It isn't very often, that I get out to yard sales in my area that turn out to be the most amazing ones, due to the items which I find. But yesterday, my daughter-in-law Barbara and I set out to do a little bit of thrifting or antiquing. When we ventured out we covered those in the paper and those signs we would just see while traveling for yard sales. The last one however, was an estate sale in which the people there, would buy up storage units and sell the contents. Sometimes it is very profitable I understand. But we found some things that tickled us to no end! Next, Barbara found these little baby shoes. . . .A steal at $8.00
Aren't they just amazing? We were both so excited about these baby shoes. Then she was intrigued by this little rock hound's jar, with a description and rocks inside. (below)
Then I picked up, and decided to buy this adorable Double Breasted Child's dress coat. (below)
There are some stains on it, but otherwise it is in perfect condition! Any ideas out there on removing stains like these from antique clothing?
Detail on the sleeves. This little gem was $5.00
The back view of the garment. I love the collar. While taking these pictures I could just imagine the child standing in a pose at the photographers studio wearing the button up shoes and this little coat!
I also found these leather booties. The leather was pink and the ribbon was so worn and falling off, but for baby shoes they were amazing! The cost was $5.00
On the tongue of these booties, the soft leather was very pink. Not faded at all! I
love them! They were $5.00
I also bought this baby's bonnet. It is practically fragile, and so delicate, it is so very old. This was $5.00 too!
I was tickled to death to find these vintage beauties. The garland is several feet long and the glass globes will be great on my vintage bottle brush trees. They cost $.50 each. One of the best dollars I ever spent!
My other great finds of the morning. When we returned we felt like we truly did have a successful Antiquing experience, at major bargain prices! And what fun it was to share it with my daughter-in-law Barbara Askeroth!
Barbara also picked up this camera at the first sale we visited and got it for $15.00 It was a pretty fair price I think!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!