ic Kathe With an E: Thrift Store & Estate Sale Finds

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Thrift Store & Estate Sale Finds

It's been a bit since I've hit some thrift stores and estate sales.  If you follow me on Facebook then you already know that this past week my mother-in-law and I took a road trip up to her favorite thrift store and that I took her to a nearby estate sale.  Today, I am sharing with you what I found!
I found the miniature Radio Flyer wagon at the thrift store. It was only $5 and so sweet.  I wasn't sure if I was going to get it out of the store as everyone that saw it in my arms wanted it too! I hung on tightly!  Then, when we went to the estate sale several days later, my mother-in-law spied this matching Radio Flyer scooter and knew I had to get it.  $4!  A steal in my book! One more Radio Flyer piece and I will officially become a collector, right?
You can see the scale of them in relation to the silver plate teapot.  Oh, the silver plate teapot!  That came from Goodwill! It was marked at $9.99 but it was 50% off so, $4.50!
This what it looked like when I bought it. Pretty tarnished for sure!  
I love the intricate details like the flower on the handle.


By placing it in with some tinfoil, baking soda and boiling water I was able to get most of the tarnish off.  
I then used some of this silver polish to finish the job.
I used the same cleaning method on these silver plated cream & sugars I got at the estate sale for $1 each!
Now, I have a beautiful, shiny, silver plate tea set.
I have always wanted a aluminum cake holder so when I saw this one at the estate sale I grabbed it. $2! I already have plans to strip the paint off.  I'll see how it looks without it and then decide if I want to repaint it.  I'm thinking maybe a sunny yellow?  What do you think?
Now, for my favorite find of the week! I left this teaser photo on my facebook page. Any guesses?
Those are bakelite handles on this 1930's Bersted toaster! I would have totally missed it if my mother-in-law hadn't spied it and showed it to me! It doesn't have a power cord but at $5 I grabbed it anyway! 
Love the art deco design of the handles! 
It is in really good shape and after my mother-in-law finished cleaning it up, it is beautiful!
I am now on the hunt for a cord as I really think it will actually toast bread!

So, there are my finds for the week!  I think I found some really unique and fun collectibles! Some may make it into a tablescape or vignette. How about you? Have you been out thrifting lately? Show me what you found in the comments below! 


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44 comments:

  1. You certainly have an eye for some fantastic finds. My favourite was the cake tin until I saw your toaster! It certainly looks to be in good condition and I hope you find the cord to see if it still works. Have a great week. Chel.

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  2. I was thinking it was a waffle maker! haha. I bet you can make some serious toast if you find a wire. I like the cake keeper too

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  3. Adorable wagon and scooter. They are the right size for dolls? I'm off to look around your blog for awhile!

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  4. I guessed a toaster for some reason. I would have been one of the one's fighting you for that wagon! Adorable and then to find the scooter!! Score! Love the cake carrier, I think yellow would be so cute! I saw that in one of the photos and wondered if it might be something you would buy. What a deal on that silver! Good finds and lots of fun!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Very nice finds.. I have a mini wagon like that but not such great shape as that one.

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  6. That tea set really cleaned up nicely! And thanks for sharing how you removed the tarnish! You do have a great eye for fabulous finds!

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  7. Great finds Kathe, the wagon and scooter look brand new! Are you going to be painting the silver pieces?
    Jenna

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  8. I love thrift store shopping! You never know what you're going to find! You got some really nice treasures!

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  9. Great finds! The tea set cleaned up well! I have the radio flyer wagon, sled,Tricycle, wheelbarrow and small wagon. I've used them all in tablescapes at one time or another. I don't have the scooter though. I think I got mine on ebay. Have fun with them.

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  10. I love everything you found. I love thrifting. Not too long ago I found a set of French dinnerware from Williams Sanoma. It was 4 breakfast plates (salad plates), 4 bowls and 4 cups for $20.00. I thought I got a good deal until you shared your finds. People around think their stuff is worth more than any where else.

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  11. It looks like you got lots of great shiny finds.
    I'm always on the look out for wagons so far I've got one to use in my garden.
    Have a great week.
    Denise

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  12. You had really great luck thrifting, Kathe. The silver pieces are really nice. I have decided I like plainer pieces for myself and the ornate for everyone else...that way it doesn't take me so long to polish them!
    Have a wonderful upcoming week.

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  13. I haven't been thrifting in awhile but your finds make me want to go look! Great pieces! I especially like the toaster...it's so cool.

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  14. Wow! Great finds. The toaster is so neat..love the Bakelite handles.

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  15. Um I'm jealous. I like it all.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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  16. I cannot believe you walked away with that tea set, why can't I ever find something like that at a thrift store! and the toaster? What a great find!

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  17. I would not touch the cute little "Sun Bonnet Sues" on the top of you cake holder. They are just to cute. But the hearts on the sides...yeah, they can go. I love "Sun Bonnet Sue" anything.

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  18. Great finds! The Radio Flyer pieces are in great shape!

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  19. Oh Kathe! That toaster just has my heart! You know I am The Kitchen Wife and I love ALL THINGS VINTAGE in the kitchen! That is one great find!!! #jealous

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  20. I love a good deal and especially pretties like those!

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  21. Great finds Kathe. You must have some great stores around you.

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  22. Kathe, these finds are awesome!! I found a very similar cake carrier at the thrift store about a month ago and I love it!!

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  23. Kathe, your silver pieces are stunning and what a super find! I am always on the hunt for silver at the thrift stores, but nothing yet! I think I need to shop with you! ;)

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  24. Kathe, what great finds and at great prices! I want to go shopping with you.

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  25. I've never seen a radio flyer scooter before, so cute!!

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  26. Love anything Radio Flyer. Believe it or not I have the exact same teapot and sugar/creamer, all thrifted from Goodwill over the years. Lucky for us, some people just don't appreciate what they have! Even if the toaster doesn't work I'm sure you can repurpose it as some sort of home d├ęcor, a photo holder perhaps? Great finds,all.
    xoKathleen

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  27. Such great finds. All the amazing things you can find at thrift stores and sales.
    I love the tea kettle.

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  28. You hit pay dirt on this outing! You know you didn't even have to polish the silver as it seems tarnished is very in right now. Go figure!

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  29. Great finds! We always grab silver when we find it as well....but you got our attention with that toaster! Our shop is only 20 minutes from Fostoria...isn't that fun?!!
    Enjoy your treasures!
    Karla & Karrie

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  30. Great finds this week. I always find better deals in the estate sales than the thrift shops.

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  31. I'm a day planner girl and I just found a great leather one from about 20 years ago. I plan to restore it and sell it. It is so beautiful.

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  32. Wow, what a score! I can't believe you found so many great pieces. I am so excited for you! CoCo

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  33. Awesome finds! I love browsing through antique and thrift stores. That's where I find all my photo props. (found you on Thursday Favorite Things) Hugs :)

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  34. My grandparents had a toaster like that when I was a child. We used to think it was great fun to make toast.

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  35. I got a tea pot just like yours a few weeks ago at a garage sale - $2!! Mine is not as shiny though! Will take your tip and work on it this weekend though :)

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  36. What a find in those mini radio flyers! Adorable! I found a bunch of stuff in one week and will be posting about them soon!

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  37. What fun finds! I love your radio flyer pieces. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/05/home-matters-linky-party-23/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  38. Kathe, you found fabulous stuff! Love the little mini radio flyers and the toaster is awesome. The silver is so pretty all cleaned up and what a great price! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Great finds! It's amazing what some cleaning up and polishing will do for old silver! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark last week. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow - the party starts at 6am EST :)

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  40. It is incredible exactly what a few cleaning as well as polishing is going to do with regard to aged metallic! Many thanks.
    go glider

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