Sunday, September 30, 2012

Recent Yard Sale/Auction Finds

This is just a few of the things I have acquired at yard sales or auctions during the last couple of weeks, including an old suit case (love that luggage), an old black storage box, a stoneware spongeware spittoon, an old galvanized oil can, tinker toys, jewelry and a fishing chair.  It will be hard to part with the fishing chair, in fact I might not part with it at all.  Even though I haven't been fishing one time this year, it doesn't mean I  won't go next year.

The spittoon came from an auction.  I don't think they sell real well, but will be listed on Etsy any way.  And if it doesn't sell, I like it and will just keep it for a while.

I thought this jewelry was a great find.  The box with all of the jewelry came from a yard sale.  A great deal!  Only a couple of pieces are marked, but it's all in good condition and pretty.  It doesn't always matter if it's marked, or not.

 I'm not sure what this box was made to carry or hold, but it's pretty cool how it opens.  Top comes up, front goes down.  And I love the look.

I forgot about the tinker toys.  They came from an estate sale.  Not sure why I picked them up, probably because I like the way the can looks.

This is all for now, but there is plenty more to come if I ever find the time.  Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012


After 2 or 3 days of rain, it looks like the weekend is going to be nice with sunshine and temps in the 70's.  Soooo, I will be speed picking some yard sales tomorrow morning before I go to work at 9:30.  Hate to do that.  Who knows what I'll miss.  Saturday will be better.  There is an auction in a small town about 10 miles down the road with a couple of Good Ole Boy auctioneers.  Those Good Ole Boys are pretty agreeable and easy to get along with, so we'll see what happens.  Haven't been to an auction for a couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to it.  I'm putting out those positive vibes. Hopefully, I'll come away with some good stuff to share.  Have a great weekend and I'll be back soon!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Well, I have been to a couple of auctions within the last few weeks, so thought I would share some of the great stuff I came home with.  The first auction, as I said before lasted all day long and I was pretty tired when we got home.  All I wanted to do was drink a couple of Shock Tops and go to bed, which is pretty much what I did.  I have since taken some photos and listed a few items either on Ebay or Etsy.  Here are some that have or have not been listed.

These Samsonite cases are in awesome condition inside and out, and I got a great deal.  Not sure how to list....separately or as a set.  There is also an overnight case, not shown here.

This is an interesting file cabinet.  I have never seen one like this before, but I think it is pretty cool.  I love industrial metal stuff.  The drawers pull out for letter size file folders and, as you can see, you can insert I.D. cards in the front.  This is not listed yet, but coming soon!

This was a great find at a yard sale a couple weeks ago.  A Kit Cat Clock with no tail.  He is listed on Ebay right now and I don't think the missing tail is going to matter a whole lot.  Cute little guy!

Well, that's about all for now.....more coming soon!  Don't forget to check out my Etsy store here 
To see Ebay auctions go to Jet715 in community

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This last weekend I went to an was a marathon.  Arrived at 8:30 A.M. and didn't get home until about 7:30 P.M.  What a day!  Didn't get everything I wanted, but I was running out of money especially after winning a good lot of jadeite glassware.  I paid more than I wanted to, but I was not going to quit.  I waited all day for it and wasn't going home without it.  Auctions can really get me in trouble.  As soon as they're over, I start worrying about getting my money back plus more (damned buyer's remorse) gets to me every time.  It all seems to work out in the end.  I did get a real nice 4 piece set of marbled beige Samsonite luggage.  All of it is in great condition and it was a real good deal.  Looks like it was hardly used.  I will post some pictures in a day or two.  Too many other things to sales, yard know what I mean.