Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Easy On The Estate Sales

I am taking it easy on the estate sales, but that doesn't mean I am not going and buying some small things.

This past Saturday I hit two of the most promising ones near me.

You can take the teacher out of school, but you can't take the school out of the teacher.  It is back to school time, and as a former teacher, I still love school supplies.

I quenched my thirst with the tiny oak kindergarten chair and the tiny eight-inch paper cutter.

No, I didn't need another tackle box, but I bought one anyway.  I might keep it or just clean and wax it to sell.  The blue-green color would look great for a Christmas vignette!

Under a pile of stuff, I found the small folding stool.  It is dirty, but sturdy.  It will get a coat of paint.

Had I been operating with a normal hand and shoulder, I would have come home with boxes of rusty stuff from the garage.  I had to limit myself to what I could carry down the block to the car.  I did mean to go back and grab a large bread tin filled with all sorts of hinges.  I forgot. because I was mourning the lost of a beautiful spinet desk which I could not figure out how to get out of that house and into my house.  I hope someone recognized what it was and rescued it.

As a rust goddess I must keep my stores of rusty objects at a certain level.  I am on the lower end of my supply.

Here's what I dug out:

*Cream and green enamelware pan
*Two notched trowels
*One door knob
*One door knob lock set
*A bunch of drawer knobs
*Three shutter dogs

A shutter dog is the fancy hinge you see on old shutters enabling the shutters to open and close.

The Jumbo Root Duster - such a cool piece. 

It came with some of the dust.

I will have to figure out how to clean it out.

Most of this will be ready to hang or decorate in no time.  I will share a before and after.  I never get tired of rust!

See y'all!

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  1. such great stuff. as always! hope you are back to 100% soon!

  2. Love all the stuff! Glad to hear you are healing!

  3. Ooohhh - there's some fun stuff there Donna !!!
    Hope you're feeling better day by day :)

  4. Great stuff Donna. I especially love the little chair and paper cutter. I have 20 of those little chairs in my classroom....:) Never seen a paper cutter so small! Enjoy your new rusty stuff.


  5. I have not been to an estate sale or yard sale in three or maybe four weeks for several reasons. Love the wee paper cutter. I am glad you are careful whilst shopping with your hand/shoulder. xo, olive

  6. You found some fabulous stuff Donna. I really love that tackle box. I used to be a fisherwoman once upon a time, and my now vintage tackle box is a boring black. I love that colour!

  7. WOW Donna ... that bad shoulder and hand are not slowing you down much. You scored some great stuff. I love the "shutter dogs" ... never heard them called that before. That paper cutter is so cute. Good for you.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. So glad you are keeping your rust levels up. LMBO!!

  9. Great finds! I love the chair, and the green & white enamel pan.

  10. I love the little chair....it looks just like the one we have that was my husband's when he was little!! So cool to see another one!

  11. You found some great things Donna. Love that little paper cutter! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  12. Ooh I love seeing what people find. I would totally get the paper cutter and the tackle box!

  13. Your rust items just glitter!! I'm in love with it all.

  14. Thank you for placating my need for a good rusty treasure hunt. I am glad someone is getting the good stuff.

  15. Oh I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the suitcase and all the other finds! You rock at the finds! : ) hugs...TFS!

  16. Some great treasures you brought home!!! :) Happy Friday! xo Holly

  17. I'm obsessed with tackle boxes and love yours! Great find!


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