Friday, April 26, 2013

Estate Sale Finds

Most estate sales in this area are more than ten miles away - not far to drive, but close is always better in my opinion.  Last Saturday there was an estate sale less than a mile from our house. The DH is always up early so he went first. He brought me a bag of vintage seam binding and two cute pairs of gloves. His take was that there wasn't much left that I'd want, but I couldn't resist going a bit later in the morning (OK, almost noon.)  Yes, there were still some treasures to be had.
I bought this little vintage '50s case. With a little foufing, it will be perfect to carry a few art supplies for classes. I usually lug my big tote, but sometimes it's just overkill when I only need glue and scissors and a few embellishments.

The little case held more seam binding, along with some lace, buttons, buckles and other fun things.
These are just a few of the many packages of seam binding. There were more button cards and loose buttons. Not sure what I'll do with the numbers, but they'll go on something.
This was my favorite find. I got them to come down on the already-reasonable price because they didn't have batteries and weren't sure if it worked. No sound so far, but that doesn't really bother me. If we get it to work, I'll probably sell it and for now I think it's cute just sitting on a shelf. I especially love the little crown emblem.

There are about a dozen sales this weekend, so hopefully I'll have more items for my Etsy shop soon. I'm also hoping to finish up my Rolodex art cards this weekend. The deadline was extended a week, but I need to finish up and start creating for the three Birdsong swaps I've joined.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Great finds, especially the sewing notions. A husband who buys seam binding. Bless him.

  2. I know, right, Kathy! I think my favorite is the little case (and I expect to see it at Birdsong 3!) That radio is just too adorable, too!