Monday, September 8, 2014

I Caved

I had good intentions to skip the weekend junking except for my weekly pilgrimage to the VOA. [I have to go there or they might send out a pose to look for me.]  I didn't even look at the estate sale listing so I wouldn't be tempted.  I only found three things at VOA, the old hand mirror, a hanger and that old leatherette storage box.  Nice enough finds but I still caved in to the lure of the hunt.  I went home and checked the listings.  Sure enough, there was one right nearby, in my driving bubble, and Sunday is half price day so I cruised on over to see what was left.
I am glad I did because I was delighted to find another McCoy planter.  This is my second one, ever, and so funny that I have found both this summer.  I must not have been looking hard enough.  The two Japan Putz houses were in two separate poke sacks of Christmas ornaments.  There were a few Shiny Brites mixed in but they were in such bad shape I wasn't interested in them. I took the sacks to the front and asked if they would pull the houses out for me and they agreed - yay!  Both of them are a little bent and need some fixing.  Any advice from you Putz friends?  What if I mist them with water and clamp them down with clothespins?
I think the old dust pan is sweet.  Whatever happened to the days when they made things useful and attractive at the same time?  I live in a small 1947 cottage so things that serve a dual purpose have always been a bonus in my mind.
The sale was in its final hours so I offered $5 for the suitcase and they agreed - score!  I have accumulated quite a stack and they are such great storage.  Based on all the glitter and peeled metallic paint I vacuumed out of it, I think it stored Christmas ornaments in its previous life.
I have another wooden hand mirror that is similar to this one and belonged to my great-grandfather. The red silk hankie was in its original package and was in the free pile.  Go figure.
I was glad I went!
Is anyone else who uses Blogspot noticing that all their comments don't seem to be showing up in their email?  I always try to respond to anyone who comments with contact info and I apologize if I am missing anyone!


The Junque Seeker said...

Do. Not. Resist. That urge to junk is telling you there's something amazing out there like...oh, I don't know...maybe EVERY SINGLE THING you bought! Love it all!

I'm having the same problem with Blogger. I don't get all the comments, and when I comment on some blogs I get a message in my e-mail that my message didn't go through. I've noticed this for a couple of months now. No solutions, but know you're not alone on this issue.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Great finds! I'm having computer problems, but if I can, I will email you a pic and some tips on how I redo the widows etc. on my Putz houses. You were lucky to find them! I've never found them at a sale. I think all of mine have come from good deals on EBay.
Erica :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Those little putz houses are really cute. More neat finds for you. You really need to think about getting a booth you've been so lucky in finding stuff lately.

xo Danielle

My Garden Diaries said...

Such wonderful finds but that planter!!! Oh what I would do for that! It is fantastic! Wishing you a good week lady!! Nicole xo

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Good half price junking. I flip those houses all the time and can usually just bend the cardboard back into position. Sometimes if it is bad shape I replace the whole bottom.

Annette said...

I remember when dustpans were pretty and you sure can't find them like that anymore. The wire basket caught my eye right away. I'm looking for something like that for my sewing room. Don't know what I want it for, just want one, lol.
I haven't blogged enough to know if I'm having problems or not!

vintage grey said...

Love that dust pan!! So cute! And, the Putz houses and pretty playing cards are fun!! xo Heather

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you found some great treasures. Love the putz houses but not sure how to straighten out the curled corners of the base. Water and clothes pins just might be the answer.
I remember those pretty metal dustpans too. My mother always had one. Now they are painted and fresh hand painted roses are added by many artists like myself. LOL

Yes, the glitch is still on going and has been in blogspot for over a year. I still only get about half my comments in my email and the other half comes through on the dashboard for me to publish. But for those you can not reply.

Have a great day.

Art and Sand said...

Everything is plastic now, but my first thought was how cute the dust pan was.

I also like the BINGO card.

Annette said...

Caving is a good thing. Live in the moment and do what makes you happy.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am always amazed at what is always left at the end of a sale! That suitcase was quite a score. And I agree with you, why can't stuff be attractive and useful!


suziqu's thread works said...

Oh what a haul again! Love the suitcase but my pick is that sweet wire basket!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am having estate sale with draws.
I haven't been to one this summer!!!
I spent all my estate sale money in new York City LOL really I'm home bound for a while

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How did I miss this haul? See what happens when you try to deny yourself the thrill of the hunt? Look at all these goodies that almost got away. You did good!
Yes, I've noticed that comments aren't coming through to my email, but show up in my posts. It's always from the same 6 or so bloggers, so I have to always go back to check comments in my posts. Very frustrating and don't know what to do about it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the little houses...they are so hard to find! Some of my comments are coming in later in my emails. Strange!

Maureen said...

Love the Putz houses! Great finds Kathy - you are lucky to have so much to chose from down there!