I attended a sale last weekend that advertised as starting at 10:00 but was already open when I arrived at 9:00am. I walked to a table of toys and saw some small furniture that looked mid century modern. It turned out to be made by Mattel in the 1950s. There was a couch and a table and chair set. I think the quality and design on these is amazing. I’m going to sell the table and chairs but will be keeping the couch – at least for a while!
There was also another set of less refined doll furniture from Japan. I believe this set is also from the 50s or 60s. I think it is also charming but in a different way.
On top of the furniture were some of these sweet miniature animals that I love to find and sell. Many of them are from West Germany like this squirrel holding a pine cone. These two poodles had no tags but based on pictures I believe that they are Steiff.
There was also a section of bags at this sale where I picked up a Sabena Belgian World Airlines vintage bag, a Fossil messenger bag and a Dooney and Bourke bag. The items at this sale were not cheap but I still think I did OK. I paid $50 for everything I bought there.
There was a big pile of plush and most of it was newer and still had their tags. I realized that my comfort zone in plush is vintage so I really didn’t know what to pick up. I used my phone to help me but there were others there that in hindsight, I should have picked up. I bought this group of plush. These are all from a Cartoon Network show called Steven Universe which was on their tag. I had grouped this lot together and someone messaged me that he would just like three of the items so we agreed on a price of $29.
I picked up this plush because they are kittens that live in bananas! How can you pass that up! They are by a company called Bananya. There are many versions of these cats in bananas. This one of triplets seems to be a bit rare so I’m trying to sell it for $29. What will they think of next!
Those were the highlights of this sale. I think yard sale season is back in the northeast! I can come out of hibernation now!