Tag Archives: estate sale finds

Rusty to Sublime Finds

Decided to go back to an estate sale I had visited on Saturday for the 50% off on Sunday. Had a hunch that I would find enough good stuff left to make it worth my while. And I did!! Though honestly, from a profit standpoint, some of my finds are barely worth the time and effort to…

One-Bedroom Estate Sale Bounty

It’s not often you find a one bedroom, one bath house in Silicon Valley. Like never. The house dates from 1923 and inside it didn’t look like it had been updated much over the decades. It had a very worn, lived-air. (Trust me there is a house behind all this vegetation!) The owner, Adelyne, age…

Find of the Week: Vintage Busch German Binoculars

Today, my oldest daughter and I decided to venture out early for a yard sale in our neighborhood and then to an estate sale a few miles away. As always we were darn excited! We arrived at the yard sale about 15 minutes after their open time but they weren’t ready. Books were still boxed and some stuff hadn’t been brought out…

Find of the Week: Antique Wood & Brass Brace Drill Tool

Okay, originally my find of the week was going to be a Cub Scout shirt with patches. (I have a weakness for uniforms…particularly uniforms that sport embroidered names or patches.) But when my oldest daughter got home from work and I showed her the shirt, she gasped and said, “I love it! Can I try…

A Tale of Two Estate Sales

Let me just say, estate sales have fabulous vintage stuff. Typically the sale is for an aged person who has lived in the house for decades and has now died or moved to a nursing home. Even if he or she wasn’t a collector, you’ll find tons of cool everyday items from previous decades: perfume bottles, clothes,…

Thrifting Has Ruined Me…

Okay…not really. But it has made buying retail really, really hard. The other day I went with my oldest daughter to our local shopping center. I haven’t owned a decent pair of shorts in years and I wanted to buy a basic pair of jean shorts. Found a pair in Banana Republic. Not a perfect…