Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Holidays are Here!

Hello all!  So, I guess it's officially holiday season now that Halloween is over.  Everywhere I go is decked in red and green and twinkling lights.  You didn't think I'd be the one exception, did you?  My favorite holiday is almost upon us!

I didn't do any shopping this weekend.  In fact, mom just helped me tidy up my office/storage room on Sunday.  I can actually get in and out of it now!  Sunday we brought in several totes full of Christmas stuff that I've been saving and started decorating my booth for the holidays.  I still have much more to add.  It has been quite awhile since I've shown you any pictures of the booth (5 months!).  So today I am here to do that.  

I first broadcasted a tour of my booth via Periscope. I've also shared it on Facebook and Instagram.  Sorry the blog is always the last to be updated.  You guys should follow me on these other platforms for more instantaneous fun!  But, alas, here's the pictures I promised... and I'll let them do all the talking.

 That's it for this week!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Auction

You guys, I'm finally back to junkin'!  Woo!  Just in time for garage sale season to end and for the high-priced auction season to begin.  On Halloween, I had a few choices for auctions.  All had a small amount of stuff that I was interested in buying.  One started at 9AM and was an hour away.  Another started at 9:30AM and was 45min away.  The one I went to started at 10AM and was 30min away.  I like to maximize my sleep time, especially during those chilly mornings when it's so very hard to get out from under my electric blanket.

Anyways, I expected the auction to be highly attended, but it wasn't.  I wish I had more storage space or booth space, because all the nice vintage and primitive furniture was selling CHEAP.  There was also a very large collection of vintage breweriana.  I haven't dabbled in that area, but when the price seemed right, I jumped in on the bidding.  I'm now the proud owner of about 15,000 new old stock (yep - still in the package!) beer coasters (called beer mats in the UK).  Collecting beverage coasters is called tegestology.  If you're looking to purchase some - please contact me (click the big envelope off to the right side to email me).

I actually couldn't believe how valuable some of these are individually!  I've seen some pretty insane collections while I was researching these.  I think they'd look great framed on a white mat.

I also got these 2 framed bar towels.  There were boxes of unframed towels, but those went for a pretty penny.  Some are fairly valuable.  I haven't looked these up, but thought they'd be neat in a man cave.

I also got a few signs.  It doesn't matter the subject, I can't keep signs in stock.

 This one is pretty neat.  It's about 3.5 feet high

This sign came off of an old biscuit machine.

Not super old, but a fun sign, nonetheless.

Does anyone need vintage books?  I brought home 7 boxes.  They're all in great condition.  Did I make you proud, Donna?

 Some advertising tins and milk bottles.

 Some Americana.

 Lots of minis!  The turkeys are perfect for Thanksgiving.

Vintage toaster and rug beater.

 Child's stove and toaster.  I did not plug them in to see if they work, but the cords are not fraying or anything, so I bet they do.  I just didn't feel like starting an electrical fire last night.  Can you believe children used to play with stuff like this?  The original Easy Bake Oven!

 Lots of kitchen gadgets.  I was SUPER excited to get 2 of the glass bottom mixers.  I paid an arm and a leg for the one that's in my collection.  These were much more reasonably priced.  I have a spare bottom and was hoping the extra beater I brought home would fit it.  Too bad it doesn't.

 Rusty crusty lunch boxes.

 Cream cans and crocks.  The one on the far right is missing it's lid, but it would look pretty with a bunch of flowers in it.

And finally, a globe.  I know it's older but not sure how old, because I haven't done my research yet.  HERE is a great website to use to date your globes!

 Well, that's it for this week!
Thanks for stopping by.

I had my first broadcast on Periscope on Saturday.  
If you aren't on periscope, join immediately.  It's too much fun!