Armed with $40 for two days, I attended two church fundraiser sales and two subdivision sales. I thought I would share my haul since I personally LOVE seeing what other people find. It’s one thing to show a single item that is cool, but seeing what can be found in one day or one place at a time really puts things in perspective.
Day 1 – Church Sale
This one was entirely too crowded, but I expected it to be from previous experience. This fun charger plate caught my eye immediately and I thought, “Huh, that looks like that brand I see sometimes and like.” Forgive the eloquence of my early morning thought process, but “that brand” is Mackenzie-Childs. I love the Mad Hatter vibe going on here and it goes so well with the Vicki Carroll demitasse set I found at a Salvation Army years ago (top left).
I also managed to bump around enough to find these sweet little Oneida ice cream bowls with matching spoons stuck in a box lot under a table.
Day 2 – Two Subdivision Sales and One Church Sale
The next morning, the first house in the first subdivision sale was a real treat. There were lots of cool vintage items! I wish I had taken pictures. My sister got a vintage Siamese cat miniature planter and a set of ornate wooden napkin rings.
A few houses later we both really scored. I found my favorite item of the weekend: this darling little teapot.
Apparently the maker is James Sadler and I found so many little beauties by this company around the Internet.
I also purchased this dainty southern belle pin:
My sister found an old copy of Black Beauty with gorgeous cover art, but my favorite find of hers was a delicate glass perfume bottle with gilded details and a dropper topped with a bronze leaf. It was stunning! I will add a picture if I can remember to get one from her.
At another house, my last find of the day was a copy of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. It has a ’90’s publication date and is in almost perfect condition. I am stoked about having a complete collection since this one has been on my reading list for awhile now.
Sis found a makeup bag and some new guitar strings after that, but we didn’t have much luck overall at the church sale or the other subdivision sale.
Since I haven’t done any hunting in months, it felt good to be back out in the field. Finding all this for only $9 was the icing on the cake.