Friday, November 9, 2012

What I found!

Check out this haul from the estate sale I posted about yesterday! It might be my favorite of the year. There was so much good stuff that was right up my alley! I think the person who owned the house must have been a dealer because there were antique booth type tags on a lot of this stuff. Look at this fun pile! I hardly know where to start!
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I found a poodle ashtray! And this precious dachshund serving piece.
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And two chalk ware dogs! The little bull dog is so sweet, and I really love the dachshund book ends. I passed him up on the first day and regretted it. Thankfully he was waiting for me on the third day!
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A little made in Japan skunk, a humpty, a weird/cute vintage clown plate, and some groovy tacks!
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Here are the dream pets I chose! It was SO HARD to pick! I'm pretty happy with this crew.
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Look at the pretty lady octopus! So gorgeous. I really love her. Turns out a reader went to the same sale and bought more of the dream pets! But they got them on discount day! You lucky duck!
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This is silly and missing one of the feet but I like it. Of course.
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A little bit of Christmas! I didn't see this deer the first day, and I collect them! I'm glad she was still there, tucked in a bag of cute ornaments. 
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This spun head angel was a sweet surprise when I got home and opened the bag.
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I ended up buying four games at the sale! I'll show you the other three in a day or two, but I was excited to to pick this game up! I've never played before but the box is cute! And inside...
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How cute are those pieces?
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I found this fun Captain Kangaroo record, and this Rocky Horror 15th Anniversary box set!
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Even thought it was tapes, I still couldn't resist. The middle tape is the songs in a bunch of different languages! It came with a cool book too. The first day of the sale I found an audience participation record, but put it back. I'm regretting that now!
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This vintage ghost blow mold is missing his pumpkin, for for about 1.50 I can doctor him up. I should have taken the picture after I scrubbed the crud off. I got some cute trick or treat bags too.
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At the second sale I came across a box full of pictures. The were selling them four for a buck so I picked out a bunch, of course. I got the cute old photo album there too. 
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I was super stoked to find these two! A black bear peeking in a tourists car, and a roadside chief! Jacob did a great post about these chiefs you can check out here
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I couldn't resist this sweet couple on the top of the waterfall.
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This is Edna Belou and a poodle in 1922. I wonder where they were. What a cute little boat.
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And last but not least I had to get this picture of these two men goofing off in front of a store. I love old pictures of people being silly. The subjects usually seem to serious! Lisa picked up a copy of the same photo! And some great war time photos. What a small world!
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28 comments:

  1. You find the best old photo's, I hardly ever run across them here. I'm pretty envious, sounds like it was a great sale. We don't have any good sales here this weekend so I am not a happy camper.

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    1. i usually only find them at the flea market, so i was happy to find them at estates sales two weeks in a row!

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  2. I see a cute little knee hugger peeking through, too cute!

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    1. i'm a total sucker for a knee hugger! i can't pass them up!

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  3. Oh man. Wow. That is a whole lot of awesome. I might have to raid your house for the all the vintage finds while you are sleeping. I love, love, love the vintage photos. And that octopus is the cutest! Octopi are my favorite!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

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    1. hmm, looks like i need to put in a security systemmm.haha!

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  4. Great haul! My favorite are those unopened sugar bells! So great for making christmas corsages and package ties!
    Oh...Noel likes the wienee bookends!
    Erica :)

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    1. yes! i am going to try and make my yearly ornament exchange ornaments from vintage stuff i've been saving all year. we'll see if i'm actually able to part with anything.

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  5. Good finds! Love hitting a sale where you come home with gobs of stuff. Love Mr. Humpty Dumpty.

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  6. What a bunch of fabulous finds! Those bookends are just so wonderful!

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  7. Great stuff! Neat to see the Dream Pets as my daughter has a collection of the new ones.

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    1. the new ones are so cute! i can't believe i missed them when they were out at every cracker barrel for a while.

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  8. I'm old, so I had that game Go to the Head of the Class! Loved it. I had completely forgotten about it until I saw your photos! Great finds!

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  9. What a haul! I've been avoiding sales until after the move, your pictures make it that much harder to do so. Is that a Dream Pets T-Rex I spy? How awesomely perfect.

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    1. i can't tell if she is a t rex or an alligator!

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  10. Super-fun to see what you actually ended up with...love the Dream Pets and I'm glad you picked up those trick-or-treat bags...I was tempted by those! Love the doggie bookends, too...it really was a good sale!
    Lauren T/www.apronstringsvintage.com

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  11. this post made me feel so christmassy--I love the octopus too! x

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  12. I always enjoy seeing your finds, I particularly like the old photos and the Dream Pets. I'm still haunted by an estate sale that I went to 3 years ago that had four shelves FULL of dream pets. Somehow I only managed to buy a few at the time but now wish I'd bought more!

    The Rocky Horror tapes are rad, I went to a participatory screening of it this Halloween. So fun. :)

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    1. WOW! i'm still a litle made i didn't just take the plunge and buy the whole box full.

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  13. Wow! I need to look into those dream pets. I've never seen them before,and I'm pretty sure I need them!

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    1. i LOVE them. there are hundreds of different ones, especially once you get into the knock offs (i'll take anything, i just think they are cute!)

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  14. Great! Finds! As! Usual! Ah ha haha, look at those 1940's goofsters in the last picture. I love it! Isn't it funny how even "funny poses" can be dated from that era? No one would put their finger in the middle of their head and do a weird crouch like that past 1950. And I LOVE Edna Belou! Doesn't she look just like Zelda Fitz!

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  15. omg.
    That plate. It's absolutely fabulous. I want it!

    The waterfall pics are great - love them.

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  16. I love EVERYTHING you found. The animated expressions on the knick knacks and the kitschy mod art are gorgeous.

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  17. I have a ceramic version of the ghost mold! He holds the lightbulb! I'm excited to see someone else having this in their collection! And I'm super jealous of your Rocky Horror finds!

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  18. A cool stuff magnet! That's what you are, girl! Wow. I can never get over the treasures that you find.

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  19. Truly awesome find....I live for this sort of thing....

    And thanks for the shout out!

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