We met a lovely, old woman while waiting to go into an estate sale today. She said that she had never been to a sale like this before but there was one thing that she wanted so badly that she woke up early and used her gasoline to come there. She said that she had even done a "dry run" the day before so as not to get lost. The dear lady even had her fingers crossed that no one else would buy the item before her. I told her that if she found what she was looking for then she should hold on to it or someone else might take it.
She was right behind me when they called the numbers to go into the house. I skirted from room to room and came across her as she was looking at a sewing machine. I asked her if that was what she came for. She smiled like a little girl and said "Oh, yes!" I told her to put her hand on it and not let go while I got someone to help her. She was the happiest person at the sale.
So often I go flying through a sale hoping to find some special treasure. This time it was the sweetest thing to see someone else get the treasure they had been seeking.
But we didn't do too bad ourselves. My favorite find was a bunch of yardsticks and rulers. I'm saving these up for a future project.
I found a lot of large and small wooden spools. The larger ones are carpet thread and about 3" tall.
I liked these heart-shaped Candlewick glass bowls. The seller said that they were ash trays but I think they are candy dishes. I think they are from the 40s or 50s and have that slight old-glass, purple tint to them. Wouldn't they make a cute Valentine project.
The same seller also gave me a bunch of her grandmother's hankies. Because I bought all of her grandmother's sewing notions and Candlewick glass, she said that her grandmother would probably have wanted me to have her hankies as well. I think she gave me about 12 of them for free. Thank you grandma!
We had a fun day, did a good deed and received some lovely treasures for free. I love thrifting!
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Apron Thrift Girl, Coastal Charm, Common Ground, Creating a House of Grace, Her Library Adventures, Hey What's For Dinner Mom?, It's a Very Cherry World, Mod Vintage Life, Savvy Southern Style, Tales From Bloggeritaville, The Brambleberry Cottage, The Colorado Lady, The Thrifty Groove and Very Merry Vintage Style