Sunday, August 15, 2010


One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to treasure hunt at estate sales. I never know what I am going to find. Sometimes it seems sad that people's entire belongings are sold to strangers - Where is the family, what happened to the owners, what is the history behind the stuff I buy.

So the first one I went to I got a vintage scrabble game - I pick them up all the time, I know have 4 or 5 of them. Some small wooden plaques that I will upcycle to create something fun with, 5 felt stuffed shapes - just thought they were kinda cool, a brand new pack of white tissue paper (always comes in handy), a big baggy full of costume jewlery (some junk, but some cool stuff I can re-use), a few wooden shapes I can craft into something and this real cool vintage photgraph album full of pictures for the 1920's and 1930's. This is one of those things I wonder why a family member didn't want. Maybe she had no family, so I gave I a home. All those goodies for 10.00

The second one I went to had a houseful of stuff. But I managed to find two pillow cases(not in the picture) that have some really cool pink edging on the end, one of my favorite finds is the vintage bird cage, two metal angel ornaments, a metal bird ornament, a metal snowflake, a vintage Fannie Mae valentines day tin. I have had another one of these for a few years and saw this one and thought it needed a buddy. It had some small heart fabric shapes inseide - bonus !! Got all those goodies for 7.00. So all in all a good treasure day. I posted a few more things in my Etsy shop and I noticed I got added to my first Treasury - So cool.


Chic Creations said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the nice comment you left. Enjoyed viewing your "finds" neat stuff you found. Thanks for sharing. Karie @

mle said...

Love the treasures that you found!! that bird cage is so sweet : )

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your daily haul. I'm always looking for old jewelry and photographs. I also wonder who these people are; why were they abandoned, are they still living? I'm glad to see they were rescued. Great taste:)

Ashley said...

Love your finds! Especially the bird cage and the old photos. I checked out your Etsy Shop too, and I am SO in love with your stuff! Thanks for visiting my blog, and I will definitely be following back!