Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sunday estate sale treasures

It's a stellar day here in Minnesota. Sunny skies, high in the 70's, the tulips are at their peak, the crabapple trees are beginning to burst with color. The perfect day to walk by the lake and have a BBQ. I went to an estate sale here today (and yesterday). Today everything was half off and I came home with a haul. I found this wonderful handmade baby blanket for my daughters room. Her theme is raggedy dolls and this looks perfect on her wall! Look at those little dresses made out of vintage hankies. Adorable:)

I also found this set of wonderful alphabet stamps. Two different sizes, complete sets. I've been looking for a large set for ages. The little wagon was too cute to pass up.

I love this pull toy duck I found. It quacks and I collect pull toys. I think this is a vintage repro. The kids love it too! I also bought a printing block, that Lilli is going to have to give me some tips on carving my own stamps out of. Finally, I bought a pair of vintage patent leather doll shoes, perfect for the cover of my Book of Dreams book. I was inspired by this.

19 comments:

Ginger said...

What fun finds! What a great weekend.

Lilli said...
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Lilli said...

Lucky you! Great weather and a great haul!

I've just tried to leave you links to pics and info on my blog about carving stamps, but I guess the URLs are too long to leave in this comment forum (they got cut off).

Let me know when you're ready to dive into the rubber and I'll help you then :)

la vie en rose said...

you came away with some real treasures!!!

i've been working away on my bod all weekend. i'll post new pics tomorrow...

Maggie said...

How fabulous!!! I luv Estate sales I luv the fact never know what you may find.

I would like to ask you a few questions regarding using the medium gel. Can you please respond at mrsdavis1024@yahoo.com please?
Thanks
Maggie

TARA said...

Nice haul! Looks like a nice place, too!

Maggie said...

Hello:
I posted my week 1 and 2 on my blog.
Since this is my first foray in altered books suggestions are appreciated.
Have a great week
Maggie

Nancy Baumiller said...

Great haul! Sounds like you had a lovely time!
I have been thinkin about carving my own stamps and give my art a more personal feel. No idea where to start lol. Best of luck with those!

Also I have posted pg 8 of my BOD(well not my bod but the book LOL)
http://nancybaumillersblog.blogspot.com

If you all need some inspiration check out Tara's Blog, she's been a busy lil bee with her Book of Dreams..She has done some beautiful work!

Ashley said...

wow, awesome finds!! :)


Ashley.

Cassondra said...

Cool cool cool stuff!!! Can't wait to see what you do with your cover!

sarah.b said...

how fun! looks like you got a lot of cool stuff.

gudrun said...

So many great findings you have got.
Those stamps looks great!
And the dolls dress is so cute. Lucky you. :-)

whitney said...

great stuff!

finally i got my week one posted. i was out of town for a bit, but i am back and catching up!
here is my pocket page

http://whitneyjdavis.blogspot.com/

Lilli said...

OK, I finally have some pages posted! Got them done this weekend :)

Synnove Olava said...

I have posted my week 2 on my blog. And I am looking forward to tomorrow; the week 3 of "the book of dreams"

Have a nice evening!

Norah's said...

Lucky girl! I wish for the alpha stamps. I posted my BOD cover. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I'm lovin it!
Sharon

Lilli said...

Here are pages 5-6 :)

la vie en rose said...

i've added some updates to my bod-- you can see them here


http://flickr.com/photos/64227035@N00/sets/72057594122655320/

Julie said...

oh the letter stamps look wonderful. Do you know where I can get some?