On Friday Joel watched the kids so I could hit up an estate sale. There was one across town that listed they had lots of midcentury goodies (they did as by evidenced by their photos), but there was another one that was much closer to my house. I decided to hit up the one closer to me. It was advertised on Craiglist. The ad was brief, but said the owners used to own an art gallery and there’d be art. In my mind that meant it would be very expensive and probably not much for me…but you never know. Boy, was I wrong! Had I known that it was mostly mid century items, I would have brought more cash with me (I didn’t have my checkbook and they didn’t take Visa). Also, being new to this reselling business, and a “processor” (hemming and hawing over items, taking the time to look them up on my iphone), I probably passed a lot of wonderful things. But alas, I came home with lots of great stuff. In fact, I visited it three times! In total, I spent $130. I’m hoping to net $200+ dollars, so we’ll see! I’ll definitely update. Just about everything is listed on eBay already. Here are a few highlights (you can click on the links to take you to the auction):
Wooden fox, made in Switzerland, says “Oberlander Handarbeit”
Gorgeous mid century Dansk bowl
Adorable owl candle holders, signed by M.A. Hadley
Cute little vintage elephant puzzle keychain, sold within hours with Buy It Now for $10
Danish wood bowls, Illums Bolighus (I have other matching bowls listed in another lot, but they’re not signed - sticker has been removed)
My first rainbow Polaroid find! I’ve been reading about people finding these. I also found my first Vera (vinyl placemat).
I found this adorable guy on the garage floor…on my second trip there. I didn’t think much of him (other than that he’s cute), but upon my research he’s pretty collectible. He was made by Hans Bolling, and his name is “Oscar”.
Very cool mid century uplight
Now I’ve got the fire lit and am super excited on my reselling venture!!