Friday, September 12, 2008

Waking up to the Motherload.....


This morning on the way to drop my son off at school I noticed an Estate Sale across the street. I still had to get back home and help my daughters get ready and off to school before I could get to it. The second I stepped in the door I knew it was going to be a good one. The sale was being held by the daughter of the home owner(who was probably in her 90's)those are always the best sales to go to because it seems like the family just wants to clear out the house. Once inside, it was like going back in time to the 50's or 60's!
I'm always looking for vintage frames to use with my Inspiration Boards so finding these old ornate frames all in one place was amazing!! My daughter who loves to write stories has been wanting a typewriter for the longest time, this one works great! I also picked up a Vintage Christmas Tablecloth, candy cane decorations, vintage glasses(California souvenir), tiny Dutch shoe planter, misc. sewing notions & a Her hand towel.
And this all happened before 8:30 a.m. :)

7 comments:

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Congratulations on your great finds....the frames are beautiful. I love estate sales like that too. No messing around....they just want it gone....

I also love going into houses like that. Vintage fascinates me!

Christa
Chloe Rose

Kirsten said...

I am drooling on the keyboard! It is making me antsy to get to the Warrington Antique Festival in Texas, just two weeks away, woo hoo. Have you heard of the Junk Gypsies? You and I might be related, lol.

Keep up the great blogging :)

Art By MAR said...

I drooling over your great finds! How great to find one of those house sales. I love going to them also but don't often get the chance.

Linda Crispell said...

JACKPOT!!!!!!!! I am living vicariously thru you, my heart actually started racing while reading your blog. Any one of those items would have been a score and you did truly bring home the motherload! Job well done.
Linda

Kristen said...

Thank you!
I'm so glad to find so many others just like me~ I'm showing this to my kids, they think I have a problem :)

And YES Kirsten, I LOVE the Junk Gypsies....now I'm sure we're sisters!

'fancypicnic' said...

Wow - heartstopping to come across such great finds! Those frames are to die for xx

Bagladee said...

I love those frames, what great finds in all one place!!!