I hope you all had a fabulous weekend where ever you are. I also hope that you would consider donating to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, or some other charity, to help the flooding victims in the south and also the people who are dealing with horrific wildfires out west. We have been very fortunate not to have to deal with any natural disasters in our area, although quite a few residents have dealt with flooding issues most of the summer in Western New York. Another way you can help is to shop local as this will help strengthen your community.
I didn’t buy any vintage items this weekend since we had a yard sale on Friday and Saturday. We really needed to make some room after so much successful estate sale shopping this summer. I didn’t sell nearly enough furniture as I would have liked, but we sold enough other things that rearranging our storage area was a little easier. I still have a long way to go to tackle the inventory overflow that has invaded our living room, but I made good progress yesterday. Last weekend I purchased some new shelving units for the booth, so once they are all installed, that should help free up some space since I can have more items in the booth.
All that being said, I still have lots to share from our shopping trips this summer.
It should be no surprise that I love buying vintage planters. I was able to acquire this Haeger planter when I filled a box for $20. And let me tell you, I can really pack a box!
This adorable light green ceramic planter is marked S. U. 2 6″ U.S.A. I have not been able to determine who made it, so if you have any insight, I would love to know.
Value: $6 – $8
This ceramic planter is cream colored with gold flecks and a gold overlay on the flowers and branches. There is no mark on the bottom, but I believe it is mid-century also.
Value: $6 – $7
I love stopping at a garage sale while on my lunch hour during the week. There is nothing better than finding something fabulous to take your mind off work. This particular sale had a lot of McCoy and Pyrex. It started at 9am, but I was not able to get there until noon and I was disappointed that she had already sold nearly half of what was in her ad. Still, I was able to find this darling McCoy Kitty Cookie Jar for $10.
Value: $30 – $35
At the same sale was this adorable McCoy Smiley Face mug from the 1970s. The marking on the bottom is pretty faint, but it definitely looks like McCoy to me. I only paid $1.
Value: $8 – $10
My final fabulous find for today is a set of 4 mid-century snowflake glasses. I got them for $5. Below is picture of just one of those glasses.
I don’t know what it is, but I have a thing for Christmas or winter related glasses, especially if they are mid-century modern. These glasses were made by Anchor Hocking and had a matching pitcher that went with them. If I could find that, I would be over the moon. As it stands now, I believe the glasses alone are worth about $3 each, but if I had the pitcher, I feel the value would go up slightly.
I hope you all have a great week! I invite you to check out our Facebook page and share it with your friends. I’d really appreciate it!