My weekend of scavenging can only be described as Teh Awesome. So many things I love crammed into such a short period of time, totally makes up for getting up at 5 am in the super freeze-cold to go to an "Estate Sale" that turned out to be anything but. Two tables in a tiny garage split between four different sellers does not an estate sale make.
There were better rummage sales & yard sales & our weekly flea to enjoy & you can bet I made the most of those.
- Three darling Holly Hobbie glasses from 1972. I love that each one is a different color.
- Two little chipmunk figurines with super sass, their expressions make me smile.
- A little bronzed deer California souvenir.
- An amazing gray ceramic owl.
- Antique kitten cross stitch ... the fabric is yellowed with age, I love that it is all done in black thread. I've been bringing home tons of kitten stuff lately.
- Two little ceramic squirrel figurines. Not a set, but both very sweet.
- An entire set of Child-Craft books from the 1950s. I love these books, I have a few singles, but this was an entire set in near mint condition & got them for .25 apiece. There are 15 of them in the set.
The cover art is one of my favorite things about them, each one is different. If I could convince myself to cut them up, the covers would look amazing framed & hung in my sewing room, but I don't think that will happen even if they were only a quarter. Destroying books that are still perfectly good for reading makes me cringe a little.
Two Joan Walsh Anglund twin sheet sets, made by Utica in 1973 & in brand new condition. I have quite a few of her darling children's books in my collection & love flipping through the illustrations. It would not be surprising if I eventually end up with a tattoo (or two or three) inspired by them. The combination of olive green & goldenrod is so reminiscent of my childhood. These sheets are bound for my Etsy Shop, though if I had a guest room with two twin beds they'd be staying put.
It was certainly my week for linens. This Smokey the Bear flat sheet from the 1970s is my favorite of the sheets I found. It is all done in dreamy colors with every forest friend imaginable, plus mushrooms & trees & bushes & some of the little animals are holding up forest fire awareness safety tips on signs that say, "Be careful with every fire" & "Break all your matches" & "Drown every campfire".
I found Transformers, Rainbow Brite & Charlie Brown sheets from the 1980s & 1970s also. They'll end up in the shop later this week.
Then there's this AMAZING Empire Strikes Back bedspread. Possibly the best picnic blanket I've ever seen. It's worn & you can tell it was very well loved. I got it from the yard sale of this lovely lady who had lost her son last year. It was his when he was a boy. His name, Matthew, is stenciled on the front.
There are a few other great things I found that I will post about later on in the week. A 1940s baby quilt with embroidered cats all over it that makes me swoon. I've got to figure out a way to photograph the whole thing, it's just so very sweet. There's also a large paint by number of a girl & her kitten. It's all about cats right now, we're on the list at our local humane society & at the pet shop next to my husband's tattoo shop for an orange male kitten (need a kitten to grow up with our three LARGE dogs). It's been almost a year since my MuShu died & I miss having a lazy bones lap cat.
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