Thrift Stores, Estate Sale, Rummage Sale, Antique Store & Mom

April 29, 2012
In addition to hitting the consignment stores this week, I made it to a rummage sale at the Senior Center and an estate sale.

Here are my finds:

Consignment store find. I think it's a green ballerina pattern depression glass vase. Sure of the pattern, not sure if it's real or a repro. $5.

This was my most expensive purchase. A chippy, old, wooden, primitive tool box. $22 at an antique store. I am going to use it to display some old game boards.

Two oval Irvinware chrome trays and one round Shelton tray at thrift/consignment store. $2 each oval, $3 on the round. Like new condition. I think these will be used in my flower garden for some bling!

I love to collect sprinklers (especially red) and old clippers. I think these are marked Stalwart. Along with the little funnel, all great garden junk! $4 clippers, $4 sprinkler, $1 funnel estate sale.

I don't think I could have too many watering cans and I couldn't pass up on this one at the estate sale. $4. Condition is fair.

More fun garden junk at the estate sale. Long handled Artisan grass clipper. $4.

Great old suitcase, 75 cents at the rummage sale.

Consignment store primitive aluminum scoop $2 and estate sale American Thermos lunch box $4. The lunch box is a great outdoor planter. (My dad and grandpa carried one of these to work in the paper mill every day! Memories!)

A rusty vintage bottle capper from the consignment store for a couple bucks. Interesting garden junk.

This is a double sided dart board. Regular darts on the back and baseball darts on the front. Marked made in England. All wood. $5 at rummage sale. Great condition.

My mom gave me one of her finds, this McCoy ovenware bowl with brown stripes.

This is the second brass holder I have run across recently. The last one I painted white and displayed Christmas cards and Valentines in the clamps. This one was a couple bucks at the estate sale. Also a Walker Ware vintage aluminum water pitcher $3 at the consignment store.

Total spent excluding the primitive tool box $47.75.

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  1. Wow! You were a busy shopper. I especially love all the outdoor garden stuff. Must be my frame of mind this time of year. The bottle capper is pretty cool. I'd never have known what it is. At first glance I thought it was a car jack. :@

  2. I have some depression ware, too, that I inherited from my grandmother. Love that water pitcher. Great finds!

  3. What fun finds! I love thrifting! I just saw a vintage McCoy bowl listed on ebay like yours. $40.00. Thank you for sharing at Meet Me Monday Party! I love seeing what you are up to. Love, Me

  4. Carlene: You really made a haul. Congratulations!! My dear husband passed up one of those black lunch boxes the other day because it didn't have a thermos!!!I said I wasn't going to pack a lunch, I wanted it to put in the garden..Oh well, win some, lose some. I remember my dad carrying one like it..Happy Sunday..Judy

  5. I am reading your blog for the first time and I really enjoy seeing your finds. I just got one of the long handle grass clippers. My husband sharpened them and I use them all the time to trim and edge with!

  6. Great haul! I especially like the lunch box and garden tools. :-) Hope you have a terrific day!


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