Sunday, February 9, 2014

First 2014 Estate Sale

I actually went to an estate sale yesterday amid flurries, cold, and snow covered streets.  First one for 2014, and the first one I've attended in quite a long stretch.  It was messy, dusty, kinda crowded with people who didn't want to joke or chit chat, but I came away with some goodies.

Ever see paper clips like these?  I never have.

There were four sewing patterns there: two newer craft ones, this 50s skirt, and the 70s number below. Odd assortment. You can barely see on the right side a plastic shoebox full of old cards.

Here are some of the better cards.  I'd say more than half was useless envelopes and not too hot 80s type Christmas cards. but what you see below made my purchase worthwhile.

How nifty is this?  It's plastic and once held a calendar. On the back there are instructions to snap off the bottom tabs then use it for "a wall plaque or hot dish pad."

There was one Valentine in that box of cards. How sweet to find this time of year. That made the trip for me!

Linking to Sir Thrift A Lot today. Thanks, all, and have a nice Sunday!

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like You had fun and brought away some fun finds. Blessings Denise

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  2. Vintage sewing patterns, love love that. Anything of the 70s I will grab them home. Great finds! And thanks for stopping by at my blog

    :) J.

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    1. I love vintage sewing patterns too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Score! Great finds! I'd be thrilled with your collection of goodies too. Love the little houses, of course, and that sweet ducky valentine!

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  4. The clips are very cool and I love the old cards. LOVE the little houses, too. I've never found any of those in my thrifting. I'm so jealous! lol Great finds my friend!

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  5. Oh, I have such a craving to go to an estate sale. You got some good finds.

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  6. I haven't been to an estate sale for ages - or a yard sale for that matter. And I love doping that, especially when my daughter comes with me. You inspired me to go again when there are more garage sales around - there aren't that many right now.

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  7. Love the little putz houses! You sure came across some great finds!

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  8. OHHHH THE PUTZ HOUSES!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIE! What a FIND!

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  9. Great finds Diane...I don't think I've seen clips like that before..That plaque kinda looks like a license plate..?Plastic ?..Guess not..Have a snuggly evening...

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  10. The Putz houses are wonderful! And the Valentine's Day card is so sweet.

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  11. Love the cards. Vintage cards are one of my main passions. The get well one with the dog is absolutely adorable.

    & nope! Never saw paper clips like that before.

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  12. Nice treasures to bring home! I love to go to an estate sale someday, not such a thing around here.

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  13. Oh what luck to find all the little houses!! They are a great find, and I love all the cards you found too. I have never seen clips like those before.

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  14. Those paper clips are so cute!

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  15. They sure are different! Thanks for visiting!

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