Thursday, November 17, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

Last Friday I was up at 4:00 to attend an estate sale here...
Getting up early isn't my favorite thing to do, but I knew that this sale would be worth it.  As Time Goes By Estate Sales is owned by my friends Pam & John.  Pam's son Cody and my pal Margaret are among their very knowledgeable staff.  These guys spent weeks at this home, cleaning, sorting, organizing and pricing the multitudes of merchandise.   There was high-end silver, early furniture, fine glassware, homespun fabrics, ephemera of every kind, tables full of old hardware.... 

I'm still sorting through my finds; here are a few of my favorites:
If it's got letters & numbers you know I love it. This box is divided inside for holding type.

An almanac...nearly 200 years old

Blanks...lots of possibilities for these!

 Pages & pages of calligraphy and pen work samples


 Unusual keys

 1860's checks

Great advertising piece

Putz stable, complete with horses
...and more
To see more from this sale & elsewhere, check out the album "November Finds" on my Facebook page.


11 comments:

  1. I don't have a facebook so thanks for the link. You got some good stuff! I love the house! Nothing like a cup of coffee, early morning, line up at an estate sale...it's in my blood too. Blessed in Ringle, WI.

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  2. Wow, the stable and horse were worth getting up at 4am Jan. We get up at 5:30 nearly every Saturday and I am grumpy UNTIL that first great find then all is well my friend. Great finds! hugs♥O

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  3. I love that Eye Fix!!
    And I am right there with ya!! I HATE getting up so early. Why can't sales start at noon??

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  4. Look's like the early bird caught many worms. Lol It is worth the early wake up. Thank's for sharing.....Julian

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  5. I love all of your Treasures! Great finds..

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  6. What fun and unusual finds- certainly worth the early morning start!

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  7. I'm soooo going over to your FACEBOOK after seeing all these treasures!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Great finds...love those old checks!

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  9. Hi, Jan, Thanks for the nice write up!
    Good seeing you at the sale. Glad you found some treasures.
    Pam
    As Time Goes By Estate Sales

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  10. Wow! You got some great stuff. Good for you.

    Blessings, Amy

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  11. I don't usually get up early anymore (because I am usually never up early enough - tons of people always seem to beat me) but I would have tried for this one! Lots of cool stuff!

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