We went to some garage and estate sales on Saturday morning. The first few sales we hit were overpriced, lacked in selection, and some had funky smells. However, we did find two sales that were good. At the first sale, I found this lovely box with lid. It looks like milk glass. I’m not sure if this is vintage or not, but it certainly suits my tastes. It was only $3.
The other sale was awesome! It was a quad-level home that belonged to this guy’s mother. The family had taken what they wanted so he was just selling what was left. Nothing was priced, which normally irritates me but this guy just wanted the stuff gone!
I was so excited when I opened up the cupboard and found a Pyrex Pink Rainbow Stripes 1.5 pint mixing bowl. It’s in good shape and washed up well in the dishwasher.
On the third level, there was a long wall with built-in bookcases. There were all sorts of books but of course, I zeroed in on the cooking and gardening books. I bought six books. My favorite from the bunch is this 1995 Martha Stewart Cookbook. It’s a hardcover book. The dust jacket is beat up but the interior pages are intact!
While I was looking at books, Rob went off to investigate the rest of the third level and the basement. Rob came back and told me there were old magazines in the next room so off I went. I was thrilled to see vintage Art News magazines from the 1950’s and 1960’s. I know a reasonable amount about art and always enjoy exploring art museums when we travel. I bought all 15 they had. I took a picture of my four favorite ones. The October 1957 issue has an article written by Isamu Noguchi!!! I didn’t even realize that until we got home and I started reading them. The Noguchi Museum in Queens, NY is one place I haven’t been to but would love to visit.
I only spent $4 for the Pyrex bowl, 6 books, and 15 Art News Magazines. What a deal! Yippeeee!!!!
And for those of you intersted in green building and design items, you might want to check out the October 2006 issue of This Old House Magazine. It’s a really good issue and there is even an article about 15 green projects for under $500. As you might have expected, I bought a cheap subscription to TOH magazine on eBay 😀