I love meeting the previous owners of my new finds. Sometimes there are stories there, sometimes not. Today the story that went with several items was of an aunt who had gone off to assisted living and had no need for her things. She took very good care of her belongings and I'm glad to be the recipient of them.
I came away with some fun, and super cheap, things for my kitchen and beyond. Everything I bought today happened to be vintage. I don't have photos of the non-kitchen things, but they were: a hand-made bright orange 1970's wheelchair bag that looked really cool and was never used which I bought for my 16 year-old; a record player and 5 vinyl albums including Cole Porter, Henry Mancini and Broadway show tunes and 2 costume jewelry bracelets and a silver teapot charm in a Hess's department store box (the box is probably worth more than the jewelry!).
Here are the kitchen items I picked up:
A complete fondue set, unopened.
Some vintage cookie cutters, including:
Charlie Brown and Lucy,
A cute ghost,
Gingerbread woman and man, both big and little,
Various older shapes,
Very old Ball jars which read: Ball Ideal Pat'd July 14, 1906. Very cool.