Just a couple days ago I was complaining about the lack of good estate sales in my area, then suddenly things made a drastic turnaround! I just returned from an awesome sale, one that I actually got in line for a number at 7:00 a.m. ( I haven't done that in a long, long time). What made this particular sale so great? It was packed to the gills with advertising tins, something that sells well in each of the three antique malls where I sell antiques as well as my Etsy shop.
Besides tins, I bought framed sheet music that had lovely ladies as the topic. As I unloaded my items, I set up little vignettes to show you my haul. Here are several talc and face powder tins:
More talc tins and feminine items in front of the framed sheet music:
Most of the powder tins are from the 1920's and 30's, a great era for Art Deco design:
Brightly colored candy and other food tins:
I thought the green enamel coffee pot was an unusual color (below left):
A marked Rose O'Neill Kewpie, circa 1908:
While I was inside pricing my treasures, I heard a commotion on the porch. When I went outside, Chauncey and Cheswick were checking out one of my finds, a chalkware bulldog that they thought was a live intruder:
Cheswick was very suspicious......
I can understand why......he's pretty scary looking, and the same size as my dogs:
Finally, I had to put the darn thing away because it was too much of a distraction!
I'll be heading back to the four-day long sale for items after they are discounted. The house was very full and there will be more items and deals to be had!