August was a great month for Estate Sales. There were several to choose from each week, and Mom and I were able to find quite a bit of useful and interesting stuff. We went to the first sale of the month on Sunday when everything was 50% off. Mom picked up some everyday stuff like measuring spoons and Tupperware for next to nothing.
I found a Tupperware Jel-N-Serve ring mold for $1.00 and a silver-plated cake server for 50c. I've had the ring mold on my wish list for some time. It unmolds much more easily than the aluminum ones and is very easy to take to picnics and parties.
They had a whole shelf of these bar glasses from a defunct bowling alley, and I would have loved to have taken a dozen, but they wanted $2 each, even at half-off. Fortunately they accepted my offer of $6.00 for half a dozen, so I was able to bring some home.
Mom bought this Corning petite pan in the "Wildflower" pattern for 50c mostly because it had the handle. Isn't it cute?
These wooden Christmas ornaments were 50c and will go to the gardener, roller skater and bowler in the family.
We were surprised to find this vintage Wil-hold sewing box with it's tray for $1.50. Sewing boxes usually sell on the first day. We also bought the metal contraption. I don't think the sellers knew what it was. We certainly didn't, but it was interesting and only 25c.. It was marked "Tack-It" and when we looked it up online it turned out to be a very handy tool for marking fabric.
Here's a picture of Mom using it to mark a dot on a skirt I've been sewing. She folded a little piece of tracing paper around the fabric, and then slipped the base under the fabric and lined up the bolt with the dot to be marked. Next, she held down the bar and smacked the bolt head with a hammer. Voila! Both pieces of fabric were marked perfectly. It's a wonderful tool. If you ever run across one at a sale, grab it.
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