Estate sale finds!


This morning I went with my grandma and Tia to a few estate sales around town, and found some great stuff! At one sale, a picnic basket full of pretty turquoise and pink plastic dishes (which just happens to be the colors of my kitchen), a doctors bag-ish briefcase that once belonged to a preacher, and some lovely little vintage hand towels. Including one that has my initials! How weird is that? Technically the "C" should be in the middle, but still, having all three initials there is pretty awesome.

At the second sale I found a vintage Christmas bath mat, a beautiful plaid wool blanket, and a brand new pack of 60s Christmas wrapping paper!

After estate sales I went withTwila Jean to The Red Light, where I found a funny little horse tie, girl scout tie, and best of all, a 1950s sequins costume. Not quite sure what to call it. Bodysuit? Leotard? Whatever, it's amazing :)


Melissa Righero said...

I'm sooooo envious of the vintage wrapping paper....You're a lucky girl ;)

Jennilee said...

Wow! You found some amazing things!

Miss Claire said...

The leotard is AMAZING! I can see some kind of bettie page-esque dance happening in it! With cute aerobics moves and all.

I love the shape of the handles on the plastic bits and pieces. Very sweet

xox Claire

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, lucky you

Unknown said...

Ohhh you lucky girl i love the vintage wrapping paper what a find ;-) And the cups etc what gorg colours. Dee ;-)

Cassandra said...

Lucky girl! Those are some amazing finds! Especially the turquoise and pink dishes and of course, the sequin bodysuit! After all, I am a firm believer that you can NEVER have enough sequins. ;)

Jenni said...

Woah! Sweet finds! Love that sequined thing... Very burlesque!

art deco dame said...

Great finds!pink and aqua is a great kitchen combo!

Rebecca Jean said...

Love that bag! And the bodysuit. ooh... sparkly.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

The kitchenware is fab, and that sequined bodysuit is amazing - you need to wear it for some 42nd Street style tapdancing!

Rhia said...

Sequin swimmingsuit?!?! That was my first thought when I saw that :D But it must be some sort or showgirl outfit. I don't see any other explanation for it. That is awesome! And your other finds are cute too.

Elise said...

Ooh awesome finds! Especially love the wrapping paper :)

Unknown said...

Better look out - Dave might just consider hitting a girl in order to obtain that valise! GREAT finds!

pumps & luiers said...

the picnic basket is so much fun - you should keep a virtual picnic and invite some friends!

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Casey said...

Oh wow--I love the little plastic dishes!!! So colorful and adorable. :) I had a bit of some estate sale luck this past weekend too... Must be the right time of year for this sort of thing! :)

♥ Casey | blog

A Certain Vintage said...

oh my! the leotard is amazing! and all your other purchases, i need to get me to Portland some day to visit these estate sales and I loved your post about the Beauty Bar as well!

A Certain Vintage said...

oh my! the leotard is amazing! and all your other purchases, i need to get me to Portland some day to visit these estate sales and I loved your post about the Beauty Bar as well!

Stephanie said...

Uhhh LALA ! Love the Lady Carol Foil Wrapping paper!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!
I just found your blog and it is wonderful! Im from Sweden but right now I wish I could come to USA and meet you so you could show me all amazing shops and dresses and places. And offcores the amazing YOU!
Right now I have to sleep but Ill be back tomorrow for some serious blogreading! I cant wait!

And also, thank you, Im a bit confused right now, you know lifechoises, who am I, blabla. But when I saw your pictures I felt really calm. I know who I am, I just have to find myself under all hmm.. how do you say in english? Well under all crap thats in the way..
This weekend Im gonna go for some vintageshopping in all the small towns where I live, thats for sure.
So thank you!

And have a good night/day (Your on the other side of the world)(Or maybe IM one the other side?)


Marble$ said...

Red light always has legit finds. Never disappoints!

certainly vintage miss said...

hello there, im just starting my own vintage blog and was wondering if you could give me some tips, and maybe send some people my way once im up and started properly

love holly in brighton, uk x

Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness. That leotard thing. Is awesome. I have been looking for one since I was little and first saw "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". I substituted by wearing bathing suits over my clothes. (my mother insisted on the clothes underneath, of course.)
You are so lucky!! If you ever want to get rid of it (which is unlikely, given its awesomeness) I would like to have dibs on buying that gorgeous thing from you. =]

Barbara von Enger said...

Everything is so pretty from the vintage wrapping paper to that gorgeous brown bag - I adore the colour. The cups are so painterly too;-)