Monday, April 29, 2013

Thrift Haul: Groovy Estate Sale Kitchenware Too Good to Leave Behind


Last week I encountered a freshly opened Estate Sale. The historical home was already packed with curious shoppers like Walmart during a Black Friday afternoon, it was fun to experience an estate sale in full swing for the first time. I walked around for at least an hour, picked up and put back a lot, and ended up with the goodies below:


I rarely find a full coffee pot set like this in good condition without any chips or crazing. The clean mod shapes won me over. The gorgeous green coffee pot below wouldn't be left behind either. --->> On Etsy


I picked it up and put it back many times but it ended up coming home with me despite a higher-than-I'd-normally-pay price. I've paired it with a set of cornell cups I found at the flea market on Etsy. --->> On Etsy


These food trays were the least expensive find. Not in perfect condition, but the graphic designs and bold colors demanded to be documented. I love the designated placements for your meal, nice big spot for the salad there! --->> On Etsy


A mighty golden Eagle! I sold a recent piece like this guy and decided this one had to come with me, too. Very iconic piece right here to sexify your home inside or outside. I love to see them hanging in front of the classic American homes in my neighborhood --->> On Etsy

So tell me, what did you score at the thrifts? If you like any piece you see, e-mail me, it's all for sale! Check out all the items above and more on Etsy.

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29 comments:

  1. Shut up! Those trays are amazing. :) I live in Jax too... small world!!

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    1. Indeed it is! :D Love your blog and photos, lady!

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  2. I like those trays! Cool finds as always!

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    1. Thank ya, I fell from 'em too :) I've carried the tea pot sets around with them, they're quite useful,

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  3. I love those trays, the font is so groovy! Love that beautiful white cat of yours, the perfect model for a pretty tea set. x

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    1. She's the best little model, entertaining to have around :D

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  4. Those trays are awesome! I do think that they would make me feel guilty for not eating as many vegetables as I should :P

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    1. Hahaha! :D I was surprised something vintage was encouraging so much roughage munching, I guess because it's out of the meat-filled 50s-60s and into the 70s? I like how the desert is even a strawberry instead of a pie, goes out to my vegan veggie munching heart.

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  5. I love both coffee sets, especially the floral one. Nice find! But my heart belongs to the golden eagle. :) I bet it'll sell quickly!

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    1. Thank you! I hope he does, he's a stately gentleman.

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  6. LOVE. THE EAGLE. LOVE it!!!! Good finds, as usual. I always get a buzz off the crowd on the first day of an estate sale-- it REALLY feels like a competitive sport when the doors are first opening!

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    1. Indeed it does! Luckily everyone at this one was friendly, no drama. :)

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  7. oh my gosh— you got sooooo many goodies! i especially love that coffee pot! and are you kidding me?! we have twin kitty cats— i normally hate posting links in comments but it is too uncanny: http://kittycatstevens.blogspot.com/2012/06/caturday-at-last.html

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    1. I noticed that going through your site, your cat twin gives me deja vu! I love it.

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  8. I love the way that you paired the green pot with the Corelle cups. Very innovative business move:-)

    Erica

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    1. I've been having fun pairing finds from my merchandise room into sets lately :)

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  9. I love that dessert is a strawberry!

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  10. Those Estate Sales can definitely feel like Black Friday shopping. I was at an estate sale once where they had two professional looking cash registers going. There was one general waiting line and then they called "can I help whoever is next", just like a regular store.

    Great stuff by the way. I hope you find more treasures at those estate sales!

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    1. That's how this one was. Can't wait to go explore more of 'em!

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  11. I like how the best part is in the middle of the tray - the desert.

    I want to go to more estate sales, but I just don't know.. have no friends & too nervous to go alone!

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    1. I only do Estate Sales alone, it's easier to hunt the house when you have all the time in the world and don't have a bored friend with you. Or likewise, if a friend is taking too long and you want to go.

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  12. That eagle is a gorgeous piece! Thanks for sharing.

    As for recent finds, I spent part of last weekend with my interior designer girlfriend. She took me around to a few of her favorite antique stores in her old neighborhood, and I found and purchased a lot of dollhouse furniture and accessories, all for just $20 on sale - surprising, because I've always assumed antique stores around here were priced out of my range, and this was in a ritzy neighborhood, too. Needless to say, I was very pleased :0)

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  13. I love those kitsch serving trays. So bright and funny.

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