Friday, July 24, 2009

Warning: Lots of FAB Estate Sale Finds...

I left my girls with my mom today and hit the road. I totally needed a break and there were some good-looking estate sales in Seattle. I normally don't go all the way to Seattle for estate sales, I said, I needed a break and I had the whole day to get it. So, I braved the traffic ( bad) and hit these sales (good). I found some **FABULOUS*** stuff.

Wanna see?
First, a vintage medicine cabinet with side shelves and an etched rose on the mirror:
Broken pearly-type jewelry (look at the clasps!)

vintage art supplies:

a pink jewelry box and an enamel refrigerator drawer:

some peices of fabric with embroidery and instructioons on them, some pretty blue thread and a scrap of a crocheted piece of linen...

A pink satin doll jacket I bought just for the buttons (I mean LOOK at them...!!), some fake pearls and (cue angelic choirs singing....) some vintage posies. I {LOVE} these posies!!!

a sweet feather pillow and some ceramic roses for mosaics...

Can I just say how HAPPY these vintage labels make me? I have been looking for these for sooo long. I got a few pieces on Etsy, and a box on Ebay, but I have looked and LOOKED at estate sales for a box of them and I found FOUR boxes today. OH HAPPINESS!!! I know...I'm easy to please, but seriously...look at these....even the boxes are cute! I'll show you the labels in a separate post. They deserve their own, I think...

A teeny tiny plastic baby (less than 1 1/4"!!) fully dressed in a teeny tiny dress, bonnet and panties (SOMEONE had a LOT of time on their hands, methinks!)
a bisque baby, a headless baby and a dismembered baby...awww, aren't they cute?

jewelry pieces: rhinestone pins, a crocheted pin thingie and one of those big safety pin kilt closures (I saw a super CUTE pin at Claires that I'm going to try to make a version of)...

silver Dennison stars and silver glass glitter

brass paper fasteners, otherwise known as brads in the original cute little box:
2 little flower frogs and a wee little nickel (?) scotty dog

Just LOOK at the colors of these silk and velvet, cream, white, gold and pale green...YUMMY! Oh, and there's some pink ribbon, too...
Here's a picture with some of it , including a cool journal-type book

Vintage Christmas: mecury glass beads...bottle brush wreath and a plastic Mary figurine

Whew! And it all cost only about $40. Not bad, right? And, I had fun...definitely a good break! Thanks for hangin in there with me.!


Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Dear goodness, I love it all , Geat junk finds, Love yor blog!! Tootles, Janna

Diane said...

Beautiful finds and yes what fun the hunt can be. I love those pastel velvet leaves, and the mercury beads are always fun to add to my creations. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Diane

KatCollects said...

Hi Sweetie,
I love all of your finds, well except for maybe that headless baby, lol. I sent you an email, I hope you are doing ok.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

WOW! Oh you must have blown a gasket when you got to that sale! Tons of great stuff for the little scottie!
Great blog!!

shabbyscraps said...

awesome finds girl! Love the medicine cabinet the best!
xoxo, Tiffany