Monday, February 8, 2016

Two Diggers

This post is for the third weekend in January. We will be caught up soon.

The third weekend of January found the saling choices still limited but we managed to find four sales to make our list of potential stops. Two stood out more than the others and those would be our first two stops. The other two would be stops if time allowed. We were ready to dig and we hoped that at least one of these sales would provide us with that opportunity. With a short list in hand, off we went! 

Our first sale was run by a tag sale company that we know and it's description was "lots to pick" and "vintage". That sounded pretty good to us. When we first arrived, there was a pretty long line and we decided to go to breakfast instead of waiting. With stomachs now full, we went back and found that we would no longer have to wait.

There were three floors and the basement told us that we were in an older home. We spent almost an hour here digging through everything. By the time we left, we had a tiki mug, a record, some old Fisher-Price people, some plaid stamp books and more to take home with us. It was a pretty good first stop.

We weren't sure whether our second sale would be a great stop or a big disappointment. The sale was run by a tag sale company that we like and that was a plus. The description of the sale said "loaded with vintage and antiques" and that was good, too! However, it was the third day of this sale and we were not sure if there would be a lot left. We would have to see.

Our first stop inside was the basement. One look at this side of the basement told us that it would still be a digger.

The other side of the basement told us the same thing. It was crowded in this basement and we would spend over an hour on this floor alone. Every corner was searched. Nothing remained hidden from us. After searching this basement and every other floor, we had lots to bring home...cookbooks, vintage greeting cards, Christmas things and more!

After our first two stops, we decided to call it a day. We visited with Monica's dad and then went home to relax and spend the rest of our Saturday with each other and making time to look at what we brought home.

Here is what we saw when we reviewed our finds for the day:

A record album

Some cookbooks

More cookbooks

Some more cookbooks

More cookbooks

A few more cookbooks and an old postcard package from The Adirondack Mountains

A Life Magazine from the 1960's and a Family Circle Magazine from the 1950's

Lots of Plaid Stamp, Green Stamp, Blue Stamp, etc books with the stamps inside

Various redemption catalogs for the stamp books

An old lobster dinner set

Old birthday party bags

An old package of cat Christmas napkins, an old ash tray from Montauk Point and several old promotional free hair bonnets for Monica

An old Tupperware bowl, an old squeak toy, a tiki mug from Hawaii Kai, a plastic pineapple, lots of old Fisher-Price people and an old Ballantine Beer shaker (missing its mate)

Vintage Get Well cards

Two general vintage greeting cards a vintage expectant mother card

Vintage Easter cards

Vintage Valentine's Day cards

Vintage birthday cards

More vintage birthday cards

More vintage birthday cards

Even more vintage birthday cards

And some more vintage birthday cards

And a few more vintage birthday cards

A vintage Father's Day card

Vintage anniversary cards

More vintage anniversary cards

Vintage Christmas cards

More vintage Christmas cards. The box that held some of them is in the bottom left corner

A vintage Christmas birthday card

The 1958 Christmas edition of Good Housekeeping and a first edition (1965) of A Charlie Brown Christmas

A vintage Christmas apron for Monica

Vintage Christmas hand towels

A vintage Christmas towel

Another vintage Christmas towel

Another vintage Christmas towel

Some vintage Christmas napkins and an old Christmas 7-inch record

Vintage Christmas corsages for Monica

More Christmas things. The three candy jars were in their boxes (in the background of this picture). The three ceramic Santa head mugs are marked Japan. The Christmas tree is a Gurley candle.

On Sunday, it snowed for the first time all year. It wasn't much but it was the first. 

Since the snow wasn't too bad, we decided to go out for sushi to our favorite sushi restaurant. It is in town so we didn't have to travel far. It had probably been six months since we went out for sushi so it just seemed like it was about time. The food was delicious, as always, and the seemed glad that we came.

We hope that your 2016 has gotten off to a great start. We have each other and that is always the perfect start to any year! 


  1. The Lobster plate!... ((swoon)),
    The Cat napkins!... ((swoon)),
    Things have come to a HAULT! upstate, so it is Great to live vicariously through you guys!! ;-)
    Happiest of New Years to you both!!

  2. Happy New Year to YOU, svelteSTUFF! This was a good week but, for the most part, sales have been weak so far this year. Hopefully, the good sales start happening for you soon! (Rob)

  3. Rob and Monica, I follow your adventures through Maria's Everything Croton blog. But I thought you might enjoy the photos from a house for sale in Ohio that is pretty much a museum for mid-century furniture and decorating. Built in 1956, I don't think they replaced ONE item of furniture since 1960. They did redo the kitchen in the late 1990s or early 2000s, and they added a "family room" in the 1980s (complete with 1980s furniture that is still there). But if you go through all the photos you'll see some jaw-droppers especially in the knotty-pine-paneled basement.

  4. What do you do with the Fisher Price people? I think Monica has been collecting these for a very long time.

  5. We are just kind of...saving them for now. Yes, Monica has been collecting these forever! (Rob)

  6. Wow, Paul! That house is amazing! So many cool things and so much left untouched...and it has pink bathrooms! Thanks for sharing this and thanks for reading our blog! (Rob)