Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Estate Sale Days!

(I CANNOT BELIEVE I actually came away with this lunch box!!!)
We have had the most amazing gem of an estate sale going on by our FAVORITE estate sale company. (This was week 2, with many more to come.) This property is small, but the collections are MASSIVE, they company still has 11 more out buildings to go through.
Any who, I saw this Happy Days Lunch box in the sales preview pictures and decided that I had to have it. (I played "Ralph Malph" in my very first show at Wichita Theatre!) So Patricia and I got to the sale an hour early, we were 3rd in line, and when they finally took down the tape it was a mad dash to the display case that this was in. One of the ladies running the sale told me "Now, you need to know these are the more pricy lunch pails..." I had anticipated this, and was prepared to pay high dollar. The only other Happy Days Lunch box I've seen in real life was a the Bowie Flea Market for $100.00. So after victoriously snatching the box, I look at the price tag and had to cope with the steep, back breaking price of $20.00!!! It was wonderful!
After I had safely locked the lunch box in the trunk of my car, I went back to the sale and everything else was just icing on the already wonderful cake! I picked up the "Alaska" napkin holder for a friend, and was pretty excited to discover that drink carrier because...
(It is perfect for my Libbey Carousel glasses!)
Rummaging around the dirty old laundry room, I found this clock for $2.00! It is a key wound clock that has no key and I am not sure it works but I think its going to be perfect for the Living room at the Casablanca once I get it cleaned up. It has just the right roundness and "space age-y" feel I'm looking for.

 Lastly there was this box of Blain hand painted dishes for $15.00. I need another mixed set of dishes like I need a hole in the head, but I'm sure I'll use them somewhere!  Most of the "good" pieces were there...
(6 dinner plates)
(4 salad plates, and 4 cups)
(The matching tea pot)
(A small bread bowl, and the salt and pepper!)
(I love they way they sit together.)
This set cleaned up rather nicely, and I'm glad I picked it up a the sale, vs buying it at a double price from a dealer. As I said I'll use it someday, I could have a thousand different kitchens! haha 
Recently, (as in part 1 of this estate sale 2 weeks again) I have become enamored with "wall pocket" pottery. Ya know little planters that thank on the wall!  I saw this one the first week and was to stingy to shell out $3.00, but with it still being there this week I gladly brought it home. No i just have to find a place for it... haha im reaching maximum capacity! 
(The lunch box in it's new habitat. 
Chilling with the Batman and Bonanza Lunch boxes.)

It has been a great dirty sale, and there is still lots of treasure to be found and I cant wait to go digging again soon!

Hope all of you had some happy hunting!



Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm so happy for you! That lunch box was meant to be yours! I love those dishes! What a great set and price! Good sale!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I can just imagine how excited you were when you got your mitts on that lunch box! Congratulations!

Jim said...

Somebody is having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!
I like everything you got Mick! And I am realizing that 'we are brothers from different mothers!' lol
Too bad you aren't closer by....I'd show you my new mid-century shop I set up for the summer months. I think you would LOVE IT ALL!!
Loved that dishware!

CherryPicked said...

Congrats on your awesome lunch box! The early bird did get the worm HA :) love the drink carrier too

ThrifterSisters said...

I love everything you bought!! And I am super excited that you were able to add such a coveted piece to your collection at such a great price. I'll bet you are chomping at the bit to go back and dig some more, aren't you?


Heidi Ann said...

Oh, my gosh, Mick - those finds are completely astounding!
I love them all!
How utterly fabulous to find all of that great stuff!
"Happy Days", indeed!

Jessica Cangiano said...

*Whistles a long, drawn out whistle of the sort given when one is very impressed* Sensational finds, Mick. The Happy Days lunchbox is so fabulously cool. I bet you did a double take when you spotted it (I know I would have). Congratulations on such a rip-roaring success of an estate sale!

Have a terrific July, my friend!
♥ Jessica