Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Finds

Hello everyone! I've been out of pocket for several months. I don't really have a good excuse, just busy doing other things I guess. Mom and I closed our booth at the end of February. Business kept getting slower and slower, and we felt that the antique mall we were in was getting away from vintage and antiques and letting people rent booths that were filled with new purses, jewelry and clothes. What kind of antique mall is that? It was more like a flea market. You know, the ones that have lots of new stuff made in China, not good vintage items. Anyway, I have been going to some estate sales, yard sales, and the thrifts since the demise of our booth. I was sad to give up the booth, but someday we will open another booth, but for now we are junking for ourselves, or future booth if it's something too good to pass up haha!. I've found lots of stuff lately, and below is just a portion of what I've found over the past few months.
I found these Spode pieces at an estate sale. The four cereal bowls were $2 and the set of four highball glasses were $3. I have lots of Spode Christmas Tree, but none of these pieces. Score!
These two Fenton rose bowls came from a yard sale for $3 each. The 1960 Wales Japan Cinderella came from an estate sale for $6. I collect vintage Cinderella items, so I was very happy to find her. The Avon royal coach was $1 from a thrift store, and it had stinky old perfume still in it. I thought the coach and Cinderella looked cute together, even if the coach isn't a pumpkin!
I bought a huge bag of assorted cookie cutters at the Goodwill for $4.99. These are the only ones I'm keeping, the rest will go to a non-profit thrift store near my home. The red rimmed coffee pot was $8 at an estate sale and the black rimmed coffee pot was $6 at a different estate sale. The green Wedgewood mini plate was $3. I have a piece of blue Wedgewood that I bought when I went to London on my honeymoon 16 years ago. The plaid thermos was $3, blue Ball jar was $1. The old Burma Shave and Vicks jars were $1 each. The yellow Tupperware scoop was .25 cents. I have a blue one for my sugar jar, but I needed one for my flour jar.
I saved the best for last. I'd been looking for some satin balls to make myself some spun head figures similar to Magpie Ethels, but not to sell, just for my own decorating purposes. I got both of these boxes for $1! The Lefton Holly pieces were $5 and $6 dollars each from an estate sale. I also found the mini Holt Howard Santa cup at the same estate sale for $1. Ucagco angel bells were $1.99 each at the Goodwill. I'm not into bells per se, but they have the sweetest faces, and they were vintage Christmas, so I couldn't leave them behind. The cute snowflake tablecloth that the Christmas finds are sitting on was another find from the Goodwill for $4.99. It is brand new and I believe it may have come from Target. That's all I have for today. I'm going to try and get organized enough to photograph the rest of my recent finds and post those soon. Have a great week!


  1. Wow, amazing finds! I would have snapped them all up. Love the Fenton, cookie cutters and the vintage Christmas. Can't resist those Christmas angels, and any HH find is a real score.

    1. The Fenton was so dirty and grimy when I found them, like they'd been stored in a box in a garage for a very long time. I soaked them and put them in the top rack of the dishwasher and they turned out really nice. I'm most tickled about finding the Cinderella. : )

  2. Yes, that little doggie looks like your sweet Noodle! I just had to buy it! The sales at one of the shops isn't as well as we hoped and we are thinking of moving out of there after the wedding. At the other shop we are doing pretty good. It's just too hard to know what to buy now a days! I am staying away from dishes & glassware and nick-knacks! I have a few bins of that! LOL!
    Nice finds!

    1. Hi Deb! You are right, glassware and knick-knacks are not selling. I had pretty good luck with vintage linens and unique industrial pieces, but people just aren't spending alot of money on non-essentials, not in this economy. Maybe in a couple of years things will pick back up. I still look for things for myself, but I'm running out of room to display things. My storage areas are tapped out. Might be time to go through the hoard and donate some stuff to the thrifts! Lol.

  3. A blue ball jar for only a dollar! That would have made my day.


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