Glorious bounty

20 Jun

Ok, I promise not to just post about my estate sale hauls all the time, but GOOD LORD LOOK AT THIS ONE!

It was just too good to be true!  This proves my theory about hitting up sales and shops out of town.  I went to the sale specifically to buy a gorgeous 1930’s French handpainted bedroom set for Little Betty.  And, of course, I couldn’t get out of there without loading up on other great goodies!  Let’s take a look, shall we?

No, your eyes are not deceiving you.  That is indeed an Enid Collins bag sparkling at you from behind those totally 80’s totally awesome belts.  I NEVER find Enid at estate sales!  I was giddy with excitement.

But the fun didn’t stop there!  When I spied this chalet music/jewelry box complete with Alphorn player I snatched it up and clutched it so tightly with my greedy little hands I’m surprised I didn’t break it.  And who could pass up a vintage box of 36 gay birthday candles?  I do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation when it comes to birthday candles, and neither should you.

Another thing I’m always on the lookout for at estate sales is anything vintage Christmas and boy howdy did I ever find it at this one!  Bulbs, ornaments, and those sweet celluloid elf children.  Perfection.

But friends and fellow rescuers of old junk, the real score of the day is yet to come.  Just feast your eyes upon this:

Words do not begin to describe how much I adore this.  This lovely little tin tea set is made by the Ohio Art company and I don’t think it will surprise you to hear that I feel a new collection coming on!  This particular set could not be more perfect with it’s acorns, leaves, and squirrel-skunks!  The colors are perfect for Little Betty’s playhouse and she is playing with it as we speak.

So thank you for indulging me another estate sale score post, and I promise to reward you with shots of my green bathroom next.  Meanwhile, if you’re interested, the Enid and the 80’s heart belt will be showing up in my etsy shop!



8 Responses to “Glorious bounty”

  1. earthakitsch June 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    What great finds! That tea set is SO cute. That cooler/thermos combo is really cool too. I hope that you got the bedroom set – and that we get to see! : )

  2. Sara In AZ June 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Oooohhhhh, what a great find in that Enid bag, awesome! And the little tin tea set – too adorable for words. Great haul!!!

    PS – Your house is FAB and I cannot wait to see pics of the rest of it.

  3. monogirl June 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    The Enid bag is fab and that Chalet music bag is so cute. My dad had one of those Thermos/Cooler sets, he used it to take lunch to work.

  4. PGMG June 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Great job! I love love love finding vintage Christmas stuff at estate sales. I rarely make it to them early enough to really score, but when I do it makes me so happy. Like you, I live in a town where the vintage stuff goes quick, so out of town estate sales usually have better pickins here too.

    • bettycrafter June 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

      Thanks everyone! I too love vintage thermoses. That and those little chalets are a couple of the many things I’m threatening to start collecting. And Eartha, OF COURSE I scored the furniture! As soon as the little one’s room is all set up I’ll show it off. It’s dreamy! And you’ll all be seeing the Christmas stuff make a re-appearance in a few months when I obsessively start making vintage ornament wreaths 🙂
      The goods are in the shop now if anyone’s interested!

  5. Shelly Gregory June 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Found you on Retro Renovation! So happy to visit! I love vintage. I love great finds! I’m in Texas! I have knotty pine in my 40’s ranch!

    • bettycrafter June 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Shelly! I’m pretty addicted to the hunt 🙂 And there are definitely some good finds to be had here in Texas!

  6. Lisa T. June 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    NICE–Oh and please don’t stop showing us your finds…I love looking at them!


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