This Week's Finds

8.15.2010

Friday morning I was going to go to my first estate sale and I was really looking forward to it. I chose this one because it wasn't very far from where I live. I wrote down the directions and off I went. Now it was already an hour after the start of it and I was afraid I had missed all the good items. I turn on the road that the directions say to turn on and I am looking for the subdivision on the right. I keep driving and looking and driving some more and looking until the road ends and I never saw the subdivision I was looking for. I then turn around and try it again. Still no subdivision with that name. Almost forty five minutes has passed and I am getting mad. I decide to just skip it since it is getting late and head to the flea market that is in the same direction. I decide to pull in to a store and get a bottle of water and I notice some garage sale signs on the street before this store. I look at the street name and it is the same as the other road I went down except it starts with Old plus the name. I drive down and sure enough there is the subdivision that I have been searching for. Only problem it doesn't say estate sale it says garage sale and all the guy had was CRAP!! All that driving and it was nothing and it was NOT an estate sale as advertised. I hate false advertising. Anyway I will show you the few things I picked up at the flea market.



Two zip loc bags of old clothespins. This kind and the peg shaped ones. The bags were marked three dollars and 30% off, too.


I figure why not since I am getting ready to paint my laundry room and need a few accessories for it.


I also got this Atlas jar for nine dollars. I wish I could find them cheaper. 



I put the peg shaped  pins in this jar and it is ready for the new and improved laundry room if I ever get to it.


This is the only other thing I bought at this same flea market. This lonely silver fork. 



I like the flower detail of this one. I am still looking for more dinner forks. This was a dollar.


This is what I bought with my $25 gift card to The Classy Flea, that I won from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, when my daughter and I went last weekend. 


It was $39 so I had to pay the difference. I had to find something because I knew it would be a long
 time before I was back at this flea market since it is a pretty good drive.


I love the shaped of it and it has a lot of crazing.


You can see the crazing and discolorations of it here.


Now it is here. I have to keep moving things around every time I get a new piece.


That is it this week. Maybe one of these days I will go to an official estate sale instead of a garage sale pretending to be an estate sale. The guy at that sale even said don't you see anything you want? Make me an offer. He had crap that I did not need or want and the furniture pieces were way too high.


Linking to Debbiedoos for garagesalen,
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures and 
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Have a good day and y'all come back now,

KIM

37 comments:

  1. Kim, Even though you had a frustrating day, you came home with some lovely things at reasonable prices! I love your old clothespins. I have a small clothes line and the new clothspins fall apart!
    Your covered dish is such a find! It looks beautiful displayed. You can't go wrong with a vintage white anything! YOu will find so many uses for that treasure.
    I am always so uplifted... and today had a giggle... when I come to visit!
    Yvonne

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  2. Kim, Even though you had a frustrating day, you came home with some lovely things at reasonable prices! I love your old clothespins. I have a small clothes line and the new clothspins fall apart!
    Your covered dish is such a find! It looks beautiful displayed. You can't go wrong with a vintage white anything! YOu will find so many uses for that treasure.
    I am always so uplifted... and today had a giggle... when I come to visit!
    Yvonne

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  3. Hi Kim! I love your covered ironstone dish...so pretty! How fun to re-do your laundry room! Mine needs it, but is way down on my to-do list! lol Sorry your estate sale was a disappointment. I had a similar experience recently. I think people are over-using that word. It must draw more people. Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  4. Morning, Kimmie! Oh, look at those old clothespins! Can't wait to see your laundry room!! It'll be wonderful just like all you do.
    Now the casserole is gorgeous and looks perfect. Too bad about the estate sale. Some days just don't work out!! There will be a better one in you future, I'm sure.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  5. I just bought a huge bag of old clothespins at Goodwill (and put them in various jars)!! Great minds think alike I guess. :)

    Love the ironstone piece too Kim!

    -heather

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  6. Hi Kim!

    I can completely relate to your frustration! I have been "lured' in to a sale just to find it to be a bunch of junk as well. Your new tureen is just beautiful!

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  7. Kim, look for your silver forks on eBay. I can't stand plasticware at a party, and a friend told me to shop eBay and buy box-lots of old mixed silverplate. It's usually sold for crafters, and you can get pounds and pounds of it for not a whole lot of money. The set I bought a couple of years had 63 forks in it, along with spoons, knives and various serving pieces, and it's in all kinds of interesting patterns. The seller shipped it in a USPS flat-rate box, so shipping was cheap. Guests at my garden parties are always impressed when I set the buffet table with silver instead of plastic.

    Connie

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  8. I have done that too... it would say estate sale and I would show up and it was just a garage sale.

    I did go to an estate sale this weekend but I ended up with buyer's remorse. I paid too much (they asked too much for things)

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  9. That is dissappointing, but look at it this way. Sometimes even Garage sales have nothing but junk. Which is why I usually don't get up at the crack of dawn to get to them. LOL! Maybe you should look for estate sales that are being held by the professionals only. You did get some nice finds however. I love the shape of your newest Ironstone. Very pretty!

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  10. I have the matching knife!!! I somehow brought it home from a family party. We need to find the spoon!

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  11. So sorry you had a frustrating experience with the "estate sale". That pretty much sucks! I do LOVE the Atlas jar with the clothespins!!! Can't wait to see your laundry room project... would you like to practice on mine? LOL! The ironstone piece is wonderful and the silver fork (you know I LOVE silver) is in the same pattern my flatware was that I chose back forever long ago when first married... can't remember the name, but it was obviously patterned after this silver. Cool. Here's to your finding a rewarding estate sale soon!!

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  12. The covered dish is so pretty. Love the shape.

    I had the same thing happen recently. I found an ad in craigslist and drove quite awhile and was so disappointed. I usually just go to the ones that are emailed to me. I signed up at estatesales.net and they will email you listings when the sales come up in your area. Pictures too! And they are held by companies that run estate sales not just people pretending to have one. You should check it out.

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  13. Very nice and lovely finds Kim!

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  14. Kim, so sorry about your wild goose chase for the nonexistent estate sale! I love the piece you picked up at The Classy Flea, and that flatware pattern is the one my mother used every single day!

    Kat :)

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  15. I was so inspired by all of the bloggers that I too went out yesterday and did my first shopping at an antique store here. We don't have much as far as antique stores go, not as much was able to cross the prairies! My sister Joni told me how she wanted to start eating her ice cream on silver spoons because it just tasted better on silver so I found dessert spoons for her that I am going to surprise her with. Can't wait till she gets back from vacation.

    I love your white covered dish. That is a true find.

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  16. I went to one estate sale last summer and just thought everything was over priced!

    Love the tureen you got from the Classy Flea (one of my favorite stores)!

    The clothes pins in the jar are cute and they'll be perfect for your laundry room! So cute!

    Manuela

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  17. Oh I so agree, I think they are way over using the term "Estate SAle". Most of the time it's not as good as a garage sale. Your clothes pins are super and I love them displayed in your jar. Your ironstone casserole is gorgeous. Such a pretty shape. It looks super on your hutch. Can't wait to see your laundry room makeover. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I have been collecting silver plated forks for parties and showers. I hit the motherload, I can quit looking my mother-in-law is giving me one of her sets. YaY, onto the next collection. I think vintage tea towels.

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  19. One terrible sale makes one appreciate all the other good ones and the great finds. I still use wooden clothespins every time I hang out a load of wash!

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  20. Kim-I HATE when that happens-you go expecting one thing and find another! Why don't they just say...CRAP for sale? Say..now there's an idea...let's see..

    C-Crummy
    R-Refuse
    A-At
    P-Prices You Can Afford.

    Hey-it's just an idea...an MINE now! lol Well, even though you wasted some time you made up for it. I had so many of those old Atlas canning jars. That was all mother ever used and I remember the rubber seals and glass tops. And..sometimes they wouldn't seal properly.

    Have a lovely day. I'll be back-yeah..have you figured out yet that you're stuck with me now? Diana

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  21. What a cool idea for the laundry room!! Never thought of that one!

    I hate it when directions aren't good and then you get there and it is NOTHING!! I have had that happen with some sales.

    At least you found something and I love the dish!

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  22. What a bummer Kim all that driving for nothing!!~ Well it was an adventure right? I am excited to hear you are doing your laundry room...I love those clothes pin, what a neat idea. Thanks for joining this week!!~ Off for the day with my sis! Debbie

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  23. I hate sales like that, too...and I hate when people don't take down their old signs and you drive around on a wild goose chase for nothing...You found some fun finds, though! I love old clothespins and jars, too, and the ironstone dish is wonderful!

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  24. Grr frustrating Kim! At least you found some cute stuff at the Flea!! I love the clothes pins. I also think your Ironstone dish is lovely! Another weekend maybe you can find a true Estate Sale!

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  25. Hi Kim, After several bad experiences with estate sales I now only go to the ones held by professional companies. Anita mentioned estatesales.net and I also get weekly emails from them of all the sales in my area. You can browse the pictures so you know if it is worth a trip.
    xo, Sherry

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  26. Hi Kim,
    That dish is amazing. I've been looking for something like it for a long time. Good for you! I hope I find mine :)

    I really need to look into estate sales. I've never been to one. Hope you find some great stuff when you go!
    Kelly

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  27. Don't you hate it when it says Antique estate sale and their is not an Antique to be seen...People think anything old means it's an antique, and antique is something over 100 years old by American standards and 200 by europe standards..most of the time I see stuff that not even the trash guy would like ha ha!! Love your wire hold jar and tha't about the going price for those Kim...your laundry room will look darling with that and the olden clothes pins in it...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  28. Ooooh Kim I can tell that really made you upset!!! I don't blame you though. You get all excited , get directions and then that happens. I do love the covered veggie dish, love the shape it is really unusual. Can't wait to see your laundry room. I am with you on laundry room re-do. I call mine the PIT if that is any idea of how it looks,hehe. I found a turqouise Ball jar at GW the other day for 99Cents. I like them with candles inside. Have a good Sunday,friend, Kathysue

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  29. Hi, Kim. I'm sorry your estate sale plans didn't work out. That's happened to me more than once.
    Love your new ironstone piece and the wooden clothes pins were a great buy. ~ Sarah

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  30. Some great finds, I especially love the primitive clothes pegs.

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  31. I bought a lone silver fork this weekend too! :) I think I have a long way to go to fill in the set! LOL. Nice find on the ironstone and clothes pegs!

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  32. What is worse than false advertising is following a sign forever and then realizing it was an old sign no one took down...We have to be such die hards, but OHHH one good find and we are all charged up again!

    Carol

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  33. Oh, I hate it when I drive all around looking for a sale and can't find it or I do find it and it's a bust. I love the ironstone piece. Very pretty. And the jar with the clothespins looks really cute too.

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  34. That is so disappointing, but maybe next time what you expect to be a crummy garage sale will turn out to be a great estate sale...we can dream can't we?

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  35. I love that dish, very very cool, worth the drive forsure...driving home tomorrow, long,long drive I will have 10 hours in 100 degree heat!

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  36. The clothes pins in the jar are perfect for a laundry room and I love your covered dish.

    I went to an estate sale that was advertised on Craigslist and it should have been a junk sale.He had obviously bought yard sale left overs.It's very disappointing.

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  37. All your finds are beautiful. I like the clothespins in the Atlas jar. Those old canning jars are treasures.
    Your covered dish is wonderful and the detailing on the fork is too.

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