Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

A few weeks ago my mom and I went to an estate sale. It was at an old antique store on half-off day so I found a ton of stuff and only spent about $18!!!!

I'm planning to redo my kitchen soon (after we finish our bathroom remodel!) so I've been trying to find things to decorate with that I have a few ideas for.


I love old compacts! How cute are those angels! The small one on the right is blush.

An old milk bottle carrier and some cute ironstone dishes

Wouldn't these old spoons and rolling pin look cute sitting in a crock on the counter?!?

I can't wait to repaint this shelf. It's a pale pink right now.
I don't know what it is, but I have a thing for mirrors!!
I have a wall of mirrors in my bedroom that I will be doing a post about soon. 

I got this box (the lid was broken off) and everything in it for $1.50. It's mostly filled with junk and empty medicine bottles, but I found a few fun things. I plan to hang the box on the wall in my bathroom and use it to display some old bottles I have.

I love trips like these where you walk away with fun goodies without having to spend a lot of money!


I'm linking to the parties found in my sidebar and to:

29 comments:

  1. Some great finds for interesting kitchen displays. I am sure the box lid can be fixed (to look old) and will find new purpose with you. Lots of treasures inside for a buck and a half.

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  2. This would be a great post for Treasure Hunt Thurdsay at Blue Creek Home!

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  3. What great treasures!! I want everything!!!
    I love the milk carrier, and iron stone, and the spoons......the mirror, and the shelf!!
    Like I said, I want everything!!!

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  4. $18.00 for all that fun?! You did great! Happy Thursday - Tanya

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  5. You picked the right estate sale this time. You did very well in your buying. My eye went to the rack where you have the hankies displayed. Love it.

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  6. how cute are those ironstone dishes. Great stuff here!

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  7. Wow. Great finds. I love that pink shelf. I would have grabbed that up in a heartbeat!

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  8. Love the box you're going to hang in your bathroom - great idea.
    And, I too have a mirror thing...love yours.
    Thanks for coming to the party.
    Rhonda

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  9. You did great! I can't wait to hit some sales this weekend! Coming over from Common Ground and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  10. Hi Melissa, what a wonderful place! You found so many wonderful things and for such a great price. Great place to spend a half-day!! Thanks for linking up to VIF! xo Debra

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  11. Jaw dropping finds! Hopped over from Vintage Inspiration Friday and enjoying your blog so much am now following.
    Come by and say hello at DearHelenHartman.com (having a link up all weekend) sometime.

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  12. We just antiquing. Searching for the perfect treasure. Looks like you had great fun!

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  13. Super sweet finds! I love the thrill of the treasure hunt. I have a wall of mirrors in my living room. I love all the light they have brought into the space.

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  14. Those are great finds! I think my favorite is the milk jug carrier...but I really do love them all. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

    Coming here from Serenity Now. I'm a new follower!

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  15. I can't believe you got all that for $18!! What great finds. I've been looking for a milk bottle basket like that so I'm jealous!!
    (Stopping by from Serentiy Now)

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  16. Wow - talk about treasure! I love doing that kind of thing, too. I plan on doing lots of thrift shopping this summer. Visiting you from Serenity Now - come visit me, too: cannaryfamily.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely finds! Estate sales are fun. I love your blog and have become your new follower. If you enjoy quilts, visit my blog and enter the quilt giveaway. Have a beautiful day!

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  18. All great finds! And fun ones too not to mention wonderufl prices! Thank you for joining TTF. have a terrific weekend!

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  19. Wow you really found some awesome items and at great prices. I love sales like this also. I came over from Diann's TTF party!

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  20. What nice treasures you found! Love that old milk carrier. Very nice. Thanks for linking it up to HSH! Would you please put a link back to the Home Sweet Home party in your post. Thanks!
    Sherry

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  21. Melissa, the milk man came around this morning about 7:00 and caught granmama stirrin' icing with a wooden spoon. She gave it to George who was young, but granmama had a crush on his dad years back. In comes Aunt Tillie from the bathroom carrying her powder and rouge compact. Granmama mutters something and tells me later no woman that age should have hair the color of black shoe polish and cheeks made up like a madame, but Aunt Tilly is funny cause she leaves red lipstick stains on the milk bottles just to make granmama keep mutterin' -- And Oh -- shall your house have stories to tell as you melt the old with the new. The Lord has blessed you in that way. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  22. Great finds! Love the milk bottle carrier :) Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  23. Wow...you got so much and I want it all! LOL Great finds. Have fun decorating!
    Roselle

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  24. What absolutely wonderful treasures you found! My favorite are the antique compacts though. I always imagine them being used by lovely ladies from long ago. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  25. Wow...love all your finds, especially the old carrier with the ironstone! So happy I stopped by!

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  26. Hi Melissa, You hit the jackpot! The compacts are fabulous and I love the carrier. Thank you for joining my party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  27. WOW! You really scored some fabulous finds, Melissa - and so cheaply!

    Thanks for linking to the party. Come on by tonight, and see yourself featured!

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  28. What amazing finds for such a great price!!! :) The dishes & carrier are wonderful!

    ~Jessie

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