4.04.2011

Style Spots: Suburban Sales

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?? We were blessed with some sunny weather yesterday and spent a good four hours working in our gardens. The hubs took a weed eater to the overgrown grass, and I cleaned out the garden in front of the house. We also planted some baby herbs in planter boxes on the deck outside the kitchen. Then the temp started to drop and the wind picked up, so we brought them inside to spare them a rough first night. The crazy wind was howling all night, and it's still going strong today. Boo.

I did manage, however, to get to a couple estate sales yesterday, and came back with some great vintage goodies. The first one was near the airport, and it was really picked over. But I did snag a mod French coffee pot in a beautiful blue color. It seems similarly made to a Dansk sauce pot I have, but it doesn't have that name stamped on the bottom. Anyone have an idea of the maker?


After that I headed to another sale in the area, but a sign in the lawn said they were closed and would reopen the sale next weekend. I was annoyed at first, but then I got to the last sale and was glad I had lots of time there! The house was in a newer subdivision, but it was packed with vintage items, and at killer prices since it was Sunday (a.k.a. half-off day).

I went in through the garage, where I spotted an old rake head that I immediately picked up.


I've been looking for one ever since I saw one in ReadyMade magazine used as a necklace holder, and now I get to try it myself! Just need to scrub off the dirt and maybe give it a new coat of paint.

Then I looked to the left, and in the corner were three vintage Schwinns, one of them a beach cruiser. We've been looking for bikes, but I was sure they'd be more than I wanted to pay for them. That was not the case, though. At full price they were marked $20, $10 and $25, which meant all three could be had for $27.50. This kinda blew my mind, so I snapped some photos (see below) and sent them to the hubs to see what he thought, and we ended up getting them all since they were in good shape. Now we'll have an extra for guests!




Inside there were more treasures to be had, and I ended up getting...


A blue ball jar with a clamp top (yeah, I know, very technical name).


A hobnail vase to add to my collection.


A set of handmade fabric napkins, perfect for spring!


Two sewing patterns, one for purses and one for pillows.


A Harry Levine purse with a lovely pastel stripe interior.


Two pairs of earrings.


And some handmade chair cushions! I love all the different vintage fabrics used in them, and they'd fit perfectly onto those folding wooden chairs. Now I'm keeping my eye out for those to go on our front porch.

Were you able to thrift some treasures this weekend? Do tell! And do check out Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds and The Penny Worthy Project for more thrifted items! 

{Images by me}

7 comments:

  1. I love love love that coffee pot!

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  2. LOVE the coffeepot!! I have that hobnail vase (also thrifted). Great finds!

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  3. What a deal on the bikes!!! Everything looks wonderful - the blue coffee pot is divine! Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

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  4. Oh I love those bikes! I have a surprise on my blog for you :)

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  5. I am so jealous of tht beach cruiser. I want one!!!
    What an awesome findings.

    J.
    http://adimpleate.wordpress.com

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  6. LOVING the jar, napkins and chair cushions!!!

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  7. Holy sweet score on the bikes!

    I think I'm going to have to look for (another) rake to also use in the ReadyMade project; I dig it.

    I also had LOTS of fun at estate sales this weekend...too much really. I posted a little blog about it if you'd like to check it out. :)

    blueprintvintage.com

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