Saturday, March 12, 2011

Estate Sale Jackpot

We had planned on going to four Estate Sales today but did so well at the first two that we decided to call it a day. I felt like we hit the estate sale jackpot. At the first sale I was the 30th person to sign up and luckily they took the first 30 people. Hooray! There was a lot of Mid Century Modern furniture but the prices were high and the big boys (dealers) were grabbing those. I stayed with what I was comfortable with and got some great deals.

Best find of the day were these suitcases. The middle one was from last week's sale but it just looked good in this photo with the two I bought today. I also found a pair of shoe trees.

I can never resist vintage ornaments. Some are Shiny Brites and some are from Poland.

Evidently I can't resist sewing baskets either. I love old spools and buttons. My dear Boyfriend found the tin on the left that was filled with vintage sewing surprises. Yay!
This plastic sewing box is in beautiful condition.
These vintage button cards are all from different companies. The card in front says "4 for 12 cents". How quaint to think of a time when you could buy four buttons for only 12 cents.

The second sale that we went to also had some Mid Century Modern pieces but smaller items that I could afford.

I found these Georges Briard glass serving dishes. The pattern is classic Mid Century Modern in gold.

One of the few needlework techniques I have never tried is Tatting because I don't think I would have the patience. Because of this, I admire tatted needlework and like the look and feel of this lace.

I also found some items to use for crafting supplies. I grew up with Blue Chip Stamps and have always wished I had some for my heritage scrapbook pages. Imagine my joy to find several books filled with Blue Chip Stamps. I also bought a small bag of rhinestone jewelry to use for crafting but found a pair of sterling silver earrings among the pieces. The two floral corsages will be disassembled for craft supplies.


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47 comments:

  1. Yay! Nothing better than some great estate sale scores. :-)

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  2. Now why can't I find great things like that in my neck of the woods... Love them all! Great finds! I would have stopped and gone to have a cocktail afterwards! LOL...

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  3. yes I would say you had a successful day!

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  4. Really great finds! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! :-)

    Happy Sunday, Lynda, and thank you so much for following my blog. (Have you seen the "Translate" button [Vælg sprog (Choose language)] in the right column? The translation is quite funny at times, but still it'll give you a quite good idea of what the text is all about. :-))

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  5. I can see why you would call it a successful day without going further. When I come across sewing and crafting finds the budget never goes as far as my desires.

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  6. Lovely serving dishes and suitcases! I encounter that kind of clear sewing case all the time :)

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  7. I love those old suitcases. I want to find one to make a table out of. I already have the suit case stand. How fun.

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  8. I have a stack of suitcases as well..but those are gorgeous and a great combo!!

    Everything else is amazing as well.

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  9. The suitcases are awesome and so is the tatted (a new term for me) needlework.

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  10. Again I seethe with jealousy regarding the estate and yard sales you guys have! I've been reading so many posts from North America today and am envious of all your finds. Love the suitcases and am a big fan of vintage Christmas decorations.

    Oh well, will stick to the charity (thrift) shops...

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  11. What fun stuff! I picked up a few of the same Briard trays a few weeks ago too :-) Congrats on your finds!

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  12. Great finds. Love those vintage suitcases.

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  13. Wow, great stuff! I wish we had estate sales like that in Australia.

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  14. WOW you really did hit the jackpot! Great finds! Love the suitcases! Just became your newest follower. Stop by and visit if you get a chance. Blessings, Vicky

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  15. What fun pieces! Love the suitcases. Enjoy your treasures!

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  16. Are you kidding me with this!!!
    CHA CHING!!
    What great finds!!

    I just became a follower.......just in case you ever decide to give up those suitcases!!! ha ha

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  17. Love those vintage suitcases. I have some too and I use them for my scarf collection, turtlenecks in winter and t-shirts in summer, craft projects and fabric stashes. These are just beautiful. Love your pretty gold trays, too! Come over and link up to my Share the Love link party at 5pm CST!
    Mary

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  18. Hey! I found you through the linky parties. Happy to be your newest follower. Love you suitcases. I have several and have used them all over my house.
    Barb

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  19. L-O-V-E the vintage suitcases! I have a couple but want to add to my collection. I'm visiting from Coastal Charm!

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  20. Wow-ser! You hit the jackpot for sure. :)

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  21. You hit the jackpot..love,love,love the suitcases..I have one and I will hold on to it forever..it was my mom's..
    ~Shirley

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  22. Beautiful finds! I use to help my mom collect the stamps and then we would get to pick out what we would get with them. I have never found any of them in the last 10 years of junkin. You scored!

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  23. Holy Suitcases! Ohhh the possibilities.
    Awesome. Major score.

    xo Jeanne.
    http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com/

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  24. My word, I say you did hit the jackpot at this sale. It is a good thing you were not number one in line, you would have had to have a big truck to haul your goodies in.

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  25. You found some wonderful things...lucky! I used to collect suitcases and have some similar ones around my house. My favorite is the one I put on a train rack in a bathroom. It holds all the essentials. Pop over and visit me at Brambly, I would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful day!

    Ann-Marie

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  26. Loving those trunks!!
    Visiting from Vintage thingy THursday

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  27. I am so jealous, those suitcases are the best! The colors look great together.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Otis and James accessory giveaway

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  28. Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love Link Party!
    Mary

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  29. What a jackpot you indeed did hit!! My favorite is the sewing stuff and the suitcases!!! Great day I'd say. Happy VTT!

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  30. Wow! Amazing finds! I found some vintage suitcases yesterday at GW and I was over the moon about them. Just found your lovely blog via Common Ground. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  31. What Treasures..... I can't wait till the Yard sales & Flea Markets start around here~
    Cheryl

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  32. I remember the S &H Green stamps and saving those for special treats. Looks like you had a great day with lots of cute finds.

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  33. I have been looking for vintage suitcases for a while now. Wish I had your luck!

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  34. Wow! I would say you indeed did hit the "estate sale jackpot"! Like you, vintage ornaments and linens are some of my weaknesses, too. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  35. I can never resist sewing baskets and notions either!! And if I find fabric, Only God can help me........LOL. Love all your finds!

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  36. I love the ornaments. The suitcases look pretty cool too!
    Beth

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  37. more great finds! Wow, you have had some awesome thrifting adventures and finding some really terrific treasures!

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  38. Lots of great finds...fun suitcases!

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  39. Wonderful finds - the serving dishes are perfection. Love your blog (came through The Thrifty Groove) and became a new follower. Can't wait to see what you create or find next.

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  40. Wow! You did well...You shop like I do, let the big boys have the big stuff.
    Happy Friday

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  41. Wow! That is a lot of neat stuff! I am stopping by via Diann's Thrifty Things Friday. I love vintage ornaments and all the sewing stuff you found. Awesome!~Ames

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  42. You sure did hit the jackpot. I found one vintage suitcase recently, but one suitcase just looks lonely so I can't really do anything with it until I have a lovely stack like you do. They look great.

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  43. I would say you did very well indeed! Love buttons and sewing items myself. I love the vintage suitcases! Amazing finds! hugs, Linda

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