Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More Saturday finds

I am all at once , over whelmed with all the stuff I have in my house. I need to stay home and quit going to yard sales and thrift shops and estate sales. Somebody STOP me LOL

However there is a real good estate sale this coming up Saturday that I want to go to then I'm quitting for the summer??  LOL  ( hope so ,  HELP me

 I  was headed to Good will Saturday morning when I remember an estate sale listed in the garage sale section of the paper and thought might as well stop at one yard sale, right?
Any way I found a lot of stuff and I had so much in my arms I told the young man in charge can I make a pile ? and you watch it for me , he agreed. so when I went back for my second swipe through the yard and garage I found a lot of small things I hadn't seen in a long time and now I wonder why I even brought it all home ? Like I said I am just over whelmed .

First things I seen I liked was old linens just laid out on a coffee table and I started digging through it and a red & white piece jumped out at me with red monogramming on it then I seen an old pillow case looking thing with more monogramming then another then another so I had my arms full again and I found a paper sack and stuffed it full, all the while there was no prices on any thing but I really wanted theses dirty lines , ( i knew oxiclean and me could clean them up ).

See the MW monogram
these picture are after I soaked and washed them  them

          two more pieces , sorry about the shade in the picture                                        




Then these bottles which I liked , I gave $10. for all the linens  and the bottles

         I like the long neck one and it even has a wicker cover for the screw top    

this was my first swipe through the garage and yard

 then I went back and found just a lot of smalls like 3 Budweiser beer openers and a red handle kitchen items, glass ash tray, tin pan, vinegar jar  3 perfume bottle one says Paris and a little glass creamer all  for $1.50
I didn't get the little red wooden handle pie trimmer in the picture or the perfume bottles

Then I went to a favorite place of mine that some people says they never find any thing good at
I was ready to leave after finding some old Stix Baer & Fuller  hat boxes, any way Pete came in he has a booth at this place and he said he had just cleaned out his garage per his wife's instructions LOL

He brought this old leather hat box in and set it down and my eyes went straight  to it , I love boxes and this was an old leather hat box with the hat inside . I ask him what he wanted for the box and he gave me a price and took the top hat out I said oh I want the hat also . So after we agreed on the price here is its picture


Inside the hat it says Quicy Illinois
         Then at the Goodwill I found 2 silver trays I wanted which I have lots of these also              


All together , I really could fill a booth at one of our local malls. I am thinking of starting an etsy shop this fall to unload some of my many treasures. So if you see something you like let me know
A friend that has a vintage shop in town has ask me to set up an outside booth at her up coming sale. I said it will have to cool way down for me to stand outside . Her shop is full of vintage formals etc

Oh the hat boxes

     Anyway its fun and fun to hunt it's all about the thrill of the hunt ?     right

Linky parties for this week

Rednesday                                                           My Romantic Home 
Faded Charm                                                       Flaunt it Friday
Bunny Jeans  
Savvy Southern Style  
Ivy & elephants    
Katherines Corner        
The Shabby Creek Cottage  
The Brambleberry Cottage  
Pearls  and Lace      
Commond Ground 
French Country Cottage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


  1. Love all the hat boxes, really love the top hat and leather box!

  2. I am very excited about the ESAS sale this Saturday also!! All the Victorian furniture! I can't wait! I like your top hat. Where did you get it? Itchy's?
    Have a great week! Gina

    1. Hi Gina
      I got the top hat in Jefferson City at the grey antique mall on Missouri Blvd
      It was just luck that I walked in when the dealer was bringing it in otherwise it would be gone to someone else

  3. OH did have a great day! You do know this is how vintage dealers are born lol...

  4. AMAZING!!!! YOU ROCKED IT!!! If I could find that stuff I would not stop....LOL...working all the time dont have time to shop anymore...instead I shop online...LOL
    Keep up the good work so we can live thru you!
    Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  5. Great finds! Love the hat box and hat! We're trying to not bring anymore stuff into the house, especially books - last week we went to see a movie and there was a used bookstore next door and you can imagine what happened while we waited to go to the theater. ;)

    Happy Rednesday!

  6. Great stuff! I love vintage linens. I'm visiting from Rednesday.

  7. You sure found some great items, especially that top hat and hat box! I would have picked that up to.

    I am still trying to downsize after my move to a smaller house. I have the hardest time getting rid of stuff and when I do I sometimes regret it. My mission now is to take pictures, post about it and if it is not something that I will use or decorate wit on a regular basis then I will sell it.

    Thanks for sharing at my party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  8. Oh, my gosh, I'm right there with you! I decided last month that I, too, have too much stuff collected. So I'm making a pile in the basement to have a yard sale at the end of summer.

    Love the MW red linen! Also, those funky bottles from the 70's. My mom used to buy those wine bottles and put in a multi-colored drip candle. They were pretty!

  9. Somebody needs to stop me too! Though I have really slowed down a Lot and have cleaned out a ton of stuff from my house already. I am at the age I don't need all of this stuff!

  10. Wonderful finds. We al tends to say that, but it is hard to carry out.

  11. There are some amazing things here sweetie, love the linens :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  12. Wow cool stuff to find. I wish our sales around here offered similar.

  13. I like it all sweetie. Let me know if you open and etsy shop and I'll ad you to my etsy circle xo P.S> I hope to see you at the hop tomorrow!

  14. It's definitely the thrill of the hunt and you found some great things... that top hat and box are very unique!

  15. Great finds! We treasure hunters can all agree, it is a thrill to find the unique item at a great price. Like your top hat of course!
    A really nice piece. I have quite the accumulation of stuff, too.
    (Yep, it's all mine.) I try to only buy what I love, problem being, I just love everything! LOL

  16. Wonderful finds! I especially love that pillow case and the gorgeous hat box including the top hat. Awesome!

  17. OMG! I'm sure President Abraham Lincoln wore your top hat! I just love to shop vicariously through others, and I'm loving your estate sale finds. Especially President Lincoln's hat!

  18. What wonderful treasures all from your estate sale. Great hunting!


  19. Oh wow, to die! Stopping by for Katherines Blog hop, come by for a visit.

  20. You are right the wine bottles are like my header. You found a mother load of goodies indeed.

  21. You know, you always get the best loot! Love those cool are they?!! Looks like you were quite lucky with vintage linens this week as well....*sigh!* thanks for the lovely eye candy!! This weekend we are planning on going to a couple of throw us some junk luck our way :)

  22. The linens you found are great! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
    linens lace and lattes

  23. Oh, I love linens and you really did get a deal!! Thanks for visiting my blog! Love, Linda

  24. I know what you mean about stopping!! LOL I was stopped though and by not a very nice means. Back trouble for 18 years and then housebound for the last 5 ish years. When I do get out though thanks to Valium and a TENS machine I manage to find a few treasures. Not often though only afew times a year. Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate it.

  25. I say you did pretty good! Such wonderful treasures. I LOVE that top hat.


  26. That top hat is the PERFECT for a Christmas tree done with all snowman ornaments like I have!!! So cool.

  27. PERFECT topper. Sorry!

  28. SCORE!!! Those linens are wonderful! I too am having the same thing happening to me...I MUST quit purchasing and either get things in order or sell....but I'm a hoarder. AND I don't want to quit shopping for lovelies! Oh well. Hoarder it is.
    Love all your great finds. That leather hatbox and tophat are just too cool!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Blessings, Doni

  29. Oh girl, you made me laugh. I too just love to go thrifting. Don't do it regularly, but I love it. I just bought a bunch of treasures on a rosd trip with friends. Oh how fun! Hey, I am even buying things for our unfinished basement. I keep telling hubby he'll be glad when we do finish it. Not sure he's convinced. I am now a new follower.

  30. Forgot to mention that I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love to have you join in.

  31. OK, that hat and hat box have me!! what a great find! thanks for joining in for the party!

  32. Wow! You found some great things! LOVE that top hat! IT seems like things are getting harder and harder to find here.

  33. Janice,
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    Let me know what you'd like to get with your $20 gift certificate, along with your full name and mailing address and I'll forward that information to That's Jazzy!

    I hope to see you tonight for the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Link Party!

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