Friday, August 12, 2022

Recent Estate Sale And Other Thrifty Finds

Hi, Friends,
How are you? I hope you are doing well? How's the weather?

You may have already heard of this app and website but I thought I'd share it anyway. 
EstateSales.NET is my go to way to find estate sales in my area. I love puttering around town on Thursday or Friday mornings to hit the sales. I've found some wonderful things recently. 
I'll start with my prize find so that you don't have to wait. 

I've wanted an old school hymn board for as long as I can remember. The estate sale company said it was for attendance but I don't think it is. I am over the moon for this one. The letters are hand painted. They have wonderful patina and a naive quality to them. It fills a spot in my living room that has had me perplexed for years. It was better empty than with the wrong thing. It was $125.00. 

The blue floral needlepoint was a recent antique store find. I saw it and passed but then decided it was perfect. It was still there when I went back. I stitched it into a little square pillow. 

It was $12.00, I think? 

At the same sale as the hymn board, I found a darling brown transferware teapot. It was only $5.00. The brown bottle was $1.00. Browns are a staple of our fall decor so these two cuties will be perfect. 

Another pair of unclaimed ancestors reside in an Art Nouveau style frame.  It was only $3.00. 
They couple died in the 1920s. 
This was an interesting sale full of wonderful primitive antiques. The wife died. The husband remarried. He was giving the house to his daughter. The garage was full of Hallmark ornaments and figurines. 

The muted tones on the needlepoint in the above photo spoke to me It was only $7.00 however, it was very dingy. I washed it in the sink to restore some of its color even though it still has a faded quality to it. I love it. I've already showed the quilt. Blue and white quilts are rare so I was thrilled to find this one. 
I'm trying to plan my fall decor around these two pretty pillows. I doubt I'll be ready to put them away next month. 

There was a huge pitcher for only $10.00. (Sorry old lady hands.) 

The Blue Danube mug was only 50 cents. The salt box was $35.00. It was a little more than I hoped to spend but it was still a fair deal. 

Two lamps from the thrift store received a makeover. I'll show those in another post. 

I still need to locate a shade for one of them. 

Bill scoured an aqua glass syrup pitcher. I love it. 

The huge white ironstone tureen was an antique store find. I think I paid $30.00 for it. This is such a simple centerpiece but it is refreshing for this very warm summer. 
That is about it. I've had fun restyling things in order to tuck in our finds. 

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. great finds, Katie, love those needlepoint pillows! can't wait to see your lamp makeovers. are you cooling off down there? better here, thank goodness!

  2. Oh! I love the unclaimed ancestors in a beautiful frame. I love thrifting you just never know what treasures you find. The school hymn board is very interesting I've never come across one. Awesome finds you brought home.

  3. I use that same site for sales. I am on the hunt for a marble lamp to match my late MIL 's lamp. Good Hunting!!!

  4. Great finds. I think you are absolutely right about the hymn board. Such fun getting to incorporate all your finds in your decor. Have a great week. Lynne