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What a weekend! Welcome to this jammed packed edition of Tuesday’s Treasures. I debated over dividing it into two posts, but I just can’t contain myself, so here we go.
I only had to work until noon on Friday and Gary had the day off, so as soon as I got home, we headed up north to re-stock our booth and then kept on going to an estate sale on the water.
I’m a sucker for a magazine rack. Mainly because you can do so much with them. I’m collecting a few smaller ones like this to help display baking pans and ceramic platters in our booth later this summer. I will paint this one a fabulous Dixie Belle color, I’m sure. I paid $10 and will likely sell it for between $25-$28 depending on how elaborate the paint job.
This planter is huge, heavy and in perfect condition. Commonly known as a window sill planter, it is 14-1/2″ long x 5-1/2″ wide. It’s a little dirty in this photo, but it cleaned up nicely. It is marked Imperial F72 USA on the bottom. I paid $5 and believe it is worth between $12-$15.
Above is a funky pedestal planter, probably from the 70s. The only marking on the bottom is C-7696 that is stamped in black ink. It’s fairly lightweight and would make a great pen and pencil organizer on a desk in addition to a planter. I paid $1 and will ask between $4-$5.
I rarely pass up Christmas items when they are priced right. The Santa mugs on the left are unmarked. One is winking and one has both his eyes closed. If I were to sell these alone, I would mark them $3 each, but I might add some candies or bottle brush trees or make a mini vignette. The box of ornaments on the right will be perfect for making wreaths or adding to vignettes. There are lots of wooden ones in this box and they were only $3.
I’ve owned this vintage cocktail shaker in the past. I always liked the large size and that it had recipes on the side. I got rid of mine years ago as hubby and I really don’t drink that much and we were trying to pair down our collections after combining households. I paid $2 for this one and feel I can get $10 for it in our booth.
This Mil-Kay bottle contained an orange drink that was made with real oranges and was bottled by the Peru Bottling Co. in Plattsburgh, NY. The bottle is quite heavy for its size and is from 1947. I paid $1 and feel it is valued at $8-$10.
I like picking up these vintage jello molds as they are good for projects and they sell well for me in our booth. I paid $2 for all of these and feel they are worth $.50 each.
It’s hard to find good vintage garden tools in my area. I don’t know if it is because they sell quickly, no one likes to sell them, or they just use them until they are completely rusted out and ready for the trash. This claw fork is a fabulous color too. It’s not quite green but not quite teal. It has the perfect amount of rust and the handle is in excellent shape. I paid $2 and feel it is worth between $8-$10, although it might end up in a future project.
This is probably one of the coolest things I have found lately. These Title Spots were meant to be used when making home movies. You can use the 112 letters, numbers and characters to spell out titles, credits and such on a black board. The board is full of holes and the round letters have little pegs on the back that will fit in the holes. There is even a metal stand so that you can stand up the board while filming. I paid $2 for this set from 1962. I am going to keep it for now because I think it will be fun to use this for marketing my booth and Facebook page, and secondly, I have no idea what they are worth.
After we left the estate sale, we headed further north to one of our favorite flea markets, Angus Hill. I found this fabulous vintage Medco shaker for $6. It has a bright orangey/red top that coordinates with my kitchen. We are storing straws in it on our table. We used to use a large mason jar, but it was too big around and not quite tall enough for our extra long straws. The top turns and will display a different drink recipe, although I don’t know who has eyes good enough to read that tiny print…LOL. Not I!
I picked this shelf up three times before I finally decided to buy it. It needs a lot of work. The paint job is horrific and it has two broken pieces (top upper left and one of the waves on bottom right). I plan on using it to display glasses in our booth, so if I can’t repair it perfectly, that is OK. I plan on doing a major rehab of our booth in early-mid June, so I only have two weeks to try and get it done. Hopefully by the time you are reading this I will have already started working on it. Oh, and did I mention it was only $4.
Saturday morning I decided to sleep in and catch up on laundry and housework. After Gary got home from work, we headed north again to another Antique store that also has a flea market in their parking lot on Saturdays during the summer. I found some puzzles for my Mother-In-Law for $.25/each and this funky little stand for $3.
The legs need to be reattached and the top is a little wonky, but it’s kind of neat. I think Gary is going to make a new top for it, and I will likely repaint the whole thing and nice bright color and then sand some of it to have the black show through in spots.
Pyrex has been scarce around here, so I was delighted to find some pieces upstairs inside the shop. The bowls were quite dirty, but the patterns were in excellent shape and so they cleaned up nicely with a little hot soapy water.
Starting on the left is a 4 quart Cinderella bowl in the Town and Country pattern. I paid $10 and will ask $16 for it in our booth. I generally prefer a higher profit margin, but I haven’t been able to add any new Pyrex to our booth in a while.
The middle dish is a 2-1/2 quart casserole also in the Town and Country pattern. It’s missing the lid, but I think I can get $10 for it (I paid $5). The 1-1/2 quart Forest Fancies Cinderella bowl on the right is a popular pattern from the 1980s. I paid $5 and I hope to get $9 for it.
We ended our day Saturday at another antique shop and flea market where I found this cute planter for $3. The shape is perfect for storing tea bags and I love the delicate green color. I plan on keeping it for now, but if I were to sell it, I would ask $6.
I’ve been looking for a new sugar bowl for the counter ever since I painted the kitchen red and got rid of the magnolia motif. I had been looking for a sugar bowl in the Spring Blossom Green Pyrex pattern, but had not found any locally and the ones on eBay were a little more than I wanted to spend. That being said, when I saw this Fire King jadeite sugar bowl with lid, I just had to have it.
I paid $22.50 for it, which is about average on eBay, but I didn’t have to worry about paying shipping or it breaking in transit. I haven’t seen one of these locally in quite a while, so I didn’t want to pass it up. It is already filled with sugar and sitting on our kitchen island.
This last item I thought I shared with you a couple of weeks ago, but must have forgotten. Frogs sell really well in our shop. I don’t know how vintage this frog is as there are no markings on the bottom, but it has a good weight to it. I paid $.50 and will ask $8.
Well that was a long post! I’m happy you stayed until the end. I hope you enjoyed reading about my treasure hunt from this past week. Please come back next week as I am sure I will have a whole new crop of goodies to share.