Well, one of this weekend's finds was. Same size as a bread box? Yup, got that covered as well! Smaller than a bread box? Found a few of those, too.
First, my favorite find of the weekend. This great mid-century tension pole lamp was waiting for me at an estate tag sale. I think that it is the perfect piece to have next to the swivel rocker I picked up a couple of weeks ago, and it makes the space the perfect reading nook. I looked at this thing three times before finally deciding to fork over the $24 they were asking for it. Thankfully it comes apart, or it wouldn't have made it home in my car!
At the same tag sale I picked up this great chrome Lincoln brand bread box. I don't get to these sales to stand in line and wait - I always get there about 45 minutes or so into the sale once the initial rush is over. Sure I miss out on some great things, but it isn't worth the headache to me. That's why I was surprised this was still there. $8.
For the smalls, I picked up this Town and Country Pyrex casserole with lid for $2, and the small Early American Pyrex Cinderella mixing bowl for $1.50. The little Corning tea pot was $4, the recipe card holder with dividers and a stash of blank cards was 75 cents, and the turquoise dust pan was 50 cents. I love finding vintage items that I can use at these sales.
After the tag sale, I went to an auction because they had some h.o. scale train stuff that I was interested in for a friend. Needless to say, they were only running one ring, and at the rate they were selling things, they will still be there next Saturday. So, since the trains were on a table to be sold later in the sale, I had to leave without them. However, that doesn't mean that I didn't pick up a couple of things.
This vintage Singer sewing machine sold for $2. I couldn't believe nobody wanted it. I only ended up with it due to a mercy bid. Still, it is worth more than the $2 I gave for it. A little research tells me that I believe I have a sought after singer 15-91 model. I'll need to have it serviced and get a pedal for it, then I plan on putting it up for sale.
I also picked up this pair of end tables for $9. They need to be stripped down and refinished. Another summer project! However, I have two round end tables that match these, as well as a square one. I've collected a nice little set!
Did any of you find anything exciting this weekend?