Saturday, April 19, 2014

Treasure Hunting On A Rainy Day

I don't know how the weather is where you are, but it has been pretty crappy around here the past few days. Rainy and cold, where is Spring? Obviously that didn't stop Mom and I from doing a little junk hunting yesterday. We hit three estate sales and a couple of yard sales. One of the estate sales was at the house of the owner of a catering company here in Augusta. There was so much stuff there it was hard to focus! We didn't go to this sale first so I have no idea what we missed out on but I did find two sets of fabulous vintage Leacock Embroidered Applique Madeira Cocktail Napkins. I couldn't believe they were still there! I have a huge collection of cocktail napkins so I was pretty happy to find two sets, one for me and one to list in my Etsy shop. At the first sale we went to I found some really cool cuff links that I am just in love with. I guess I may have to hang on to them for a while. I always pick up stuff with the thought of listing it but sometimes the more I look at it the more I just want to hold on to it for a while. Not a good habit! Oh well, here are a few photos of my junk haul from yesterday:

Mostly Jewelry, bits and pieces and some very cute baby shoes from the first sale:

The second sale was at the catering house, old 1965 Swim Suit trophy (I am really in love with this trophy), lots of cocktail napkins, old book with great illustrations, an old train car, 1971 Cook Book and a ton of paper doilies:

The only thing I bought at the third sale was a storage container full of wrapping and shipping paper which I can always use. I thought that some of the wrapping paper might be vintage but I am not sure. I really didn't buy anything at the two yard sales. All in all is was a pretty good day. The cocktail napkins alone were worth the trip out!

Hope you are having a great weekend and finding lovely vintage treasures!

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  1. Have a Happy Easter and enjoy all of you new treasures.

  2. Wonderful finds. Love the baby shoes! Happy Easter!

  3. Oh my what treasures they are, those baby shoes so damn cute

  4. I love those baby shoes. They are so cute! I also love the trophy and would have a hard time parting with it. Hope your Easter was blessed!

  5. Loving the pink cocktail napkins!