Saturday, June 8, 2013

You Just Never Know: An Estate Sale Score!

 Last Saturday there was an Estate Sale just a few blocks away. I told myself that I wasn't allowed to go. But the pictures looked sooo amazing! A house jam-packed with vintage everything. Well, an hour before closing time I couldn't stand it any longer! I begged Angie to run over there with me.
The house was still full of stuff, but I ran directly to the basement...
 
 Where I found about 8 big boxes of Vintage Christmas! What???? Why was it all still there? This never happens to me! A corsage still in the box, a jar full of mercury beads? I was literally shaking!
For an hour I dug and sorted...and gave Angie instructions! LOL
"take this, I need another box, block that lady"! haha

 I've always wanted to try one of these Santa Card Clip things, and I love these big Santa faces! They'll be great on a wreath! And the glittered pine cones are perfect for the x-mas corsages that I make!
 
 Isn't he sweet? He's about a foot tall. I need to do a little research on this blowmold I think.
 
Has anyone seen little trees like this (on the left)? At first I thought they were pine cones but they're not. They're the perfect trees to decorate putz houses with! I love the sugary lollipop ornaments too!
 
So when we carried it all upstairs (in a really nice Rubbermaid container with removable trays), at first the lady said "The ornaments are .50 each, no matter what their size". But then when she saw how many I had she said "How about all of it, including the container, for $20.00"?
Ummm...OK!!! :)
When I ran downstairs I was hoping to find an ornament or two that someone had left behind! It just goes to show you that you never know what you'll find!
 
I hope you all find something unexpected this week too!
Erica :)
 
 
 
 


34 comments:

  1. What fantastic ornaments xx

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  2. Oh how wonderful! A lucky find for you!

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  3. wow! lucky you! you went at the perfect time. those tiny trees look like fun. I know you'll be having fun when it comes time to get crafty for christmas!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  4. This estate sale was meant just for YOU! All those treasures went to the perfect home. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Lucky!!!
    Maybe that's why so many were left behind. Nobody else wanted to pay 50 cents an ornament. But, since you hit it at the end, they just wanted to get rid of it. No matter what the reason, you scored!

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  6. very very good finds! and a really great deal.
    you hit the sale just right I would say.
    Cathy

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  7. Nicely done Erica!! What steal!!

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  8. Woo-hoo! Oh I'd be shaking, too! I only find one vintage ornament here and there over months! ♥

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  9. It was totally meant to be! I love love love when that happens! That blow mold is neat too. Very detailed.
    Holy cow, there's my button! Thanks so much Erica!!!

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  10. SCORE!!! I can't believe you were going to deprive yourself of an amazing vintage loaded estate sale! What's wrong with you??!!!!!! I love those little card clip thingies. And those Santa faces will be perfect for a wreath!

    Sister and I are heading out to our first ever auction this morning. This should be interesting.....

    Erica

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  11. Oh Erica....score!! I bet it felt like Christmas when you got home and sorted it all out! ;)

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  12. The Christmas Mother Load!!! Congrats Erica! Bet you are still just enjoying looking at your great score in awe!
    :) Pam

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  13. Girlee you are the luckiest person I know.
    Hugs
    donna

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  14. Girlee you are the luckiest person I know.
    Hugs
    donna

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  15. WOW! Imagine if the cashier had counted all the ornaments? Good for you making an offer!

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  16. I love sales like this.
    Congrats on the score!!
    Tam

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  17. Great Score! They were waiting for you!

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  18. Good job on the holiday fun! I hate it when they price ornaments individually..so much easier just to throw a price on them than count them individually. Love the teeny trees!
    ho-ho-ho!

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  19. What a fun sale! It's nice that you got all of it for one price! SWEET tiny trees!
    Where is the SUN!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  20. Definite score! Can't wait to see your Christmas set up! Such a good price, too. The lollipops are the best.

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  21. I am so excited for you. So many pretty ornaments. I can't believe those were all left to be discovered so late in the day. The snowman is the cutest.

    xo Danielle

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  22. bwhahahhahahahahaha this post gave me the giggles! you big lucky Erica!!! I adore the Santa faces. Enjoy!

    Oh! I'm sending you an email! :)

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  23. Yeah for you! I am so happy for you! I just know you will make something wonderful!

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  24. SCORE!!!!!! Woot!! Woot!! It was meant to be yours.
    You showed great restraint by waiting until the end of the sale, and all that was your reward! The little red reindeer is cute.
    Chris =]

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  25. I see what you mean, this is definitely on par with the shiny brite haul I found last fall, it's better because you got a variety! Love it, Erica!! I see one I have, second pic, the red one with the bell inside, mine is silver, I think, it belonged to my grandmother!

    You must be still excited, I'm excited for you!

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  26. I just never find gorgeous Christmas ornaments like this, lucky! This inspires me to hunt harder!

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  27. Wow! Now that was a great Christmas score for sure!! Love the tiny little trees!

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  28. Oh!!!!! I would have fainted, Erica! Those ornaments were calling your name! ;-)
    Dorothy

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  29. OHHHH my! What great and so exciting finds!!! That's a huge SCORE! :) Love those little tiny trees! And like you said so many things will be great for those putz houses and crafting! Exciting!! Happy new week! xo Holly

    ps. I got my box today in the mail!!! Thank you so much! Love the little turtle guy you tucked in! :) I'm excited to use some of those things to craft with! Thanks again Erica! Hugs!

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  30. Erica these are incredible finds!! It's like winning the lottery!! Well, almost!!

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  31. I got my package today...those dessert cups are to die for! I will be using them as platforms for holiday decorations...fun, fun, fun! Thank you as well for the sweet hankie...it's so pretty! =D

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  32. What a great haul! I love everything you got and some I remember from when I was a little girl.

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  33. Thanks for the quick shipping on my package! Love it.
    WOW...you hit the jackpot girl! Just perfect for you to rescue the goods. I LOVE LOVE LOVE estate sales. Got some goodies here in Portland last weekend. I am an addict too,

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