Friday, October 24, 2008

Some Recent Finds

In order to try and catch up and put away and organize all my recent finds, I thought I'd share some of my favorites that were found over the last month. I was a busy girl this October; two flea markets, many garage sales and estate sales. I was checking out craigslist last night and came across two promising estate sales for Saturday! Anyways, on to the stuff!!
I got this set of six napkins at the last flea market I went to. As I was ironing them, I decided that I would how on to them for a while until I made up my mind as to if I really want to keep them or not.
I was sooooo thrilled when I found this coat. This lady was having a really nice yard sale of mostly vintage items and had a few coats like this. I liked this one the best and it was only $20.00!! I went to my favorite dry cleaners and they did the whole coat --fur and all-- for only $8.00. So the whole thing cost me less than $30.00 which is much cheaper than buying a new winter coat!!
These are the few button cards that I have kept. The rest that I have found, which have been many lately, have gone over to the booth.

This was my splurge at the last flea market I went to. I really liked it and it was at the second booth we stopped at. I decided that if it was still there when I went to leave, it would come home with me. I talked the lady down to $20.00. She said that she thought the table was from the turn of the century but I think its a little newer than that. Any thoughts?? My mom went with me to this flea market too!! See her finds HERE.
I have been wanting a window like this for a lonnnnng time. I was sooo excited when the lady had the price of $7.50 on it. I don't know whether I am going to hang it up or make a table out of it.

These boxes of vintage ornaments haven't made their way to the booth yet. I am waiting till November 1st to put out all my Christmas stuff that I have been putting together.

I am so glad today is Friday! I had a busy week at school and next week at school is going to be just as busy, but I am going to try and get a lot of my homework done tonight so I won't be so busy this next week. And maybe I'll be able to get some of my sewing projects done!! :)


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vintage Pink Christmas Swap

I am participating in Jen's swap and she asked us to answer these questions to help our partners get to know us a little bit better.
1. What is your favorite Christmas decoration?
Since I don't have a home of my own yet, my favorite decoration that my mom puts up is our vintage fake Christmas tree. Every year, my dad and I put it together. It's the kind that each branch has to be put in on its own. My mom got it from her mother and they use to put it up when she was a little girl.

2. What colors/themes do you decorate for Christmas?
When I get my own house, I can't wait to decorate for the holidays!! I have a vintage silver feather tree from my grandma. I have been collecting little lighter green ornaments to go with it. I also have a white tree in my hope chest that I would like to either put pink or blue ornaments on.

3. What Christmas item would you love to have?
I would love to have a vintage feather tree topper. I can't seem to find any around were I live.

4. Favorite goodie & hot drink?
I love french fries. Since I am a Weight Watcher....that is a goodie to me :) I am not much of a hot drink person other than hot chocolate.

5. Are you a crafter? If so what crafts do you do?
I am a crafter. I like to do everything!! I scrapbook, sew, knit, and anything else that peeks my interest.

6. What is your favorite pink item in your home?
I have to confess that pink is not my number one favorite color--yellow is. favorite pink item would be my Miss America Depression Plates!!

7. What do you collect?
Oh My!!! Where do I begin?? Here's just a few things, mind you they are all vintage: apron, linens, glass, patterns, magazines....basically anything vintage or retro!!!

8. Do you have special family traditions for the holidays?
My family does so many wonderful things during the holidays. Some of my favorites are baking with my mom and grandma, Thanksgiving Day, putting up the decorations, and going to church all together on Christmas Eve.
I hope this helps Deb!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


You must forgive me for not updating. October is always a busy month for me. School gets crazy, my birthday, halloween, etc etc! I have also been going to sales like CRAZY!! I have so many things I want to share with you all. Hopefully I will be able to catch up in the next few weeks!! All of the items in the pictures made their way to my booth, which is filling up very quick....I don't know how I am going to fit all my Christmas stuff in there!!

I got a super deal on this coat. I had bought two vintage fur stoles off craigslist and decided to only keep one. I took the other over to my favorite little vintage resale store and they gave me almost $100 in store credit. I got a few things for me and this coat for the booth. If it doesn't sell I can add it to my collection!! :)
All the ones on the top I kept. The others are awaiting their arrival at the booth!!

Tomorrow my mom and her friend Sherry are going to the Ann Arbor, Michigan flea market. I am so excited. There is about 350 vendors in 7 building and tents on the Ann Arbor Fair Grounds.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Busy Busy

This past week I have neglected writing in my blog, but I promise it has been for a very good reason!! There have been so many sales listed on Craigslist that looked promising and I am still trying to sort all my stuff out from the flea market my mom and I went to. I have always loved vintage and old stuff, but just recently got into the whole flea market thing. I was so excited when I began to discover them popping up all over the area!! Anyways...this past one on Saturday truly was the very best I have ever been to thus far. It was the size of at least 3 or 4 football fields and that was just the antiques. There was another area for a vintage car show and for old car parts. My mom and I had a great time! She found some vintage apron patterns, which I plan to sneak away from here to make a few when I get a chance!!! I haven't even taken pictures of all the stuff I got. Some vintage magazines, a swanky swig, and vintage buttons on the cards didn't make the post. Today I managed to get to two estate sales and a thrift store, along with a flea market that we passed by that we didn't know what there. The picture above is what I received in the mail today--my vintage pattern swap from coveredbuttons on Swap-Bot. I was sooooo thrilled with the package!!! I can't wait to make one of the dresses...they were just my thing!!!

Now on to all the goods!!!

I have been on a search for a wall my price range. This fit the bill at $3.00. It's a little darker in person.
This is my favorite find in a long while. She isn't perfect that's why I picked her up for only $3.50!!!!!!!!!!!! There is some paint missing for her hair in the back, but who's going to see that??? She was found at the flea market.
This little Dapper Do set was a surprise find at the flea market. It was in a basket of all linens and has never been used. While I don't have any babies yet, this will be added to my hope chest for just a dollar.
I bought these lamps at the flea market originally for the booth, but realized when I got home how well they match all my decor in my room. Some for a dollar each......they will stay with me!!

This is the only purchase of the day at the flea market that will make its way to the booth, even though I love the jingle bells design.
I am not normally into the smock aprons, but after I tried this on, I had to keep it. It fit like a glove!! (Sorry the picture is facing the wrong way).
Here is the rest of the flea market finds still soaking since Saturday. There is a vintage full apron, tablecloth, and tea towel all waiting to get clean!!

On to the estate sales!!

These cards and window clings were found at sale one. They will all make their way to the booth, minus a few cards for my collection!!

I also found the book at sale one. The patterns were found with the plate at a Value World we passed by on our way home. I am soo thrilled with these plates. I got four for $5.15. They are Depression--Cameo and my books valued them between $12 and $20 each!!! I am for sure keeping these as they will look good with the few Jade pieces I have!!
This chips and dip set will also make its way to the booth. It is in the original box and has never been used!!!
I have always admired fellow bloggers who find boxes like this and talk about how they had a great time sorting them out. That's really the only reason, along with the vintage spools of thread, that I picked up this box at sale two today. There ended up being 14 spools that are now in a clear glass jar. I have such fun going through it all!!

Tomorrow, I am joining my mom and grandma on a visit to my grandma's sister's for a birthday visit. Hope you all enjoy your weekend!