Friday, August 10, 2012

Retro Garage Sale Finds

Last week I took a trip to Indiana to visit my mom. After Breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings I went out looking for the ever alluring garage sales.

After going to about a dozen sales without having any luck, I was about to give up on finding anything wonderful.
Then, I found a lady who was having a "junk" sale. I found this wonderful set of metal, retro corner cabinets.

I believe they originally hung above the kitchen sink, attached to the cabinets.
I haven't really cleaned them up yet except I had to brush away the dirt on them before I could put them in my sisters car.

I love the patina they have.
Rusty, crusty, all the good attributes.

The lady who was having the sale was on the verge of becoming a hoarder. But she was moving and didn't want to move everything she had been accumulating for the past 25 years.

My next purchase was this two piece cannister set with a bird motif.
Also, rusty and crusty.
I think the knobs are bakelite.
If so, WOO HOO!!

This is my kind of stuff, from my favorite era.
Probably the 1950's.

I'm not sure yet what I will have to do to clean these up.
On the cabinets I will definitely pull off all the dirty contact paper.

At a different sale I bought this tin with a bird motif. It is newer but I like to use pretty tins for storage.

For some reason or another, the other day I stopped in at a used furniture store here in
I was just looking around when I spotted these beautiful, pink shopping bags. I bought 100 of them for $.10 each.
I can use these in my shop plus they will come in handy when I set up at the Fancy Flea in November.
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  1. Wow! Great finds! Love the tin with the bird and cherries, but then I'm a bit partial to cherries. Those corner cabinets are fun too. I've never seen any like that.

    1. Yes, they are fun. Thanks for taking the time to comment...Connie

  2. What fun finds! Those tins are awesome. Thank you for sharing at TTF!

  3. Score, corner cabinets are so hard to find! The 50's is my favorite era too. I will be at the FAncy Flea this year, but not as a vendor since my son is getting married in November, I will be looking for you there!


    1. Hi Carol, I envy you going to the Fancy Flea as a shopper. I have set up twice and never had the opportunity to look around and shop. Have a great week...Connie

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a great week...Connie


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