Hopefully, Jana will go and take some fun pics!
At any rate, this morning, I headed out to the the land of Junk, treasures, keepsakes and finds to elbow in amongst fellow bargain hunters,hoarders and pickers. ( I refuse to elaborate on WHICH of those groups I fall into!)
I hit a few sales, blocks from home, here in the Historic District and found a fun Curio Cabinet for $5-this one is going to get a coat of Country White Paint!
Curio Cab,,$5 and very sturdy!
Then, I'd read in the paper there was an "Assistant's League" (of Everett), Estate sale.....and I've been to a few of their others and found some fun items,,,so I headed across our Valley of farmland and up the Hill towards the BIG Cities!....
Where,,,,,,first thing you know, I run into my friend Annie (this is her neck of the woods) and she had in her hot little hands a doll hat, that she thought I may like! (Great minds think alike!)
(Currently sitting on one of the Doll heads I scored LAST week!)
So, this Estate Sale? The woman was a doll MAKER......not a collector, but a gal who took arms, legs, heads, eyes, hairs and created torso's and sewed gorgeous clothes.......Did I have my camera? OF COURSE NOT! She was a true artisan. And, IF you live locally and collect dolls,have a daughter, grandaughter, etc.....I'd seriously check it out Sat/Sun. These dolls were being given away,,,,considering the time and labour that went into them! Cases in point..........
Look at this gorgeous Dress,,,,all HAND MADE! $6. I had to have it, just because I know it was made with great joy and love....wowza! If you sew, and I do, you cannot help but appreciate this workmanship!
(Annie found the darling shoes and decided they were more "me" than her! Thanks Annie!)
I also bought a couple of slips in cotton muslin that she also handcrafted....50 Cents and $1
There was a whole TABLE full of Fabrics......I settled on two. Some yummy chocolate heavy duty Taffeta and a lace remnant of Grey, Black and metallic......I think these would both make great Fabric Roses!
Then,,,,,,okay Then? I found a "Grab Bag" full of Flowers, leaves and pearl trims
2 Bucks! Yep, 2 Bucks!
Oops, sorry, photo not so hot! Bag full of Pink and Creme mini roses, 2 Bucks,
Cigar box 25 Cents!
And there were ziploc bags FULL of COTTON Lace trims and I also found a 10yd Spool of Lace Trim
Great for pillows, the cotton laces will get Tea Stained!
And last find at the Estate Sale?.......
A Craft Kit, complete with Embossed Cardstock Victorian Ladies and Gents......and all the directions and unused clothing/crafting patterns........$1 Buck!
Oh Shoot, and I forgot to get the "Chippy/peely rusty" wrought Iron white flower baskets out of my car!
$10 bucks for 4 WITH cocoa liners AND to Wall bracket Baskets .......
I would have liked to have known this woman. She was UBER talented, obviously enjoyed what she did. Often, when I buy a piece from a sale or an antique store, I wish I knew the story of the people that owned these items. And, in THIS case, created them! I guess, in this case, I'll just sent a smile and a wave to the Heavens and thank her for sharing her gift!
Okay,,,,so, I was ALMOST headed towards the Barn......no, I don't have a Barn,,,it's an OLD metaphor,,,,,aka heading home. But I stopped at one last sale of the day,,,,,,in a cul de sac of new homes.......Well, you never know do you? This is what I found......
"Sawyer's Junior Card Holders" Whatta?
The box was closed but the packaging was interesting. There's about 40 of these "Junior Card Holders" neatly lined up inside of the box, between layers of paper. I've used one on the left to show you how the "Junior Card Holder" works! ........(Card from Izabella inserted) And, I scattered some in front of the box for you to see.......But how clever! You could use them to hold your "Junior Cards",LOL,,,,,or small photos. They are small,,,but sturdy! (Nickel) I'm thinkin' YOU want some "Junior Card Holders Too!" $1 Buck for the box........as noted, the manufacturer, "Sawyers" ALSO makes "Sawyer's Satisfactory Card Holders for Larger Cards!"
Maybe I'll find THEM during NEXT Friday's Hunt!I have got to Google this one,,,,,,just goes to show you, you never know WHAT you are going to find!!!
Did You find any fun stuff????
Hugs and Love,
Ack.............85 in Joyworks tomorrow? Lord have Mercy, and I'm sure there is Christmas to be priced! Nothing says Summer like 80+ and Glitter in Joyworks!