Sunday, October 6, 2013

Estate Haul - Fun Odds and Ends

I did a bit of thrifting last week, but didn't end up with much.  Stuff was either too beat up or too expensive so - PASS!  Still saving pennies!  I did hit one really big estate sale twice and came up lucky both times.
I didn't know anything about this sale, so the first time I just happened to see it, but I had The Little Dude in tow.  He's very VERY heavy, so we didn't stay long.  The place was full of little bits and pieces, as you will see by the pictures(none of the sale itself :(  too many people).  A few swizzle sticks, pink and black jewelry box and a lone spun cotton dude elf earring.  I've never seen earrings made with them, have you?  A  what is my deal with the swizzle sticks lately...
This family had a large attached garage and a HUGE detached garage workshop.  I found these guys out there.  
I unfortunately didn't see much vintage Christmas stuff.  This was all I could find.  But look at Mrs. Claus!  She has little puff balls trimming her apron and dress.  Such sweet little details.  
They were kind enough to give me this hat box since the bottom had fallen out of it.  I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but I couldn't pass it up.  Love the star bursts!  
My second trip wasn't planned either.  The Hubby offered to stop on our way home from the pumpkin patch Saturday, and like I'm going to turn that down!  I found this ring and some other strange bits.  I finally have a letter!  Take that extracurricular activities I didn't participate in! HA! The hanger is from a hotel in DC and the little round cards next to it turn to calculate driving distances.  And look, I found the other earring!  Yay!!!  
The light was not cooperating, hence the single photo.
The lady who was running the register on Saturday said that the house belonged to her grandparents and the sale was a joint sale between them an another couple that passed away.  She said there was so much that they were doing a second sale at the end of the month.  I'm soooo there!  Maybe that is when the vintage Christmas will come out to play!  

I'm joining the parties at  Sir Thrift A LotRemnantMod Vintage LifeThe Thrifty GrooveA Living SpaceIvy And ElephantsThe Cottage Market and Apron Thrift Girl. Have a great week everyone!


  1. I love old hat boxes! That's a fun one, bottom or not.

  2. Loving the little spunhead earrings! I did have 2 pairs of little bottle brush tree earrings, but they sold last holiday season.

    The M is awesome too! Sew that onto a vintage bomber jacket! :)

  3. Score! This is a good batch of things! The earring will be perfect pinned to a wreath or lamp shape etc. Love Mrs. Claus!
    Erica :)

  4. I think I see Mr & Mrs Claus are on a base, if so, I found one of those when I was at the 70 mile yard sale, yours is much cuter though!

  5. Those Playboy swizzles are totally on my want list. Totally. Lucky you! The Claus' are cute. Happy Hunting at the next sale!

    I still haven't the guts to take on an estate sale.

  6. Those are great finds, I love the hat box. Display it up on top of a bookcase and no one will ever know it has no bottom!

  7. Gorgeous find as always, wish I could help you ID stuff but I'm a novice there and always ask for help myself ;)

  8. What neat finds! And HUZZAH for finding both earrings on DIFFERENT Days! I took your lead and purchased a few Biestle decorations from their Halloween site! I am soooooo happy with them, thank you for letting us know about it.

  9. Love Mrs Claus too - and I usually pass up the Christmas stuff. Making myself pick up more of it though since it does sell well in the booth. Love the hatbox too!


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