Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th and some weekend estate finds!

We started our celebrating Friday evening with friends in Columbus at their Red, White and Boom fireworks show.
As always we had a great time!

Sat. I went to some garage sales
Found these wonderful bottles. I will be altering these and putting them in my Etsy store with some of the items below and some will be Halloween poison bottles!

In this cool metal box was a treasure trove of ephemera.
I just about died! Look at all of this greatness.
some other random stuff that was in the box also. Just found this sale by a sign on the road!

Do you think a baby teethed on this during church?

Then on my way to my Dayton Etsy meeting I saw an Estate Clearance sale sign.
"Clearance" really?

Favorites of this group

Love how delicate!

Very cool wooden frame and portrait
I'm keeping the Meaken ironstone! Jewels for altering.
All of the above from Estate clearance...$9.00!

Then Sunday was an auction. I was really just there to get some paper ephemera items if I could find any.
Could not let these go. They are going in my Esty store. So awesome. Love all the different shapes and sizes.

More linens 2 ladies thought weren't good enough. They kept running the price up on all the hankies and doilies. Good thing I had gotten mine the day before. They were paying $20.00 a box lot. I paid $5.00 for these.

This group is my favorite of all I got for $5.00
Then I found these Photochrome Stereo View cards Great for mixed media folks. Going into Etsy.
Then the one thing I have been hoping to find are old cards and game pieces. I walked into the auction and what did I find right away?
I waited 4 hours but it was worth it!
So much fun. Now I am off to spend the day with my husbands family eating good food and having relaxing conversation.
Oh yeah my friend we are living with, had the best fireworks show right here in our back yard.
Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend also.


  1. You got some great finds! Chuck went to a few yd sales and found somethings. I needed my beauty

  2. You hit the mother lode! Wow! Love everything, but that gorgeous frame & those linens, lucky you. And boy does Flinch bring back some memories, I don't think it is even on the market anymore.

    Yard sales were few ehre.

    Have a wonderful week ~
    TTFN ~

  3. You found some wonderful linens and such. I haven't had a good estate sale for a while. Thanks for stopping by today...smiles...Renee

  4. You had my kind of Holiday weekend! Love the photo of the fireworks and of course all of your great finds! Blessings ~ Katie

  5. I can't believe all these goodies--gorgeous,...the possibilities! xoxo

  6. Great Haul - deary. It looks like you managed to find some treasures, now what to do with them. Yep I see your creative juices flowing.
    Congrats! Thanks for stopping by I always enjoy your visit. Kathy

  7. Looking at these pictures made me think of my friend's store in Springfield. It is called Under the Shady Tree. They are only open Saturday 10-3, but you may want to check it out. (

    I am a Xenia resident also, and I got to your link from a blog about Heaven On Earth Emporium. Looking forward to stopping by her shop soon.