Saturday, February 25, 2012

Introducing Hazel

This is the second weekend that mom and I have stayed in and put our junking adventures on hold. The Junior League Attic Sale is next Friday night and we are trying to curb our spending until then (it is the best sale of the year around here). However, that didn't stop me from browsing the ads on Craigslist. I have never purchased anything from Craigslist, usually the prices aren't that good but I still like to look at the antiques listed. A while back there was an ad for a gorgeous old dress form and I kind of wanted it but didn't contact the person who listed it and eventually it disappeared and I forgot about it. It reappeared this week. I decided to reply to the ad to see if the price was negotiable and get some more photos sent to me. What can I say, it all worked out and I picked up my purchase last night. So I would like to introduce you to Hazel:

I'm not sure what I am going to do with her yet. She would be great to use for sewing since she is adjustable but she would also make a great way to display mom's jewelry at the booth. Either way I am thrilled with my first ever Craigslist purchase.

Hoping everyone found many fabulous treasures this week!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Molly Goldberg

I did not go on any junking adventures this weekend. I think I bought enough last weekend at the fabulous Estate Sale I attended to last a while (I'm still on a high from all the vintage goodness I brought home). I did not get a chance to share all my great finds in my post last weekend, there was just no way to fit it all in. Besides all the wonderful things I have already shared, I also picked up quite a few pieces of vintage clothing.  I found a beautiful red wool coat (you should have seen the buttons on it) and sold it as soon as I returned to work. One of the ladies in the office asked me if I was going to keep it or sell it (I would have kept it but it was to big for me). I told her I was going to sell it and she bought it on the spot. It was a perfect fit for her and she looked fabulous in it. Here are a few of the other pieces I bought (some with tag still on them):

Gerturde Berg was a Radio an Television personality.  In 1950, she won the first best actress Emmy Award in history and The Goldbergs was nominated for Best Kinescope Show. She had a clothing line for housewives.This dress is from that line.

Vintage Vanity Fair Midnight Black Slip with tag still attached.

Vintage Merville slip in excellent condition, I believe it has never been worn due to condition but there was no tag on this one.

 Sweet child's top, I hope it will fit one of the red headed girls.

Little yellow corduroy robe with tags.

It seems I never find any vintage clothing I can actually wear. I will be keeping the pale pink slip for my collection (even though it is too big for me I think it is so gorgeous) but will be selling the other items as they too big for me. Hope I can find them a happy home.

Also an update, Ann (who ran the Estate sale last week) e-mailed me that she had two baskets that she thought would fit my bread cart. I picked them up on Tuesday and they are a perfect fit. I was thrilled! Now my bread cart is complete!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and found many wonderful treasures.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Home for my Dishes

So if you read my earlier post then you know I scored some beautiful vintage dishes. Now where to put them? I had a piece tucked away that needed a little cleaning but thought that it would be perfect to display my new treasures. So here's what I ended up with (I love it but not sure I have it in the right place yet):

Sadly, the bread cart only came with two baskets, hope I can happen across some more in my adventures because I know I will be filling them up!

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Second Helping

On Friday I ran over to an Estate Sale during my lunch break. When I got there I was pleasantly surprised  to find that there was not one but two Estate Sales, one directly across the street from the other. I was limited on time but thought I would quickly try to go through both houses. The first house was a little disappointing, really not much there so I headed across the street to the other house. Oh My, there was so much stuff! I did my best to take it all in during the limited time I had. I noticed a lot of the vintage clothing items still had the original tags on them. I spent most of my time going through the clothes and linens and took a mental inventory of the other items because I knew I would be going back on Saturday for a second helping of this vintage wonderland. There were a few things I had my eye on and hoped that they would still be there on Saturday when I returned (Jadeite & Cake Plate). I settled up and went back to work.

On Saturday I was up and out the door early, had a few errands to run before heading over to the sale. Mom had some things she had to do and was going to meet me over there. When I got to sale I found that the items I was hoping to snag were still available and they were 50% off. In the back yard they had tables and tables of stuff, you could fill up a box for $10. I ended up spending about three hours there on Saturday. The Estate sale ladies were wonderful and I hope to see them again in the future. This was a fabulous sale! 

Mom got a lot of great things too! We had a blast searching for treasures and making new friends. Hope your weekend yielded you many treasures!

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