We headed out to an estate sale this morning - it was actually a bunch of stuff which was brought down from up north (for all you non-Michiganders, "up north" refers to the northern half of the state - Michigan's vacation territory) from a couple of cabins. Today was the second day, but we still made off with some goodies!
Look at all that good stuff! A new (old) star sieve. A couple of vintage (antique?) folding measuring sticks. An adorable set of cups from Japan (they're going in the shop this afternoon!). A pair of super cute earrings. A copper owl brooch (he'll be in the shop too later!). Some eyelet trim for gnome-making. A great old wooden box for storage. And buttons!!! TONS of buttons. At an excellent price. It's really hard to find vintage and antique buttons at any sort of reasonable price. I made out like a bandit. :)
Here's a closer look at some of my absolute favorites from the lot...
Aren't they neato? Some I probably won't even use. I like to collect the really cool ones. But some you will definitely see on some in-the-works plushies. :) Those two in the middle - umm...like second row in...a round one and an oval one - look like they're made of bone or horn or something. And that set of square but circle blue ones near the back are awesome. Love 'em.
And here's a better picture of my new earrings and the owly.
Like I said, the owl will be in the shop later, but the earrings are all mine. Aren't they great? I mean, how sweet are they?! I just love the tiny little enameled flowers. So very Springy and fun. <3