Sunday, December 12, 2010

Garage Sale Finds

I found some treasures at a garage sale this weekend. It didn't look too promising at first until I started to dig.

I found a box of craft supplies and started digging. I picked up a bag of (maybe vintage) daisy lace, 5 yards for $5 which seemed expensive but I've been looking for this so I held onto it as I continued to dig.

I found a baggie with crocheted rosebuds made out of mohair yarn.

I'm not sure if these are supposed to be bows or butterflies. They are made out of velvet ribbon tied with seed beads. Very petite and in Christmas colors.

These crocheted cats and Scotty dog were so cute. There is so much handiwork in each piece. There are also five round flowers and one small lacy bit of crochet with three pink flowers.

This is a napkin ring but I am going to take it apart and use the pieces as centers for flowers. I love the colors.

I fell in love with the ladybug on this purse. The bead purse is 5" x 4" and the ladybug just makes it so cute.

That was it for the craft box. I then found a box of books. There weren't a lot of books but I found some gems.

I picked up two Bobsey Twins books copyrighted 1921 and 1925.  I don't read music but I found a "Laurel Music Reader" Special Edition by C.C. Birchard & Company copyrighted 1910 to use for altered art projects.

My favorite book was the "Picture Dictionary for Children" by Garnette Watters and S.A. Courtis copyrighted 1948. The illustrations are adorably cute.

We got all of these treasures for $12. And when it was all added up the daisy lace cost less than $1 for 5 yards. I love thrifting!

This is linked up to Apron Thrift Girl and Vintage Thingie Thursday.


  1. I love that purse! And great craft finds too. Who knows when you will need to use those crochet rose buds :)

  2. I love finding vintage bits to work with, and these ones are gorgeous!

  3. The quality of the handworked crocheted pieces is wonderful! Sure to inspire great art!

  4. What sweet finds! I adore that little purse!

  5. What a fabulous haul. I just love finding a box of goodies at a yard sale and then slowly going through them when I get home. You have some great things here. Someone had a lot of time to make all those little pieces. The purse is adorable. Thanks so much for those yard sale posts;-)

  6. You found some good stuff. My favorites are the crocheted things and the books.

  7. One thing for sure it paid off for you to go to this sale. Those are all great finds.

  8. Ooo! Wonderful finds. Lucky you. Happy VTT.

    Please come visit my vintage-style craft tutorial:

  9. That lace would have tickled me. You hit the jack pot. Yard sales are so fun. They have them in the garages here all year long. Blessings of Christmas to you and yours.

  10. I also love thrifting. You got some good deals. Merry Christmas!

  11. Those are really fun finds!

  12. That purse stole my heart-so cute and I swear I had a dress with the daisy lace too--umm that would make it vintage!

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