Sunday, December 2, 2012

Colorful Vintage Haul

It was a great week of treasure hunting.  I'm only highlighting my favorite finds and I still have tons of things to share.  I hit an estate sale this weekend that was just my taste.  It was a tiny house with only one floor but it was packed with all sorts of goodies from many eras.  I mainly went with the mid century stuff from the 50s to the 70s, but this was also a great sale for the antiques dealers who were snatching up the civil war era and victorian stuff.  

Without further ado, here are my pickings:

Crewel embroideries, plates, scarves, a trophy style vessel, 50s fabric, among other things...

I love this Greek key trim!  This would look great on some cushions or drapes.

Great blue and orange tablecloth, early 1940s Globe, fabric, antiques book and faux fruit. 

Close up of the patterns - love them all!

Last but not least, hilarious buttons from the 60s.  There was a guy at the sale who grabbed most of the collection just seconds before I got there (don't you just hate it when that happens?) but at least these few lovelies were still there.  

So, how do you think I did? 

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  1. Holy cow, that's an amazing haul! I like it all, but I'm completely in love with the blue and white fabric, the Greek key trim, and the silver compote/vessel thing. Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks, I paid a lot more that I usually do for the silver plate piece, but I loved the trophy style of it. And I'm not touching that patina!

  2. Those buttons are awesome. I hate that guy who grabbed the bulk of them before you, I'd have really liked to see them.

  3. Tell me about it! He was kind of rubbing it in my face, too, telling me how awesome the ones he got were - he had at least 50-60 of them!

  4. Great finds. The buttons are great! I'm glad you got some of them.

  5. I love the colors and textures...No wonder you grabbed them....Blessings, Becky