Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How FAR to the Estate Sale???

This is a photo of a bluebird plate. I LOVE my new camera!!!
So....hubby had been "hinting" about going to a sale in Wisconsin...sounded very good, lots of vintage treasures....it started Friday...above and below, treasures from the sale. LOTS of vintage lace!

We ended up going Sunday to the sale. It was a 75 mile ride...one way. It's the longest that we have driven to an estate sale. It was in the country. The "deals" on Sunday were...50.00 and under 1/2 off over 50.00 1/3 off. There were many treasures left. The treasures were vintage. It was a nice drive and found all these things at 1/2 off :) Also a mirror that I'm tweaking and will show you later. There was a lovely set of Blue Flow china...asking price 2,800.00 and only a third off....DID NOT COME HOME WITH ME!!!


I've seen some sweet zipper roses in blogland. Yesterday I got together with a gal pal and I made the zipper rose on the top, she made the pink one and then put together the yo-yo pin.
It was WAY more work than I thought it would be. It's my one and only zipper rose!!!




I've also wanted to make some of these and with Jeanne's help...ta-da !!! I will make more of these!!!

Kailee's softball games are over. It is STINKIN HOT & HUMID TODAY!!!! Heat index is around 103...AGAIN!!!
Keep Cool!!!
Deb :)

27 comments:

cityfarmer said...

omgoodness ... it's so hot here my bra is drippn ...

we're on the budget plan with the AC ...sooooo
it's set at 68 .... not very green here this week ...hehe

My Vintage Studio said...

You found some great vintage items!

Stay cool!

Hugs, Sharon

Linda said...

Sweet vintage finds Deb, I love all those buttons.

The zipper roses are so cool, I haven't seen these...but they do look tricky to make. Cute pin cushion....you are too clever, hugs, Linda

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love your finds. I have a couple of bluebird plates like the one you got. I'm in the mood for some serious junking. Thanks for sharing your goods.
-Danielle

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Great finds, Deb!

So, tell me more about your new camera, what'd ya get??? :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs,
Anne

Amy said...

Deb...Emily and I have traveled further than 75 miles for an estate sale....all her idea! I was never into thrifting, but my girl has gotten me interested. Love all your finds!

Amy :)

Debbi said...

oh my gosh, look at all the buttons and vintage crochet!! A big SCORE in my book:)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Deb! I'm so envious! I am drooling over all those buttons and the 'blue' items from the estate sale. That little blue compact is so pretty. I love flow blue china, wish you could have bought that:) I'm glad you like your new camera! Twyla

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Long drive for an estate sale but if you got lots of goodies well worth it and it looks like you did! Love the little in cushion you made!!

Linda said...

Sounds like a fun getaway, Deb! Let's hope this heat is gone tomorrow!!

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

How fun! A junking getaway! I love your bluebird plate too~Hollie=)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You had me at the vintage lace!!! How lucky you are to have a spouse that shares in your love of vintage! I always say when I find a guy that loves vintage linen i will marry him. My friend said if he loves vintage linen he is probably gay! LOL

carol

goldenbird said...

I hope you get some relief from the heat soon, Deb. The drive to Wisconsin and estate sale sounds like an enjoyable way to spend the day.

I haven't started on heels and purses yet ... still not sure what to do.

The Georgia Farmgirls Blog said...

What wonderful goodies you found! I love all of that lace!

Your goodie box is well on it's way - expect it in a day or two!

Becky

Theresa said...

I have yet to get to an Estate Sale with my newly retired husband! Perhaps soon:)

I love the zipper rose and have never heard of them:) Sorry it is too much work because it sure is beautiful!

Have a blessed day my talented friend! HUGS!

Linda said...

Wisconsin's a great state to drive to for an estate sale!! OK, maybe I am a bit prejudice b/c I live here. *wink* Love looking at your treasures. The zipper roses are sooo cool. My hubby went to an auction saturday and came home with a bunch of junk...and a few good pieces, one, a cedar chest he is doing a little work on and then will give it to the grandkids for a toybox. I hope to post photos when he finishes. Keep up hitting the sales!!!

Queenie said...

Hey Deb,
Honey, I know it's so hot here too....I love those treasures that you came home with....that perfume bottle and little compact are precious....That little birdie from your plate sure is cute, how creative of you to make cards from that plate print..love that idea!

It sounds like a nice drive in the country for you and hubby to go on also...a ride in the country and treasure hunting...definately my kind of fun :)

You and your friend sure did make some cute roses ....that is such a cute pin cushion that you made too.
Well, I hope you have a great rest of the week...stay cool :)
Big Hugs,
Queenie

linda said...

Looks like visiting the estate sale really paid off!

It's hot here too but not as hot as it was for us in AZ. We moved our daughter to her new apartment in 106+ degree heat. I thought I was gonna pass out! I don't see how anyone can live in that heat!

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Good evening Deb. This gal has been working hard all summer. So much to do and we're not finished!
I hope all is well with all of you. Sincerely, Brook

Creative Breathing said...

Deb, Oh to have a husband that would say, "Let's drive 75 miles so that you can be in vintage Heaven all day!" What fun! Thank you for sharing all of your treasures! Elizabeth

Sher said...

Your pictures look great! Did you end up with the Canon?

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Great finds it is really hot here also...m...

Janiece said...

Deb,
as always you find the neatest things!
have a great week.

Betsy said...

Hi, I love the buttons, lace and silver. What a good haul....just what I'd love to come home with.
Betsy:-)

Dogwood said...

Great pictures with your new camera. I love you finds. I hope to get to some estate sales in August. There are some great estate sales in SF and GV. Fun!

Joy said...

What a sweet plate. It's raining on and off here but has been very hot too. Can't wait to see the mirror you are tweaking.

Lyneen said...

I am going to have to try the zipper roses... please let me know if there is anything that I need to know that will make it easier!!!!

Thanks for sharing... great photos!