April 23, 2013

Estate sale goodies and vintage party decor...Giddy-up!

The estate sale season is officially underway and Chris and I hit one decent 50% half sale Saturday morning. 
One of my cherished purchases is this stack of vintage books from the 1930s illustrated by one of my favorite children's illustrator...Fern Bisel Peat.
Such gorgeous illustrations.

Chris spotted them for me and I was honestly surprised no one had picked them up at 50% off.
  These beautiful books are in great condition.
I can't wait to "gently" share them with Josie. 
Other purchases included these pretty glasses.
A basket of vintage Christmas.
More Christmas.

You already saw this mug back on this post to use for Josie's Western cowgirl party.
I also picked up this stack of bushel baskets to use for birthday party decor.
Although I would prefer to get all of Josie's birthday decor at estate sales, I couldn't help myself when I found these vintage place card holders from StraySquirrels on etsy.
Thank goodness for color copiers/scanners.



Sandy McClay said...

Those little cowboys and cowgirls are too cute! I love the vintage children's books....one of my weakness's for sure....
I so wish I lived where there were good estate sales...not here...that's for sure! And the thrift stores are really slim pickings now....

Have a great week!


Carly said...

Hi Kim! What fun,estate sales are the best! Love your vintage Xmas!
xoxo Carly

Cheryl G. said...

What great finds!
LOVE the books!

Tammy's in Love said...

Git along little Mama! This is party that I would crash if I lived closer! Vintage it up, she may have her own preferences by next year and we all live vicariously through the pix you post!

Kim Campbell said...

Awesome finds!!! Can't wait to see party pictures. No doubt it will be adorable!

Perfectly Printed said...

The books are terrific!! Looking forward to seeing Josie's cowgirl party!! chris

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Can't believe you found those books still there either.
The place card cowboy/girl are awesome!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Giddy-up is right! Great finds Kim! I'm so happy estate/yard sale season is here. Love the cowboys & cowgirls, & can't wait to see your finished party decor. :) Pam

Nellie said...

You really know how to hit the estate sales, Kim. Perfect finds! xo Nellie

vintage grey said...

Sweet new treasures!!! I can't wait to see all the party decorations!! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

I love FBP! And those little cowgirl and boy place card holders are adorable!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Giddy up! :) Great finds Kim!! I'm so excited garage sale and estate sales are on the way!! The cowboys and girls are so cute, I can't wait to see all your party fun! Like the baskets too! I picked up a few a couple weeks ago! :) xo Holly

Pam said...

The place card holders are amazing! I can't wait to see the party decorations. Why do kids have to outgrow theme parties, they are so fun!

VintageBettys said...

Those cowboys and cowgirls are the sweetest! WOW! I can't wait to see party pictures!

Barbara said...

Boy, are those place card holders cute or what! I can't wait to see this party come together.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

WOW, KIM!!!!!

What a haul you made!!

Great items!!