Sunday, August 19, 2012

Early Bird Gets the Junk

I got up early but stayed local this weekend to attend the second day of an "Estate Sale by David" in Mechanicsville, VA.

David has been having some awesome sales where you can pile up your finds and get a super deal!

Granted, the last time, at a "David" sale,  I was in a dark attic (that was bigger than my whole house) which was hotter than a sauna! Of course I just pretended like I was at the spa while finding treasures....what a fantasy!

Saturday's sale didn't have an overstuffed attic, but there was a two story barn that was an adventure in rust, cobwebs, and dust galore!

Estate Sale Finds

Nothing had a price on it in the barn. Now that's my kinda sale because you can bargain if needed.

Between the estate sale and a couple of other garage sales, I forked over a grand total of $45. Not too shabby and way below husband loved that!

Vintage Metal Register

Sometimes I actually have a plan and a wish list in my head...especially after checking out preview pics on a estate sale company website or

This time, I bought some things that had nice lines and potential for crafting at a later date. My favorite thing was the vitage metal register. It could go in the garden for visual effect or be used to hang earrings on, for example.

Vintage Sewing Table Drawers

These sewing table drawers were previously claimed. Boy was I bummed! But, when we, myself and super junk hunter friend, Melanie, were outside the barn, she spotted them sitting on the ground!

Industrial Gears and Shelves

Usually I buy items to refinish for my home or antique mall booths, but I am branching out and adding some rusty industrial items in the mix. I like the gears and shelf for using in vignettes.

Two little Frenchie tables caught my eye on a drive by yard sale. It was getting later in the day and I was able to bargain a lower price. SOLD!

They are petite and short, but when side by side, I think they are a alternative to a long, one-piece coffee table. I finished them with Valspar antiquing glaze and took them to the antique mall today. (Through the Garden Gate Antiques in Mechanicsville, VA)

Antique Hardware on Shutters

How many shutter ideas are on Pinterest? Millions?! I couldn't resist the pair of shutters with the rustic hardware.

Retro Replogle Globe

So where in the world did you thrift this weekend?

As always, happy hunting! 

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  1. I am totally jealous of the gears you found. I've been searching and searching for gears for quite a while with no luck. I love how old gears look on a wall. A whole bunch of different sizes and textures (wood, metal) linked together.

    1. Keep the faith, Kelly! They will show up sometime, somewhere! I found them in the dirt under an old Ford Fairlane parked next to the barn we were picking in....after I added them to my "pile" I had to shoo off some little boy who kept trying to take them! I sent HIM to go dig under the car!:)

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  3. I love all your finds.....I have been on the hunt for shutters and those are an amazing example of shutter goodness! Congrats on a great sale!


    1. Thanks Karianne! I don't "find" older shutters very often so I was excited to see these had iron hardware. I hope you find some you love!

  4. WOW... all that for $45?? Lucky you... everything looks like fun! Thanks much for your visit and kind words on my blog! :)

  5. You got some great bargains. Good job girl.


  6. Can't wait to see what you do with these treasures. I wish I had your vision.