Some of these pictures are for Vix........who told me that where she lives
they don't have estate sales like we do, where you actually
go in the house and rummage around.
This was a fairly good size log home, and you can see from the driveway
how much traffic there was at this sale over the course of several weeks.
This couple, one deceased and one now going into an assisted living
situation, had owned several antique stores.
Thus accounting for the amazing amount of accumulation.
Inside the house........ I didn't spend much time inside since I had been in there 2 weeks ago.
Just a quick walk through on my way to the back, to see if they had added anything new.
I know, it doesn't look like a lot now, but remember, this is after already having a 3 day sale
two weeks earlier.(and marking everything 50% off the last day) The company handling the sale said they had been there for a month and a half getting ready.
There was different items, but the same type of things as before.
Nothing for me.
This was the second building, a carriage house with a loft.
Again jammed packed, and they had brought different things from the warehouse into here as well.
Looking back at the house I just came from, you can see that the porches
were packed too. Things like metal bathtubs, cream separators, nautical things...
metal lockers, antique stoves of all sorts, giant scales,
See the lighter ring on the house? Someone took a wheel of some sort
Back side of the carriage house.
The first day of first sale this area was packed with galvanized wire
type items. Baskets, carts, etc.
YUP!! Gals wiped it out fast!!
There were two cute young gals getting their picture taken with their
huge pile of "loot". They were starting a business and this was the first stuff they had bought for it.
OK, here we go....... the big draw for this part of the sale,
a huge metal warehouse, packed to the rafters,
laid out in aisle after aisle after aisle.
You had to dig, but actually it was pretty well organized,
boxes were labeled fairly well.
clock parts, fuses, lamp parts, bottles, dishes,
horse tack parts, bins and bins of nuts and bolts and that type
This place was full of men.......men in their glory.........
men not talking........ just digging!!!
And of course several women as well.
This doesn't show how big the place was because at the front right there is a workshop .
So farther back it opens up again to the right.
Someone mentioned they had seen a rat.......that cleared
out some gals.
So here's my loot. Not much.
And so dirty I probably shouldn't have even put it on the rug.
A box of rusty stuff for jugs, some glass canning jar lid thingies for
my upcoming leaded glass project.
cigar boxes, a spool of wire, chain, a big conk,
an old fire alarm sprinkler head that is kinda cool.
Two sewing baskets, no beads and coins on top,
but I am thinking of playing with them a little.
I don't know what that chain thing on the cigar box is.
It has a mans name, a town in Mass. and the number 60.
There was a lot of old horse tack and civil war stuff.
Could this be old tack?
I would love to hear from anyone that has any idea.
Two weeks ago when everything went 50% off I went back and bought 11 old crock whiskey
jugs for making memory jugs. I was hoping to find a lot of "stuff" to use making them. Didn't happen.
The sale had been open already for an hour when I got there.
And wouldn't you know, there was a guy with his truck loaded full!!!
Smack in the middle was the front grill from an old car. DAMN!!!!
I have been wanting one of those for a lonnnnnnnnng time.
I did see my neighbor Jennette from Smashing Rubbish at the sale.
So after going home and cleaning up..(really really good...did I mention rats??)
I drove over to her shop, and visited a bit with her.
Look how cute her shop is!!
She had two fun customers in there shopping that were all
dressed in vintage complete with furs. She carries quite a bit of vintage clothes
and they were in checking it out.
Hey! Speaking of conks!!!
It's not a large shop, more boutique like,
plus her studio.
You can find Jennettes blog Smashing Rubbish here.
She has better pictures.......
check it out!
So my question to you is............
when you are in that type of situation.....dusty, musty,
possible rodents.....do you wear gloves? mask?
I do on occasion see people doing that.
I am thinking it might be a good idea.
What do you do/think?