Last weekend was the first officially chilly morning of this yard saling season. But I suited up in my coat and gloves and braved the goose pimples to search for your next must-have vintage item. I must say the people did pretty good despite the preview of winter weather. I prefer not to be able to see my breath when yard saling. But as long as you put it out on the front lawn, I promise to come and take a look. It is the only polite thing to do! I have even been to sales in the snow! I hope you enjoy today’s items up for sale. If you are a regular customer of Vintage Potential, you can go ahead and skip the next paragraph and begin shopping.
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ANCHOR HOCKING MILK GLASS SANDWICH PUNCH BOWL SET $25
When I saw this punch bowl, sitting on a table of miscellaneous glassware at a yard sale, I got very excited. Milk glass is definitely becoming popular again. After some research, I found out that Hocking Glass produced the Sandwich pattern from 1956 to 1964. The set used to be given away at gas stations if you bought $3 worth of Marathon gas! The set consists of the bowl, eight cups, and the small pedestal for the bowl to sit on. It is in overall good shape. I have only noticed a slight chip in one of the cups. It could still be used, and probably no one would notice. The bowl measures 5 inches tall and has a diameter of 10 inches. The bowl is such a convenient size that the new owner could even use it separately. The cups measure 2 1/2 inches tall and have a diameter of 3 inches each. Sit this set out at your party to add instant vintage charm to the table.
MILK GLASS DISH $5
Here is another beautiful dish to adorn your dinner table. It is in great condition. No major cracks or chips. This adorable dish has a depth of 2 inches and has a diameter of 7 inches.
MILK GLASS EGG PLATTER $12
It’s a triple milk glass threat! I know my milk glass fans are liking today’s sale. Now, when are you going to find a milk glass egg platter with a gold trim? I personally don’t care for deviled eggs, but I’d serve them just to get to use this plate! Ha, ha. It is a heavy plate. It measures 10 inches in diameter. You will need this for your Thanksgiving spread!
CLEAR GLASS ASH TRAY $7
Ok, I promise I don’t have a thing for ash trays! And I am not promoting smoking! Ha, ha. But I keep finding such cool trays that can be repurposed in multiple ways! This clear glass one has some weight to it. There are no chips or cracks. It has a diameter of 7 1/2 inches and a depth around 1 1/2 inches. When I first picked it up, I could see a big fat candle or group of candles sitting in it. It could be really beautiful in a centerpiece. Being the jewelry fanatic that I am, I could also see this ash tray as a dish to hold the jewelry on your dresser. The potential is endless.
FLORAL LITHOGRAPH PRINTS $12
This set of floral prints looks like it could have come straight from your grandmother’s wall. They have such an old fashioned charm to them. The prints still have an overall good color. One of the prints is primarily darker and has some age spots on the paper, but that is expected with old prints. You will find the following text at the bottom of these vintage pieces: Paul Jerrard Lithograph & Print Colorer in Fleet St. They appear to be in their original frames as well. Including the frame, each work measures around 13 inches by 11 inches.
VINTAGE ENESCO BOWL & PITCHER $12
This porcelain bowl and pitcher will add a classic elegance to any room. The bottoms of the bowl and pitcher have stickers that read Import Enesco Japan. There is a small chip on the edge of the bowl. I actually didn’t even notice it until I further inspected it for you. Just turn it to the backside, and no one will ever know! The pitcher and bowl together stand at 7 inches tall. The bowl has a diameter of 9 1/2 inches. The bowl and pitcher are both painted beautifully. The new owner could display them together or separately.
GARFIELD WOODEN CUTOUT $4
Ok, you never know what might grab your attention at a yard sale. I just couldn’t leave Garfield behind. He was just looking at me, begging for me to find him a new home. I watched Garfield cartoons many a day in my childhood. This handmade Garfield stands 10 inches tall and is almost 1 inch thick. He has a few age spots on him, but they are small and do not affect his overall appeal. Who doesn’t love America’s most beloved cat?
ANTIQUE TABLE…I CAN’T DECIDE IF I’M READY TO LET GO!…MAKE ME AN OFFER!
We are stepping into antique territory now. As with the previous wall mirror from last week’s post, I am in a dilemma. Can I let go?! But I know it is my job as your vintage picker to NOT keep all of the best stuff for myself. The attention to detail in the legs…oh my goodness, it is gorge! As you can see in the photos, it does have some blemishes in the finish here and there. But I would use it as is right now in my home. The table is 30 inches tall. It has a 20 x 32 inch top. If you are interested in this fabulous table, please send your offer to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will still be a first come, first served sale. Whoever gives me a reasonable bid first could take it home.
NFS = NOT FOR SALE ITEMS
When I collect cameras, I tend to go for the older, antique ones. But when I see some cameras lying in a pile almost free, I feel the need to save them from being completely tossed out. The Candraflex and Kodak Instamatic cameras have no great monetary value, but I’m sure they too captured many a memory in their day. I especially liked how the Instamatic came in its original box from the 1970s. That’s the kind of camera I remember my grandma using. She always had half of her finger in the picture from the way she grabbed the camera. Ha, ha. And wouldn’t you know the Instamatic still has some film in it! One day I will be able to have a photography show of random people’s photos that were left in these cameras I pick up at sales!!! So make sure you take the roll of film out from Christmas 1975 before you sell it at a yard sale! Ha, ha. (The world’s cutest photo bomb, Gracie, says hello!)
ANTIQUE COFFEE TABLE
Speaking of photos, I have been searching for a table like this for a personal photography project. I was so excited to find two fabulous tables in one weekend! I cannot wait to make a table top from old black and white photographs that I pick up at yard and estate sales. The top glass on this table lifts up. It is PERFECT for me to place photos under for display! Can you sense my excitement? This is definitely a keeper!
VINTAGE PLASTIC SANTA
This poor Santa may have seen some better Christmases, but he still has a lot of potential left in him. If you were as old as he was, you may have a crack or two as well. LOL. He will fit perfectly with the rest of my vintage Christmas decorations.
And speaking of Christmas, this is normally where I would show off my newest additions to my Christmas vinyl soundtrack. Unfortunately, there were no holiday records in sight last weekend. But I did score me some Bee Gees music! Both records are in near mint condition! I have had so much fun playing the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack already. Can you imagine? I found these two Bee Gee records stashed in a collection of Bill Gather vinyl! Shocking! Ha, ha.
By now you know I love almost all shades of blue, so you know this vintage suitcase spoke to me. I actually have the largest version of this suitcase. It was a must that I get this smaller one to make a set. Now I just need a trip to go on!
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