Today I would like to share some items found on a recent thrift store shopping trip and a couple of older items I have not shared previously. Since the cooler weather has set in, estate sales are few and far between. In a way, I am glad, because I have a chance to catch up on re-organizing our current inventory and I can concentrate on moving around the contents of our booths more often.
This first treasure is a very sweet framed cross-stitch featuring a Christmas antiques scene. I found it at our local Thrifty Shopper store last week for only $1.99. It’s a bit unique in that the stitcher added small little beads to the wreath that Santa is holding as well as on the little doll’s bonnet. I used to cross-stitch, so I know the many hours that were put into this piece. I feel I can get between $12-$16 for it.
This Ruby Chip & Dip Set was found at the same Thrifty Shopper and looks like it has never been used. It’s a little dusty, but nothing a good washing can’t cure. I rarely find these with their original box and it’s a real bonus to also have the bracket. The fork and spoon are missing, however. These were made by the Indiana Glass Co. probably in the 1960s or 1970s, but I have not been able to confirm that. I paid $5.99 and feel the set is valued between $16-$18.
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, then you know I can’t pass up a vintage cookbook. This McCall’s cookbook was published in 1963 and it is a first printing. There is some wear on the spine and some writing throughout the book, but all in all, good condition. I paid $2.99 and feel it is worth $8.
I don’t know if I should have taken a chance on this little Baby Ben clock, but for $1.99, I figured, why not? There is something comforting to me about the ticking this clock makes when it is wound up. After doing some research, I can probably only get $4-$5 for it.
My last finds from this shopping trip are these tea/herb steepers. I paid $.99 each. They will likely be used for a craft project, but might be worth $2 a piece if sold separately.
I’ve been meaning to get this ice bucket in the booth for months. It’s made by Regal Ware, Inc. and doesn’t appear to have been used. It still has the paper insert it was sold with. The photo makes it look more gold than it does in person. It is more of a champagne color, in my opinion. I acquired it from a picker sale where you can fill a box for $20. I paid about $2 for it and feel it is worth $12.
I acquired these cute little jars from the same picker sale. Many of them have the word Squibb on the cap. In my research I discovered these jars held Theragran M high-potency multi-vitamins. The bottles are glass with plastic screw-on tops. Some of the caps say Squibb and some of the caps are blank, but I believe they all held the same vitamins. The previous owner of these bottles had been using them for spices as some still lad labels on them. Pricing online is all over the place, but I feel I can get $2 each for the tall ones and $1.50 for the short ones.
I hope everyone has a great week! Thank you for visiting!