Estate sale land looked pretty dismal this weekend. Most of the sales are on Saturday and I am going to Palmer Wirfs Antique and Collectibles show instead of the sales. I was reading the Friday paper with no agenda for the day and decided to hit a nearby sale that was advertised. What the heck.
It turned out to be family run. There were very few people there and I was one of the first at the sale. Lots of stuff. A couple of metal boxes and a wooden wall staircase.
One of my favorite pigs was this little Steiff Pig. I have never bought a Steiff item at a aale before, but this one had a good price and had the original tag and button in the ear (altho I think missing an ear tag).
A trio of holiday figures and some old model airplane propellers. (the propellers were in a tackle box I bought, but are pretty nifty) A set of NOEL angels in the original box.
A few pixies and some angel figures.
A darling Santa and an old kitchen what-is-it?
Blogland, what-is-it? I liked the colored handle.
I don't usually do clowns, but this fellow works and has the original box. Behind the clown is a whole bunch of black and orange honeycomb halloween balls.
A couple of bow ties, a box of nails with nifty graphics and a old squirt gun in the original box.
I could not pass the mini brooms by with the chippy handles. There is another shot of the what-is-it.
An old child's cash register and a couple of darling pixies.
An old lantern
This was one of my favorite finds. I looked at it a couple of times to see if it was old. The backing is an old cardboard box with advertising and it has some verbiage at the bottom which told me it was old. I paid 50 cents. It is already hanging in my house.
This gal looks a bit dismayed at her horrific hairstyle. She needs a little Magpie Ethel holiday makeover.
A vintage beach towel for my collection.
Big crazy Halloween. I think I may do a Skeleton theme in my window this year. I believe the biggest skeleton head glows in the dark.A Christmas list box and a couple of old coffee mugs.
The Christmas list box has pop up Santa inside.
The two coffee mugs are pretty nifty. There was a huge table of mugs and I usually don't give them a second glance. Ben and Kate have both been asking for funny/unusual mugs for their apartment/houses. The two mugs I found were for the Coon Chicken Inn. The CCI was a restaurant here in town that was culturally and racially offensive and before my time. You entered the restaurant through a smiling blackface caricature, which is also on the mugs. These are the first CCI things I have ever found.