Saturday, September 24, 2011


I attended an Estate Sale on Friday at a small house on the Hill. There were a few charming items at this sale that were just waiting for me to come along and find them. The house was very small and there wasn't a ton of stuff, but the prices were very reasonable so I was happy. I started in one of the two bedrooms in the house and came across some beautiful vintage Setwell coat hangers. I will most likely keep these to use because a) they are gorgeous and b) I kind of agree with Joan Crawford, I hate wire hangers (they will ruin your clothes). I also spotted a globe in the second bedroom and decided to pick it up, once I got home and had time to research it, turns out it is a 1976 National Geographic. The bad part is that it is supposed to have a light in it, but this one was missing the cord. It's still in great shape and very lovely. I also picked up an old door knob, a vintage baby dress, a vintage baby pillowcase, two vintage nightgowns, a old Georgia map, a Westclox travel alarm clock, some vintage Easter chicks, and a bottle (not vintage but cute).

Vintage Setwell Hangers

1976 National Geographic Globe

As I lugged all my junk to the table by the door to pay, I noticed a little basket with jewelry in it. I did not get to the sale until around lunch time and the sale had started at 9:00 a.m., so I didn't think there would be anything good left in the basket but decided to dig through it anyway. I'm glad I did. I found a small vintage sterling butterfly pin, a small lock and key, and a vintage charm bracelet (not sure if it's sterling, it's not marked so I guess not, but it doesn't stick to a magnet so I don't know). Anyway it tells the story of someone's life, each and every charm  had meaning to this person and I think it is so precious. I think I will put these items on Etsy although I think I will have trouble parting with the charm bracelet.

The scissors actually open and close

After work I stopped at the Goodwill but didn't find anything in housewares or clothes so I decided to go check out their book store. I found six books for my library. Two Martha Stewarts, Emily Post Etiquette, Millers Pottery and Porcelain Marks, Better Homes Christmas Ideas, and Ribbons and Trims by Annabel Lewis.

1982 Entertaining (Look how young Martha is)

Happy with my finds this week. If you want to see all the items I purchased at the Estate Sale, you can find them  here on our Facebook page. Hope everyone found great vintage things this weekend.

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  1. I really don't think I would be able to part with the charm bracelet either!

    Jem xXx

  2. Imagine the stories that charm bracelet could tell - I agree - it might be hard to part with!

  3. The charm bracelet is too sweet...nice find.

  4. I just bought some hangers just like yours! I can't wait to use them!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  5. oh i love these kind of hangers.

  6. While I think everything you got is great I'm very partial to the globe. I found one several years ago but not since. I keep looking tho'! As to the light, you can find at Lowes (and maybe Home Depot) night light kits that have metal "wings" that you pinch to insert in the hole for the light. If that doesn't make sense email me and I'll get a pic for you =)

  7. That little charm bracelet is so sweet! I recently came across mine from high school and was thrilled to have found it again. It appears, however, that my wrist like everything else on my body has gotten larger since then. LOL!
    Great book finds, too!

  8. The books are great! I don't remember Martha looking like that at all. I can't wait to see what you will make with the ribbon book. Nice treasures ❤

  9. The charm bracelet is so cute. Great finds!

  10. The bracelet is so sweet! My mom used to have a ton of those hangers. I wonder if she still does!

  11. Look at Martha's Hair circa 1982!! The bracelet is quite charming, too.

  12. My favorite is the charm bracelet.