I went to an estate sale near my town this weekend. It was on Friday and since there was a snow day and I work at a school, I was able to go. Like most estate sales I attend, the items they determine as being the good stuff is high priced. They had vintage sports pennants for $20 each and ceramic Christmas trees for $10. I always try to find the things they don’t see value in.
The first thing I found was this pair of decorated cocktail picks and holders. I think they’re pretty kitschy and unique. I have seen a similar set on Etsy where they are asking $18. There must have been a third holder shaped like an eggplant.
I was excited to find a box of vintage Hallmark Christmas cards with really cute illustrations. I saw someone on Etsy selling single cards from this set for $4. This box has 22 cards in it.
I think the best find at this sale was a collection of miniature perfume bottles marked Bloomingdales 7 Scents. I am hoping to get $24. I love the tiny glass bottles.
The last find was this Mickey Mouse club keychain. I picked it up because it is vintage Mickey Mouse and new on the card. Not worth a lot – maybe $10? The estate man charged me $9 for these 4 items which I thought was pretty good.
Thrift store prices are killing me!! I saw these lego head storage boxes and they were $5 each! It looks like they can bring $20 each so I bought them but that’s a lot of money to spend.
I love this old rolling pin with green painted handles. It was $2 which is almost like a tag sale price so I bought it.
Also marked $2 was this miniature Hello Kitty play set that came in its own box. Super cute. I used to buy this type of toy for my daughter to keep her busy at restaurants.
For another $5 (ugh) I bought this Winx fairy doll because she was still in her package. Similar ones seem to sell for $40 so I took a chance.
I forgot to mention this charming item which I’m in love with. Its a tiny metal box decorated to look like a house and when you open it up its all illustrated like a dollhouse. It is by artist Dana Kubick. I have sold two other metal boxes of hers. I always want to keep them. This one is only worth about $10 but I only paid $1.
That’s it for this wintery week. Valentine’s Day is almost here! Enjoy!