Thursday, September 16, 2010

Estate Sale Finds

How I love a good estate sale! I mean really has been a while since I have been to a good one so this morning as I was fighting the Nashville traffic I was praying it would be worth it, and it was!

I have been very neglectful of my antique booths at Bright's Antique World and I really need to spend a few days re-organizing and cleaning. Here are some of the goodies I found today.

a darling vintage print of a little boy (he reminds me of when my son was little), a vintage glass necklace and a 1907 3rd grade primer book. I just love old children's books!

a vintage quilt top, an old cupid candle holder, an old linen sewing bag, a doll suitcase, a great old brass birdcage, a deco metal tray, old frames and a signed original framed print. Some old linens and  some pottery bowls (to hold my bead stash).

...and the coolest shells ever! All hand painted and dated 1912, the photo does not do them justice, and I got two of them!
The gentleman running the sale said they would put more things out tomorrow, so since I will be back in town I will return to see if I can find anything else. Now I have to clean and price everything, not my favorite thing to do, I would rather just do the shopping!
 Check out this great treasury my typewriter key bracelet was in today. It is called "Secretary" it reminds me of one of my favorite shows Mad Men, as it has mostly vintage. 


  1. Judy! These pictures make my heart flutter! I loooove estate sales, but they can be dangerous on the pocketbook! Great finds! The treasury is really cool!

  2. Oh I just loved visiting the estate sale through your pictures! That first grouping really struck a chord...the little boy with the apple reminded me of my 6 year old son. And the primer? I have a 3rd grader! And oh my, those shells! What a true treasure! Will they be for sale in your shop?

  3. Wow, what a lovely bunch of prizes you scored!! Lucky you!!

  4. I just can't WAIT until October when my husband and I will be hitting antique/junk stores in Pennsylvania during our anniversary weekend! I love things like this.

  5. Oh I ADORE estate sales! I, however, have also not been to one in awhile >.<
    It looks like you scored big at this one!! I LOVE all your fun vintage finds :)
    And congratulations on being included in a treasury!! It really DOES remind you of a Mad Men-esque era.