Sunday, June 29, 2014

Evans Estate Sales

The estate sales this weekend did not provide as much junk as last weekend but I did get a few things. There were two estate sales pretty close to where I live so I hopped in the car on Friday morning and headed over. The first sale didn't have that much of my kind of stuff but I did find a handful of small things to bring home. The second sale had a lot of really beautiful pieces but most were more than I wanted to pay. I went through the house a couple of times and searched out the really inexpensive items and ended up filling up my tote bag.
Here are a few items from both sales:

I always pick up these kind of jars, they are great for storage.

This toaster cover was just too cute not to bring home, I love the fabric. 

Love these little Halloween Owls!

This little Christmas Angel was really cute. 

More old Jewelry Boxes, I love the wooden one, I have never seen one like it before.

Isn't this the cutest soap dish you have ever seen!

Really cute little candle adhesive tins

Paper Doilies

Love the color on this water bottle, usually I find red.


My favorite find of the weekend are these little aprons for your dish washing soap bottle, the fabric is just beautiful.

Hope you found wonderful things this weekend!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Vintage Stationary

I read a really good article on the lost art of letter writing recently and it does make me a little sad that we just don't write letters anymore (you can go here if you want to read it). I can remember writing letters to my friends from church camp when I was a child. I would get so excited when I would get a letter back in the mail. I can't tell you the last time I received an actual letter in the mail. Over the weekend I picked up some vintage stationary from a sale I attended. It is just so beautiful and made me think about my letter writing days although I don't think I ever used stationary as lovely as this. 

Kind of makes me want to sit down and write a letter.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Etsy Sale

We are having a sale in our Etsy shop starting now through July 5th, just enter coupon code MIDYRSALE to receive a 15% discount on any purchase!

Some of our items currently for sale!

Lots more fun stuff in our store!

Vintage Paper Doll

There was a huge estate sale on the hill (old Augusta area) this weekend and Mom and I drove over to check it out on Saturday. While rummaging around in this huge old house we ran into my two older sisters. They had just come from a yard sale that was full of vintage and suggested that we go by there when we finished up at the estate sale. Mom was in a hurry to get home because she had somewhere she had to be that afternoon so I asked (begged) her if we could quickly run by there for just a minute since it was on our way home. She said we could and so we did! Wow it was all vintage, looked like maybe this person used to be a dealer but I am not sure as she said a lot of it was her mother's stuff. My sisters had told me there were some old paper dolls there (they know I like this kind of stuff) so I was searching desperately to find them hoping someone else had not bought them. I asked the lady where the paper dolls were and she said she didn't know but they belonged to her mother and they were out there somewhere, so I continued digging. I had given up hope when Mom walked over with them in her hand. And here she is, Whitman Wood Doll Betty Stand Up Doll Complete with dresses! I believe she is from the 1940s.

Isn't she adorable, I must admit it's been a long time since I played with paper dolls but I did yesterday!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Elberton GA Estate Sale

It's been quite the junk hunting weekend for us. I don't know where to start. We attended three sales this weekend so I guess I will start with the sale we attended on Friday and save the other two sales from today for another post (I just got through lugging everything in from the sales today and have not gotten a chance to go through all of it yet). Me, Mom and my brother drove about an hour and a half to attend an estate sale in Elberton GA (which is a beautiful little town). I had seen the pictures online and it looked like my kind of stuff so I was pretty excited about it. The sale started at 9am and we got there about 8:45am. They had not opened the house yet but there was an old garage that was open for picking. Needless to say I had a pretty good pile going on before I even stepped foot in the house. There were not that many people at the sale and it wasn't the chaotic rushing and grabbing that you usually experience when they opened up the house plus I thought that the prices were pretty good. We made several runs through and I was really happy with the things I brought home. So here we go:

First thing I spotted in the garage were these wonderful spun head Santas, Snowmen and Angels

I also found several old cards and games in the garage

I also thought these were kind of cool, old weekly expense reports

This beauty was also sitting in the garage, 1953 Sheaffer Desk Set 

I actually stopped and looked through the linens which were on the screened porch before making my way into the house. I spotted some cocktail napkins and quickly stuffed them in my bag to look at later. When I was checking out I was thrilled to see that one set was Tammis Keefe (Christmas) and another set was Vera (Matchsticks). Two other sets were not marked but were cute enough to keep.

So all this before I even got into the house! I am thinking that all the good stuff is going to be gone from inside since I took so long getting in there but that was not the case. There were just so few people there and I think they were mostly neighbors just being curious about the sale. Me, mom and John went through the house several times and here is what I found inside:

I love, love, love the window! Couldn't believe that is was still there waiting on me and you would not believe how little it cost. I was pretty giddy about it.

Oh wait, I got one more thing. More creepy dolls! Well these aren't actually too creepy. My brother found them in a basket in the garage and asked me if I wanted them and I said yes and asked him to put them in my pile without even looking at them. After examining them when I got home I found that they are both Madame Alexander Dolls from the 1960s. The clothing is tagged and both dolls are marked. They will need to be restrung but are in pretty good condition. I have been soaking the clothes overnight and I think they are going to clean up very nicely. Even if the dolls were toast, the clothes and shoes are highly sought after so if you are out hunting always check the doll clothes and shoes (I have sold quite a few pieces on Etsy).

We had such a great experience with this sale that I told Mom we need to go out of town more often. This is the second sale that we have traveled to that has produced lots of really great junk.

Hope your weekend has been wonderful and that you found some really great junk!

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