22.2.08

Estate Sales and Thrifting Galore.


Well the estate sale didn't have much. Instead of 'avid collector' they should have said 'pack rat'. It was really crappy out today - raining like crazy. There was also a TON of people there. Some people showed up to wait at 7. What the hell? It was really picked over by the time I got in there - but there wasn't much to begin with. I did score a pretty cool enamel top table that was hiding under a whole bunch of old tools and building supplies. I got it for next to nothing because the people who were running the sale were pretty desperate. I really had to clean it , but it'll make for a nice craft table. I really like the leaf design on the top.


Here's some more things I found while I was thrifting. The casseroles were really cheap, and so was the toaster. In the small package are cedar - scented garment bags. It is from '63 and still sealed. I think I'll give those to my dad. The book is the Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book (1968). It was free!! I already have the 1956 issue, so this rounds out our decorating collection perfectly! I'll scan some of the pictures from both of the books later this weekend.


Agenda for this weekend:
Sweeny Todd at the discount theatre, and key lime pie.
Ahh. Life is good.

7 comments:

Mitzi said...

I scored a BH&G decorating book today, from 1961. I've been looking at them on eBay for a couple of months now, but hadn't managed to buy one, because I am too cheap. ;)

Today I found one that doesn't look like any of the ones I've seen online, it is gold with a gold cardboard sleeve. Excellent condition & only $4! I'm going to post scans from it on my blog too.

Looking forward to yours also, especially I would like to see what is different between the 50's and 60's editions...

Mama Brook said...

Wow I'm jealous! I haven't been able to find the '61 edition! If you ever find another I would gladly pay full value for it!

sweetheartville said...

So jealous of that crushed ice leaf table! Great score.

Mama Brook said...

Oh hun, you would not be jealous of how long it took to put together!
It must have taken me an hour and a half! But thank you kindly!

Heidi Ann said...

I cannot stand it. That is the kind of table I would love to have. And I got such a kick out of seeing it, because I have been planning an upcoming blog post about dinette sets - and yours is similar, or the same, as one that I am going to talk about! Lovely table - lucky you!!

Monica said...

score!!! The people around here camp out the night before!! i know someone who was there since 12 midnight before the sale!!!! Packrat is fine with me, I love houses PACKED With stuff!!!

Vintage Hunter said...

Awesome table! Great find.