Monday, May 23, 2011

Estate Sales and Race Cars

I am late posting this week because it was my birthday and we were out of town. I want to share some of my estate sale finds and then I will explain the belated posting.

Because we were heading out of town, I found several estate sales outside of our normal shopping locations. My favorite finds of the day were several Paint-by-Numbers. They were still in their boxes with all of the little jars of paint. Two are unfinished but the one shown here is not only completed but the "artist" signed and dated the piece. It was completed in 1970. 

The paintings were found in an out-building that must have been someone's craft room. I also found these large wooden spools and some floral supplies. I used to love the straw flowers that were so popular in the 70s.

In the same building were these old, wooden game pieces and a large number of glass insulators.

Inside of the house I found an unused Strawberry Shortcake pillowcase and some vintage pink flowers.
I found a lot of other small items that I can use for crafting; more wooden rulers and Christmas items.

Now to explain why I am late posting. I always wish my parents had not only encouraged my dreams when I was younger but allowed me to pursue my dreams. My son has a dream to drive race cars. So I am encouraging him to dream big because some dreams do come true. This weekend, my birthday weekend, we were out at a race track in the California desert. My son built his own car and is now learning how to race correctly on a real race track. I want him to live the life he imagines and have fun in the process. He is driving the red car in the middle of the pack.
I got a little sunburned but I also got a chance to hunt at some different estate sales but most importantly, I got to watch my son as he reached for the moon.

This is linked to:
Apron Thrift Girl, Beyond the Picket FenceBlue Creek Home, Brambleberry CottageCoastal Charm, Creating a House of GraceHey What's For Dinner Mom?, It's a Very Cherry World, Tales from BloggeritavilleThe Colorado Lady, The Thrifty GrooveThe Thrifty Home and Very Merry Vintage Style


  1. My son went to Drivers School (yup, autorace drivers school) as soon as he was old enough. I say it was one of the best things for him. While he can't afford to race on a regular basis it also made him a much more confident driver daily and able to respond to dumb things people do on his daily commute. He is pursuing another dream in the music business. Not exactly the plan he had but a version. Some dreams take twists and turns but we have them for a reason.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Keep dreaming.

  2. Better late than never:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lynda! :-)

    Once again you have found some great items at the estate sales. Especially I LO-OOOVE the wooden spools!

    Greetings from Denmark...
    and Lisbet :-)

  3. Great finds, all looks like so much fun.
    I used to do the paint by number kits when I was young.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great treasures. I really like the plant frog, been looking for one. These paint by number paintings are really neat.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday! Wonderful finds, and what a great Mom you are to encourage your son to dream big, and help him to make those dreams come true!
    Happy REDnesday,

  6. Besides having a nice birthday, you made a killing on all these goodies. Great finds.

  7. Oh Wow! You really did get some great stuff! :)


  8. Happy Birthday to you - a little late! I love all of the vintage things you found - the frog and the big spools are great.
    Thanks for sharing them at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

    Hope your son wins lots of races!

  9. Happy Birthday! You found some lovely treasures.

  10. Those green flowers are called 'Hillflowers'...
    sorry the floral designer of 39 years comes out sometimes ;0) Love all your finds. Looks like you had a fun B'day.

  11. Wow great finds! Thanks for linking to my Share the Love link party!

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