Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Lucky Estate Sale-er, Am I

Sorry my posts have been sorta erratic.  Just so you're all "in the know", I'm enrolled in class again this semester.  Wheel throwing.  But that's a whole other story...

I went to a pretty sweet estate sale over the weekend.  I took a chance and went on the last day.  Sometimes that works out (because you get the best deals) and sometimes it doesn't (things get picked through pretty quick at these things).  Happily, this time it worked out - I'm glad I went.

I was talking to Jon about it, and I think it works out for me b/c the things I'm looking for aren't always the high demand stuff.  He's a first day kinda guy.  I mean I do like a lot of the things that would sell on the first day from a collector/decorator standpoint for my home.  But as far as finding cool stuff for my shop and awesome vintage supplies for my crafts - I often do really well.  Check out that haul ^ !

I found an awesome stash of ribbons and ric-rac.  I stocked UP!!

A couple of my favorites.
Here are some awesome vintage thermoses and a great plaid cooler.  I LOVE the colors.  I haven't decided if I'll be keeping one or more of these guys, or if all will be going in the shop.

A most excellent stash of vintage fabric!  (Obsession much?  Yes.)

And another couple random awesome items.  Super cute "Have a Happy Day" bag (1970s?  I might be keeping this one.  How many totes does one girl need...?) and an adorable little baby jumper/overall with the tags still on!  (Shop-bound.)

All-in-all, a pretty great haul.  Oh, and if you look really close in the first picture (remember, you can always click to enlarge my pics) there's some other pretty sweet finds.  A great, vibrant napkin set.  A fur wrap that I'll be upcycling.  A fat stack of vintage felt (with original price tags - one of my favorite parts about vintage shopping! - "JCPenny 10/$1.00").  A whole jar of grommets (I think I'll be using them for my holiday gift tags for the show).  A bag of what I'm calling "french fry" foam stuffing that I can't wait to play with (it's peaking out from behind the thermoses).  Ad a cute pin cushion with a hand-crocheted trim all around.

K, I'm off to bed.  Did you do anything cool over the weekend?  Is anyone else in class right now?


C a m i l l e said...

Love love love that mushroom ribbon! I've gotta go garage sale-ing this weekend!

Fellow Etsy Blog Team member.Happy Friday!

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Cassandra of Pooknflip said...

I know! Isn't it cuuuute?

Great to "meet" you! Your blog is really nice! I'm still wandering around, checking it out. Thanks for stopping by!