Monday, August 24, 2009

Sale Update!!!!


Hello Darling Readers!!! Here is an update on the estate sale that promised lots of vintage clothes, as mentioned in my last post. Oh My!!!! This was an incredible sale!!!! I am so excited just typing about it. I got there about two hours before the sale, thinking there were going to be tons of people ahead of me in line. I was wrong....luckily!! I ended up getting number three and was extremely thrilled. The next two hours passed very slow but I had my brother and the Wall Street Journal to keep me occupied. Then came 9 a.m. and I got to enter the sale. I was expecting the prices to be high, considering it was run by an estate sale company, but I was proven wrong yet again. Everything was super cheap and super cute. I managed to get quite a few nice vintage pieces. The two people ahead of me were grabbing at everything and not giving anyone a chance. The one woman was from out of state and just was scooping up anything and everything...not even looking at it. The second person ahead of me was from a vintage store that I frequent and I was able to grab that dress pictured above from his discard pile. I am thinking its early 40's because it has side snaps for a closure.

I went back on the second day yesterday. It was the last day and everything was half off. I took home these cookbooks along with a few more clothing items and linens. As I have mentioned before, I love these little pamphlet books and I took home every one this lady had owned.

This suit and blouse is from the first day. I think the suit is late 40's, however it has a nylon zipper and I am thinking that the metal one was replaced. The tags and the buttonholes indicate the 40's. But, whatever year it is from, I love it. It is a slightly heavier linen and has a great shape. The blouse was found on a different rack, but I think it will go nicely with this suit. I also got a 40's navy blue suit, complete with metal zipper and a pleated skirt. No pictures yet as it is at the dry cleaners along with a few 50's shift dresses that are fabulous!!! I also forgot to take pictures of the beautiful hats I took home. They were all in pristine condition and I have one or two that might make their way to my etsy. I know there will be a light pink pill box heading there, complete with perfect netting!!

While the everyone was scouring the racks and racks of clothes in the basement, I checkout out the shoes. I was able to grab three pairs of 40's wedges before everyone else saw that there were shoes down there also. Each pair only cost $3!!!! One pair was brand new and the one above looks to have only been worn once.

Overall, this was a vintage gal's dream sale!!! I was so tickled that everything was in my size range and in wonderful condition. In one weekend, I spiced up my wardrobe!!!!

Emily

7 comments:

50s Pam said...

Yowza, I am so so jealous. I would have been like the first woman in line - just grabbing everything! Congratulations, and be sure to post more photos!

tidbitsandtreasures said...

As I read your post, I found myself getting excited for (and with) you! Congrats on some great finds.

roseylittlethings said...

Wow, amazing stuff! Love the dress! I am never that lucky with clothing!

Amy said...

I absolutely love what you are doing with the pictures. Someday when we have time (hahahahaha), you'll have to show me how to do this :)

Love you too much!
Mom
xoxo

Tera said...

Wow, I just read this and I am sooooooooooooo dying! This sounds truly awesome! $3 for those awesome shoes, UGH! I'm soooooo dying here and turning green and living thru you all at the same time. I'm a commotion.

JAN said...

Emily, You blog is really coming along! You do a great job. I love you vintage items. Have you checked out Bettiepageclothing.com? Too bad you don't live in Vegas, I would have a job for you...
Your mom is the best!

Jan

JAN said...

Forgive the lack of correct spelling. My "r" key is not cooperating tonight!