Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Estate Sale Finds

Here is a sampling of what I've picked up while out and about this summer. Some of my favorites: The pink prom dress from the 50's - so exquisite! A darling petit point purse that is great addition to my collection. Although I don't really collect dolls, I did find the vintage Madame Alexander bride doll too charming to pass up. The old chairs pictured on the top right are for our kitchen which I'm in the process of redoing. I was beyond thrilled to find them in my color palette and in their perfectly faded and chippy grandeur. Well, you know me, I can't pass up an old bride and groom cake topper either. Isn't this one sweet with the bride resting her head on the grooms shoulder? Hmmm what else... oh yeah, Victorian calling cards, bone china posies, vintage cupcake picks, and old tins - love 'em all!

12 comments:

LiLi M. said...

You had a great haul! It always seems to me that you Americans are buying cards by the dozen, here in the Netherlands they are always priced a piece and not cheaply! Starting at 1 euro a piece most of the times, that's 1.50 dollar, so you have bought for a lot of money! I wish they were cheaper here, because I love them. Btw the calling cards are usually plain white embossed cards, lovely but so far less vivid. Have a lovely day!

Diane said...

Well sure looks yummy from your pictures! I love finding treasures! Hugs, Diane

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

I'm admiring all your scrumptious finds. I get all giddy when I find lovely things. You did well. keep sharing.

Toodlepeeps.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great stuff!!! I HEART the prom dress... that is glorious!!!
Have a wonderful day,
~Amy

Protector of Vintage said...

I enjoyed admiring all of the beautiful treasures you found this summer!! Thanks for sharing them.

My Shabby Roses said...

You've picked up some wonderful things. I love all the pretty colors.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I didn't realize I'd been away for so long...I had some *catching up* to do:)...Love it all! Those chairs look quite the find to me!

Love your clothesline...it's been awhile since I've had one and I'm gettin' the hankering for one again(except on these 100 degree days).
And the A&W mugs...those sure brought back frosty memories...I worked there during high school.
Rene'

chickie said...

What great finds.Your blog is very sweet.I enjoyed it.Looking forward to seeing more.Fun Finds 2 U ..Chickie

Mom2fur said...

Wow, you sure found some great things! That Madame Alexander is probably worth a small fortune!

KatCollects said...

I love all of your sweet finds.
Kathy

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Love, love, love the chairs the best!
bunny hugs,
shell

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