My oldest grandson came with me to a Thursday estate sale. When Declan heard that we were going to an estate sale he wasn't thrilled, but after we entered the house and he saw all the items just waiting to be purchased his attitude changed.
After changing his mind about ten times on what treasure to purchase, he decided on a two dollar hand carved wooden letter opener from Kenya. Which he kept calling a knife, I love the minds of ten year old boys. I think I just might have a new treasurer seeker on my hands.
The kitchen was my first stop, and that is where I saw a small plastic bag that contained hors d'oeuvre serving utensils. Six pieces for ten dollars, too much I decided, and continued to search the house for more hidden treasures.
My mind kept wandering back to the serving pieces. I convinced myself that each piece was less than two dollars so the serving utensils came home with me.
When I got home, I discovered that they
were silverplate and made in Italy.
These flowers above the tines of the fork are
one of my favorite things about this set.
I also like the design of the shell
spoon. If you look closely, on the
right side of the spoon, you can
see the words Made Italy.
We paid for our treasures and went out to the attached garage, there I found some ephemera, old magazines, newspapers, but they wanted three dollars for each item, so sadly I had to pass on those items.
While, in the garage, we were directed to the basement. How strange that the basement stairs were inside the garage. A nice gentleman greeted us, and Declan and I walked around the basement, Declan found two straw hats, and I found this.....
This 1950's Maid of Honor clothespin
bag sold by Sear, Roebuck and Co.
and this turquoise Arnoldware-Rogers
small basket, also from the 1950's.
It always makes me nervous when items aren't priced, but this time I was pleasantly surprised. Two straw hats, the basket and the clothespin bag, for two dollars. We were both happy when we climbed the stairs to go to our car.
Friday our Goodwill had scratch off saving tickets, you could save 15, 20 or even 25% off your total purchase. They have this promotion on the 15th of every month. So off I went, and this is what I found.
This small wooden bench that measures
28 inches wide and 16 inches tall.
What a pleasant surprise to find
that the lid opened for storage.
Did I need this bench? Not really, but it was priced at $1.99 and my scratch off was for 15% off. How could I pass up this darling little bench for $1.69!
Looking forward to see what everyone else found this week.
I am linking up with:
Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Apron Thrift Girl, Thrift Share Monday
Me and My Shadow, Magpie Monday