Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Last Minute Estate Sale!

Yesterday I just had to get out of the house. I told my self no estate sales...but I finally gave in! Why do I even try to resist? I got there 45 min before closing time and had so much fun digging!
 Here's what I found.
 The angel is by Holt Howard and she's a tree topper! I think she needs a make-over though.  Christmas cards and ribbon to add to my stash. And I never used to pick up solid colored Shiny Brites, but lately I can't seem to leave them behind either. It's part of the addiction I guess. Ha!
(pyrex bowl was mine already)
Isn't she sweet? I think I'll "pluck" her feathers and give her a dress. She should also hold some ornaments and a tree or something don't you think?
 I could tell that the x-mas stuff had already been gone through. I don't even want to think about what I missed! I feel lucky that I walked away with this. The Gurly candles cleaned up really well with a damp paper towel.
The first thing I did was go to the basement, and there was half a jar or mercury glass beads just sitting on the work bench with all of the tools!!! Then I went upstairs and found a box full of x-mas "garbage"...I sat on the floor and picked out each of the little glass ornaments that were at the bottom.
 All these things were on a dollar table in the basement! This is the cutest tablecloth I've ever found! It was covered in stains though. It's not anymore! I worked hard on it. And it will be in the Market on Monday! No markings on these mugs, but they are the perfect shade of Tiffany blue/green.
I found a few sheets of vintage x-mas wrap, a frozen charlotte, and a jumbo Rand McNally story book too! When I brought my pile up to the gal at the desk she said "How about $6 for all of it"?
 I was filthy when I left...but so happy! :)
Hope you're all having a fun weekend!
Stop by for "Market Monday" at 5:00 central time if you can!
Mama you are so mean!  -W



  1. neat stuffies! that little holt angel will be fun to alter up a bit wont she? Im sure you'll have fun with her. That table cloth? too freaken cute!
    good thing you stopped in at the estate sale.. a good 6.00 spent!

  2. Also LOVE the tablecloth and the sweet angel! I'm sure she will looks sweeter in a new "dress". Just never know what you will find when you DIG!

  3. Oh you lucky girl you!!! We seen an estate sale today and I got all excited, got there and it literally was like all tools...I was thinking of you and what neat treasure I might find! LOL! Love your sweet finds!! You scored!! And all of it for only $6!! Hugs, Holly

  4. You have all the luck! :-) last minutes of the sale, good stuff found and then a great deal. Can't get much better than that!
    She just needs some Erica love and she'll be just fine. And I didn't know the wet paper towel trick. Sometimes I just pass those up because I have no idea how to clean them. Now I know!

  5. Oh what great goodies! I can hardly wait to go junking again! I'm having withdraws! ♥

  6. Great stuff! Love the pink Shiny Brites. Shiny Brites isn't too bad of an addiction..
    I'm not good at redoing anything, so no suggestions about the angel, but can't wait to see what you do with her.

  7. Gosh some great finds there, love the tablecloth ! :) x

  8. Lucky you! We got your rain here yesterday so no Flea Market for me and my DD :(
    Smiles, DianeM

  9. Is it to early to lay claim to that tablecloth?! You know that I collect anything with donkeys on it so it really needs to come home with me:-) Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease??!!!

    I am still trying to figure out how in the heck that awesome Christmas stuff was left behind? Oh I know. It's fate. It was waiting for you. Especially the Holt Howard girl. Cannot wait to see what you do with her.

    Did I mention I want that tablecloth?


  10. I do think the digging is half the fun!! You found some treasures!!

  11. Love all your finds especially that tablecloth - drool......

    xo Danielle

  12. It is so hared to resist a good estate sale. I think the best time is when the are closing. So glad you where able to still find such great treasures.

  13. Oh my friend, you are soooo funny. I think you should just plan on attending your estate sales at the last minute because you do so well! Love your treasures.
    Linda Lou

  14. You're so lucky! I hit an estate sale this weekend where all the good stuff was in a room marked Do Not Enter, while all the other crap dollar store stuff was left for us. That wasn't an estate sale, it was a cheap yard sale!

  15. Fun, fun, fun!!! I think you really found a wonderful loot and a real steal!! Hi Wellie!!

  16. The angel is so sweet, Erica!! You do realize now lucky you are to find all this great Christmas, don't you?? You really are!!

  17. Yippee for good estate sales. You lucky, lucky girl!! Merry Christmas, dear friend!

  18. Ooo so love that table cloth! It is so difficult to find those here in the valley of the sun! Phx Az!

  19. Ooo so love that table cloth! It is so difficult to find those here in the valley of the sun! Phx Az!

  20. Ooo so love that table cloth! It is so difficult to find those here in the valley of the sun! Phx Az!

  21. Ooo so love that table cloth! It is so difficult to find those here in the valley of the sun! Phx Az!


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