Friday, May 22, 2015

Treasures from the Parking Lot Sale

Last Saturday was the annual parking lot sale held in the senior community where my mom lives. I didn't have much time to shop, so I made two quick rounds through the lot, then patted myself on the back for not over-buying.  

parking lot sale treasures
I haven't decided yet if I'll be keeping the chairs.  I have two others that are almost identical, but I really don't need more...I just want more.  I'm hoping to get the frames painted before I pack up for the Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Faire this weekend.

vintage ammnunition box
This very cool old ammunition box will be getting a paint job in the near future because I'm not a fan of orange wood.  This thing is heavy!!

wooden vintage guest log
I'm not doing a thing to this sweet Guest Log.

vintage linens tablecloths flea market finds
I'll bring these three vintage tablecloths to my show this weekend.

vintage cookie cutters flea market finds
The price was right on this large and very heavy silverplate serving tray, so in my cart it went.  Vintage cookie cutters aren't usually on my shopping list, but the entire contents of this tray only set me back $1.  I think I'll throw them all in a big clear jar.

vintage flea market finds cookie cutters
How cute are those tiny animals?

monogrammed vintage vanity dresser set M
I'm hoping Mary, Mildred Molly, or Myrtle discovers this pretty nine-piece vanity set in my booth.  It was impossible to pass up a box of 65 vintage hankies for $2. I might even make scarves out of them one of these days...after I wash them.

vintage hand quilted quilt match tin yardstick
I love the colors in the 65" x 77" quilt.  It has a few worn areas on top, but the backing is in great shape.  I'll bring the quilt and tin match holder with me this weekend; the other junk will just have to wait.

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.  Any special plans?



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34 comments:

  1. love to see what other people snag for resale. I too have an "overbuying" problem. Great mental editing, love what you selected. Sharon

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  2. WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL FINDS! I would've bought a lot of the same things. Especially that dresser set for myself (Melissa) :)

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  3. Wow .. so many goodies! Everything is so neat. I would have loved to have been there.
    Hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  4. Oh...you found the good stuff...love it all!

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  5. Our tastes are so similar..I love everything you bought. And about the personal items like brushes and mirrors... do you ever wonder what lovely party or gathering that they helped the owner prepare for? It looks like you had a lot of fun! You have a wonderful weekend, too. :)

    Tamara <3

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  6. Wow!! Some really great finds Betsy. That vanity set is really wonderful!! I am in love with the cookie cutters, what a great bargain those were! Good luck at your sale this weekend. I'm going to rest and check on my Mom this weekend.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. OMG what I could (and would love to do) with the hankies and spoons!!! ever sell on line? Way to go with all the treasures. I just wish I could carry the stuff for you, hint hint...need an extra hand? lol
    Have a great time and let me know if any of it's to heavy heheeheh

    Hugs

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  8. Wow - great stuff and love those prices.

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  9. Nice score on the hankies!!! I love chairs too...
    warmly,
    deb

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  10. Ooh, I love all your treasures, it's so hard not to overbuy. I love those tablecloths and the quilt. The box is also very nice. I now have the urge to do some vintage shopping of my own!
    Linda
    Mysewwhatblog

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  11. Lots of stuff for two quick rounds, lol. You got some really great deals, Betsy! Wishing you a lovely weekend and a successful show!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  12. That sale looks like my kind of sale! You did great there....what fabulous treasures you found! I have seen curtains made out of those hankies....beautiful, but a lot of work! I think people are going to grab up all your treasures at the show!

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  13. Ohhh, that guest log is SWEET! Hope it's a keeper for you. I'm in line behind Melisa for the vanity set (Mickie);~) Hope you have a fantastic sale this weekend!

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  14. 65 hankies for $2?? {THUNK} That was me falling off my chair!! I have always wanted to make one of those hankie curtains and a price like that might make me more inclined. Love that guest log, too.Great finds, all!!

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  15. All great finds and it must have been a terrific sale. I, too, flipped over the handkerchiefs at that price. I collect those tiny cookie cutters and love the gingerbread man....wonderful treasures that people kept for a lifetime. I wonder if the ammunition box is Korean War era....
    Ginene

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  16. Isn't it fun to find treasures!

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  17. Wow, those are some great finds! Now you've got me wishing that aunt Molly had had a monogrammed vanity set -- I wound up with everything with M's on them. :-)

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  18. Oh Betsy what wonderful finds. I especially like the big ole pile of hankies for $2 and the cookie cutters.

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  19. AWESOME finds!! Can't believe the prices either- $1 for all those cookie cutters and $2 for all those hankies?!? I'm a wee bit jealous:)

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  20. Great finds!! You got a steal on the hankies!!
    ~Cindy

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  21. Wow - you got some great deals!
    Used to have a collection of vintage cookie and biscuit cutters, and chocolate molds. Daughter claimed a lot of them.
    Have a very successful sale and enjoy your weekend.

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  22. Great finds! !i love the shape of the chairs.

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  23. What a haul! Love every thing. I have a chair like the ones you got and a bunch of cookies cutters in a big glass jar. Such great deals you got in such a short time.......have fun!!

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  24. Perhaps the finest haul yet! I was going for the ammunition box but then saw the cookie cutters, everything is just smashing.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Great finds, Betsy! I love the linens and the vanity set. Cookie cutters ARE on my shopping list and they sell well for me.... the tiny animals are too cute!

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  26. Oh, Betsy, you found some wonderful treasures!
    Marti

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  27. Wow!!! 65 hankies for $2, what great buys! This was one honey hole of a sale!

    Carol

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  28. You found some wonderful things! I have the same exact star cookie cutter with the red handle :) Love all those vintage hankies! Such great deals :) Karen

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  29. Wow, love the chairs, the quilt and all those hankies, Betsy! It looks like you found some great stuff. Since I gave up my booth, I have not hit any garage sales and part of me misses that. Unfortunately, I don't have the room in our condo to bring any more stuff in! The booth was great for that. : )

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  30. Wow! Your finds are just amazing! I wish I was able to scoop up a few goodies like those!
    I'm your latest follower. Thanks for a fun post.

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  31. What amazing treasures you have found! So many pretty things !!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  32. Wow! So many cool things - love the cookie cutters, and that portrait reminds me of a political figure up here from many years ago named Louis Riel...

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  33. Love the hankies, but didn't see any of them for sale in your Etsy shop. I'd love to receive a convo when you list them. I am Hanky Dresses on Etsy. Thanks

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  34. Where do you live that you can find bargains like this? I live in FL and it's nothing like when I lived in Maryland or Oregon. Great finds! Enjoying the inspiration.

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