More Estate Sale Yumminess

More Estate Sale Yumminess

I have a great love for old. Well, it sounds cooler to say I love vintage – vintage art, dishes, furniture and especially kitchen items. I came across a small estate sale in my neighborhood last weekend. Oh, it may have been small but it was a goodie.

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For starters, look at this lovely set of “vintage” Scottish stoneware dishes — in the perfect shade of golden yellow! This specific brand is “Lauffer stoneware by Govancroft”.

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The set I snatched included 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, a serving bowl, a pair of cups a saucers, and my most favorite part…a lovely ((and heavy)) lidded crock.

imageI thought I grabbed the matching gravy boat –

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but once I got it home and looked at it’s underside, I realized  had something all together different. How great is that! It is as if I visited Japan and Scotland all in one day! I bet you want to know what I paid – for all of the dishes ((both  Japanese and Scottish)) I paid $30.

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I also found this solid copper watering can ((made in Turkey))! It is dainty and perfect for my indoor plants, watering perfectly with no drips! (($6))

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I also snagged this great framed print!

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Look at the unique suspension apparatus for hanging:

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I brought it home and immediately ((kindly asked David to run upstairs with tape measure and hammer in hand)) hung it in the boy’s bathroom. To my delight it fits perfectly, both in size and in look. I am in deep love with it!! (($6))

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I also snagged this set of vintage utensils. I debated for about 30 seconds over this purchase (($3)). But then my senses came to me! Hello, the gorgeous serving spoon is worth at least $10 to me!! I scurried home and looked the brand and style up. I have 56 pieces – smaller sets with less utensils were going for between $30 and $50. ((yay!!)) The pieces are heavy, in great shape AND in my favorite style: Mid-Century modern, simply classic!

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I also found this lovely Cultura sugar/creamer set, made in Sweden (($2)).

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This signed ball bud vase is another treasure – I paid more for this item. Still wondering if I paid too much (($16)). So far, preliminary name searches have not revealed any additional information about the artist.

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Here is a closer glimpse at the signature — I think it says “Colpith” – but not 100% on that. Do you have any guesses??

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Last ((not really but the other things were little)) is this chair. It obviously needs recovered due to sun-bleaching. But for $12, I just love it.

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Isn’t it just so cute?? I plan recovering it in the same lovely fuchsia corduroy — unless my mom tells me not too!! ((haha))

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Oh, wait, I have to show you one more item:

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These hand forged, made in the U.S.A. “Blue Bird” sheet metal snippers. I paid $1 ((I think they were $1- maybe $2)), but they are worth about $10. Dad always says, “they don’t make tools like the used too”. So when I saw these, made in the U.S.A. snippers, my heart fluttered and I knew they had to be mine.

When I showed them to dad, he asked me to buy any tools I come across next time — because I passed up quite a bit ((all made in the US, and perfectly useable vintage…dad’s favorite)). Now I am on a mission!

 



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