Garage Sale Finds and a Church Sale First

Once again I was out hunting citywide garage sales this past week. I did pretty good with vintage Christmas scores. I found a set of salt and pepper ceramic Santas and a tiny snowman, but my favorite out of this group is the larger ceramic Santa with spaghetti trimmed suit and hat. photo (55)

Another Christmas find was a large group of 1940-1950’s Christmas greeting cards.

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I also found two matching cement Greek scroll urns that have already found a new home in my flowerbed. I couldn’t resist buying them at the price of $5.00 for the pair. Beware before you buy these because they are crazy heavy.

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My last garage sale find is my favorite. It’s a Creston Chalk box. I love that it still has a few unused sticks of chalk inside. I pulled it out of a free box!

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photo (47)My dad and I stopped by a church sale that was part of the citywide sale and I had my first experience with bidding in a silent auction. Each item up for auction had a sheet of paper in front of it to write down your bid. I decided to give it a try on a piece of Roseville pottery. I was the first one to place a bid on it early that morning. It had a starting bid of thirty-five dollars so I wrote down $35.00, my name and phone number. I was positive I wouldn’t win it, but when the auction ended at 1:00 I carried out this amazing 10 inch iris pattern Roseville console bowl. The iris pattern started being produced in 1939. I am so happy with it. It needs some minor cleaning but other than that is in great condition.

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We didn’t fill the van with finds but still had a great time.

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