Saturday, June 18, 2011

I May Have a Lot of Explaining To Do - Estate Sale Crazy Day

I was on my own today as I headed out to some early Garage and Estate Sales. Dear Handyman hasn't seen what I bought yet. I really should have actually tried to lift the thing before I bought it but the seller was just so nice to offer to carry it to my car for me. Or maybe I should have noticed the huge chain that was holding it up on display. But no, I only saw the lovely vintage green color, the super cheap price and fell in love with it. So now I have to explain why this large (but lovely) scale followed me home. The scale face is 15 3/4" in diameter and has a State of California, Weights and Measures seal from 1965. There is a scale face on the other side as well.

Luckily, I never need to explain my fondness for Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments. I found several boxes and it wasn't until I got home that I realized all of the boxes had lids, yippee!

I also found some Mercury Glass Beads in two sizes. I've never seen the larger size beads before. 

Then there was this wonderful Christmas tree topper still in its box. This is my favorite tree topper so far.

I love old embroidered dish towels. I found a 7-day set of bluebirds.

And this 6-piece set of embroidered towels with black terriers and kitchen items. Both sets of kitchen towels are going in my Stuff to Treasure Shop.

I found a box of Legos from 1963. I haven't poured everything out to count the pieces but the box is full and I love Legos.

I bought some Blue Chip stamp books a while back to use in some crafting projects. They brought back fond memories and are such a nice icon of a past time. Well, I found the motherlode of Blue Chip stamps this time. It is a book of unused stamps that a retailer probably used to tear out stamps for their customers. Pages of pristine, uncut, stamps!

Another treasure that I found is this vintage Child's 45 rpm Record Holder Book. It is filled with records from the 70s but I plan to turn it into a different project. The cover graphics are absolutely adorable.

Another fun day of estate sale hunting. And please check out my STUFF TO TREASURE shop to see the new vintage kitchen items that I added.

This is linked to:
A Little Knick Knack, Apron Thrift GirlBlue Creek Home, Brambleberry CottageCherished Treasures, Chic on a ShoestringCoastal CharmCreating a House of Grace, Finding FabulousFrugalicious MeHer Library Adventures, Hey What's For Dinner Mom?It's a Very Cherry World, My Romantic HomeTales from Bloggeritaville, The Colorado Lady, The Shabby Nest,  The Thrifty Groove, The Thrifty HomeType A and Very Merry Vintage Style


  1. I am a sucker for shiny bright ornaments and love the boxes and display them too at Christmas. Love those days of the week towels. You did great!!

  2. The record holder is awesome. Love vintage children items. Funny about the HUGE,HEAVY how are you going to "break the news" to the hubby? Goodluck... Tiffany

  3. Wah! I'm jealous of your vintage Chrismtas loot -- how exciting! I get almost as excited about the boxes as I do the ornaments ... almost. :-)

  4. Oh the cover of that record book is adorable! I love, love, love Legos. It's getting hard to find plain old Legos anywhere. Stores always have the ready-to-build play sets for spaceships and whatnot, never just the original blocks. Finding a 1963 box of blocks is awesome!

    <3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

  5. Wow! I love that scale and all the Shiny Brites. I just made something out of the BlueChip them and glad you found a book full. Wish we still had those around.
    Thanks for sharing all your great treasures.

  6. Oh my goodness! you really scooped some treasures! Love love love the Christmas decorations!

  7. Wow, what a great bunch of goodies. I love the shiny Christmas decorations and the cutest embroidery.

  8. I would have picked that scale up too! Such a pretty color!

  9. Is it ok to be jealous. I think you scored big.

  10. I have been an estate sale junky lately too! Your shop is great! I have to say - those bluebird dishtowels are calling my name! Love them! I would have a hard time giving those up to sell.

  11. What wonderful things you found. I love the vintage tea towels and the Shiny Brite ornaments. I can't resist either of those when I'm out thrifting. The scale is very cool too. I'm visiting from Rednesday. Hope you can stop by Cottage and Creek and say 'hi.'

  12. What glorious finds....loved them all. We have such similar tastes..I would have picked them all up too. Thank God we didn't go together,lol

  13. I wish I could have been with you on this outing. You did very well with your purchases.

  14. What delightful embroidered tea towels! My grandmother used to decorate things like that. Good finds, all... Here from Mary's party.
    ~ Sue

  15. You always find the best things! That scale is amazing, and so is that Shiny Brite score. Love everything you found!
    Happy REDnesday,

  16. When you keep your eyes (and your purse) open, you usually do find great treasures at estate sales!


    Woman in the scarlet coat,
    Are you heading for a boat?
    Or perhaps you need a bus
    To get far away from us.
    Whether wheels or sails you take
    Don’t forget the chocolate cake
    To sustain you on your way;
    Red-clad damsel, now we say,
    “Go with grace, enjoy the ride,
    See you on the other side!”

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red-Roofed Lighthouse

  17. What fabulous finds!! LOVE the ornaments and vintage Legos!

  18. OMGoodness...what lovely things you found!! I LOVE that scale...the color is divine!! I always look for vintage ornaments, but never find them around here, even at estate sales. I'd say you hit the jackpot that day!! Lucky you!~

    Happy VTT!

  19. You really hit the jackpot on these buys.

  20. LOve the big scale and I would have hauled that thing home by hand if necessary!
    I have a weakness for Christmas vintage and mercury glass! You lucked out girl!
    Thanks for coming to THT!

  21. I love embroidered kitchen towels!

  22. I love all your treasures; those sweet kitchen towels are my favorite!

  23. Great finds! I love the shiny brite ornaments!

    Susan and Bentley

  24. What great treasures! Love old Christmas ornaments and that scale is wonderful!

  25. Wow, you found some fabulous stuff! I'm drooling over those embroidered towels. I'll be keeping a look out for them in your shop!

  26. Thanks for sharing @ Pinkalicious Thursday! Love those Vintage Ornaments! I wish it was ALWAYS Christmas:)

  27. You found some great things, love the ornaments:@)

  28. Oh you have found some amazing treasures! I love them all. The Christmas ornaments are fantastic finds. But, I have to say, I am completley in love with those bluebird day of the week tea towels! Thank you for joining TTF and have a terrific week!


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