Monday, August 22, 2011

A Family Run Estate Sale….Yes I Broke my own rule.

 

I decided since I have made some sales on Etsy,  thank you to everyone that has bought from me, that I would reward myself and go to an estate sale on Friday morning.  Estate sales are my favorite and I thought that this one was being run by the family based on the ad.    I am so glad that I did.  I was early and figured I would sign in if need be and wait and read a magazine.  Well when I pulled up I saw people already going in.  Nothing was priced and that is usually a bad thing.  Not here.  They had fabulous prices and awesome stuff.  On my first run through I bought:

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I got everything here for $30.00  The basket in the back is full of linens, mostly large tablecloths.  I will have to show them off on a future post.  The two tins are full of hankies, most of which had never been used and still have the tags on them.

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There were 64 hankies in the two tins.  My favorite are the ones with the roses.

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I also got a little tin filled with buttons and misc. sewing supplies.

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Then after paying for that I went back in a found this.

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It was in rough shape but it is sturdy and for $2.00 it is just what I needed.

I have already given it a little makeover and I love it.

Then I went back in after lugging everything to the car.  On round three I found:

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I loooove this!!!!  I have already switched it out with another lamp shade in my living room.

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ALL OF IT was $5.00!!!!

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Then I went into the basement, they thought it was empty(I found that out after the fact), when I did I noticed the curtains(the basement was finished).  So I went to ask about them….$3.00

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There are six panels this size!

If that was not enough I found a pile of vintage cards and pictures that were being thrown away!  They were on the top and it was all just clean garbage sooooo, yea I got those too!!

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So what do you prefer yard sales or estate sales?

Linking to:

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking me to the estate sale with your photos. Those state hankies are terrific! Looks like a great studio cart too.

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  2. Wow what treasures you brought home with you! Love the vintage hankies. Hate to admit that I love going through others peoples "stuff". Please post pics of your cart makeover. My Mother had one of those when I was growing up. Have a great day!

    gale

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  3. WOW, way to go ... what a haul!!!! Congrats!!

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  4. I love estate sales. They are my favorites too! I always make at least three trips through, the first is always kind of a rush, the second and third I slow down and really dig and that is when you find the best stuff. You snagged some great things.

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  5. I really enjoy stopping by blogs such as yours to see what great thrift shop and garage sale finds you've discovered.
    You're an inspiration!

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  6. I'm so glad you made it to that estate sale! You got an abundance of goodies!
    I think the best will have to be all the linen/ tablecloths. Isn't it just so fun to find vintage treasures. I am also your newest follower!
    Carly

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  7. Ding, ding, ding and the winner is Full Cottage! Amazing finds I ♥ everything that you bought. Thanks for sharing - this has been the best thrift finds I have seen.

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  8. You found so much great stuff...I wish I had been with you, girl ♥

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