Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Estate sale finds

I found some goodies the other day, wanna see?
I know, I know, it's a tacky necklace...but...can you see the possibilities for embellishing it? It's huge!
This basket motif was a brooch; it's very grungy patina'd.
And I adore this one; it's engraved on the back, "Made in Czecho".
A sweet, fat little blue bird, in perfect condition.
A sweet Robin square that Jeanelle found at the sale and got for me.
A hankie...
more hankies...
and a whole bunch more!
This is one of my favorites -- I love the tiny embellishments, all hand done!
I had to grab this whole pile of old wrapping paper for the cute graphics:
 I love the "male" themed paper.
But this one of the kids playing is my favorite of all!
More old paper -- an unused pad to use in ephemera journals.
But this was my favorite find of all:
an old box of stickers!
I'm keeping some of them, and selling the rest.
I don't know why this stuff makes me so giddy!
In the bottom of the little box, some glass pieces that have fallen off of jewelry, an old, very small ring, and a string of wonderful, tiny mother-of-pearls buttons!

I'm linking up with a party full of lots of thrifty finds today:

15 comments :

Susan said...

Great finds! I understand giddy! I get so excited going to estate sales and buying old stuff. I was too snowed in last weekend to go so this weekend can't come fast enough. At least I got to enjoy your finds. Love the old stickers!

Tami Hacker said...

I would have been thrilled, no 'giddy' to have found these goodies too! I love the Mother hankies!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Giddy is right!! Loving that stuff, especially that Necklace!! Lots of possibilities there! Can you separate the center and the square? I immediately thought how beautiful that would be as a frame for a special little picture! And as a bonus, you would still have that gorgeous center! Oh boy, I'm feeling a bit giddy too!! LOL!

GardenofDaisies said...

OH how fun! Stickers and wrapping paper and vintage jewelry!! I can't wait to see what you do with these.

GardenofDaisies said...

OH and I almost forgot the most special of all... those embroidered pieces! WONDERFUL!!

Wendy said...

I understand being giddy about such great finds! As for the big gaudy necklace, I would wear it! I love it as is! You have some really great finds this week. And those hankies are to die for!

carol fun said...

Such wonderful finds!!! I love all the hankies and the wrapping paper but the stickers sent me over the moon! I remember stickers like this from my childhood and how I adored getting them on my papers at school. Oh my -- this has taken me down memory lane - thanks for the walk!

pam said...

WOW you scored some great finds! I would have bought everything you did! Does that little bird have a hole or a few holes in the top? My mom had a pair just like that and they were salt and pepper shakers! I love that basket! For some reason I really like the pieces of jewelry that have the plating worn off! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Wowza - great finds! I love those stickers. They would make me giddy with delight, too.

The Junque Seeker said...

Love it all! What a great day for you!

Ciara Baron said...

The necklace and the wrapping paper are lovely.
I wish we had estate sales where I live!

I'm having a little giveaway on my blog, I'd love if you could enter!
Ciara xx
www.atrickleofmeaning.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Wow - what great finds, especially the stickers, they are amazing.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What loot! Good for you! Love that little bluebird. Thanks for sharing. ; )
~Michele

Autena said...

I understand perfectly why you get so giddy with these. Makes sense to me! Thanks for turning me on to Coastal Charms too!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What fun finds! Just looking at your photos has made me a little giddy, so I can totally relate. The little bluebird is so sweet. Love those darling hankies, too.