This past weekend was a good one for junkin’, which was nice, because my little booth space was in need of some new inventory. On Thursday, I went to an estate sale just down the road from where I live. It was the first day of the sale, and I usually don’t go to estate sales on the first day, but this one looked so fantastic I wanted to get first pick of what they had.
Turns out, even though I showed up right at opening, I still missed some of the best items. Boo. Oh well, I walked out with several amazing things still and saw a few dealer friends there too.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a few of my purchases from the sale, like this big, primitive cabinet and rusty, blue metal stool. I know it’s hard to see the scale of the cabinet (it’s still hanging out in the back of our work truck), but it’s quite large and I know will look amazing redone in milk paint. The top is one solid slab of wood, so with a little sanding and new stain it will be beautiful too. The little stool is going to be part of my 4th of July display for my booth.
Some other great finds at the sale were a fantastic ironstone tureen, two old platters (which I’m keeping for myself!) a huge antique mirror with ornate wood frame (it is perfect for displaying over my milk paint vanity in my booth ) a really fun, retro-looking blue with brass metal record holder, and this cloche with silver base. I’m sad to report that not long after this photo, the glass cloche came to a tragic end when my 2 year old pulled it out of the box and dropped it on the kitchen floor. I’m trying to decide if I want to replace it, or just use the base for something else. It was so different than any other silver plate piece I have ever found, but what can you do? No use crying over spilt cloches.
Friday was another good picking day, but this time at the monthly Trade Days market I frequent. I think I was the first person there, so I got pick of the litter.
I’m pretty sure his huge blue chippy screen is my favorite find from the market (sorry for bad cell phone pic!) It will also be part of my 4th display, along with these two enamelware pieces. I have a vintage ceramic pig creamer in my inventory right now, and I found a friend for it, along with a cast iron soap dish. I’m keeping the soap dish to use for holding business cards.
I restocked my silver plate stash, and my supply of cute, yellow spools. Another favorite is this retro desk lamp (working!) with green paint and really cool cast iron base. Now onto tagging and cleaning it all up! A few things have made their way up to my ACM space, but I need to take another trip up there soon to rearrange and stock the rest.
What did you find this weekend?
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