Saturday, May 30, 2009

Estate sale finds

You know how sometimes you try and try to find good estate sales and yard sales, and you just can't? Sometimes, you hit dud after dud, and you get frustrated. Right? Then, one day, you hit the motherlode. Well, maybe that's a little dramatic, but, still....you find a sale that's JUST what you NEEDED...your heart starts pumping, your breathing gets shallow, you see a box of beautfully aged lace for $3 and you get tunnel vision and think you're gonna faint, but the only thing that keeps you from fainting is that you just know that sweet looking little old lady in the room with you has her eye on that box of lace, and she's just WAITING for you to slip up or faint cuz she'a really not a sweet little old lady, she really is a....
Oh.
Well, that's how I get....
I found a good one today, girls!
here's the loot:

Flower frogs. This one is TINY! I've never seen one so wee. It's probably only 1/2" across. Soooo cute!

Couldn't resist this cute little elephant. Why? I have no idea....

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!! Milk and cream caps. A ton of them. The picture is probably only 1/3 of the ones I got.

A tiny sweet Catholic children's prayer book, and a mesh purse...



Ball jar salt and pepper shakers in the original box...


A gorgeous red tablecloth, teeny tart tins, and a set of measuring cups (there's those shakers again..)

A record book from the 40's and a bunch of childrens readers

Beautiful mantle cloth, and matching runner and tea cloth

In the box of lace, some vintage eyelet and embroidered cloth...

Lace...

Lace....


And more lace.... What's that? You'd like to see more lace? Ooookaaaay:

WHEW! Thanks for sharing this with me! I feel like I need a nap, now....




























































8 comments:

Maison Douce said...

That is the motherload!!!! You're too funny, Tammy!! When will we have a chance to hook up again??!!
Isabel

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

I'm drooling over all that lace!!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Great stuff!! I hit all the duds today and wasted a perfect "sleep in day". Sighh!!!

Kyla Hailstone said...

Oh the milk caps and lace!! I'm sooo jealous!!

Kyla
adamandkylahailstone@bresnan.net

Michele said...

Wow...you did hit the motherload! I get just like you...and my family cannot understand why!

Hugz,
michele

KatCollects said...

You always have to look out for those sweet looking little old ladies, LOL. You are to funny. You found some great things! I stopped at a few sales Saturday, mine were all duds. I'm going with you next time : )
Hugs,
Kathy

shabbyscraps said...

oh, I love the lace! exquisite!
xoxo, Tiffany

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

AMAZING finds!!!!!
xoxo,
Kristin