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Sunday, January 22, 2012
I went to two estate sales this weekend and two thrift stores. I had to shop hard for my little pile of treasures! Most of these goodies came from the first estate sale. Three, count 'em, three blue satin dresser boxes, sweet vintage baby shoes, white lawn hankies, a pretty piece of vintage fabric and buttons. The only thing I bought at the second estate sale was four old-school Altoids tins.
I can't believe how lucky I have been with buttons lately. I got this tin full plus a big hand full of carded buttons plus half a dozen corsage pins. That reminds me of something funny that happened the other day. My younger son came over the other night and said he brought me something. He reached in his back pocket and pulled out two vintage folders of Happy Home and Bestmaid needles. Huh? What? He has my mother's old sewing machine because he sews outdoor gear and he found them in the seat of the sewing machine table. How did I miss those?
This cute little kitty curled up in her bed lifts off and it is a lint brush. So sweet! This will end up over in my Etsy shop for someone to enjoy. It is heavy plastic but it has sort of an art nouveau look.
I love the colors in this piece of vintage fabric. It is square and has a handkerchief hem on all four sides so I think it was a small card-table cloth. There were a lot of linens and I stuck to my guns and didn't buy anything except this one piece that I just couldn't resist. I pretended it was fabric and not a tablecloth to make it okay - LOL!
The two old painting books are kind of a blast from the past and, who knows, maybe they will get me painting again. I got them out of the 25 cent bin at one of the thrift stores. The other thrift had everything on half price and, even then, I couldn't find a single thing I wanted. Slim thrift pickings, indeed, but you have to kiss a lot of frogs....