There was one sale on Friday and 40 dealers waiting to get in. It was a bit of an anxious crowd knowing that this was the only gig in town. And many of the dealers were very keen to lay their hands on some Catalina Pottery. I was also interested until I realized that everyone was going for them and it was expensive (for my style of buying). I left them rushing around the living room and dining room after the Catalina items and jewelry and instead headed to the craft room.
I found these pins as well as a couple bags of craft supplies. I did very well with the books. The previous owner was an Orchid fan and many of the books I found were pretty valuable. They will probably take their time to sell but it should be worth it. I was the only bookseller at the sale and it was beautiful to have some space to look through the books. Hardly anyone came into the room so I was able to truly enjoy my book browsing.
I think our skating rink in Chico, CA used to have this hanging in their cafe. My mother loved her pepsi. It was the only soda in our fridge as Coke was definitely frowned upon. I grew up in a time where all our Pepsi bottles were glass. My mom would buy the large bottles and the small individual ones. Although I rarely drink conventional soda (I do love Izze- it was on sale at Costco this weekend) I can still taste the flavor of Pepsi when I think about it.
Saturday morning I woke and felt awful. I didn't sleep well, had a headache and still had remnants of my cold. I still pushed myself out the door. I ran into my friend Amy at the first sale who scored some amazing vintage craft supplies. She kindly gave me these fabulous little boxes.
I only found a few items at the sale so I headed in another direction to an Estate Sale.
Early in the sale I placed this box of jewelry in my bag (which I carry to every sale) and a woman who was helping with the sale thought I was going to steal it. She kept following me and guarding the front door anytime I went near the door. She wouldn't stop starring at me. It was quite unnerving. Finally I mentioned to another woman running the sale that for the record I was not a thief and had no intention of stealing. Seriously do I really look like a jewelry thief? And the box above was $11, not $100. I didn't feel well so maybe I gave off a thief vibe.
It's a little silly but one of my greatest joys of thrifting is coming across unique and vintage glasses for our everyday use at home. I love how much texture they added to glasses in the 60's and 70's. There's a 3rd glass as well and they cost me $3 for the lot. They are perfect for a little orange juice in the morning.
This was another one of my finds of the weekend. They are a pair of iittala festivo candlesticks designed by Timo Sarpaneva. They are heading to eBay this week. Overall I just went to a handful of sales. It was probably best since I stayed in bed most of Saturday afternoon. When I wasn't sleeping, I was working on Little Shop.
Here are some items available for you in my Little Shop.
Little Shop Prices are based on price I paid, the shipping cost and work involved to take photos, list the item and ship. I do try to keep Little Shop prices low. If prices are higher than others, it's usually because of the price I paid for an item was higher than usual.
I'm now deleting items once they have sold to make easier shopping when you scroll down the page. If you do try to link to an item and the page is blank, this means it has sold. I've also added a little bit of information about Personal Shopping Services on the top post at Little Shop.
I hope that you enjoy this weeks selections.
Vera Napkins can be found here.
This little collection of buttons are here.
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