Estate sales are where I find majority of my vintage and antique treasures. You can learn all my tips and tricks for that HERE. Last week I hit a great sale. Check out all my farmhouse treasures from an actual farmhouse!
Finding the right sale
Now that we have our own fixer upper farmhouse, time is the most valuable currency. However, I still love a good vintage treasure hunt. Therefore, I really scope estate sales out ahead of time to decide if it is worth the time to go. In order for it to be worth it, I have to find 3-5 things that I would buy in the pictures online. I can usually tell from the pictures the style of items at the sale and predict whether or not I will find items I love.
Out of all the items I bought from this farmhouse estate sale, the large schoolhouse clock was the only item I saw in the pictures that I knew I wanted. There were other items that had already sold, but the items I ended up getting either were’t pictured or were overlooked.
One deciding factor to check this particular sale out was the fact that it had an old barn full of stuff. That was where I found this chippy piece of architectural salvage, which I scored for only $1! I’m thinking about turning it into a coat rack by attaining some vintage hooks.
I’m a sucker for vintage books. My collection is pretty solid, so I try to limit myself to books that have something special about them. I loved the “People’s Home Library” book for its larger size and interesting content. The maroon book is actually a mechanical engineering handbook from the 1930’s. I thought that was really neat since that is what Kurt went to college for.
Price break down
I went at the end of the second day of the sale, so prices were negotiable and I got some really great deals on my haul. I will share what I got each item for, but remember prices vary based on several factors, including location. Also, these prices don’t take into account the time spent digging through cob webs and cleaning layers of dust off the old forgotten treasures. Therefore, if the dirty work isn’t for you, Etsy.com or your local antique store may be the way to go to find antiques for your home!
Wood Frames: $1 each
Boy Scout Duffle Bag: $14
Vintage sign: $1
Small Basket: $1
Small Clock: $7
Sewing Machine Drawers: $7
Books: $1 each
Clipboard: 25 cents
Large clock: $14
Architectural Salvage: $1
I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest junkin haul! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog! Be sure to follow along on Instagram @dianamariehome for daily inspiration and behind the scenes.