Monday, March 12, 2012

Estate Sale Booty: Two Days of Hunting

Vintage Linens, Comb, Atomizer, & Doll, 
Gerber Baby Shoes, Old Keys, Jars of Buttons

Wow! It was certainly a wonderful weekend here in the Twin Cities! The weather was gorgeous, and the neighborhood kids (including ours), were outside without coats on! Lots of people walking their dogs, biking and running.

On Saturday morning I left dear hubby at home with the kiddos, and I went in search for an estate sale I saw listed on Craig's List.  I had a difficult time locating it at first, and almost gave up on it. The reason I couldn't find it was that it was a home in a trailer park, and I hadn't seen the access road.  Barbara, the gal at the sale, was handling the estate of her recently deceased mother.  She was a very nice women, and we struck up a friendly conversation while I looked around.  Her mother was a crafter / quilter, and there were piles and piles of quilting fabric.  Lots of quilting books / magazines too.  I spent a total of $18 at the sale, and I purchased the following:

Jar of Fabric Buttons
Vintage Valentine Cards

Vintage Childrens Dress / Slip 
(photographed with the Gerber Baby Shoes & Comb)

After Mass on Sunday we headed to Minneapolis to eat at Amore Victoria Restaurant, an Italian Bistro in Uptown.  I ordered the POLLO de SCARPELLI (Tenderloins of chicken breast sautéed with virgin olive oil, Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions and sweet red peppers in a light yet fragrant herb sauce. Served over pasta). Delish!

Afterwards we were driving through Minneapolis, when I saw a sign for an estate sale.  I was thrilled, to say the least, and I left my hubby, mother-in-law, and the kiddos in the van while I went in to hunt for treasures (My mother-in-law joined me within ten minutes, and was a big help with hauling my 'finds' around as I continued to shop).  The Sunday estate sale yielded the following goodies, all for $25 (the entire sale was 50% off everything):

Found a box of book dust jackets.  
I'm thinking of using some of them for collage art.
You need to click on this photo to 
get a better look at the treasures I found. 
A few of the items are marked "Occupied Japan."  
Animal figurines, Vintage Textiles, 
and other bric-a-brac!

It's Christmastime in the City!  
Vintage Santas, Stuffed Dog, Old Spools(3M) of 
Christmas Ribbon, Old Box of Mini Christmas Bulbs, 
a Log Cabin Tin, and a Fruit / Vegetable basket. 
Ziploc bags in the back are Hallmark Ornaments.

"Champion Clothespin Bag"

And older edition, but still a useful guide.

Well, there you have it!  I have been shopping like crazy, because I am working towards renting a shelf at a local antiques & collectible mall.  Lots to think about and do, but the process is enjoyable!

Linked up with Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures, two wonderful blogs!!


  1. Nice stash of goodies. You will have to let me know where you are going to sell at!
    Enjoy tomorrow and this week! I'ms os looking forward to spring.

    1. Hi Deb ~ I'm still gearing up to sell at Antiques Minnesota, but I'm working on getting my ducks in a row. I will surely stop by your booth, when I go there this week!

  2. Wow, that's a lot of great stuff! I love the clothespin bag and the book jackets are fabulous!

  3. so MANY sweet scores! my fav is the champion bag. too cool graphics!

    it was super nice in nebraska too. ok, it rained on sunday but that's fine, right?

  4. Nice finds! I especially love all those book jackets -- wow, you can have all kinds of fun with those!

    1. Thanks, Laurie! Yes, looking forward to it! Hey, I had a chance to check out your wonderful blog, and I am now following it! Also so the button blog! Going to contact you about writing for it! :)

  5. Hi there - I came across your blog today -- rare I discover online people that are in the Twin Cities let alone South of the river! I'm in Burnsville. Hello from just a few miles away! :)