Saturday, June 22, 2013

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

I got a few auctions listed this week, and I also started listing a big lot of vintage Playboy Vargas Girl pin-ups on Etsy - look for a whole post on them next week, once I get them all listed. I've been shopping every weekend of course, since we are smack dab in the middle of sale season here in Ohio. I've not been good about putting up a haul post of what I've found, the weekends are so busy I'm doing good to get everything checked in and onto the incoming inventory shelves! :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Great House Project of 2013 - Meet my new couch!

The great house project is coming along - very, very slowly, as I figured it would. I did manage to tick one item off of the to-do list though - score a new couch! I actually got it a few weeks ago, showed it off on Facebook, then promptly forgot to come over here to the blog and do the same.

 This is the photo that was in the auction listing.

I won it at an online auction, for $70. It looks like it was never used - I'm guessing it was the "good" couch in some little Grandma's house, the one that sat in the living room no one was ever allowed to use. Maybe even with plastic over it. Will says he thinks it was a funeral home couch - needless to say I don't think he is a fan of the upholstery pattern! ;) I like it, but really it doesn't matter, because I have a chocolate brown sofa cover to put over it to protect it from doggie feet.

 Another auction listing photo, close up of the upholstery.

The tag inside says Franklin Furniture Company, a subsidiary of The Stearns And Foster Company. And there is another tag that says Leugers Fine Furniture, Cincinnati Ohio.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

Sadly it's looking like we might be without power for the next few days, if the weathermen are right and the huge wind storm they are predicting comes through later tonight... So, I figured I'd better do a quick post now to show what I've listed at auction this week so far!

First and foremost are these amazing vintage apothecary jars - honestly, I've drooled over similar ones for years now and never really expected to find any myself. They just aren't all that common! But, I lucked out last weekend - and at a regular old garage sale too, really the last place I would expect something like this to show up! Check them out:

I just can't get over the contrast between the hardcore drug names and the dainty flower designs underneath of them - they are too perfect!

Here's a few other random goodies I got listed as well:

If you are in the path of the storm, stay safe!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013