Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A country estate sale, part 2

Okay, as promised, here are some more fun things I picked up for cheap at that estate sale; just for the record, the reason I bought so much at it is that they are a non-profit organization.  They go in and help liquidate estates for older people who have to move to assisted living for health reasons and have no family to help arrange the sale on their own.  I think it's awesome!
This is a very common Whitman's candy tin; I have always liked the motif and this one had such charming patina!
On the left, a not-so-old-but-still-vintage button-y button tin!
No, it didn't have 500 buttons in it, but it was only $1 for all the ones that were in it!  And there were some fun ones!  The string of gold ones at the top of the photo were sold separately, for $2.
This set of picks in an olive shape turned out not to even be vintage -- they're from 2002.  But I thought they were very cute, and my husband is a big olive-lover.
This fun box, a blast from the past and labeled, A Bedtime Story, contained...
new His and Hers pillowcases!  And they are washed and on my bed now -- perfect for my blue and white with yellow accents bedroom.
These were favorite finds (above): some great charms like a crown, a tiny typewriter, and a heart lock, as well as some vintage rhinestone pieces (LOVE THE KEY!), a hat pin and that beautiful Tiffany-blue compact!
I love that compact!  And it was only 75 cents!  I was in heaven!
There's that Homer creamer  -- so simple but so pretty!  And a fun old owl and a really iconic circus elephant, plus a tin cup that is only painted copper, but still has a great patina!
I just loved the color of this little Shendango plate, so had to pick it up for 50 cents.
Here are some of the vintage notions I found there.  I have a weakness for tape measures -- especially that chippy cloth one on top; it and the green one are both made in Germany, pre WWII; the pink velvet covered pin keep is common but I still love it.
Stay tuned, more to come from this estate sale!

12 comments :

Janet Ghio said...

Where I live all these things would be selling for big bucks--I would love to find a sale where you could get such great bargains!!

pam said...

The bowl is so great! What can I do to steal that compact from you? I love it! Glad you had a great time. I found one thing at the overpriced sale I went to, wah,wah.

Marion said...

As usual, I am green with envy. You make such amazing hauls!! I love every single thing!! Way to go, Laurie. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful finds! What a great organization. I think my fav is that compact! you got more?? can't wait to see. hugs, Linda

Wendy said...

I would love to find treasures like this! Your finds are really great and would brighten anyone's day!

Kathy said...

No explanations necessary, with those prices who would leave these great finds behind. Love that compact!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I am so jealous!! I especially LOVE the trinkets you got and those incredible buttons! And the little lock and...... holy cow, you got some cool stuff!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I am so jealous!! I especially LOVE the trinkets you got and those incredible buttons! And the little lock and...... holy cow, you got some cool stuff!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Eye candy!!!

Great finds Laurie!

LuLu~*xoxo

Linda Sue said...

OH STOP! Why do I not live next door to you??? This lot is awesome!

Hope said...

What fun you have been having....glad you liked your treat in the mail.
XOXO~Hope

Wendy said...

Those are some charming finds! (I would have picked up the olive pics, too.) :)