Our first sale was only about twenty minutes away from home. It was run by a tag sale company whose sales we have gone to many times before but not as much over the last year. They have had fewer sales this past year and many of the ones they had were not our style. Still, we enjoy their sales and this one held some promise. It was described as a vintage house and the pictures in the ad supported that claim.
The basement had this great vinyl orange couch. Before we arrived, there were two of them but one was already sold. The price was on the high side so we figured out why only one was purchased.
There were lots of boxes to search through in the basement and search is what we did!
The upstairs had this great floor and there were some more boxes of stuff up there, too. By the time we had left the house, it was with books, records, some New York Islanders posters, some Logan's Run towels and some vintage ceramic things. It was a good start to the day.
Sale #2 was in the same town as our first sale so it wasn't long before we were saling again. This was "a mid-century modern blast from the past" and was run by one of our favorite tag sale companies.
Searching the garage was our first task and this cool, old wagon was inside. It was a "Happy Time" wagon which we hoped would make someone happy. It would not be us. We did not get anything in the garage but we still had the inside of the house to see.
This vintage wall art was pretty cool but not for us. We need things on the wall that allow us to display things not that take up room. It didn't matter. It was sold before we got there.
This was another vintage wall hanging and it was sold, too. Look at that groovy leopard couch. It, too, was sold. So, if we didn't buy any wall hangings or a "Happy Time" wagon or a leopard couch, what did we find here to bring home? Several books and one Christmas thing. We were happy with our finds.
After getting some breakfast, we moved onto our third sale which was a short ten minute drive away. It was a "Grandpa's Attic" estate sale. There were no pictures in the ad and it was the second day of this sale but it was Grandpa's Attic. That is the name of a tag sale company whose ads are always subtle. The owner doesn't run too many sales but we try to make the ones he does. They are usually good.
Inside we went and, well, creepy doll alert!
There was a screen door leading to the garage and it was great!
The basement had this great rocking horse which was identical to the one that Monica had as a child. It did not come home with us.
Once upon a time, someone was twisting their way to health!
There was a cool little bar on the main floor.
And, in another room, creepy doll alert #2.
Although, it was the second day of the sale, we still managed to find something for us. A record and two books came home with us.
Our fourth sale was run by the same company that ran our first sale of the day. It was described as a "blast from the past" with "a vintage kitchen". We were ready for it.
The den was very cool and is likely that it looked just like this 50 years ago, too.
Look at this cool table and the cool orange chairs! Look at that cool floor!
The basement had a really cool bar, too!
This was the cool vintage kitchen.
The overhead cabinets were great as were the handles for those cabinets.
We loved the chrome tile and the wall fan, too. See the vintage Lustro Ware cookie canister? Spoiler alert...it came home with us. So did some books, cookbooks and a record.
Our last stop was at a church sale in Monica's hometown. Monica has been coming to their annual sales since she was a kid. We go every year but, as with all church sales in our area, they are not what they used to be. We did find one vintage ceramic Santa and Rob also bought a cup of coffee and some peanut butter cookies. Ending up in Monica's hometown is always a good thing because it makes it easy to visit Monica's dad which we did.
When we got home, we had the opportunity to look through our finds of the day. This is what we saw:
Cookbooks from The Galloping Gourmet
An old Popular Mechanics magazine with a special giant home section, a cookbook and some old Buster Brown items.
James Bond books
How And Why books.
A 1968 Mets yearbook, an Animal Stamps book and a Dick Clark yearbook.
Some New York Islanders books
Some New York Islanders media guides
A 1979 New York Islanders poster from Burger King
A 1985 New York Islanders poster from Roy Rogers
Sunoco souvenir plastic coins from 1968
Each Sunoco coin has an old car on the back.
A Bohack souvenir plastic coin. Bohack was Monica's favorite supermarket when she was a kid.
Logan's Run beach towels
A pair of ceramic Thanksgiving salt and pepper shakers with their box (marked Japan), a New York Islanders Gerry Hart cardboard cut-out from 1975-1976 and a Lustro Ware cookie canister.
Christmas things...a pair of ceramic Christmas angels in their box (marked Japan), a felt Santa's "Goody Bag" (marked Japan), a ceramic Santa ashtray (marked Japan), a Christmas record, a ceramic Santa on a boot (marked Japan) and two J.H. Millstein glass candy holders (made from 1947-1956).
On Sunday, we had chores and errands and some time to rest but also time to go see Shannon (Monica's brother's daughter) play in her soccer game. It was a great weekend spent saling, enjoying family and spending the weekend with each other. We could never ask for more.