Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hooray for Happy Hoarders!

We went thrifting into the hills above Hollywood today. This is much further out of our usual travels but the photos from this one sale just had so many lovely treasures that peaked my interest.

My favorite find were these vintage globes. Oh how I love a cluster of globes! The amazing thing was that 60 people went in to the sale ahead of us and no one picked these up. There was just so much in this house that I don't think anyone saw them {lucky me}. They were the first things that I picked up. One is actually a light which is my favorite kind.

My other favorite find were these two doll suitcases. One was filled with doll dresses and old hangers. I can make a mini stack of suitcases now.

Here are a few of the dresses I found in the suitcase. I love the hand-painted wooden cat hanger although the cat looks a little scary. There is also one dress embroidered with a rabbit knitting on the front.

There were a lot of teal Ball jars but I selected only one. I also found two old teal ink jars and several old bottles that were unique.

I also like vintage kitchen canisters so I picked up these. Love the red strawberries.

The last three items were just fun finds. The pink Penny Bank is old and chippy. I think it is an original. I found a folding rulers that is only 24" long and folds in half twice. Hard to explain but it doesn't fold in the typical zigzag manner. The last item in this photo is a shoe tree but the size of a child's foot.

The house was packed with so many things but you could tell that they had lots of hobbies and loved to decorate for the holidays. It was well worth the drive and a nice way to explore a different area of the city.

Bathroom remodel update:
The construction is completed with just a few minor weekend touch ups. It is now a matter of me getting my creative projects done to finish off the room. This is the fun part now.

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    Love it ALL!!!

    Have a great Sunday, Lynda!

    //Lisbet ♥

  2. Ohhh! I always wanted a vintage globe light. I also love the tiny little globe bank. But I have a ton of change, so I'd need a few of those, ha.

    <3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

  3. I love it when a special out-of-the-way trip yields fun treasures! You found some wonderful things. I really like the folding ruler. I've been searching for one of those on my treasure hunts.

  4. Let's see the doll clothes in the suitcases! I'd be happy to have the suitcases but a stash of vintage doll clothes sounds fun as well.

  5. Oh my goodness, I love every bit of this! It's all so gorgeous.

  6. I added a few photos of the dresses. After looking at them more carefully, they might be vintage baby dresses. I'm not sure if doll dresses have labels because one of these dresses has a Kate Greenaway label. I will have to do a little more research. Hope you enjoy the photos.

  7. Good finds! I especially love the globes. :)

  8. Lucky you to get all those globes...I just found one last weekend at an estate sale for my daughter...she has been looking for one for her future classroom. Those doll cases are my fav...awesome size!


  9. So beautiful tiny dresses. And I love your vintage suitcase too.


  10. Wow you got some great things! Love the suitcases. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  11. Love what you did with the globe :)

  12. The canisters are simply dear!


    “I don’t have time,” my grandfather said,
    “to dither around and stand on my head,
    pretending that crimson is blue, not red—
    just tell me the truth, if you please.

    “I’m much too old for being lied to,
    so tell me the truth about the rose hue
    that colors the sky when the day is through
    and adds a bright blush to the trees.

    “Some call it red and some call it pink,
    some call it strawberry wine-colored ink;
    I call it rubicund, that’s what I think—
    now leave me alone, if you please.”

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Featherless Pomegranate

  13. What a shoppping experience. You really got some great finds. Really love the middle globe.

  14. Love the dresses and the canisters! ♥

    PS Note my new blog name!

  15. Looks like you had a blast. Love that little knitting bunny!

  16. wow I wish I had known about this sale I would have gone!! I wonder if it is still going on tomorrow. I live near Hollywood.

    Lovely fantastic finds!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  17. What a fun thrifting adventure! You found some wonderful treasures. Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

  18. Oh that little bank is adorable! I love all your finds! LOVE!

    P.S. I'm having a $50 cash giveaway on my blog this week. Come by when you have a chance! :)


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