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  1. Great bunch of treasures! Envious! Maine has few estate sales–and most are at least an hour away. More auctions. I haven’t been to a single yard sale yet! Hit GW today and we did a flea market on a day trip Sat. We have no a/c in the house so riding in the a/c car is heaven!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      No A/C would kill me; I’d be driving all the time;) Yes, each area has different offerings to find vintage. I’d love to go to more farm auctions, but know they’re pretty time-consuming. Kind of fun to take in a variety of vintage treasure hunting; totally different stuff at each!

  2. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    You had some wonderful finds, Lora! LOVE your cement chicken! I haven’t been to any sales this year, but sure would like to!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Well, you’ve been pretty busy with other things, Linda! I’m sure once you start feeling settled, you can find some new haunts;) And yes, that cement chicken was a fun find!

  3. Great tips and great finds! I seriously can’t believe the prices around you are so cheap! And thanks for the heads up about the online estate sale links. I had no idea! Super excited to check those out.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, estate sale prices are usually pretty reasonable, but it does depend on the company and the area where they’re doing the sale. This sale was more inner city, so the prices were better than if it was a well-to-do suburb…and I’m a bottom feeder, ya know;) Hope you find some good sales where you are!

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have gone to them but with this mess i honestly haven’t but i love them and am like you i head for the garage and back yard. They are the best kind, You found lots of wonderful goodies. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They’re my favorite…except for curbside junking where everything’s free;) I love being able to nose around someone else’s house!

  5. Lora, I love how you describe your cleaning techniques and how to make things look better. Sometimes that scrubbing up does wonders. So many other bloggers don’t discuss that. What about clocks that do not work? Does it matter?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I think I like cleaning vintage junk items much more than cleaning my house, Margaret! All my years of selling gave me great on-the-job training how to clean and refresh all different types of things. I’m happy when I can help others let their vintage live it’s best life, too! As far as clocks, I just love them for their graphic artistic-ness. From the different number fonts, unique hands and different-shaped bodies, they add so much to a vignette. I could care less if they work. Sometimes we take them apart because the parts are more interesting for creative projects than the whole. I love using the paper or metal faces on a piece of furniture with a knob in the middle.

  6. Shelly Torola says:

    I haven’t gone to estate sales in eons- Seeing your haul, I need to change that ! So. Many. Great. Treasures.
    That reddish(orange?) clock is fabulous ! Really, something to swoon over in every picture you shared.
    Thanks for the inspiration to start hunting 😊

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Definitely fit some junk hunting in, Shelly! It is good medicine:) I did hit some good country sales out your way a couple weeks ago! Good luck!

  7. sharron penasack says:

    This was a great post! Thanks for sharing your finds!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Sharron! I’m working on scrubbing everything up today!