My daughter Kate, is home for a few days before she heads back to school for her senior year of college. Estate sale land did not have any sales that looked great, so I decided to spend time with her on Friday and Saturday and get some college shopping done. Saturday on the way home from errands, we decided to take one detour to an estate sale on the way home.
It was a super full hoarder type sale with lots of crazy stuff...pez containers, plastic toys and wood figures. In amongst a crazy amount of stuff, I found some treasures (and so did Kate).
The head vase is perfect except for a chip in the bottom. I may give her a little holiday corsage makeover. I can always use more poker chips for crafting and the sailor is actually a reproduction (which I did not know till I saw the MIDWEST tag on his base when I got home...he is still darn cute and will fit in with my sailor collection.)
This mouse may get a little holiday makeover as well. She was left outside last night at the estate sale and it rained HORRENDOUSLY...she needs a little TLC. The estate had some good ceramic figures mixed in with all of the plastic toys and such. It is always a good day to find little elves. It was a good sale for small Christmas ornaments and kewpie dolls.
I have a collection of candy tins. Some of them have a British design and this one will fit right in.
This squirt gun fish was one of my favorite finds of the sale. It will head to the someday beach house. The polka dot hat will be fun for some Valentine crafting.
Last but not least this metal car. It may end up with a tiny Christmas tree for the holiday season. It was a rare treat to shop an estate sale with Kate. Good finds and even better company.
I found a cardboard cutout squirrel this past weekend.
It was at the digger sale and I threw it in my box as I thought it would be a fun friend for my other squirrel die cut and the squirrel nut cups.
I got the nut cups at Farm Chicks this past year. The die cut squirrel was found in estate sale land and is the same image.
I have been picking up ceramic squirrels this year as well. I will use them for holiday crafting.
This fellow seems to be perplexed by the JAPAN sticker that is on his tail.
This cardboard squirrel is from a game.
This pair is one of the cutest squirrels I have ever found in estate sale land. I gifted them to a friend who decorates her mountain cabin with them.
I have had squirrels on my brain lately because of a daily visitor. Every afternoon when I am crafting away I have a squirrel friend in my backyard about 3 p.m. Tom picks up acorns when we go on an evening walk and the squirrel stops by for a snack and to say hello.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of _____." A collection each Tuesday.
I was heading to one estate sale on Friday. There wasn't much out there, so I was going to hit one and then head to the studio. On the way there I saw a sign for an estate sale. Of COURSE, I had to detour to it. It was a good stop. It was a digger.
I dug for about half and hour and then rushed to the sale I was originally heading to. It was a total DUD. I drove back to the first sale and dug some more. It was good to make another round and find more.
I found lots of this and that Christmas which is great for crafting. I got lucky with three strands of mercury glass garland. My spun head radar was also on.
I found a box of old Easter stuff. It included a cotton chick with WIRE feet.
The old candy box had stuff in it, so it was a bonus box. Norcrest bluebirds are always a happy find. The ham steak tin will become a three tiered stand.
I found lots of swissstraw for crafting.It is always a good day to find bump chenille...especially in pink. I found a swim cap in a great lavender shade. I also found some old berry baskets. (they will head to Etsy) I found Christmas corsages and Christmas reflectors.
I have never seen these candy cane glasses before and I found 15 of them. Every time I go to an estate sale and there are juice glasses I hunt for one of these seahorse glasses (they used to be sold with shrimp cocktails in them). I will use them at my someday beach house. Super glad I took the route I did today. Meant to be to hit this estate sale. Happy Weekend.
Last weekend in estate sale land I found some diaper pins with the original display card.
They are manufactured by Reddy..hence the R on the outfit of the squirrel on the flip side of the card. Seriously cute.
I went to add these pins to my collection and it dawned on me I had not done a challenge on these since challenge #4 (5 years ago).
My collection has grown a bit over time. There seem to be a few styles of pins and they mostly differ by color. Dark Blue...some of the animals I can tell what they are and some I can't.
Pale Yellow. These pins are the cutest. The details on the little animal heads are quite charming.
Bright pink. White Light Blue. I really like the plain ones too without an animal head. The colors are great. I even have a necklace that includes a diaper pin!
For the record I am not of the generation that used diaper pins. My kids were either velcro diaper covers with cloth diapers or disposable diapers. I pretty much used disposable after an attempt with cloth.
Another oddball collection. If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ____." Collection challenge...each Tuesday.
I hit a couple of sales on Friday which were pretty dismal. Saturday made up for the slim Friday pickings. I hit three sales on Saturday, each of which were pretty good. One was a digger which are my favorite kind.
This darling dry erase board and the ride along turtle were from the same digger sale.
I think the mushroom used to be a nightlight. I got lots and lots of littles. Perfect for crafting. I was lucky with snowmen and Christmas corsages.
At the digger sale it was basically the garage with tons of boxes. I just dug from box to box and added stuff to my basket. My basket was overflowing by the end of my digging. I like that.
This pair of silly anthropomorphic fruit are holiday ornaments.
For my someday beach house.
It was a spun head day. I found two bunny heads at one sale and a Santa one at the digger. Vintage stockings. The mesh stockings will fit right in with my collection. The digger sale had a box of saved used wrapping paper. I rescued some of the better scraps for projects.
This funny toy watch has both a clock face and a compass. I think it will fit right in with my collection. Vintage crepe paper.
This is a "crossing the line" certificate regarding sailors and boats and crossing the equator. It is issued by Davey Jones and Neptune, Ruler of the Raging Main. It is dated 1929. One always needs waltzing vegetables. The rooster and chick are water decals.
This chalkware head plaque was at the digger sale. I loved the sweet face and it was huge and in good condition. Not my usual style, but I thought it would be fun to add a party hat or crazy crown and give her a little Magpie Ethel look. A good weekend of junk. No complaints from me.