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March 12, 2011



Oh Laurie, I have no words. I'm having a fit. I am. It's okay, it's a happy fit. So many wonderful treasures! It all couldn't go to a better home... except maybe mine or Amy's. Hee hee!


Maria (Magia Mia)

I'm at a loss for words. I'm dyin' over here. Maybe I should become your stalker or something, to find the sales you go to. :) I'd probably have to wrestle you to the ground for half the stuff you find though, cuz I would've bought the majority of this haul......Dreamy indeed......


Wow!! All of that and the red ring is still my favorite - although I really liked the ornament trees.

Into Vintage

I too am speechless. This looks like an Ethel Department Store -- just the vintage Christmas alone would have given me a thrill. I'm amazed at the wide variety of things you found too. You must have the estate sale high right about now!! :-)

Kim K.

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. You hit the MOTHER of all estate sales. I'm completely envious with your finds..right down to that Weeny Witch Party Book. Congratulations!!


OMG. What an amazing haul! I think you hit the mother lode!



My oh my oh my ... it's as if one of your spiritual ancestors had an estate sale just for you. You and Amy both had great days, so maybe there's a great season ahead! Off to a good start, at least!


I just want to know how long it took you to load your car and how many people you had to tell "That's sold!" Amazing...Renee


I have to go lay down now.

sweet cottage dreams

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!

You scored!

I need to catch my breath now!


Meri Wiley

Alright Laurie, come clean......where do you live???? I could almost hate you, but it's impossible cause you're such a wonderful person. Don't worry I can't come to wherever you are as I'm too poor....unless you're here in Arizona and in that case all bets are off......LOL It would indeed have to be a dream if there was ever a sale like that out here. We get all the snowbirds after they've dumped their goodies in the mid west or back east. Okay, what I really mean to say is Congratulations on such a wonderful haul......cough, choke...choke!

Love ya'


That's the greatest cutest haul I've ever seen! I'd be overwhelmed, but happy!


WOWZA!!! I am speachless. Was that the one on 74th? I saw what looked like Putz houses in the picures on line and I thought of you. I didn't have time yesterday but might hit a couple today and see if you missed anything - LOL 8+)

My Blessed Serendipity Life

You are a queen of good junk! Great finds!



Laurie..Laurie..Laurie......I have no words only envy :)

Shelley Davis

It's a good thing you don't live close. I am across the country in Toledo, Ohio. ( I am originally from Tacoma, WA). I swear you and I could get in serious trouble together. Our tastes run in the same vein. I could pick it up, you could put it together. Our tastes are the same, but you got the talent. :} So get busy and make me something pretty out of these treasures! Ha Ha!

Oh and I thought of something for you to show....Show me your celluloid babydoll collection. :}




Unreal, incredible, awesome, unbelievable, etc., etc. The mother load!! Congratulations on the best score yet,


Your finds are all just so wonderful - no wonder you spent a good chunk of time at that estate sale - time WELL spent! Lucky you!


Oh my gosh what FUN ! Thanks for sharing your mother load with us !


I had good luck this weekend too. Went to the same sale 3 times and picked and dug, 2 older ladies had lived in the house for 57 years and I mean to tell you i don't think they ever threw anything away or cleaned house. I had to finally come home and jump in the shower. Lots of fun.


hmmmm, i was convinced that red ring thing was a super fantastic coffee table base!

Mary B.

I had so much fun looking at all the goodies. I have never seen little ornament trees. Those are great! I really liked the metal pink shelves and basket and the metal large flower ring. It all was great! Please show us what you got the next day for 1/2 price. Going through your finds is like a history lesson. I love it!
Mary B.

Mary B.

Laurie, One more thing! Do you have a collection of barrettes? You got four at this sale. Maybe that could be a collection on some Tuesday. Thanks! Mary B.

Julie Boyer

I enjoyed every picture and description and wow that is quite the load. That was FUN!
Lucky you,


Hi Laurie,
All I can say is..........
WOW!! You really hit a good,
big sale, and I love all of the
"goodie" pics! I spy a lot
of things that I would love....
especially those pipe cleaners
and I have never seen printed waxed
paper like that either.
Glad you scored BIG!!!


My jealousy meter has shot threw the roof!!

This is, by far, the BEST score I have ever seen!!!!!!

It's a good thing the color green looks good on me! haha!


I had to use my asthma inhaler twice...my word Laurie, you surely hit gold..unbeelievable...I'm definitely going to purchase a vintage camper & come & see you & go estate shopping...its pure heaven...have a honey of a night ~ sweet dreams! Marlene ;O) xox


I'm not kidding if I saw all this stuff I would faint dead away! In my lifetime I have never run onto stuff like this and I think it's because I've always lived in the West. You know how you see something from your past life and say I had one of those!! That little Jolly Skater. My mom had one of those, don't know of course what became of him but your owner even kept the box of all things!

Mitzi Curi

Wow, dreams really do come true! That sale was made for you! I would have loved digging around there myself. I'm going to start dreaming of something similar coming to the Lansing, Michigan area.....

Elizabeth Holcombe

I am happy that you live on the West coast and I live on the East coast :)~~~XXOO, Beth


I have no words. Okay maybe these, it WAS your dream sale!!

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

I feel like I'M dreaming now. I would have bought every bit of that too! Absolutely wonderful, sensation finds, all just perfect for you. Will you be painting the garden ring pink? Ok,I have to go back and look at all of those pictures again!

Kim G.

Dang that is a lot of good stuff! I love the Christmas the best of all. The jolly skater light is wonderful!!!




I think I need to put my house up for sale and head to the West Coast. I don't think I have ever seen that much great stuff anywhere!

What a haul. Lucky you!!

acorn hollow

I have one word. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Laura Ingalls Gunn

I would have thought I had died and gone to vintage heaven! Great finds.

I have organized a spring swap and linky party. If you are interested the details are on today's post.

Be blessed!


That is amazing! How did you ever get it all home? What fun.

I bet the middle container in the salt/pepper set is for sugar. Does that seem possible?

Thanks for sharing!


Wow Laurie, so happy for you! What a fantastic sale! How can one person have so much great stuff...wait a minute, you have all that and more!!


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