Weekend Picking!

I love to shop!  Any excuse to go out and spend a little money makes me very happy.  We plan to attend our first big craft show in the fall so there is much need for some shopping to build up our inventory.  As I have a full time job my weekends are the only time I have to spend on this growing hobby of mine!  So my eyes have been peeled looking for any opportunity to find some amazing treasures that we can transform.  Well this weekend we hit the mother load!  We came across a vintage tag sale in New Haven, CT that was exactly what we were looking for.  It was a two day event and unfortunately we came on the 2nd day so there were a lot of things that had been sold on Friday.  But we still managed to find some amazing vintage goodies!

From the moment we pulled up to the address, I knew we were in for some good picking as the sale took place in what looked like an abandoned factory building.  I felt like I was on one of those salvage shows on HGTV and couldn't wait to see what was in store!


There were so many things to look at it was like sensory overload for me - old tools, vintage books and paintings, some great furniture and my favorite part - rows and rows of vintage glass milk bottles and their original shipping crates.  As the saying goes - a picture is worth a thousands words - so rather then me talking about it, take a look at what we saw for yourself!
Very cool glass plates from stop lights -  I am sorry I didn't get any of these!!

Isles and Isles of wood milk crates with the metal inserts still inside

More milk crates in metal


Wasn't joking about the milk bottles!!  In fact, all of these came from a dairy farm in Middlefield, CT that was being torn down.  Thankfully they were rescued so we could buy them!!




These had to be my favorite find and something I was way too happy to purchase.  They are the original milk tops to the vintage milk bottles!  They had sheaths and sheaths of these and we snatched some up ourselves!


 Check out this old exercise bike!


Look at this mint condition Kelvinator stove.  It even had a steamer pot on the back left burner.  Kelvinator was a company founded in 1914 named after British physicist Lord Kelvin who discovered the concept of absolute zero.  This stove I believe was circa late 40's early 50's.




I was lucky to score the last one of these Sears and Roebuck school desks.  Supposedly there were about 200 of these but by the time we got there this was the only one left!  We also managed to take home quite a few milk bottles and crates, a really cool vintage ink drawing with an amazing frame, some really cool vintage wooden 7 up crates and some other odds and ends.  Overall one of the best tag sales I have ever been to!  I am sure I will be posting about what we do with these great finds so stay tuned!