Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #8 Plus A New Venture

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #8. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds as well as to tell you about my latest venture.

I’ve been busy garage “saleing” and auctioning and found some good items to sell on my Facebook site and in my booth at the local photography studio.

YES that is my latest venture.  I decided to rent a booth at a local photo studio to show off and sell some of my vintage items. It was a big step for me and I know I have lots to learn but I’m excited I took this step. This is my first time renting and selling in a retail environment. Here is a picture of the setup – I welcome any feedback and/or suggestions my readers might have. The space is 5×5 and the only wall I have access to is the one with the mirrors.

Ok so that’s my booth, now onto some treasures I found last week. I couldn’t resist this Tulip cutout magazine rack and the handmade wooden stool. I put them both in my booth for $25.00 each.
This beautiful antique Singer sewing cabinet with drawers sold off my site as soon as I posted it….the lady that bought it said she was going to use the bottom and make a table. I love it as is but I know it will also make a great table.

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #7

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #7. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Another of my favorite bloggers is Carlene from Organized Clutter.   Be sure to go check out her blog and I just know if you are a vintage lover you’ll be swooning over the ideas and things she makes with vintage and thrift store purchases.  I am always looking for ideas for odd things, especially some of the items you can find at farm auctions.  I look to Carlene for inspiration.

I hit another auction or two since my last post and want to show you a few of the neat things I bought.  Some I’ll sell, others probably not, lol and I wonder why I feel cramped sometimes.

I swooned over this little elephant teapot when I saw it. I’m not an elephant collector, I think it was that cute little trunk. I saw the exact one on Amazon for $34.95 . I sold this guy for $12.00 Continue reading Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #7

Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #6

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #6. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

With yard and garage sale season in full swing there has been no lack of places to go or things to buy.  The hardest part of being a vintage vendor is NOT buying everything you see just because you like it or it reminds you of your childhood.

Since my last post I’ve been to two more town wide garage sales and a few out of town favorite thrift shops. I will show you some of the finds from those two town wide sales as well as a free item I picked up and have already painted for a very special little someone.

I picked up this Vintage waterfall desk at one of the town wide garage sales. Although it needs an update to the paint and some new hardware, it will be a great piece once it is finished. My favorite part of this dresser are the castors on the bottom, it sure made it easy to move. SOLD for $50.00
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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #5

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #5. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

One of my favorite bloggers is Diana from Adirondack Girl @Heart and this week she said something rather catchy but it wasn’t exactly true for me this week. She said it was a vintage day in the neighborhood.  It wasn’t a total bust but it wasn’t my best week either. It’s a good thing that the garage sale(ing) season is just beginning so there will be plenty of time to scope out and buy vintage treasures.

I will show you some of the finds from those two fabulous auctions I mentioned in my previous posts as well as a few items I scored this week.

Here are two beautiful vintage cobalt blue bottles – the corks are not original.  These sell individually on Etsy for $12.00 a piece. I sold both bottles for $12.00

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #4

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #4. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Quick recap: Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

Since my last post, I’ve been to two lucrative auctions and managed an entire day of garage sales.  I won’t be able to show all my fabulous treasures in this post but I’ve picked out a few of my favourites.

Everything goes in trends and lately old rotary phones are very popular and since the last post I have bought and sold three more vintage rotary dial phones.  Two of them are desktop phones and one is a wall mount.(Only showing the brown and black wall mount)

 

Next is a nice old rusty saw blade. This thing is huge – I thought one of my female customers would snap this up for a decoration or to paint but turns out I have a few male followers who were quite interested in this blade.  Win-Win!

Everything I buy, in my mind, has a story or I can relate a story to the item. These adorable baby sized Wooden shoes from Holland reminded me of a pair that my father owned when I was a young girl. I fondly remember trying to walk in his over sized shoes, something I could never fill. (Available)

Wooden crates (fruit in this case) are always big sellers, I think it is due to the vast array of things you can use a crate for.  This one is from Japan and held mandarin oranges.  It still has the paper label mostly in tact and the crate itself is in good condition. (SOLD) Continue reading Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #4

Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #3

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #3. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Quick recap: Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

Even though there is still snow on the ground Auction season has begun and for me so did the fun. Since my last post I’ve been to two auctions and I have to say I found some awesome items.

The item below looks like a salt or pepper shaker but actually it is Avon Vintage milk glass that looks like a salt shaker with a yellow plastic screw on lid. As you can see it is decorated with yellow flowers and orange and yellow butterflies. These were originally sold by Avon filled with perfumed cream (and there is still a little left inside) Available $6.00

Next is a vintage “The Piqua” metal and wood 13 inch butcher paper cutter.  It is spring loaded where the paper sits, with a nice overall age and patina. Metal parts have rust and corrosion consistent with age and I think it adds to the rustic look of it. (SOLD)

Who remembers these?  I grew up in a household with the one that was mounted to the wall and had a party-line. This is a wonderful collectible, black vintage rotary phone. It still works 🙂 I bet a lot of young folks wouldn’t even know what to do with it, ha ha ha! (SOLD).

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Day 9: Rusty Rake Head to Display Wine Glasses

Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today’s idea is a simple and creative way to add a little whimsy to the way you display and store wine glasses using a rusty old rake head.

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With a lot of old rakes the wooden handles aren’t in the best shape and can pull off quite easily.  This rake head was already pretty rusty, which I think adds to the charm. However, I did clean it off before I used it.

Here is a closer view of the rake with its lovely rusty patina. It’s hangs quite nicely with just one nail.IMG_4098

Glasses are hung by their stems and I added a bit of greenery and some of my old vintage ornaments.

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The Christmas themed wine glasses add a bit of charm too – don’t ya think?

If you don’t want to display wine glasses, here is another cute idea. Hang stockings instead.

stockings on a rake head

I may have to find another rusty old rake head as I like this idea a lot it’s from Olde Tyme Marketplace

 

 

 

Simple, creative ways to use an old rusty rake head for display.

It’s A Wandaful Thing!

Here is a recap of the last 8 days (just in case you missed one).

Day 1 – Mini Hat Christmas Ornaments

Day 2 – Twig & Ribbon Ornament

Day 3 – CD Candle Holder

Day 4 – Puzzle Piece Wreath & Ornament

Day 5 – DIY Cork Coasters

Day 6 – DIY Clothespin Star

Day 7 – Unique way to gift cookie dough

Day 8 – Coil Spring Candle Holder