If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen a tease about an item I bought at an estate sale on Friday, that has sold on Ebay for $1,000. This has been my biggest "thrifted" purchase to date in size and cost.
A few weeks back I saw, on another blog, a Danish teak folding desk that was awesome. So when I saw pictures of and estate sale and saw something that looked similar I was ready to buy. When we went to the sale I told my mom if it's $300 I'll get it, but I figured it would be much more expensive. Then after waiting in line for about 30 minutes, with a sales tab already running from items in the garage, we were inside. I bee line to the kitchen, as usual, and end up in the living room where I find my mom standing guard by the folding desk, with a price less than my top price. UGH, this is usually not how this goes. Most of the time the item is 2-5 times more than what I want to spend. I look at it, intimidated by it (because I really didn't expect it to be less) and walk away.
Yes...I walked away.
Then a few minutes I'm back, ask if they would take a little less (estate sales usually don't go down on prices the first day), and they said yes. Oh hell! Ok. It's mine, and here it is.
A vintage, Danish, teak, mini-office/folding desk.
|Magazine rack on the bottom left, and it has a large drawer just under the desk.|
It all folds up to just under 4 feet tall, and 2 1/2" wide.
So here are my other finds from this last week.
A Merry Mushroom spice rack set.
An Aladdin lunch set, with two insulated bottles, a lunch box with 4 nesting cups/bowls, all packed up in a cowhide case.
Some Pyrex. Such a pretty blue.
Look at the glass Butterfly Gold carafe, a great addition to my ever growing Butterfly Gold collection.
My mom spotted this item. A vintage General Electric toaster. I'm not sure how old this is (possibly early 80's), but it looks great. Our toaster died recently, and we bought a new one that arrived dead, but this one works. Even better it matches our kitchen and at $3 it was a steal. I've eaten toast every morning since we bought it.
And she also bought this, a flip desk calendar with thermostat. Yeah, weird the center piece is a thermostat, that works. The calendar part is pretty cool too. You flip the little rectangle piece and the numbers change. The only info I have on this is the thermostat if Florn, and it was purchased at a jewelers "Nat Jewelers" in NJ (sticker under the piece).
Yay, got this done and out of the way. Time to start taking pictures to list items on Etsy.