Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April Finds

Things seem to be picking up in estate sale land. There was a sale a few weeks ago about an hour away in a home that had been occupied by the same family for around 100 years. It just happened to be the same town where we rescued one of our Bassets, Henry, so we have fond thoughts and were happy to make the drive. 

I didn't buy a lot, but did find things I love. The small 70s suitcase is in great condition but...I didn't notice the front zipper was broken until I got to the car. I'm hoping it can be repaired. The tablecloth has some stains but lots of clean areas so will be a good cutter. I can't resist vintage slips, especially in pink. They usually sell quickly. I just got a few of the hankies and dresser scarves that were available since I already have so many, but the one with sweet birds and a flower garland was a must-have.
Someone used lots of pretty vintage millinery flowers to decorate this doll hat. I'll be removing them to use on projects and in inspiration kits. I was excited when I first saw it, but when I turned it over...
I saw that they had also decorated the underside of the brim! What a great find, and the price was great, too.

This little guy also came home with me. These are pretty readily available online and there are probably reproductions, but this one appears to be original to the 1940s or so. Pretty much everything in the kitchen was from the 1960s or before. It's in excellent condition, so hopefully someone in Etsy land will fall in love with him.
This 1940s Horsman bride doll was purchased this past weekend while I was at Glitter Retreat (more on that in my next few posts.) She was at a local consignment decorating store, and was half price at their sidewalk sale but still more than I usually pay. I bought a few other things and left her behind, but just had to go back for her. She'll be going to Etsy as soon as I clean her up a bit. 

My room is piled with things, so I'm not sure why I'm anxious for more estate sales. I need to list what's already here before buying more. 

We finally broke down and got a new computer (NOT an HP! Never again!) and then my camera broke. I'll be blogging and listing with iPhone pics until I replace it. It was fairly inexpensive and gave me thousands of photos over the last six years, so I can't complain.

Glitter Retreat posts coming soon!


  1. Those "lived there forever" sales are the best. Love how the hat had a bonus layer of flowers!

  2. You found some amazing finds at your sale...but that little bird hankie is just so precious! thanks for sharing them!

  3. I know just what you mean about being excited to find more while the treasures-in-waiting pile up. I swear, I can find SO many things to do besides write Etsy listings - LOL!