Friday, August 19, 2011

Estate Finds

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 - 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

1 comment:

PoetessWug said...

Buttons!!! I have some just like a couple of them...and the earrings too I think. Great finds all! :-]