Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thrifty Thursday~Estate Sale Finds

thriftthursday Yay! I finally found some thrifty goodies, after a dry spell, so I can play along at the Thrifty Thursday at Bloggaritaville party. Click on the picture above to transport over to the list of party-goers. It is a fun event; that is guaranteed!

There were signs up in our neighborhood pointing me to an Estate Sale. I dropped in on the second day and it was still pretty busy. I found it to be kind of odd, in a way. First of all, we live in a neighborhood that is not very old, so I wondered “what could they have?"”.

The sale was extremely well laid out and organized. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING in every room of the house was for sale. The kitchen cupboards were open with boxes of crackers, cans of soup, automatic dishwasher tablets and common medicines, like Tums. I found that to be kind of creepy; maybe it’s just me, but, how old are those crackers? Are those Tums expired?

There were some very nice things, too. I grabbed this heavy multi- heart muffin pan for only $2. It has never been used. I googled the John Wright Cast Iron CO and this is what I learned:

The original Wrightsville Hardware Company was founded in 1880 near our present location in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Along with our foundries, we have a retail store and outlet in a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse on the bank of the lovely Susquehanna River. If you are ever in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in – you can even enjoy a delightful breakfast or lunch in our Riverside Restaurant!

John Wright remains America’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer of cast iron products!!

022 020 023 John Wright has all types of specialty muffin pans. Their are flowers, pineapples, alphabet letters, corn cobs and a ton of others. Have you seen these muffin pans? Do you have any and do you use them?021

Here is my other purchase: a cotton Damask tablecloth and napkin set in a dreamy soft blue.The table cloth is 62 X 104, which will be perfect for my dining room table. This set has never been used.024

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The tablecloth picture is in “just unfolded after 30+ years”- shape. I will try to post a picture of it after I wash and press it and set it on the table, which I am excited to do.

All in all, it was worth the stop and I only had to go 3 blocks away.


sissie said...

Hi Cindy,
Wonderful finds. The heart muffin pan is wonderful and the history is interesting too.
Don't you just love it when you go to an estate sale where everything is organized, priced and ALL for sale.


Kiki said...

Yay...awesome treasures..score!!It is always a fabulous feeling to find things..yay..congrats..that muffin pan is amazing!!

Elizabeth said...

What a great muffin pan! And a great price too. Fabulous finds!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I have been to estate sales where EVERYthing was for sale, and it is a bit strange to think of using a used tube of toothpaste...not for me! Now, I sure would have latched on to the muffin pan and the linens. Interesting history on the company that makes cast ironware. Great finds!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good - nice finds. I have been to sales like that where used personal items were being sold also - where is the garbage can!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Great finds!


Julie said...

I think everything tastes better done in cast iron...for some reason. Great finds!
Just wanted you to know I am sorry about your Buddy. We just lost a 14 year old kitty, and we lost a dog to Diabetes last year... We have had to let go of another dog and kitty in the past 3 it has been tough!!!!!I know how you are feeling.... Hugs.....

Sarah said...

Cindy, great finds! I like the heart shaped pan. Sad to read about your dog. I've been there. It's difficult to give up a family pet.
Thanks for stopping by HFTS for the book review. You might enjoy reading this. How old are your sisters?
Take care ~ Sarah

Mimi said...

The tablecloth and napkins are a great find, love the soft color.