Thursday, April 25, 2013

Estate Sale on the Way

My husband and I took an "off-day off" together since he's been gone for a week.  It's not our normal day to hang out together.  With temperatures in the 70's we decided to go to Edmonds and hang out by the beach and have lunch.  On the way there, what did we stumble on but an Estate Sale.  It was a beautiful, quaint old house that was meticulously kept and the sale was so organized.  My husband found a brand new cordless drill for $7 and was thrilled.  I found a whole bunch of "old stuff" that all together totalled only $12 and I was thrilled!

I adore this table cloth!  I went home and washed it and put it on my table right away...(see bottom of post)

Vintage gardening books from the 50's.  One to to sell.

I love old books.  This is an old school book with illustrations in it from the 1800's.  I will use it in my "back to school" display in the Fall!
This was the writing inside the book...isn't it beautiful?  I wish we still wrote like that.

Ahh....I am a HUGE Kate Greenaway fan.  I have been wanting this book for the longest time.  I squealed when I found it at the bottom of a box.  This is the 1978 edition.
A darling hankie

I found these patriotic objects and can't wait to put them out for the 4th of July.  I've been inspired by Erica at to create a red. white and blue collection for the holiday!

This old cheese grater attaches to a counter top or other area.  I want to find a place outside to put it and plant a flower in the top.

More vintage goodness for my laundry room.  This has a little block of  still slightly scented starch covered in a cheese cloth type material on the back.  LOVE IT!

Two adorable postcards.  For some reason pics aren't always turning...sorry about that.
This little hen fits in the palm of my hand.  So cute!
Here's the new table cloth on the table

And of course I had to change up the displays to match.
 Happy Estate Saling!


Jill said...

I saw a meat grinder at an auction this past weekend, it was the very same color.


Nice finds! The table cloth is so sunny and happy!
Thank you for the birthday wishes and I'm really liking my natural color!

ThrifterSisters said...

You totally scored!

I love love love that tablecloth and don't have anything like it in my collection. The patriotic items are PERFECT for the 4th. Can't wait to see your display.

Have a great weekend,