Friday, May 29, 2015

I got really lucky - Estate Sale

I went to a really nice estate sale this week. The house went on and on and on with room after room filled with some very old and wonderful items. There was room after room of goodies upon goodies! Many of the wonderful items were WAY beyond my budget, but on other items they didn't seem to know what they had. One of my most exciting finds was a silkie of Betsy Ross making the first flag dated 1915. There is one selling on ebay now for $125, but this is going in my box of patriotic goodies destined for a patriotic crazy quilt one day. My price was $10. (-;
Then there was this helping hand or sewing bird which I've always admired when I saw them online, but didn't feel I could afford it. This was also $10. I found one almost like it online for $140 but it had a pin cushion. You pinch the tail and the mouth opens to grab onto something -- the third hand.
Another lovely item was this pin cushion. It was among a box of items that didn't have a price that he gave me for $30. I love the gold base.
Also among the un-priced items was this sweet half doll that is only 1-3/4 inch high! For those unfamiliar, a half doll is often made into a pin cushion. The pin cushion becomes the doll's skirt. The half dolls can be fairly expensive so finding this one just tossed in a box of doll accessories unnoticed among a rather large antique doll collection was really special.
To say I was a little excited about these lovelies is an understatement! I will put in a few more blogs on this estate sale. I spent more than I usually do -- just couldn't help myself. It is not every day that you find so many vintage sewing items at such a bargain. There were so many more dear items that commanded enormous prices that these beauties were practically overlooked as potential income -- at any other estate sale they would commanded a higher price.

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