April 8, 2013

A Girlie, Girl, Estate Sale

Do you ever go to an estate sale and think This is a lady after my own heart...Or...This is what MY estate sale is going to look like?  


Oh yea...This sale was loaded!  Look at all the vintage lingerie, linens, and other girlie stuff

This is a 1950's Gotham slip


Love this blue lace shrug



A few goodies including a vintage plastic Este Lauder "Gift with purchase" box


Hello "Mad Men" called and they want to borrow this gorgeous blue brocade dress


If I was a size 4, I would soooo wear this!


Oh, and did I happen to mention I also bought a few vintage wedding veils.....That's another post!!   Yep, keeping you on the edge of your seats!  Have a great week.

Happy Creating
Carol 

49 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow! All the clothes are beautiful. I love the pink lingerie but the blue dress is my favorite. My Grandma was actually married in a similar dress. It was a purple sort of periwinkle dress. It's just gorgeous and so reminds me of that blue dress! Have a great day! ~ Jamie

Kelley Dibble said...

My Dana's a size 4... She would LOVE that brocade.

Honestly, I had a lump in my throat. A lifetime of pretties... Were they ever used? Enjoyed? Did they ever take someone's breath away and the memory of a lovely lady was pressed between the pages of someone's mind wearing such lovelies?

Baby shoes? Bigger lump in the throat... Almost sad, too, in a way. I've never been to an estate sale. I think I would be bawling the entire time.

This stuff was so very beautiful.

Happy week, Carol!
Kelley~

P.S. If you need me, you know where to find me: In the Wreck'reation Station...

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

so beautiful and precious. It's the love for lace and so beutiful dresses which make me realize my own princess costumes for the dreamy Venice carnival where I go every year !
xoxo from PARIS
Joëlle

Diane said...

I think I spy some ball attire in the mix! Great stuff...And that blue srug is so pretty...xoxox Diane

Teresa said...

So much beauty and wonderment!

I have a cousin who got married in her greatgrandmother's night gowns... she - my cousin - was a bit on the eccentric side but the fact is that those were other times and some pieces unbelievably detailed and wonderful. :sigh: enough to wear for your wedding what your greats used in bed, I guess ahahahahah


One more thing to add to my "100 things to do..." list: Visit an Estate Sale!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Yours,
Teresa

DJAjewels said...

What an absolutely splendid treasure chest full of goodies you found! Lovely!
Irene

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds and looks like you got some great things, Carol! Love that blue dress.

Here in Ohio, you apparently have to spray upholstered and bedding items that are secondhand with something called Steri-Fab. Even if you make them over with new fabric and all. I've been trying to find out about pillows I make from all NEW material, but no one seems to have an answer. I may just stick a tag on them that says they are made from all new material. I know I've been in other antique malls and thrift stores that do not have a "sterilized" tag on them, so this was new to me.

Di said...

Just Gorgeous! I love all the vintage goodies. Thanks for sharing, Di

Laurie said...

oh my gosh, another time , another place, wouldn't it be lovely to dress like this,

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So pretty!! I kept a couple my grandmothers pretty slips. Not sure why...but I couldn't resist their pretty details. She was petite...maybe 5ft tall...I am 5' 9". Haha :)

Kathy said...

I go weak in the knees over vintage slips and those are all 4-star. What a fun sale!

Trisha said...

I love the girlie girl estate sales. Everything is beautiful. Glad you found such a good sale.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love finding those perfect sales! It's all so pretty!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I would SO wear that pretty Blue Dress too! I don't see a size 4 in my future! LOL!!!
I love it when the sale is "ME" and want to buy everything!
LOVE the chair makeovers!
Have my duty day today, so it's off to "work" I go! Just had to see what you have been up to!
Warmly,
deb

Celestina Marie said...

Carol you hit the jack pot. Wow what great treasures.
Love your goodies and I bet the veils are awesome.
Have fun.
XO

Desiree Siegel said...

Love it all! Can't wait to see what you do with the veils. My aunt makes Christmas tree skirts out of wedding dresses. They are stunning!

Createology said...

Beautiful treasures from another era when a lady was a lady and well dressed 24/7. Thank goodness an estate sale was held instead of filling the dumpster my family will do. Time honored bliss...

Susan said...

Carol you finds are absolutely gorgeous!!

Amy Jo said...

Oh you were holding out on me!! I was at the Fancy Flea and you were picking up great things locally.... I love those slips! I can't wait to see the veils.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Jules Aviles said...

ah....super pretty stuffs!! Girly for sure! Enjoyed your post today, looking forward to more! Have a sweet day! Jules:)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ooo! So pretty! I would never wear anything like these but i love to look at them! ♥

Nancy Carr said...

Oh my! Heaven on earth. Love everything.

A Paris Flea said...

LOL~~~yes I sometimes wonder what my estate sale will look like!!! Boy did you hit the jackpot...and there's more? The items look to be in pristine condition.

happiness~~~Mickie

The Stitching Coop said...

There is something so unmistakably ethereal about the linens and such from yesteryear. The young ones can keep the styles of today. As for me, the older the design the warmer my heart is to it. I love the photo you took. That would be awesome in a large print and framed. Hugs. Tammy

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

ohhh my TREASURES ! sadly there are no estate sales around here so I will just drool over your finds.
I have a number of vintage wedding veils, wanna do cross over posts? : )

Linda said...

These are so beautiful and real vintage treasures.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Wow Carol, I could hardly contain myself if I step into a estate sale like this. You have some pieces there I would love to get my hands on. Very pretty things!

Hugs~

Mad Maine said...

Stunning - all of it! Especially like the blue "Mad Men" dress, of course - even if it is an insulting sz 4 ;-)

Jan Flood said...

How does a girl get so lucky? What a wonderful find! I would luxuriate in all those wonderful item!! Are you going to put them in your shop?

KarenSue Farash said...

How did we miss this?!!!

Katherine Wolak said...

Insanely beautiful stuff! Im so jealous you got to see all that! :D Thank you for sharing these fantastic pieces!

Hugs,

pipigirl said...

JACKPOT!!!!!!!! how sweet. lucky you huh. and now for the veils???

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Those are so pretty and completely feminine! The lace would probably have me itching and size 4!!!! I don't think I ever wore a size 4! Pretty to look at!! Nancy

Jane said...

Beautiful and in such wonderful condition! What a fun sale!
Jane

Sisters Treasures said...

Wow, Carol, you went to my kind of estate sale as well. I guess it's a good thing we're not in the same state or town because I'd probably "fight" you over the slips and vintage clothes. ha!
I can't wait to see the wedding veils. I scored a great 20's veil at the big Antique show in Texas last week, so I guess that will have to do! ha!
Love your post.
Betsy

Mary Ellen said...

You find the most amazing stuff Carol!! I love that pretty blue dress too! Size 4- goodness I haven't seen those days for years!! What pretty slips they used to make too!

bee blessed
mary

Perfectly Printed said...

Wowzer! What a great estate sale!! Lucky girl! chris

Iprefervintage said...

Hard to find items like that. It's amazing that the previous owner held onto them for so long. Lovely

debi said...

What fabulous finds! Love all those beautiful, frilly, girly treasures!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You hit the jackpot--what fun!

Susan Erb said...

Oh....lucky you! What fun those girly sales are...women used to have such awesome details on their clothing and lingerie...not today :( No one did it like those union garment workers!

Sue

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I wish we had such wonderful girllie estate sales around here. What treasures.

Debbie said...

What wonderful treasures! I wish I were a size 4 too. That style is oh so gorgeous to me.

And I love that lace shrug.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

WOW, you really hit the jackpot Carol. So many beautiful items in one spot.

lynn said...

beautiful finds, carol! no vintage veils here, but, i be sure to come back to see yours:)

SavannahGranny said...

Lordy, Lordy! I am loving this. I so remember these beautiful designs. The slips in the 50 were so gorgeous. We wore a lot of half slips as well. We wore those with pencil skirts and sweaters. With the half slips we looked more like our idol, "Sweater Girl" Lana Turner. LOL!
I was never a size 4 even when I was birthed.
Thanks for you sweet visit, Ginger

Little Miss Maggie said...

That dress would fit right in on Mad Men. It happens to be one of my favorite shows mostly because of the fashions. Great finds, Carol. I always love the girlie girl stuff.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

They are all so pretty. Last week I bought a satin Victorian lacy dress for my dress form. It too is so small. I couldn't even get it over my hips. LOL. I've been looking for a while for something like this...and all I could think is...I sure wish Carol lived closer so she could help me transform this!!

Annesphamily said...

Love your brocade dress! What a gorgeous fashion piece. I love all these lovely vintage shares. Always so much fun to visit you here!