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Monday, May 21, 2012
I hit one estate sale this weekend - two times. This sale was just exactly the kind I dream about. A house packed with crafty goodness I can rescue and pass along to others who respect the junk!
And the first day priced like it was the last day - WooHoo! For you locals, it was a J&N sale and they have now moved to the top of my I-wanna-go list.
As usual, this is the "raw" version, dumped out on the table in art room and photos taken before the cleaning and sorting began. I got a total of 31 (THIRTY ONE!) sewing patterns from the 1940s- 1960s. Yes, that is a bag of buttons. I got a couple of those.
Hot iron transfers.
Two pairs of vintage white leather gloves - one opera length. This pink millinery flower is attached to the sweetest little tatted baby hat. That bundle tied with ribbon is a lot of 77 beautiful holy cards.
Hard to tell in the picture but the white piece is a baby dress with crocheted edge. Just behind it, a big bag of wooden thread spools.
And more lace.
Can you blame me for going back on the second day to see what was left! I didn't have time to look through the books and magazines the first time and the tall trash can I was using as a shopping basket was full.
A big book of Daisy Kingdom hot iron transfers and anther big book of Victorian stencils. I got several vintage issues of McCall's Needlework magazine and haven't even had a chance to open them yet.
Thimbles, millinery stamens and an aluminum dish to add to my collection. Those stamens don't look like much all jumbled together in the plastic box but there was some neat stuff in there.
So there you have it, raw junk. Sorting all of that lace and going through the patterns to make sure they are complete is going to keep me busy for a LONG while!