As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I decided the last minute to go to an estate sale. It was actually his suggestion since he knows how much I love going to them. We didn’t find much vintage charm or many old treasures, but you know me, and I managed to find a few vintage items. Hubby found some cool little tools. He got a bunch of plastic and metal clamps, and while he was looking in the garage I found some old metal drawer pulls that looked just like the ones I took off my grandma’s old furniture. Then I found some other tool like items, that would be really boring to photograph, like a battery air pump/ deflator/ worklight and another air mattress pump thing.
Anyway, onto the vintage goodness:
Another vintage suitcase! Not a pretty color but at $2.50 I can figure out a way to cover or paint it if I’d like to later.
“Chrome” salt n pepper shakers, and yes these are as big as they look! I got the set for a buck. They got a little scrub a dub dub and they shined up pretty nice. I may paint them pink. I have a chrome set of kitchen canisters that I got for a bargain at a thrift store in PA. They are pretty beat up and I think I want to paint those pink to go into my 50’s pastel kitchen that I will soon begin to set up. (Our furniture and stuff is coming this weekend!!!) Once it’s set up I’ll be sure to photograph it. 🙂
These vintage and vintage inspired linens. Someone used this tablecloth as a rag I think. What a sin….. 😦 I did my best to get the stains out but alas they are there to stay. It will perhaps find its way into my someday quilt. I think the tablecloth pieces were .50 each, and the napkins sets were $1.50 each.
I also found 5 white curtains that I snatched up for less than 50 cents a piece. I doctored the one to look more vintage, sweet, and shabby chic. I will show you the before and after in another post! It now resides in my kitchen.
Our big purchase from the day was this set of two chairs and a chaise lounge. Since I got into this house with a lovely screened in patio, we have been seeking out some furniture on Craigslist. So far we have 4 folding chairs which we scored for $20. And the set of three from the estate sale was $35. We still need a table, but I’m on the prowl.
And that was it for the sale!
But wait there’s more……
After we got home I looked on Craigslist for a table, and some other items we have been wanting to get. One such item was a Total Gym, because ya know, hubby wants to look like Chuck Norris, and I, Christi Brinkley. Our bargain bonanza (as hubby called the day) continued when I saw a newer model Total Gym XLS, just posted for $75. I didn’t even waste any time emailing, and called the seller and within the next two hours we were the proud new owners of the Total Gym.
All in all, a wonderful way for us to spend our 2 year anniversary, and we scored some major deals for our home.
I always love seeing other folks fine vintage treasures and finds too. What have you all found lately?