"I've never seen so many old tools before." Then I began to dig. Oh my goodness...we were in there for an hour. So many cool things. The former owner had to be in his 80's and some of the tools had to be his fathers. Very old, amazing stuff. It was just so fun. We opened old chests and drawers and just looked in awe on the past. I started picking some things up and everything seemed to be $1 or less. The man's son even gave me some things for free. My husband, though mesmerized by the tools said he didn't know what he would do with them, he wasn't a tool person.
"Well, I said. I became the Vintage Pyrex person by starting. You could become the old tool person." In any case, I talked him in to getting the screw driver for $2.
It was only a few hours later that my husband Jim started talking about the tools again. "I think I want to go back!"
We had to wait until he was done with work on Sunday, and then we went back, this time with the kids. My son Ben and Jim spent another hour in the shop, while Emily and I went back inside. They must have cleaned out some more closets, and I grabbed the milk glass candy dish, a Pyrex dish, a slide rule, glitter (Such cute old packaging), a pitcher, and Emily got a purse with a wallet and a mug...plus the guy threw in some Tupperware for $6.
Jim decided to become "the tool guy" and got a few more things. Now we have to think of a way to display them and a place that would work in a small house.
So....here's what we found!
|Pyrex Early American Divided dish...I think I'm selling this.|
|$3 for all. I LOVE the labels on these old cans. They'll look great on the vintage cart outside.|
|The whole bowl of vintage ornaments $1. My daughter took the bowl and I took the ornaments!|
How cute is this...in the original packaging!
I don't think I realised until now how much cheap fun an Estate Sale could be for the whole family!