November 3, 2013

Unexpected estate sale surprises!

Running errands, I noticed a handmade sign for an estate sale a block from the bank. 
 It was a family-run sale. 
I think I sighed out loud when I saw the box of handmade Easter eggs sitting on a table in the garage. 
One of the daughters explained that their mother enjoyed making these eggs and she had a tree that she decorated each Easter. I was happy to share with both daughters that I also have an Easter tree.

I promised them that I would take  very good care of their mother's special eggs.   I bought them all.  One of the daughters actually hugged me on my way out.  
 These tiny wooden angel ornaments also came home with me.
They have already found their way onto my year-round pink feather tree in my craft room. 
I also picked up this knee hugger witch and these Santa boots. 
I was in and out of this sale in 10 minutes.  I had no plans to find an estate sale on my way to the bank.  What a lovely unexpected surprise in estate sale land!
  

38 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't those Easter eggs a rare find! And I've never seen a witch knee hugger. I collect the elves...or pixies as I call them but I've never seen one of these! How neat! I can't wait to get back to Florida and go to the thrift store! I'm in withdrawal! lol

Lee said...

Those are some of the best kind of Estate sales~the unexpected treasures you find! I stopped at one last week-saw the sign and decided to stop. Everything was a dollar unless marked differently. But the smell made me leave without anything. It was very sad. But you never know when you will find a great one!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I seldom hear of estate sales in my neck of the woods. George and I spent Saturday in Vegas going to antique malls...I keep hoping to find the vintage things we love...but I just don't think that Vegas gets it. If I wanted tacky casino memorabilia or velvet Elvis paintings...or even moth eaten mink stoles I would be in luck. Next time I go down I will go back to the cute little shops in Boulder...that's where the Vintage is! I have never seen a witchy knee hugger...how fun is that? I did find a pumpkin like the one in your photo for $4...and a bunch of cookie cutters that I need for my neighbor gifts, so it wasn't a total bust!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a nice surprise and they definitely found a good home.

Pam Kessler said...

Oh, that's the best kind of estate sale. A surprise one! Your Easter tree is going to be extra full this year.

Donna said...

What a fun and unexpected surprise, Kim! Those eggs are a real treasure, they found a good home with you:)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Congrat's to Emma and the band.
LOVE the Easte eggs and how sweet that she gave you a hug! I don't think I ever got a hug at an estate sale!
I haven't seen a witch knee hugger before!
Warmly,
deb

vivian said...

Twas meant to be! but how sad that those girls were giving up their mothers little creations. well, they certainly went to the right place!
xoxo
vivian

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh Kim that was meant to be, those eggs are darling and remind me of Faberge eggs. It was meant to be.

ImagiMeri said...

Love the little wooden angels. I stopped by a garage sale....finally....on Friday. I haven't been to one since last year. I got some cool stuff, but I'll post about it later.

Hugs,
Meri

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Those are the BEST kind of sales! The unexpected ones! The love the egg with the blue bird in it. I bet those girls really appreciated someone like you taking their Mother's eggs!
Erica :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

An unexpected sale like that just makes your day especially when you find some treasures like those eggs. Hurray!

A Little Creation said...

Those eggs are adorable.
You made the lady's daughters very happy by giving her ornaments a home.
Chris =]

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Kim,
Oh what fun finds! I adore those eggs and have found and bought a few lately myself. :)
Have a great week,
gina

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh Kim, what a find! Love that all these special eggs found a new home with you, and will be given a place of honor on your Easter tree.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What an amazing find, the eggs are gorgeous! Never saw a witch knee hugger before-love it! Kinda funny, hanging colored plastic eggs off a plant in the livingroom is actually what got me started on the holiday trees! Have fun:@)

Margaret said...

What an amazing find! And such a big collection! Im so glad they found a good home with you!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the eggs, but those boots!!! Just love them!

Jboo said...

Wow - great finds! I remember those little eggs! How sweet!

Lynne said...

I think you'll need a bigger house very soon!

I have two hand made sugar Easter eggs with scenes in them, made in the early seventies. discolored with age, the gal that made them was such a talent . . .

I like the red boots too . . .

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Congrats to Emma! These kinds of sales are the best. Those eggs are so pretty, and glad they went to a good home. My mother-in-law made lots of things like this. I know her needlepoint pictures went to a good home! ;)

Hugs,
Debbie

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh my, those are just lovely! They were meant to be yours for your Easter tree! What a wonderful find- it's been quite a while since I've had one of those...!

★Carol★ said...

I bet you made it so much easier for those daughters to part with the eggs, because they knew that you would love them and give them a good home on your Easter tree!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, those Easter eggs couldn't have found a better home! They were calling to you, Kim!

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet estate sale! Great finds!

Patti said...

It makes me very happy to hear you found these pretty eggs! What a happy day for all of you!

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

OMG!!! What great finds!! Lucky you!!

Hugs,
Deb

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