Estate Sale Vintage Treasures!

On Saturday, I hit an estate sale with Ridley in tow and we found a few vintage treasures!  I love estate sales.  There’s just something intriguing about going through someone else’s stuff in their house.  I often think that if the walls {or household items} could talk what stories they would tell.

I scored a vintage yarn basket for $3!  Yes, it was full of dead brown recluse spiders, but at least they were dead, right?  Ha!

I washed the fabric {don’t you love the ticking?!} and now it’s as good as new.

I’m planning on using this to store magazines or toys…or maybe even toilet paper in the bathroom. :)

Old Sewing Measuring Tape – 0.50

I’m so in love with these clothespins {0.50} that were apparently made in Germany many years ago.  I’m brainstorming about a fun Fall craft that I can make and share with you soon. :)

For only $4, I found some fabulous things that I’ll be decorating and crafting with!

Have you found any yard sale – thrift shop – estate sale treasures recently?

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  1. Love the ticking and those clothes pins… Yes, they are vintage and probably German. My grandmother made dolls using clothes pins just like these. We played with them for hours and when she passed away, my grandmother left the dolls for my mom. Sweet memories. I can not wait to see what you do with them.
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  2. I love that old tape measure!!
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  3. Oh wow Myra, no wonder you are so excited. What great finds, and for only $4.00, totally awesome. That basket, and tape is so pretty, and those vintage clothes pins, very cool.

    I love estate sales, yard sale -ing, and pretty much anything that has to do with going through peoples old stuff, lol.

    Have a wonderful night my friend.

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  4. Fabulous Deals! I would have washed the spiders at least 3x though. Gah!!
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  5. Great finds! My daughters hit an Estate sale this weekend, and at the time they went, they were given a bag and everything they could fit into the bag was just $5.00! They came home with a bunch of amazing little keepsakes!
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  6. These are great! I love that basket and I think the toilet paper storage is a great idea. Hoping to get out this weekend to do some thrifting!
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  7. If you ever decide to go estate or yard-saling up here in the G’ville area… I’m coming with!!
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  8. By the way, I love the basket and toilet-paper idea.
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  9. Great finds! Those clothespins are awesome! I always love finding something that has a story behind it.
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  10. You have totally inspired me to get up early on Saturday and find an estate sale! I enjoy reading both of your blogs! Hugs!

    Lynette
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  11. Love the ticking too! Great finds. There’s an auction coming up near my house and it’s probably the same as your estate sales–people getting rid of their junk–and I’m all over that!
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  12. I just went to an estate sale yesterday and got two boxes of old necklaces, earrings, clip-on earrings, and shoe clips for $5. Last night I weeded through the items to keep and posted the items I didn’t want on Freecylcle (no takers yet). I washed the necklaces and clip-on earrings so my daughter could play with them and when she’s done I plan on seperating the beads and do something “crafty” with them. I love estate sales too but I find better bargains at yard sales.

  13. I went to an estate sale and got a podium from a church that was over 100 years old!!I am using as a tv table…. It is really cool!!! Then I got some cast iron chicken door stops, chicken plates, rooster scentsy burner( which my son broke) chicken curtains, it was an great find!!!

  14. How do you find these Estate sales?

  15. Love all of it. I am envy to you and all those who have such an opportunity. In our country we don’t have any yard sale, Sometimes I have luck to find something on the street (before the garbage trucks arrive) 
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  16. Good find on the clothespins! Come see my son’s vintage room!
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  17. Wow look at all those amazing finds! I’m loving the clothes pins for sure. Would love to have you link to my party this weekend too! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html

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