Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday Estate Sale Finds

The weather on Saturday was mild and DRY and my garden is in desperate need of attention so I only took time I out for one estate sale. I have a small collection of flower frogs so I scooped this one right up. My favorite find was this little box of metal baskets. They look like miniature door stops and they have some weight to them so I suspect they are tablecloth weights. If someone has a different idea please let me know. I think they are just perfectly chippy!
I got quite a pile of hand-embroidered linens. Most are pretty stained so I have them soaking as I write this. If I cannot salvage them whole then I should still be able to use them as cutters. I have this strange notion that someday I will sew a coverlet pieced together from hand-embroidered cutters. Maybe when I retire - LOL!
There are three sets of pillowcases. The embroidery is finished but the end is not sewn shut and there is no edging on the opening. Since these are brand new I plan to finish them up. LOVE the black swans!

I hope your week is off to a good start!


Annette said...

I don't know what your little baskets are but they're so darned pretty! And I'm drooling over the linens and pillowcases! I hope you can get the stains out. Today was 85...a perfect summer day in April! Tomorrow is supposed to be 60 with thunderstorms...a perfect spring day in April!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I vote for tablecloth weights too - they are adorable!

My Vintage Mending said...

outstanding finds...the color on those baskets is gorgeous. love the linens...smiles...renee

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great finds!!! I just did a blog post about frogs.... love 'em!