Monday, April 15, 2013

Saturday Scores

Here are some finds from this past Saturday. These items were all found at one estate sale. Yard sales haven't really kicked in yet here in PA but I sure love me a good estate sale. This sale was a "ladies sale" if I ever saw one. The house belonged to an older woman and was filled up with her clothing, sewing notions, linens and knick knacks. Not a tool or a gun in site. Here is what I couldn't live without.

These are vintage hair combs. It is hard to tell from the picture but they are quite large. They were 25 cents each! What a good deal. I'm not sure what I will do with these. Probably tear them apart and re-purpose the flowers into new hair bows. The one below is my favorite. It will stay as is. I can actually see someone wearing this one. The others are all huge and make quite a statement.

About a year ago I posted about buying some vintage flower pins with the idea to make a brooch bouquet with them. I haven't started that project yet because I am still looking for more flowers. I found this pin with matching earrings. $2 for the set.

A cute candy/cookie tin made in Germany. This will be for sale on etsy.

I love these. They sort of fall into that category of "I want to keep these but should probably sell them". They are bark cloth pillow cases. They are in nice shape - no holes or tears. These will probably stay with least for the time being.

My favorite type of find at any sale - vintage chenille blankets. I have been lusting for a red and white chenille blanket for years but have never seen one (other than on ebay) to buy. Hubby spied this one in the basement folded up and discarded in the corner. It is in bad shape. It has holes and is very worn. They only charged me $1 for it. Alas it will not be my dream bedspread but instead will be made into some Christmas trees come fall. The blue one - the twin of the red one - is in perfect shape. It was for sale in one of the bedrooms - wrapped in plastic for preservation :) - Not sure what I will do with this one - probably make something with it too. I'm not in love with the design so I think this one will be made into a shower curtain for my blue bathroom or into pillows.

This was my favorite find of the day. This sale had a lot of vintage ladies clothing. This awesome dress was hanging in the basement along with several other vintage dresses. Obviously the family running the sale didn't think much of these. I love this dress. It is white satin with small red flowers on it. My favorite color combo. It is in perfect shape - no stains! I paid $2 for it. I am planning on hanging it in my bedroom on the back of the door or something - just to look at it and think about how fun it would have been to wear something like this to a party or a wedding back in the day. I definitely was born in the wrong era.

Another vintage dress from the same basement rack. At $2 each it was so hard to walk away from these. This one has orange strawberries on it. I don't think they are faded red either because the lining of this dress is as orange as a pumpkin. This baby will be for sale at an upcoming show I am doing. Hopefully there are other lovers of vintage clothing out there that will appreciate this. PS - did you spy my kitty in the photo sitting on the toilet? He just has to be involved in some way.

The last of the dresses bought from the basement. This one is longer than what the photo shows. It is navy, red & white. I believe it is rayon. I could actually see someone wearing this currently. It is very neat. This one will be for sale.

I also bought some other small items that will be going for sale in my etsy shop. Speaking of the shop, I listed the music box/jewelry box (shown in the last post) on etsy and it sold within 1 hour of posting it. It has since been mailed to Detroit. I knew that it was cool!

Have a great day!

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  1. You have to keep those bark cloth pillow cases!! Or at least foster them for a while:-)



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