It seems like it's been forever since we went to a good old fashioned yard sale. On Saturday afternoon we were on our way to Savers to see if we could pick up any last minute finds for the week, when we passed a yard sale that was still going on late in the day, and we figured it just might be worth a stop.
Really, the main reason we pulled over was because we spotted this Welby starburst wall clock as we were driving by. This wind-up beauty is missing the key, but is in otherwise great condition, and totally worth the stop. Anyone know anything about winding a clock without the original key?
After we nabbed the clock, we started to root around everything else, and emerged with these two little gems. The red enamel turkish coffee pot is a classic for us, and it's in great condition. Also, unlike the majority of these that we have found in the past, this one says it was made in Poland, not Yugoslavia.
The little wood Jello box, on the other hand, is a first. It is hilarious and adorable, and it will definitely go up on Etsy if it doesn't find itself a home in our next apartment first. The bottom is stamped "© George Nathan 1984" and a search for George Nathan on Etsy revealed a bunch of funny wood signs in a similar style.
We're not looking to pick up much with the move and all, but we couldn't help but return home with these. We ended up abandoning our trip to Savers, and arrived back at our apartment ready to relax in the air conditioning and avoid spending any more time out in the humid 90° and hotter weather we've been dealing with lately.
While we're on the topic, it's only fitting that we start promoting the giant 20+ family yard sale we're organizing for this Saturday, June 8th! We'll post about it again in a few days with more details, but we'll be selling just about everything you can imagine, from your usual yard sale fare to our overabundance of vintage stuff. If you're in our area, you should stop by and pick up some great vintage items on the cheap--we're especially trying to get rid of glass items such as Pyrex, Fire King, MCM Barware, and more that just might get damaged in our move to CA!
What do you think of our yard sale finds this week? Have you been having yard sale weather yet in your area? Link up your thrifting posts below!
These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift Girl, Me and my Shadow, Sir Thrift-A-Lot, and a mid century one at Remnant!
Without further ado, a few easy rules for the Nifty Thrifty Link Up:
1. We would love it if you would follow our blog on Google Friend Connect (check the right sidebar), like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and leave a friendly comment :)
2. Only link up recent blog posts that showcase your thrifty finds from the week, including items from yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores, consignment stores, flea markets, and even the side of the road! Thrifty finds that you have restored or updated are fine, but please no unrelated DIY or craft projects (we like those, too, but lets keep this link-up focused on thrifty vintage!).
3. Remember to LINK BACK to this blog - a living space - so everyone can join in!
4. Link straight to your individual post, not your whole blog.
5. No links to Etsy shops or other non-blog sites.
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