Monday, May 21, 2012

Raw Junk

 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.
 Lace.
 And lace.
 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!

12 comments:

The Junque Seeker said...

You hit the motherlode! I also did a double-take on a sale this weekend, but my haul pales in comparison to yours. Have fun sorting!

My Vintage Mending said...

Kathy...we have to junk together. These are such great finds...I could rifle through them for days...so glad you hit a good one. You were due. Smiles...Renee

Annette Beanland said...

Wow! I would give anything to find a sale like that. Look at all that lace...

vintage grey said...

Wow, you did find some great treasures!! Love the Vogart and lace!! Great job hunting!! xo Heather

Jewels said...

I am GREEN - love everything you found - good for you. J

Diane said...

Oh wow!!--I would have got lost at this sale--never to be found again....
My daughter's wedding reception was last Saturday, but it wasn't until the evening and everything was all finished for it, so I figured I'd go garage "sailing" in the morning (the weather was perfect for it), and I'm glad I did. I found some good stuff!

barbara said...

Even though I finally got rid of the last of my patterns and swore I'd never buy another one - as soon as I saw your apron pattern I wanted it! Quite a haul!

Maggie said...

Holy Toledo, what a haul! I have lace envy!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wow you really hit the jackpot with that sale. You got some fun stuff there.

xo,
Danielle

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Big time score!! Oh what fun you're going to have sorting through this stash of treasures. All that lace, and the buttons...oh my. I'm noticing a satin glove/hanky box too. You lucky girl.

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

Oh what a fun fun sale and looks like you certainly hit the mother load!

DeeDee said...

your raw junk.. is such a treasure.. I just wanna sort thru it for a bit.. great finds...