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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Estate Sale Finds and An Award

I went to an estate sale Saturday morning. I thought it was the first day of the sale, because that's the way it was listed on the website, but it was the second day. Kinda irritating, seeing as I made sure I got there at 7AM to get one of the numbers hanging on the gate. Ah well, I'm just so happy to have a sale to go to at all in winter!
I've always wanted a Home Sweet Home picture, and now I have one!

I don't know what kind of stitching this is. Crewel? Needlepoint? I thought it was interesting, and for only 50 cents, it came home with me.

I almost squealed when I saw this little cottage ornament! It's staying out year-round, and if I can get that front door open, I'm moving in!

This picture is so bright and Springy that I had to have it! Love the frame too. All of these pictures were so filthy. It isn't just dust, because it just smears when I wipe it. I think it was a smoker's home, so I'll have to put a little bit more elbow grease into it!

I had to grab this little hanky, made in Sweden. Again, very Springy! I also got a bunch of knitting needles in various sizes, and a few little doodads that the cashier let me have for free! I guess the second day of a sale isn't such a bad thing after all!

And finally, Kori at Blonde Episodes gave me this award about a week ago, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. Thank you sweet Kori! If you've never seen her blog, please pop in for a visit. Besides being the nicest gal on the planet, she is a great writer, and every day she features little tidbits about old Hollywood and current style icons. It's so much fun visiting her!
I am passing this award on to all of my bloggie friends!

20 comments:

reprise said...

what great finds!

Rosie said...

An estate sale? LUCKEE!I love your new valentine banner and sidebars. SO Sweet!
rosie

TX Doodler said...

I'm drooling over the "home sweet home" cross stich. It's so cheery.50cents for the needlepoint? Wow, awesome bargain! Congrats on such great finds!

I love the 2nd & 3rd days of estate sales. Most of the time the folks running it are willing to negotiate, instead of having to junk it later.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Second day can be pretty good if you are there first. Are the things 1/2 off like here???
Cute photos and finds.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Protector of Vintage said...

You found some lovely treasures!! Congrats on your award~

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I just LOVE all that you bought! What a fun sale and I'm glad those treasures are going to you!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I love it! I really want a "Home Sweet Home" thingummy like that!

Jane said...

Great treasures at the estate sale. I have a thing for vintage frames so I love that cute springy picture you got in the old frame. Glad you found an estate sale to shop at in the winter.
Jane

Linda said...

Love the Home Sweet Home and the hankie...too sweet. Great buys!

Blondie said...

Great finds honey! Your welcome for the award--you deserve it doll. Thanks for the sweet things you said about moi! Kori xoxo

Lisa said...

Love your goodies!! I miss all the estate sales around here!
Hugs, Lisa

Maureen said...

Hmmm....I am curious about the mystery stitch. Crewel, maybe? Only because I don't know what crewel looks like.

Crack me up about moving into the house. I really did laugh out loud (LOL)!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Oh how much fun.... great stuff...i added you to my blog roll...hope you will add me...and do stop by for a visit, Dianne

Susie's country cottage said...

I love the Home Sweet Home sampler and the little house is really cute, it must be nice to have a sale to go to at this time of year when there's not much else happening. Oh and congrats on your award.
Susie

Jacqueline said...

That is a miracle to find a great estate sale in winter. The little cottage houses have a Mary Engelbreit flair don't ya think?
Thanks for keeping our hearts happy. I love coming to visit you!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Ooooh, I love all your wonderful finds, my dear! Vintage is the best!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Meri Wiley said...

Looks like you had an awesome haul! I wouldn't mind finding stuff like that. Your blog is very cute, maybe you can check mine out, too! Have a great week.

Meri

emma wallace said...

Ooh! You found a treasure chest! I love your finds - so fun and quirky.

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Carol,
Great job at the thrift store! And congrats on your award! Sorry about your Packers, but that was a great game! Go Cards! :)

Carolyn McNeil said...

You lucked out! You found some great stuff! I love finding old needlepoint projects that people have done. I've never understood why they aren't kept as heirlooms, though...
Carolyn
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