July 21, 2013

The advantage of being tall at an estate sale...

While I was at work Friday, my husband sent pictures to my cell phone. He scored vintage Halloween!! They were on a high shelf in the basement...hidden unless you had a ladder or the advantage of height.  He paid .50 cents. They are worth quite a bit more than that. 

If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know how much our family decorates for Halloween. I've always fantasized about finding vintage Halloween.

They are German diecut Halloween figurines from the 1920s.  For now, they are on top of my hutch in my craft room.  Safely out of sunlight or curious fingers.   He also brought home a few vintage toys and tiny Santa spun heads.  Yes.  I'm very very spoiled.

The graphics on the box are fantastic, but the contents inside the box are even better.

The paint set was never used.  

He also brought home a tea kettle and a coffee peculator.

We had amazing coffee Saturday morning and then went back to the same estate sale because everything was half off.  I needed to see this place for myself!!
 
I scooped up 3 boxes of vintage Christmas bulbs. I love the graphics on the lids.

I also rescued a few ornaments.

A doll suitcase filled with handmade clothes also came home.

They were hand washed and hung to dry outside.

The wool coat and hat are my favorite.


I also picked up this noise maker.  Love the little girl graphics.

It fits in nicely with the rest of my noise maker collection.

 I spent five hours cleaning and organizing my craft room.  I need to take pictures, but I promise to share them soon.  It was a great weekend and I can't believe it's over already.   
 

24 comments:

Nellie said...

My, my! I am totally amazed at your finds! What good fortune that your husband was able to find that Halloween decor! xo Nellie

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What gorgeous and very fun finds!!! Love seeing all your treasures! :) xo Holly

Lee said...

Luckyluckylucky! Terrific treasures!

Patti said...

Oh my gosh! God sure loves to smooch you with sweet things you love. I don't believe in luck! I believe in God Smooches!

vintage grey said...

Oh my!! Love the Halloween goodies!! Such great finds! And, that high chair and toys! All too cute!! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I'm so happy for you right now! It was your turn for one of these great sales! WOW about the Halloween! I didn't realize they are that big...the only time I see them is on EBay for tons of $$. But I thought they were little scraps. Being tall was what found me that Holt Howard angel tree topper last week! Also waaay up on a shelf in the basement.
Erica :)

Lynne said...

The two of you make a perfect "Vintage Treasure Team." How do you keep aware, on top of. . . finding out about the sales?

Jboo said...

Wow -- you really scored! So many cute items! Those doll clothes are so adorable! Wonderful treasures!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I can't bear to look at it all! I'm turning an unbecoming shade of pea green! heehee! Love it ALL! Especially the sweet doll clothes and the tea kettle and coffee pot! What amazing finds! I hope you bought everything good! HUGS!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, what an amazing sale. You really did score. And yes you are deservedly (is that a word?) spoiled! Lol. :) Pam

ImagiMeri said...

Well normally I'd be buggin' you to send off all those goodies to me, but I will be downsizing in the next year, so I won't be collecting any more STUFF, except vintage miniature Christmas for the party. What an awesome hubby you have........better hang on to him.

Love ya'
Meri

Donna said...

Wow, you really scored at the sale, Kim! The little doll clothes are a great find, and look so sweet on your clothes line. Love your dolls, they are just adorable! That is so neat that Chris gets in the act and treasure hunts for you! Maybe you could loan him out!

Pam said...

Your husband has a good eye! That turned out to be quite the sale. Have fun playing with your finds!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

She shoots -
She scores!
And the blog fans go wild!!

Lutka And Co. said...

Oh my, what treasures you found! Vintage Halloween is amazing! And the doll clothes are adorable!

Heather Rodman said...

I am having a heart attack over the Berggren coffee pot- my grandmother was Scandinavian, and collected those enamelware pieces (as well as the ceramics)! What a fabulous haul- way to go!!!

- Heather R., the Real Leopardstripes

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, what sweet finds Kim! Love the Halloween and the little high chair!

Hugs,
Debbie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh my! What a bunch of fun goodies! ♥

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

Kim,
WOWZA!! Great finds!! Your hubby is a gem!! Love everything!!

Thanks so much for always stopping in!

Hugs,
Debbie

donna said...

What amazing finds. The little high chair and dolls cloths are sooo cute. You hit the jack pot of goodness my dear.
Hugs
donna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOL, my hubby is just 5'4", so we miss out on the stuff in high places! You guys sure SCORED! I just love 2nd day of the sale, 1/2 off and you can find things others missed!
Warmly,
deb

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Chris is awesome, I love how he texts photos of the treasures! Those clothes are darling and I especially love that coffee set, it reminds me of the sort my Norwegian relatives use. So many beautiful photos in this post.

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My Vintage Mending said...

no words...just silence at all the beauty. Smiles...Renee