Saturday, May 28, 2016

Estate Sales - Kreiss Psycho Santa

I have been on vacation this past week and got to spend a couple of days junk hunting with Mom. We went over to the Antique Mall on Tuesday and to an estate sale on Thursday. I also made an Ebay purchase that arrived this week. So lots to share! 

The estate sale was a little pricey but there was lots of stuff to look through (most not really my kind of stuff). I missed out on a couple of old dolls but not sure I would have wanted to pay the price they were asking anyway. So no big deal. I ended up with a bunch of smalls and a whole box of vintage holiday die cuts, garland and two Beistle honeycomb pumpkins that would have been used in a classroom (I think most of them are from the 70's, 80's and a few 90's). 

A few more Holiday items. This first guy is a Kreiss Psycho Santa, a good find I think (still researching this particular one). Someone at the sale was trying to buy him from me before I left. 

I love the quirky little ghost on the pumpkin!!

And a few other misc pieces.

I was kind of like at kid at Christmas waiting on my Ebay purchase, if you remember a while back I purchased a lot of over 800 vintage postcards. Well of course I needed somewhere to house them so I bought an old postcard rack and I love it!

I am working on my sewing room and trying to get it organized and put back together. I still have a lot of decorating to do up there but thought I would share a few photos of the progress so far. I purchased the little baker's rack while mom and I were at the Antique Mall on Tuesday, I thinks it's just adorable! Pictures are not great and the room is not finished but here is where I am at with it at the moment.

That's all I got! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Estate Sales - 1920's Coat Brush

I had a pretty good week as far as junking goes. I hit one estate sale on Friday afternoon and then Mom and I went out to the Annual Columbia County Yard Sale at the Fairgrounds on Saturday morning and then hit another estate sale before calling a day and heading home.

I did not get to the Friday estate sale until late in the day. Some of the things I saw in the online ad were already gone but I poked around and still managed to scrounge up a bag full of stuff.

The little Santa house is adorable and made in Japan. The December and June girls were only a dollar a piece. June has a broken wing but she will be put back together and go to live on the misfit shelf upstairs. December will go into my vintage Christmas collection.

I collect old cufflinks and was happy to find a few plus some other bits and pieces. The fly fishing set is something I have never seen before. Thought they were kind of neat.

Two pottery dog bowls. One has a small crack but they were pretty cheap so now I have two dog bowls and no dog! 

Another perpetual calendar.

I also found a couple of books, I couldn't believe I found a Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale book that was the exact same copy as the one we had growing up. The illustrations in this book are the stuff nightmares are made of (and yes I am not kidding I had nightmares based on the illustrations in this book, I think my brother and I were both terrified and fascinated with this book at the same time). 

I also picked up a couple of 1930's, 1940's Childrens Prayer Books, the covers are toast but the insides are in very good shape. I will probably take these apart and sell the book pages. I think they would be very cute in a nursery.

This old Bingo set came home with me.

I didn't really get that much at the Columbia County yard sale but I do really like the few pieces that I did find. My favorite find was this little 1920's coat brush. Isn't she sweet (she does look a little grumpy though)!

I was excited to find another Petite Choses All Holiday Wreath. I have a larger one but this small one is really adorable. 

I also found this little Birthday candle holder set made in Japan.

The estate sale we stopped at on Saturday yielded me a sterling cake server and cake breaker, and a very pretty footed serving tray.

So it was a great junking weekend and I always enjoy having Mom along. Hope your weekend has been wonderful too!