It felt really good to get into estate sale land today. The past few weekends I have had other plans or been out of town, so I needed that estate sale fix.
I hit three sales today (and one yesterday).
This pixie was starting out at me from a kitchen cupboard. I was happy to find him. The Shiny Brite boxes it the background are 10 boxes of vintage pink ornaments in the original boxes. It was 102 here yesterday! I think this vintage fan will be put to use. Great base color! The auto kit will head to Etsy.
Lots of this and that. I dug through bags of misc. at one sale. I was happy to uncover two vintage Christmas corsages and some old tin molds. A child's shoebox for my collection and a Christmas tree. I think the tree holds cards.
Quite a few sweet Christmas ornaments. A nice ceramic Santa and a holiday stocking. A super egg shaped candy box and a candle intended to be burned each birthday to mark a passing year. An assortment of vintage wrapping paper One of the sales I hit was an old fruit market closing. I got old racks and store display pieces. I don't find them super often. I found two that are often referred to as "chip clip stands". The black rack will hold boxes or containers. The metal signs are like garden stakes.
I also found 6 "chip clip" style that have a hanger on one end. Here they are holding a couple of vintage children's records I found.
I was happy to find the crepe paper flowers too. I divided those that I had the other day between two vases and was thrilled to find more today to plump up my arrangements. It was so nice to be out hunting in estate sale land. I am heading out again tomorrow and hope to find more treasures. This is the season of estate sales!
I found a couple more children's records last weekend. They were Easter records which I am partial to. I found the two on the right at an antique mall.
I found a couple more Easter records about a month ago as well. (I stuck the records away and now I can't locate them. This photo is from my estate sale post). The bunny hop looks to me like quite a popular dance and record.
My favorite records are those that have darling graphics printed on the record themselves. I have two of the same record.
I also have this charmer.
I was only going to do Easter records on this challenge, but realized I have some other fun records stashed away. I had to share them as well.
Flip side of the above record.
Sometimes I only find the record cover and no record. This one was in a free box.
There are certainly quite a few titles out there to still hunt down.
This father is such a handsome fellow.
Of course I have a few Christmas records.
Happy Birthday records. Look at the expression on the little girl's face as she eyes that slice of cake. A silly collection. I don't even have a record player! Collected just for the graphics and themes.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ______." A new collection each Tuesday.
I got three new vintage child themed hankies this past weekend at a digger sale. I have quite the collection of hankies and have shared them here (Valentine), here (dry cleaning pocket hankies) and here (my initial challenge on them, 4 years ago). I really do tend to pick up the sweet child themed ones and thought it would be fun to share the assortment I have.
When I grow up I want to be.....
Bunnies in space. Elephants in space.
Hankies with cute little ducks and chicks. Elephants on parade.
Remember that song you sang as a kid? Frere Jacques? This is a sweet little hankies with the lullaby lyrics.
I found this sweet ice skating bunny last week at the digger sale. It has a few holes, but is so sweet. A fellow hard at work in the garden. Hankies with an Easter theme.
Robinson Crusoe and Friday Hopscotch I think this is a New Years dog. The owner of the hankie wrote her name in pen on it, so she would not lose it. Perhaps she knew it would be a wild New Year Party? I love this Smokey the Bear one.
These ballerina themed ones are darling. These three animal themed hankies have a similar design, but were found separately. Circus theme.
How could I resist a bear in a polka dot bikini circus outfit? Balancing a ball on her nose WHILE walking the tightrope! This pair is of the Pee Dee Character line. Stella Strawberry and Penny Pineapple. Disney themed hankies. The red one still has the original ten cent price tag. Woody Woodpecker Such a crazy variety and there are TONS out there that I don't have. Fun to share this one. If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of _____". A new collection each Tuesday.
Elves...those cute little fellows with big ears. This is one of those categories I don't collect for myself, but only for crafting. I search for elves year round and then craft with them during the holidays. I thought it may be fun to show how many varieties there are out there to hunt down. And there are still a bunch out there that I don't have.
I just hunted down this batch this past weekend.
Elves with polka dots.
Elves with big ears and cute grins.
These elves are really big.
Elves in white.
These elves really look like they could get into mischief. Elves in stumps Elves in mushrooms. Elves in shoes.
This fellow was a shaker with the holes in his head.
Elves on logs. Elves that grant wishes. Lots and lots of elves...so much variety.
I've had my little elf boxes on my blog before..but this is what I craft for the holidays. Little magical worlds...lots of glitter and vintage doodads.
If you have an idea for a a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ___".
You may remember this fellow. I found him at an estate sale and posted about him here. I asked about naming him and got lots of suggestions from people. A year has past since I got him and he is still nameless. It has been on my mind. He does need a name. I wrote down all the suggestions (more on the flip side). Shara has been very persistent with name suggestions.
I had one name in my head after reading it in an old yearbook the other day. It was BUNN. I liked it, but it needed something else.
I got this comment the other day from a blog reader, George.
Hey Magpie! I have been wanting to Email you for sometime now. Today when I saw your Independence Day post, I remembered why. Ever since you first ran your contest to name the Little Boy Mannequin, I wanted to tell you my suggestion. Someone may have already said this to you, but ever since I first laid eyes on him, I just knew his name was... HENRY. From time to time I see him pop-up on your blog & I yell to my wife, "Hey, Magpie Ethel has HENRY again today!" Well today, my wife (Donna) wisely said, "You better Email Magpie Ethel with your suggestion, before she names him something else. That is... if you know what's good for you." So, I officially submit his name, HENRY. I hope you like it & agree. My wife Donna & I are big fans & read your column everyday. You are a cool inspiration! Peace... George
I like the name HENRY..and a couple of other people had suggested it as well...but I like the name BUNN. I am putting two and two together. I am going to call him HENRY BUNN. I am going to call him by both names..not just HENRY, but HENRY BUNN.