Saturday, April 07, 2012

estate sales

After reading American Pickers Guide to Picking this week, I totally want to be a picker when my kids grow up.

I've mentioned that I love estate sales, right? Especially the ones that fill the entire house, the ones where someone took a roll of masking tape and slapped prices on everything that didn't actually move out of the way.

Does anyone actually buy spices and groceries from estate sales? I'm not talking old vintage boxes -- I'm talking about the stuff they just pulled out of the kitchen cupboards. More often than that, I see half used cleaning supplies.

The kids and I found two estate sales on Friday. At the first one, which was in a newer mobile home, I drooled over Bakelite radios and old advertising calenders and a 1957 map of Disneyland. I just did a Swag Bucks search to get an idea if it was as overpriced as I think it was and couldn't fine another one like it -- but I did find a You Tube video of Disneyland taken in 1957. It's worth watching just for the strollers near the end.

I really want to take the kiddos to Disneyland, or at least spend an afternoon watching old videos on You Tube. Which I might like better, since some of my favorite rides aren't actually there anymore.

At the second sale, I found a treasure I didn't know I needed --

I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with them, but for a buck, I couldn't leave without at least a few of them. If I'd realized that one had an ad for a casino on the back, I'd have looked at the rest more carefully.

All I brought home were the keys and a handful of vintage pillowcases, but we had plenty of fun just looking at old stuff.

This post is linked to Time Travel Thursday, Ivy & Elephants & Vintage Thingie Thursday.


Needled Mom said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the video. 1957 was the year I first visited Disneyland and I remembered all of it, including the mule rides. Would you believe that I have two of the Taylor Tot strollers at my house. The grandchildren have enjoyed them over the years because the foot tray comes off and they can be used as a walkers.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great video! And I love your old key fobs. Bet you find something fun to do with them!

EllenaElizabeth said...

Great find, love keys!


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