Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Finds

Thrift shopping, vintage finds
Another Friday, another tiny Friday Finds post.

I promise, folks, I am really only buying a few small things.

I am concentrating on filling a single box instead of my truck.

A vintage glass Mixmaster batter bowl.

Cream and sugar once silverplated.

Triangular brass cricket box.

The tiny red book behind the box is a Book Of Mormon.  

I did not have a small one in my collection so it is a keeper.

Two sconces that complement each other, but are not identical.

They look like Italian tole, but are not marked. 

A utensil basket.

Two divided Buffalo china plates. 

Maybe cafeteria.

Maybe diner.

Definitely heavyweights.

The clerk sold this "picture frame" to me for half price.

Yes, it is a primitive cabinet door frame instead.

Beautiful patina.

With all the original hardware.

Plus someone had cleaned and waxed it.

Chicken wire, chalkboard, tin - all would look great on this.

I am selling it like it is for someone to buy herself a project piece.

I am continuing to add to my ephemera collection to sell.

I had gotten woefully low on photos, postcards, and letters.

This is a great group of 100 vintage snap shots from about 1920 to 1950.

I will scan these to make merchandise tags, then sell.

Other items I am buying are large lots of cabinet photographs.

I found these on eBay.

It seems in January ephemera dealers offer large lots at fantastic prices. 

I did find a couple of pieces of furniture, but you will see them when I get a chance to sand and paint.

This weekend is loaded with estate sales and auctions.

I am trying to decide which way to go. 

East or West?

North or South?

See y'all!


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  1. I love the old cabinet door "picture frame." I took your advice and I'm browsing ebay for large lots of ephemera to sell. :)

  2. These are some great finds. I especially love the old photos for ephemera since I do a lot of paper crafting. What a great find - will have to look into ebay and see what they have. Thanks for sharing. Cathy

  3. I always love to see your finds. The 'picture frame' is so awesome. I love the old photos also. Happy Friday.


  4. That cabinet door frame is awesome. I can think of so many ways to use that. Love the old pics too.

  5. South! Come south! Lots going on around here, too. I hope to get out to a few estate sales this weekend. How's the fur herd?

  6. Donna, I think you should go all ways! LOL! Have fun. No estate sales around here this weekend and I am having withdrawals its been so long! LOL!

    xo Dianne

  7. Can't wait to see what you do with that cabinet door/window.

  8. I envy you for still having sales going on. Love the cabinet door and the sconces...will you be painting them?

  9. Jealous!! We're having a dry spell of estate sales around here.

  10. did a single auction last week , bought nothing . But then i really have got to run things down i need to decorate

  11. Always fun seeing your great finds!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  12. LOVE all those old photographs!! I would be in heaven every time I stumbled across a box of these!!

  13. Great finds Donna. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I especially love the red Book of Mormon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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