Thrifty Finds – August 1

Red Metal Ironing Board a

I have not had much time to go to auction sales or garage sales at all this summer.  Once in a while on my way to something I will find a few minutes to stop at a garage sale, I have found an item or two.  I guess it is good that I am not finding much because I am having a hard time keeping up listing my items.  I actually have hired my son to start my listings for me.  That way I can take the photos, edit them, and finish the listing in between everything else that is going on.  He only works an hour here or a half hour there, but I wouldn’t have many listings up if it weren’t for his help. My sales were good in July with 34 total sales.  It always makes me happy when I have at least as many sales as the days of the month.

My most recent find was this child’s red, metal ironing board.  I think it is adorable as it is.  However, I think it would be fun to use it in a display in a home, because it is small.

Red Pyrex Friendship a

Sticking with red, I found this Friendship Pyrex Divided Casserole Dish.  Pyrex brings in a lot of traffic to my Etsy shop. It doesn’t sell quickly or for a lot of money.  However I like to keep Pyrex in my shop to keep driving traffic there.

Enesco Rocking Horse Toyland a

Another red item is this Enesco Rocking Horse that plays Toyland.  I love the look of this little guy.  He isn’t worth much, but he is so darn cute.

Verichron Diamond clock set

This diamond clock set was at an estate sale that I was able to stop by well after it started. There wasn’t much left, but if someone wants a late 70s look, this would work well.

Artwork Metal Magazine File Cabinet a

Finally this piece I picked up at an auction sale late in the season last year. The drawers of this cabinet are large, more the size for magazines. I was hoping to figure out how to sell large, heavy items. I have been frustrated in my attempts to figure out how to estimate what it will cost to ship.  I don’t want to get burned on shipping costs, so I decided to list this on our local sale site in hopes that someone wants it.

So there are a few new items, however, I am totally having auction sale withdrawals.  This weekend I work all three days at my son’s last swim meet for the summer season.  We have started homeschooling this week, so that is now taking up a lot of time. I am hopefully to hit one or two auctions this month yet.  You can be sure I will show you my goodies when I find them.

Are you finding any great treasures?


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