I first started going to yard sales when Andy and I were first married.
You see, we were both college students…college students who had always lived in furnished student housing.
And although we were still students, one bedroom apartments were of the traditional unfurnished type.
Literally, all we had between the two of us in the way of furniture was a desk.
One, lonely particle board desk.
Sure, we got a TON of wedding gifts. (a ton. I had to go back and refill our registry…TWICE.)
We had pots pans and anything else you can think of.
Just nothing to set it all on.
And this is when I learned that people get rid of some good stuff!
(And lots of other people get rid of junk too. It’s a gamble.)
Through the years, I’ve figured out that the best bang for my buck can come from Estate Sales.
Even though they do give me the creeps sometimes.
While I wouldn’t consider myself “into” vintage…I do love classic, timeless pieces.
And there’s just something really classic about glassware that came from the 50′s.
Plus, I’m kind of a kitchen supplies junkie. It’s a sickness.
Last weekend, I texted Andy “Vintage Jackpot. These dudes have NO idea what they have.”
Two really weird middle aged guys.
Old, ratty sweats.
Sorta goofy and…well…weird.
Clearly selling off mom and dad’s old stuff.
They didn’t have bags.
Or even CASH to make change.
They were a disaster.
But a lucky find for me!
Wanna see what I scored?
Thought so. :)
Milkglass urns. 8 of them. For 50 cents each. Um, yes please!
WHY do I need 8 milkglass urns? For 50 cents I’ll find a need!
Actually, these scream party table decor to me. Don’t you think?
As an aside, I have no idea if these are “authentic” or valuable or “real” milkglass.
I just know that I like them. And they were 50 cents.
Like I said: I’m not into vintage. I just know what I like.
A random sampling of mason jars. I don’t know that I necessarily NEED more mason jars..but again…they were 50 cents.
For the entire BOX.
(Actually, I do use mason jars all the time…and I like to cut flowers from the yard and give them to friends…now I won’t feel so bad giving away my beloved jars.)
A pretty aqua mason jar, three lidded glass container doohickys, and three pretty little saucers that I’ll use for dipping oil/balsalmic vinegar.
I LOVE using those hinge lid canisters in my pantry for dry goods like flour and cornstarch. Makes it look all organized and pretty.
Four empty glassless, backless frames.
WHY would I want random frames, you ask?
I have visions of bright funky spraypaint, a piece of chalkboard painted wood…and voila!…and fun little chalkboard for the kids’ playroom.
And finally, a couple of great kids books and 5 lens filters for my camera.
Wanna guess what I spent?
8 milkglass urns, a box of assorted mason jars, 3 glass canisters, 1 aqua jar, 3 saucers, 4 frames, 2 books, and 5 filters?
Like I said…the dudes had NO IDEA what they were doing.
Do you go thrifting? What’s been your best yard sale find?