I admit that I have had shopping fantasies since I went to that amazing estate sale last month where the seller was stressed and unorganized. There were so many unopened boxes that she was just not ready to sell at the time. Happily, patience has paid off a second time. Not only did the seller have a second estate sale but she remembered me as being the polite woman from the previous sale.
She was still stressed and only slightly more organized and she still refused to sell sentimental items but it was a fantasy come true to see what other treasures were hidden in the unopened boxes. There were a lot of Roseville and other vintage pottery but they were priced out of my thrift budget range.
Best find of the day was this beautiful green glass cake stand.
I also found this small, mercury glass vase. I don't know if it is old but it looks like it has been in storage for quite some time so it can't be a recent reproduction.
I love the shapes of these items. The tray is dated 1957 and has grape clusters around the edges. The larger urn and bud vase will be refinished in a shabby chic look. The small bowling pin is solid wood.
There were a lot of needleart pieces at this sale. I bought several embroidered linens, crochet doilies and lots of vintage lace. Plus several bags of thread spools, of which some are lovely silk threads.
There were also lots of vintage floral millinery supplies and these great little paper maché heads that were probably used as cupcake decoration picks.
I don't know why I needed this but I found a Bell and Howell 8mm projector in a case with an instruction book. I just had to have this. I think this reminds me of watching family home movies.
I only went to one other garage sale after this and picked up an Olympia typewriter in a case.
I am happy to have had a second chance to return to this sale and quench my curiosity. Life doesn't always give you second chances and I am grateful for this odd bit of luck.
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