Monday, July 18, 2011

An Old Crate and Other Finds

Mom and I mapped out our Friday morning excursion. We decided that first we would go to an estate sale way out in the country and then come back by the only yard sale that sounded interesting. As we passed country homes, old barns, horses and cows, Mom asked out loud, “I wonder what we are going to find today?” I silently knew we would find something, but I wondered if our trip would be worth the gas it was taking to get there.

The country estate sale was not professionally staged which is both good and bad. The items were not displayed well and most were not priced, but at least those prices turned out to be a little lower.

After a bit of digging, we found a mirrored dresser tray, an old spool of green seam binding (love the graphics) and a small Floragold bowl.

This pretty plate with pink roses from Germany was Mom’s pick.

I also found a Mississippi souvenir plate and 2 blue fridgies, but only one lid. *sad face*

On our way back into town we passed by an old junk market, so we decided to stop. We had good luck there before, so why not!

This set of 6 vintage jelly glasses called out to me.

Also saying “take me home” was this pretty bowl and dessert plates in the “Petal” pattern.

But nothing could have prepared me for what I found next…..elegant glassware at a junk shop.....a set of Candlewick salt and pepper shakers!!!

And that old crate I mentioned in the title? 
I found it at the yard sale.

It was hiding in the garage under a table of miscellaneous Christmas stuff.  I asked the guy if it was for sale. He said, “Sure” and dug it out.  It turned out to be a old Peters Ammunition Box.


Did you go to any sales this weekend?

I’ll be linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow


  1. Those estate sales out in the country always have so much potential although I've been keeping the cost of gas in th back of my mind as well -- potential is fun but finding things is better. :-) I didn't buy anything this weekend after shopping many dud sales on Friday and then a rainy Saturday which made me decide not to out. Maybe next weekend...

  2. I'm sure I've had that same conversation with my own mom. We're always wondering what's around the corner and if the trip will be worth the gas:-) Looks like it was! I'm sure you'll find a lid to go with that fidgie. I love those S&P shakers.

  3. I LOVE that box! And the salt and pepper shakers. Great finds Sherry!

    Have a great day.

  4. GREAT FINDS!! looks like you had a lot of fun!

    the Joyful Thrifter

  5. I love wooden crates of any description. I picked one up the other week with the logo "Super Fish Cakes" which makes me smile!

    Sounds like a lovely day out with your Mum and added bonus of finding lots of treasure.

    Thanks for linking up x

  6. The old crate is great, and I don't do much glassware but those juicers are fabulous. I just joined up and hope to see more soon.

  7. Love those s&p 'em! I also love those juice glasses too. I sure wish I had your knowledge as to just what is what. I didn't go to any sales over the weekend but hope to on my upcoming NC trip!


  8. what lovely finds, love the crate, flowery plate and glasses... well most of it actually :)

  9. You've found some gorgeous bargains there - I especially like the salt and pepper shakers and the petal bowls x

  10. Love the wooden crate. I think my husband and both would have been happy with that one!

  11. We haven't been to any sales lately. I am starting to feel a thrift store expedition coming on. Since the Space Center is closing we are seeing a lot of stores and restaurnats go out of business and more thrift stores opening up. This may be the time to go to some thrift stores. The fridgies are cut. Are those Boopie or Candlewick S&P's ? You did well Sherry!~Ames

  12. I love the Jelly vintage glasses, and the German rose plate is very beautiful.

  13. Ooooh what great finds! Love the candlewick shakers! Imagine still with the tops!!

  14. I'd say you ladies had a great day, I love those refrigerator bowls, seems I can never find the lids though. Moms plate is to die for


  15. Wow, you managed to find some wonderful treasures, Sherry! How nice that you and your Mom can enjoy the hunt together! Those salt and pepper shakers are gorgeous! I hope you are going to keep them:) And I used to have a petal shaped bowl just like yours, but I got rid of it when we moved:(
    I love old creates too, yours is great!

  16. Love the candlewick S&P!!!! Those are gorgeous! Also good finds on the fridgies! I found two fridgie lids today but they are the next size up from that. I always buy lids when I see them if they are a good price! I'm going back to drool over that S & P!!

  17. I had to leave another comment to let you know I also love those jelly jar glasses. Very cute!

  18. Hi Sherry,
    Very pertty plate your Mom picked and those glasses are AWESOME!!!Good finds! I just found some smalls!
    deb :)

  19. oops..
    That's PRETTY plate...I need spell check for my comments!
    Deb :)

  20. Great finds, as always. So glad you had good luck this past weekend. I did find some pretty vintage jewelry. That makes me happy. Blessings.

  21. You get your "talent" from your sweet mom!
    Beautiful finds.


  22. Love those jelly glasses and that crate!

  23. Great finds. The wood crate is definitely my favorite. Just found and followed your blog and would love to have you visit me back.

  24. I like your crate as I have a thing about containers especially if they have writing on them.
    I loved the glasses too

  25. Very cool salt and pepper shakers...I kind of have a thing for salt and pepper shakers. Going to an estate sale this weekend...

  26. Enjoyed the post after this - so decided to check out another one. Very nicely done. I love your last two finds, the S&P and ammo box. Great stuff. Jenn

  27. I enjoy you and your Mom's vintage searches! I do have a little petal dish like the one you show! Great sewing stool update. It's so pretty now!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! Hometalk has said if I get 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.


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