March 6, 2014

Finally...an estate sale!

Chris and I finally attended an estate sale last weekend.
 It's been months since I've attended any decent estate sales.
 With the extreme winter weather, there just haven't been many in our area.
This one was held in a farm house and all the items were half off.
I always gravitate to the toys and holiday items.  
We've been on the hunt for wooden folding chairs to use in our potting shed structure under the tree house.  These chairs will hang on the walls of the potting shed, when they aren't in use.
These framed pictures were one of my favorite finds.

I've already hung the beach print in our beach-themed bath/laundry room.  I think we're all dreaming of playing in warm sand right now. 

Of course, a knee-hugger witch and a few Halloween floral picks also needed to be rescued.

My second favorite find were the hard cover books.

I remember reading the Funny Bunny and the Golden Egg book.

Although blogger has decided to turn the pictures sideways, the graphics are absolutely wonderful and perfect for Easter spring-time crafting!

The Easter candy is scary old, but I might use the bunnies for crafting.  Aren't the egg cups fun?

We're almost through the end of the work week. I did ease back into my job from medical leave working partial days this week.  A few tests results came back that explain why I haven't been feeling super duper. I'm used to running 100 miles an hour (with energy to spare) and I'm just not there yet. A couple more tests are scheduled and then hopefully, I can be done with doctors for a while.  I will say, it's been good to be back at work thinking about different things.   Happy soon-to-be weekend!

27 comments:

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

Lovin' the knee-hugger witch! Looks like you found a fun sale. Take care and happy (almost) weekend:@)

LV said...

It look likes this trip was worth the wait. A very nice assortment of treasures.

NanaDiana said...

YOu found some fantastic things, Kim. Wow- I love those little doll clothes! I have that Golden Egg book from when my kids were little. Now their kids read it. You got some GREAT stuff, girl!!!!

Glad you are doing okay. xo Diana

Margaret said...

I am so happy you got to go to a sale! And what a great one! I love the egg cups and I love the knee hugger witch, I have one but mine is different. Also, one of my favorite Halloween decorations has the exact same face as the the pumpkin fellow whose head is up against the knee hugger witch in your photo. My guy has the exact same eyes and he is sitting on a pumpkin!How special that you found these. I hope you are 100% feeling well again. Hugs!

Lee said...

Great finds! How did I miss out on that one?
Glad you are seeing your doctor to address any issues. Take care of yourself!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Well even if you are not quite up to speed, a decent estate sale can only HELP LIFT YOUR SPIRITS! Good finds! The Easter stuff is awesome (don't eat the candy..just saying)

vivian said...

Such fun! I have got to pay attention to the ads and hit some estate sales this spring.
Woohoo! Its almost the weekend kim! Xoxo

Vivian

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know it's hard for you to slow down but it's going to take some time my friend! Love your sweet finds. The little doll and doll clothes sure are sweet! Makes me want to go treasure hunting! Sweet hugs!

Lutka And Co. said...

Glad to hear you are back to estate sales. You found some amazing things. Hope you are feeling better.

Nellie said...

I'm glad you have been able to ease back into a work schedule, Kim. Super finds from that sale! Love the framed pictures, too.

Jodee said...

What a fun sale! I can't wait to see what you do with your loot!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Wow, you really lucked out, Kim! Bet you had so much fun getting your thrifting fix in at the sale! I am in love with those pretty vintage flowers, and the chenille bedspread, too! I've always loved the Golden books. And the doll clothes are so sweet!

Lynne said...

Great Estate finds . . .

Happy your week went okay, and hope the tests bring you the information you need.

How about these sunny days and a bit of snow melt!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Looks like some fun stuff Kim! I am going to one on Sat and am looking so forward to it!! Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Debbie

vintage grey said...

Wow, what great finds! I have always wanted to go to an estate sale in a farm house, especially with half off prices! So fun!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

LBP said...

Holy Cow! You hit the jackpot! A Halloween knee hugger?? Love it! Estate sales have been terrible around her. Hopefully they will pick up this spring.

Hope you are back to 100 miles per hour soon! Take care!

Linda

Pam Kessler said...

Good stuff!!! I'm attending my first estate sale in 6 months this morning and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Shirley Hatfield said...

It's fun to shop vicariously through other people...I haven't seen an estate sale around here forever! I am amazed that people still have all those vintage things. I was looking around my own house recently and wondered what kind of estate sale my kids were going to have with my treasures. =D

Jboo said...

Ooooh - you found some great items! Love how creative you are! Take it easy this weekend!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think you found some great treasures!!! I went today and found just a few things :( Can't wait until garage sale season!!!
I hope you will feel 100% soon!
warmly,
deb

Simply Shelley said...

How fun,you found some great things....blessings

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What great, fun things. Happy to hear that you are feeling a bit better.

Patti said...

Hurrah for you, Kim! You found some real treasures! I hope you feel better soon.

Courtney said...

Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully you will have some time to craft and rest. It feels like we might be turning the corner here in Ohio and getting closer to spring.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wow!! What great finds!! Love the sweet Easter bunnies and egg holders, those would be fun to craft with! Such a wonderful group of goodies you got, and can't beat the price! :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Kim I LOVE absolutely all your treasures you found. The little doll clothes are so sweet as are the children's books and the valentine candy boxes are great too. I'm so happy that you were able to get to a decent sale to help perk up your junkin spirits.

xo Danielle

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, you are so lucky, lucky to have sales like that around you! What great finds! That Santa is a Harold Gale, which can be worth quite a bit!
Hope you're feeling better these days!