had to really dig to find some good junk.

I didn't walk away with as much as I would have liked but I did get a few good pieces (at least I think they are good pieces, Mom always looks at what I pick up and I swear she gives me an eye roll when I am not looking).

Sweet little Ohio Art Co watering can, it is tiny and so adorable!

I don't know why, but I love these old paperweights, this one is dated 1949.

My photo doesn't do this beautiful small pint justice, it is lovely in a Italian Florentine frame.

Salvage usually sells well for me. Love this old water faucet.

Well what can I say, I had to save this. It is a partial piece of a 1930's movie poster, really in delicate condition but I loved the graphics and colors, just look at those two!

This is an old blueprint for a house in Atlanta, 1939. Would be a great piece to frame and hang on the wall.

I'm going to be honest, I did not know what these were when I picked them up but I just loved the look of them. Once I got home I found out they are surveyor's measuring sticks. There would have been three pieces I believe, so not a complete set, but I still love them. No idea what I am going to do with them yet.

After we left the sale we drove down to the square in Washington and looked through a few shops and Art Galleries. I stumbled across a good find in one of the antique shops. I picked up a framed vintage cardboard catalog page and really fell in love with it, when I asked the shop lady about it she said she thought she still had the catalog it came out of. She dug it out and I ended up buying it too (it had two more good pages in it).

We stopped by Antique and Uncle Junk's in Thomson GA on our way home, but not much luck there. Just bought an old stamp for $2.

It was a fun day spent with my best friend - my wonderful mother!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!