It's been a long, dry, summer here on the East Coast -- for both yard sales and front lawns, as evidenced by the grass in these photos!
And although there still weren't many yard sales listed last weekend, we did happen upon a fruitful one! Not only was there a lot of vintage stuff at great prices, it was only the first round of a moving sale so there should be more goodies soon. I will have to stalk that house.
Here is our first find from that one sale -- because you can never have too many little and cute bookcases. I think this was a part of something larger, like a top hutch to a bottom unit with a door. But we will use it as a bookshelf, and it will be happy.
I don't know what we'll do with this mirror, but it's old and has a great shape -- wish I could say as much!
This cool gray industrial metal bin has already been repainted red to hold toys and such.
I especially like the top sorting bins. Hmm, but maybe I liked it better the silvery gray. Let's just play with Mr. VJIMT's head a bit, shall we?
How about two for the price of one? This opalescent green one will keep its original color, and the decal.
But that's not all we found!
Here's a child-sized Christmas apron with a hand-stiched greeting on the pocket.
And a lovely crackled transferware water pitcher from the early 1900s, which reminded me of this one I found (and subsequently sold on Etsy) earlier in the season.
I bought this one too, even though it wasn't as crackly. I definitely prefer the stained edge above.
I did some research, and found Charles A. Watson, an American artist of the mid-19th century who painted seascapes in nearby Maryland. The label on the back says Washington, DC, so maybe it's the same guy?
He also got an antique wooden measuring tool…
And my favorite find of the day? This large brown (not blue, as it appears in these first two photos) hanging rack with ELEVEN double hooks.
Not sure whether to hang it vertically or horizontally, but the hooks aren't in the right position (although I'm sure they each can be twisted 90 degrees) when viewed horizontally.
Here is a more accurate representation of the color, although the Mister has probably already painted it white (as requested).
It had me (hooked) at "hooks".