If you read last week’s edition of Tuesday’s Treasures, you may recall I teased you all with some items that filled up our car on the first moving sale of the day. We had to go back home, unload, and head out again, but it was so worth it. Below is what filled my little Nissan Versa hatchback.
The owners of this house had just received the go ahead that their home was selling and they are headed to Florida. They were probably the most motivated young sellers I have ever come in contact with on the first day of selling. In fact, they had only been open an hour or so when we got there. I got all of the items for $120. I would have liked to have bought more, but we couldn’t get anything else in the car.
Here is how it breaks down (from left to right):
- Two small stands 2/$25 Value: $25 each
- Mid-Century book shelf (in back) $10 Value: $35
- Heavy oak(?) coat rack $10 Value: $25
- Mid-Century knick-knack wall shelf $5 Value: $20
- Handmade “art” shelf made from slab of wood and twigs $10 Value: $25
- Antique drop down desk $35 Value: $70
- Small antique trunk $21 Value: $50
- Vintage Scrabble and Hangman game (inside trunk) $4
I’d love to keep the trunk and drop down desk, but not sure if I can find the room. The desk would be perfect to hold a laptop. The outside has been refinished, but the inside still has some turquoise paint in the drawer and on the inside of the cubbyholes. It needs to be glued in spots, but is in overall good condition. I will probably leave the turquoise paint as I don’t have time to strip it.
The paper inside the trunk is mostly gone. I will probably finish removing it, clean it up a bit on the inside and possibly reline it or paint/seal the inside. Whatever I decide to do will surely become a future post.
The art shelf made from twigs and a wood slab is pretty cool and is heavily waxed, so I don’t think you need to worry about it ever coming apart or degrading. I really love the mid-century book shelf in the back (again, no room at the inn).
One of the stops we made after this trip was to an estate sale. It was the second day and they were already marking things down to half price. I had no trouble filling a milk crate and a box full of smalls. Up first is this lovely old beveled mirror with embossed flowers. It will look lovely on a dresser with a vintage brush and comb set, don’t you think? Cost $.50 Value: $18-$20
This Weller vase is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Cost: $7.50 Value: $28 – $30
This little ovenware piece is marked Country Flowers by Andrea on the bottom with the number 9658. I don’t think it is very old, but it is super cute and in excellent condition. Cost: $1 Value: $10
I generally don’t buy Lenox, but I thought I would take a chance on these pieces since the prices were so good. I had acquired the pedestal dish in a box lot of stuff and thought I might have a better chance selling them if I had more pieces that complimented each other. All are ivory with gold trim and in excellent, like new, condition.
- Bud Vase – Cost: $1.50 Value: $10-$12
- Pitcher – Cost: $2.50 Value: $20-$25
- Pedestal Dish – Cost: $.53 Value: $10-$12
- Basket Dish – Cost: $1.50 Value: $10-$12
This food mill is larger than the ones I usually find (about 8″ across). It doesn’t appear to have any rust and is in good working order, although a little squeaky (need to apply a little olive oil to stop the squeak). Cost: $1 Value: $12-$15
I just love the graphics on the cover of the box for this Westinghouse Thermometer Set! It would make a great addition to any vintage kitchen. Cost: $2.15 Value: $5
This 1-1/2 quart oval Pyrex casserole has excellent graphics, although there is a small chip on the underside of the lid on one of the handles. The pattern that reminds me of cross-stitch is called Town and Country and was produced from 1963 – 1967. Cost: $2.50 Value: $8 due to chipped lid
Graters sell well for me and this one is pretty neat with the red plastic handle. It was made in Italy. A must have for any vintage kitchen. Cost: $.50 Value: $5
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Tuesday’s Treasures. I’m already working on next week’s edition. Just when I think I am going to stop going to sales for a week, one calls to me and I cannot refuse, kind of like the Sirens in Greek mythology who lured sailors to their doom…LOL.
Check out these vintage inspired kitchen items I found on Amazon (contains affiliate links).