Saturday, July 23, 2011

Garage Sale Finds

We whipped into town this morning to pick up a new shag pile rug (bottom photo)....Yeah Baby! and saw a sign for a garage sale being hammered up on the way past. It was a retired antique dealer so we popped in on the way back home.

Here is what we scored:



Two 1980's poker machine signage plates



Cedar mirror frame (behind the poker signs) which is destined to become a chalkboard.



Nifty old tap, brush and old stirrup...neigh



Coolest finial, tiny rake head, bakelite floor protectors, old brass knobs, handles, picture hangers etc. (Sitting inside a Victorian fabric lampshade..the camera battery died before I could take a shot of it)



And finally a great piece of Australiana; Liberty Confectionery College c1920's thermometer. Apparently Liberty Confectionery College was The Largest and Oldest Established College in Australasia during 1920's - 1940's.



What goes around comes around...
Many moons ago, when we were selling on Ebay, Mr T found an Asian inspired blue ceramic vase. He had previously sold a few 1960's cat salt and pepper sets which did really well and was feeling quite the picker.

When he saw the vase, he said, 'yep, this will sell really well', and promptly bought it. Well, it didn't sell and it sat in the shed for years. The year before last at our garage sale, the antique dealer who was having his own sale today bought it and added it to his shop. We would periodically go in and have a nosy around, having a little chuckle that it was still there.

Today, there it sat proudly amongst all the other bits and bobs, this, the vase that would 'sell really well'....we laughed all the way home.



I managed to find a photo of the vase!!

Have a great weekend!!!

9 comments:

Kylie said...

there's lots of good stuff there Tamara
funny story about your old vase...have you got a pic? there's been a mixed reaction to my little vase story btw...
I've got my eye on that gorgeous globe you're selling, is it still available?

VintageSweetheart said...

Lots of goodies there! That's funny about the vase.

E :)

Nelly said...

Oh what wonderful finds If only we could do so well up here xx

Hello Vintage said...

It's strange how the things you think will sell don't, but the things you think won't, do. I had a paid of cat salt and pepper shakers that did really well also.

Barn House Antiques said...

Excellent finds!!

Also thank you for adding me on your list, I really appreciate it!

polkadotpeticoat said...

thats to funny.....I like the vase. I had one similar to this in the store and its still there!! in my pile of unsolds...

Vintage Jane said...

Love the signs. Funny about the vase! M x

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Thank you for your lovely welcome back comment dear Tam! Sweet that we have the same brooch! You've certainly scored more fab finds! Surprised the vase didn't sell sooner! ♥ Carla.

Scarlett said...

What amazing finds, i adore those poker signs, totally right up my street. I did chuckle over the vase, ive mad the mistake many a time of buying something i thought would be a winner on ebay only to end up donating it to the charity shop :o) Scarlett x