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, but...like 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 leaves...pink, 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.!

5 comments:

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.
Hugs,
Kathy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

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

shabbyscraps said...

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