15 February 2014

Ohhhh it's thrifty

Oh, ho, ho
It's thrifty, you know
Never believe it's not so
It's thrifty, you know
Never believe, it's not so

Yes, I am channeling THAT song, Oh Ho Ho It's Magic! Ok Pilot-ters, let's get to the good stuff. Stumbled across a rather epic estate sale today. A decent amount of goodies with even better prices. That's the best kind.... AmIright or amIright?!

Help! What is this?! A telephone table?? 

I LOVE the color and it's in very good condition. I can't wait to find the perfect spot for it in my home

This has to be a child's chair. Maybe it went with a table and chairs set? It was adorable and I couldn't leave it. There are silver specks in the seat fabric! I first thought the seat had been recovered but after further inspection, I think it is original. 

The material has flaked in a couple places and the metal isn't perfect but aside from the cosmetics, it is in good condition.

Well hello signed baseball! I am still in the middle of my mission to find out who these guys are. 

Some of the names are very faded. I have a feeling these players were from Jax State or from an opposing team; this house was less than half a mile from the JSU baseball field. 

How do you even start to identify  these players? I will be googling names the best I can but I'm not sure that's the best way!

If you are an "autumn" person, this should be extra beautiful to you! 

Crooksville China Co; 839; E84; Made In U.S.A {What does the overstamped E84 mean? Quality check?}
Beautiful sugar and creamer! I will put these in the booth because they aren't my kind of design, but I sure do think they are just beautiful.

Single plate with small chip, more like a flake on an edge. (Of course I didn't realize until I got home with it. Oh well, I love the flowers!)

Arc Arcopal France; probably a ten dollar plate. I will display it somewhere in my kitchen. 

I love tortoise shell print and I love Lucite! This was actually from a second estate sale and I paid a rather outrageous three dollars for it but I will put it to good use. It actually had several spools of thread and miscellaneous sewing things in it already. I see it goes for eighteen or so dollars online so that made me feel better about those three dollars!

Doesn't this set look great! Surprise, surprise - the coffee pot came from the first estate sale, and the sugar and creamer from the second! Two different towns and two different types of sales. I did a double take when I saw the sugar and creamer and especially when I saw the six dollar sticker. Ekkk! But, since I knew that I had the matching coffee pot - I felt it was a good buy. I haven't done any research on these. It's interesting that the creamer and sugar have red letter Japan on them. 

Coffee pot

Working, fabulous clock - in addition to a Lucite addiction, I have a slight clock addiction.

The Miracle Worker Regent Sheffield Carving Knife.
(Did anyone else immediately hear Fran screeching, "Mr. Sheffield!"?!)

Detail of knife

Why yes I will use scissors that are older than me!

Score! Can't wait to use this. {Rada, knife sharpener}

WIN Engraver, likely from the sixty's, based on make and model.

Glass casters. 

Painted flowers tray! Love these designs.
It may get to stay in my kitchen ;-)

Any insight on the chair? I am not a furniture expert.... I just am willing to take a good looking piece home for the right price! Would love to know a date for it.

PLEASE ignore the mess. This baby is in my garage until I get her fully cleaned up. So we had been pretty much through the whole house and the folks kept saying, "we will do great deals for ya, pick out whatever you like" but never really committed to HOW great. I spotted this chair, sat in it (pretty comfy!), inspected  and asked the lady what'd it have on it. When she said "five" I had to catch my eye balls as they popped out of my head. Nonchalantly I said I'd take it. No biggie.

Overall, I'd say it was a great finds kind-of day. E bought several things as well but I don't know what happened to them nor do I really know what they were - tool stuff, I think.

I am linking up @ alivingspace & thriftermakerfixerfarm!


  1. Great finds! The metal chair is my favorite!!!!!

    1. Thanks Michele! If you lived in or close to Alabama, I'd tell you where to find it for a great price, ;)

  2. Yes, that was epic..I can't answer all of your questions, but I am quite sure that is a telephone table. Can't believe you found a coffee pot at one sale and matching creme and sugar at another...The thrifting Gods were smiling on you!


    1. Thanks Carol... Yes they were! ;)


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