Some years I am completely surprised by the most popular post of the year. This year I was not surprised at all.
This post was part of a blog hop that included 14 bloggers.
So here is the update on what I did buy throughout the summer and fall at yard and estate sales and my favorite thrift stores.
I did pick up a couple of wooden ladders that went straight to my booth. Since they went straight to the booth I don’t have any photos of them. Speaking of my booth, sadly I am closing it at the end of January. When new owners took over I wanted to give it time to see how things went. They made some improvements but overall I’m just not happy there anymore. So I’ve decided to open an Etsy shop. More about the new Etsy shop later.
This red ladder is in my booth so I will be bringing it home. It is a keeper. I envision several uses for it over the next few years.
Vintage Outdoor Bits and Pieces
A few picnic baskets made their way home with me. Some went to the booth while others joined my collection.
This picnic basket is in my stash awaiting a makeover.
A picnic jug was a fun find to add to my thermos collection.
Another great find was this Coleman enamel ware camping set
with matching flatware.
I always pick vintage tennis rackets with a brace and this one has a bonus – a vintage cover.
Vintage Fishing Equipment
Here is where I failed. Epically! I didn’t buy any vintage fishing equipment but it is still on my radar and I did find a couple of reels in my garage that belonged to my late husband.
Vintage Christmas Decor
This group is where I scored the most finds.
At an estate sale I picked up a bunch of Shiny Brites and
bubble light strings with
There were also several strings of vintage Christmas lights and bulbs.
A cool mid-century round tablecloth made its way home with me from one sale.
Two candle holders made in Japan and
a Santa planter were excellent Christmas finds.
A vintage Disney Merry Christmas snow globe made my grandkids very happy.
My very favorite vintage Christmas find was this apron. that cost me less than a dollar.
Ironstone and China
Britain Castles ironstone fits right in with all my blue and white dishes.
A pretty tea set that I cannot part with made it into my china cabinet.
Currier and Ives Rocky Mountain by Royal China went to the booth and sold quickly.
Pretty platter and a pink depression glass bowl were excellent finds. I kept the platter and took the bowl to the booth. It has not sold. Depression glass isn’t as popular a collectible as it once was.
I fell in love with this pretty ironstone pitcher the moment I saw it.
Another pretty platter
and a sandwich plate with a cross stitch pattern joined my collection.
Clearly, I cannot pass up dishes decorated with pink. There were several more ironstone and china purchases along the way. I figured you had seen enough.
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