Monday, May 13, 2013

estate finds

Happy Monday!!
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and a blessed Mother's Day!! We had summer weather this weekend, and boy I am not quite ready for it! I was still enjoying the lovely spring weather, so hopefully it will return. How was your weather?
On Friday and Saturday I went to an estate sale that was close to home, and was able to make a few trips. There was quite a bit of things, so it was good to go back and find some goodies I hadn't seen the first time! 
I found these vintage floral enameled bowls and tin molds. The bowls are so pretty, and on one of my other trips back, I ended up finding one more! ;)
 A couple of pretty camellia tin trays and a enameled refrigerator tray, which will come to use in my craft room! Perfect for fabric! 
 And, this neat vintage ceramic salt box that was made in Germany. The font is beautiful and I only wish the wooden lid was there, too. But, still a great piece! 
 The dear people who lived in the home had tons of old music sheets and books. So, I grabbed some, along with a old Christmas carol book, and that sweet 1930's Children's Songs and Games. I will have to show you more of those later! I also got a beautiful and very old Bible, which you can see 2nd from the bottom, that I love!! And, some other neat books. Once the weather cools down, I can take more photos. Such a neat collection these people had. 
 I can never pass up sweet vintage cards! 
And, Christmas goodies are starting early this year!! Yay! I was also given some vintage Christmas cuties from my mother-in-law that I need to take photos and show you! 
So, it was a great weekend for finding treasures! Did you find any goodies this weekend?

Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week!! 



35 comments:

  1. really love the floral bowls and the tray!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  2. What fantastic finds, I wish we had estate sales over here in the UK :)

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  3. You found some great vintage items at the estate sale heather, love those pretty bowls and the trays, and the vintage books and cards take you back to another era when life was so different.
    You're lucky to be getting some sun, here in the UK Spring was a week in early May and thats all we've had of real warmth this year - back to cold and rain, feels like winter again!
    Gill xx

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  4. Wow! The enamaled bowls are so lovely. Pretty design and colours.
    You definitely live in a good place for thrifting - or you are a very, very talented thrifter! (I also really liked all your thrifted doilies a couples of posts earlier...)
    Have a wonderful week! xh

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  5. Those bowls are just fantastic. What a wonderful estate sale. I'm thrilled for you. Have a great week! Happy creating!

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  6. hey heather, looks like you found some neat old stuff! our weather here has been cold and blustery this weekend.. yesterday we actually had snow/hail/snow pellets mixed with rain. didnt last or stick, but still, it was freaken windy and cold! I hope thats the end of that!
    Im ready for sweet warm weather now.
    have a great week!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  7. I love every last thing! You did great! Those bowls a beauties!

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  8. Looks like a pretty good estate sale! Love your trays and salt keeper!

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  9. Wow you certainly got super lucky. I just love all the enamel plates and the trays!! I have a bit of a soft spot for old books and especially children's ones. Some really lovely bits thanks for sharing xo

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  10. Great finds, Heather! I especially love the green trays and the enamel bowls. High five!

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  11. Oh and our weather has been so bi polar! We went from snowing to high 80's in one week. It seemed so hot! But now it's back down into the 60's and were expecting a little rain. Whew!

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  12. Looks like you really hit the jackpot at that sale. I love the enamel bowls. Quite a find! It's so addicting, isn't it?

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  13. Hi Heather ,
    I did find some amazing items this weekend as well...I am going to post them this week . I spent mothers day sorting through all my goodies with my kiddies! I couldn't think of a better way to spend it.

    Be well
    Donna

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  14. Love the books :) hope you are keeping well sweetie

    Bee happy x

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  15. Your really hit the mother load of treasures my dear. It is so addicting. Our weather was perfect yesterday. Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs
    donna

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  16. Such sweet treasures you found!! I love everything! Those enamel bowls are so pretty and love the grey tin trays!! Those seem perfect for you! :) Our weather over the weekend dropped to upper 40s and 50s, high 56 today and then 82 tomorrow and the rest of the week! I'm looking forward to the warm weather and sunshine! :) Have a great day! xo Holly

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  17. I never find cards...I keep looking!

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  18. Sweet sweet finds Heather. I am loving those enamel bowls especially. Those will be perfect for those upcoming picnics.

    xo Danielle

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  19. Fabulous finds......love the enameled trays and the vintage cards especially.

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  20. Hi Heather, looks like you found some great goodies. I haven't hit the sales yet this year, so I am ready to go! Have a sweet day, Jean

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  21. You are one lucky gal Heather finding all those treasures! Isn't fossicking for vintage finds simply the best.....I love old books as well....and those sweet vintage cards, they are so, so sweet. I celebrated Mother's Day wandering around a bric-a-brac market, in a beautiful historic town, on what was a gloriously sunny Autumnal day with my husband and daughter, acquiring a few of my own 'ooooh and aaaaah' 'must have' treasures! 'Twas absolute bliss!! Kim =)

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  22. Your clothes pin bags are wonderful! perfecT
    And so was your Mothers Day greeting!
    Glad you had a good estate sale hunting! Such sweet treasures!

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  23. What a wonderful collection of goodies! I have a "thing" for painted trays!

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  24. Hello sweet Heather, I am glad you had a wonderful weekend! I hope your spring weather returns. We have been blessed with wonderful weather, which is really something this time of year in the south. I had a beautiful weekend! Thank you sweetie! I love all of your wonderful finds and I am so happy you found so many things you love! I wish you a lovely and crafty week too! Much love, Paula xo

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  25. Those enamel bowls are sooo pretty! I see those from time to time in vintage shops and always stop to admire.

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  26. Such pretty finds!! I love estate sales!! I need to go more often. :)

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  27. Hi Heather ...I see you found some pretty sweet stuff at that estate sale! I am also hooked old vintage cards and books...I actually made it to a neighborhood yard sale that is no further than a mile away...Michele and I usually never find anything at their yardsales ,,,,everything is usually new but this weekend we got lucky and scored us some holt howard Christmas figurines and 4 little holt howard Santa mugs :) and a beautiful Christmas tablecloth... Michele was ticked pink!

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  28. Hi Heather! You found such neat stuff! What a blessing! Now that I moved, garage sales are few and far between. I'm glad I collected more than I need before I moved! LOL! Those bowls look European to me. Are they?

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  29. love those bowls!
    i have a camellia tin tray just like that :)

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  30. The enamel bowls are great and the cards...Love them. I will often times go back to a great sale on the last 1/2 off day and find treasures, I can't believe people passed up!

    Carol

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  31. Everything looks so lovely...I am always picking up vintage cards...I adore them...especially if they are not used! I love giving them out to my friends. Happy weekend.

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  32. Hi Heather, wow! You did find some great things at the sale. I love the enamel pieces. I'm able to find some of that here at Friday Market but haven't been in awhile and now it is so hot. Maybe I can talk my hubby into swinging by there early Friday morning. :) You certainly are keeping busy creating so many wonderful items. Best wishes, Tammy

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