Friday, January 27, 2012

The rest!

Here are just a few other things I bought at that estate sale that I showed you the other day:
I just cannot resist grab bags of old lace; I have become pretty picky about what I buy, and I could tell that all that was in here was pretty old, and that equals my kind of fun!
There was the crochet-edged fabric that was salvaged from a dress, some really interesting rainbow-colored trim, and machine made, but still fun, handkerchief-edged white lace I liked.
It's hard to see, but there's a dark blue velvet embellishment from someone's old dress at the far right of this photo, and lots of nice lace edging and colorful crochet.
This is just a bit of what I salvaged from a box of sewing stuff; the rest of it is going back to the thrift store, and it was easily 3x as much as this!  But some of this will be sold and I will more than make up for what I paid for all of it at the sale.  That's what I call recycling!
I also enjoy some of the oddities that you always find in sewing stashes, like this hand-written pattern.  It's instructions to make a fabric Christmas tree, probably from the 1970s.
These crochet instructions, in another hand, are fun because they are actually written in fountain pen.  They must be from the turn of the century or thereabouts.
Another very old, "square" plate for my collection; this one shows pretty multi-colored irises, and has a nicely ridged, gilded edge.
Vintage Darning Needles
Some of the other treasures have already been listed in my Etsy shop, with more to come!  Like this set of new old stock needles from England...
Vintage Patriotic Doll
and this patriotic little doll decoration, who looks like she's off to a 4th of July parade...
Palm Loom
and this little PalmLoom, which you use to make penny rugs and blankets -- it's really cool, from the 1950s, and comes complete with directions!

I sure have my work cut out for me in the next day or two, listing all kinds of fun stuff!  What are you up to this weekend?


Lynn said...

Good morning! I found my way to your blog via etsy and signed right up to follow along! I share your love for all things vintage, especially old sewing notions, ephemera, and nostalgic "cuteness". I enjoyed seeing what you got at the estate sale. I did a similar post this week and hooked up to Linda's party as well. I hope you get a chance to pop over to Cottage and Creek and say 'hi'. Happy thrifting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really found some awesome stuff! Love old sewing items. I'm going to watch lots of Ice Skating this weekend! hugs, Linda

Kathy said...

Great finds - but you know how I love poke sacks of sewing notions and lace! I have never heard of a palm loom. I'll have to look that up and learn more. Thanks for sharing!

Marion said...

I'm green with envy, Laurie! What awesome lace!!!! I just acquired some patterns to make clothes for my granddaughter's and my Monster High Dolls and I NEED that lace. LOL! No, I have a big box full that I've been saving and now I have a use for it. Super awesome finds!! xo

WW said...

I love all those trims. This year, at garage sales, top on my list will be trims and other things to use in my artwork. What a great find.