September 13, 2012

Estate Sale Finds

I had the best time shopping at an estate sale this last weekend, this home was jam packed with all the things I LOVE.


I went late in the afternoon and all of these goodies were left, I'm always amazed that shoppers leave all of the goodies I love!

Look at these needle point pillows (They can be sold as is, or taken apart and framed, or used as a chair seat cover), 3 gorgeous vintage hat boxes, and a full roll of vintage rose drawer liner...OH MY!


3 yard pieces of vintage fabric..... Me loves fabric!


Tons of linen and vintage kid leather gloves in their original packages


Be still my heart..... Vintage wrapping paper, cake decorating umbrellas, hats, and gorgeous vintage playing cards


A bisque wall pocket, needle point picture and purse, and 3 vintage pink hangers with clear plastic covers 


Some of these goodies will go in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques and some will be staying right here with me!

If I haven't told you lately, THANK YOU for taking the time to drop by!

 Happy Creating and Shopping!
Carol

56 comments:

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Oh, I just love vintage everything-the linen, the hats, the embroidried framed pieces-all so sweet.
I am looking all around your blog and devouring it with ideas for my booth.
Thanks so much for visiting me. I feel truly honored.
God Bless You!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow, Carol! That estate sale had your name all over it! What great finds...just your style! Congrats!!!

Ann said...

Well its sure great that the other shoppers passed up all the good "stuff".
Ann

La said...

Hi Carol!

Looks like you have remodeled your blog. Very prettty!

You certainly hit the jackpot at this estate sale. Enjoy!

Trisha said...

I wish I could go to every sale I see others going to in Blogland...so many pretty things!!

~Trisha

Simply Lokal said...

Those items were meant just for you! - Revis

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I love everything, what great finds:)

Gina said...

That's quite a score! I know you will make some beautiful creations with it!

laurie said...

oh my gosh so much beautiful, all in one spot, now thats an exciting sale!!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

sigh, wish I had been following you :) those are wonderful treasures

Okio B Designs said...

Love those playing cards! You got some great stuff. I've come up empty the last few weeks and it's killing me! Wish me luck this weekend. =)

Jeanine

stefanie said...

WOW~~~~

Debra Ganas said...

If all this was LEFT, I wonder what what there in the begining. lol Beautiful things just waiting for you.!

Debra

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, it looks like you hit the jackpot, Carol! Love everything you found. Those pillows are really lovely and my eyes found those playing cards right away.

Egretta Wells blog said...

You hit the Mother-Load! Gorgeous stuff, all!

NanaDiana said...

Carol- I think you got the pick of the place- I would have guessed you were first in line if you hadn't said that stuff was LEFT behind. Wow- Love it- xo Diana

Susan Erb said...

Wow - those all look like excellent candidates for your booth! I am a linen freak, so the linens and fabric have me drooling - how fun!

Sue

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love all that needlepoint! Looks like you found some great stuff :)

Maki said...

Hi, Carol! Boy! You hit the 'Big Time'! Such beautiful treasures!!!
I'm so excited for you! Have a wonderful week-end, Maki

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME FINDS!!! So much prettiness!! I would KEEP some too!
I LOVE estate Sales!
Warmly,
deb

Mad Maine said...

Wow - looks like these items were waiting for just YOU! Everything would look at home in your booth (or your home, lol).

Love your blog btw - from www.madmainevintageshop.blogspot.com

Createology said...

Oh my you certainly did score hugely. Everything is perfectly you my dear. How lovely of someone to save all of this in such good condition just for you to come along and treasure it all.

Kelley Highway said...

These images made my heart aglow.

The .needlepoint.

OH! Am I having a heart attack?! Positively breathtaking. And I almost feel sad: Did someone's mother have these lovely things? MAKE these lovely things?... and their offspring didn't want them?

It's so sweet to know they CAME HOME... went home to good homes... and eventually will go to yet another home (or three!) where they will be out in the open, used and loved.

I read something today in the book I bought the other day at Goodwill (the book's called "If You're Going to Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair"), and here's the quote:

"It's already broken." As in, "This lovely teacup is already broken." "This needlepoint pillow is already snagged, moth-eaten, ripped." As in, "This dinner plate that was in great-grandmother's trunk is already chipped."

My dear, things do not last. They'll either rust, decay or be moth-eaten in a drawer somewhere...

OR they'll be used-- FUNCTION-- to serve us with beauty, style, finery and love. Until they are {already... finally} broken.

Some things-- before they're EVER used-- become broken, chipped, cracked, and then they're discarded. Wow. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE for the things we buy? Possess? Craft or make or create? Is it to collect dust? Or is it to USE with appreciation for the way it pleases us, grateful for its loveliness, thankful for its purpose and how well this old thing gives, gives again and keeps on giving?

I'm so excited for the items in this post. SOOO excited for their "lives" that will continue. THANK YOU for rescuing them!

Hugs,
Kelley of Kelley Highway

Melanie said...

You certainly found some pretties. Such beautiful finds and I am loooving that wall pocket ! It was meant to be that these items came to you. They waited for the right person to come along who would appreciate them.

Melodee said...

always such adorable goodies for your biz! I wish I lived near you, I'd be a regular!!!

20 North Ora said...

What a haul you made!! So many neat items. Love the linens and fabrics.

Judy

Pam Lambky said...

Love everything you found at the estate sale...You lucked out, I don't ever get that lucky! The pieces you picked up are just beautiful, Carol. Love stopping in to see what you come up with next! xoxo's Pam

Pat C. said...

Wow!!! You really hit the jackpot, didn't you? I can't believe that all those goodies had been passed over by those who wandered through earlier! What gorgeous finds! I'm thrilled for you!

xoxo

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - nice score!!! I'm loving the decks of cards ya found! Very nice!!!

-pamela ;)

Katherine Wolak said...

You are one lucky chicken!!! I was squealing over all your finds! How absolutely lovely and Im so happy for you! :D

Hugs,

PastMastery said...

You really DO find a lot more at your fairs than we do here in the U.K.

Here...it's mostly tatty rubbish.
:)
Suex

Debbie said...

You had me at the idea to take apart the pillows and frame them. I would never have thought of that, and now I'll be looking for some. You are one of the most clever and creative people I've met IRL or in blog land. Really!

Patty Patterson said...

WoW! It looks like you struck gold at that sale. Beautiful, beautiful items!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

So many amazing things you found. That must have been some estate sale. WOW!

Dee

Claudia Albertson said...

Love me some estate sales too! Shh don't tell folks and we can have them all to ourselves. lol

smcfarland said...

Not just three pieces of vintage fabric - but three GEORGEOUS pieces of vintage fabric. You, my dear, SCORED!!!

Deborah said...

I love successful days at thrifts shops & garage/yard/estates sales! Funny how what I look for has changed over the years.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

What beautiful finds!! What a wonderful day you had!!

pipigirl said...

have a box of scented drawer liner EXACTLY like it. pretty cool huh. i just love it. cant bring myself to cut it. i should just put it in my shop. dont know.... IM BAD with that.....

Perfectly Printed said...

Wow, love the pillows!!! Just gorgeous.

chris

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, well you hit the jackpot. I love everything you found and the needlepoint pillows are beautiful. You surely will be busy redesigning with all these treasures. A day like this, I call perfect~~~~

Have a great weekend.
XO CM

Olivia said...

Gorgeous treasures sugar!!!! Love old rose goodies!!!! Xoxo

Debbi said...

omg, I am soooo jealous of your score...and all that fabric...I am drooling!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Seriously??? Those are some of the most beautiful treasures -- the hat, the fabric, the pillows -- oh my! Congrats!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol, you hit the MOTHERLOAD this time my dear! I just LOVE those playing cards...and everything else, but those cards, oh my! xo

bee'nme said...

Swooning here Carol!! I'm especially in love with the needlepoint pillows and the vintage wrapping paper - wow! As we say here in Texas, "you done real good"! Enjoy your treasures!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

PS. Your beautiful tray with the vintage ticking is living very happily on my dining room table as a base for my cake-cover cloche - many thanks!! I promise I'll take a photo of it one of these days!! - B

SavannahGranny said...

Oh My, what treasures. When I go toward the end of a sale, all I find is dirty stinky wet junk. Get the idea?
You found the mother lode. Can't wait to see what you do with these pretties. Hugs, Ginger

Susan said...

Such a LUCKY find!! WOW! I am just stunned by your quality finds:)

MadeByMommaInPA

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You definitely hit the jackpot with this sale. I love those needlepoint pillows and the purse too. You'll have so much fun with the gorgeous fabric.

Marlynne said...

I'm sure your heart was beating a little faster as you gathered up all these treasures! from Marlynne at www.preciouscottage.blogspot.com

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great finds, Carol. That little wall pocket matches the foot stool you just did. Very cute.

Heart Vintage Design said...

You certainly got some great stuff. It was meant for you to get it : )

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Oh wow...you hit the jackpot, I'd say!! I have never been to an estate sale and had just been contemplating the idea over the weekend. I think you've convinced me that I need to start! :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

WOW, you did well on that sale, Carol!! Beautiful stuff!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh my goodness Carol, that really makes all those tube sock and baby item sales worth it when you hit pay dirt like this one. Love all your "stuff" especially the old needlepoint!

Darlene said...

Something about those pillow just made me sigh and relax. I love them. You are so lucky. Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful finds.