Saturday, July 21, 2007

A new stash....and a winner!!!

I went to a lovely little estate sale of a woman who is in her 80's and was clearing some "clutter" out of her life. Boy did I ever luck out! I bought two BOXES of vintage millinery flowers. Here is a snippet of some of my new stash above. I also bought another box of gorgeous vintage trims and other supplies (below) and a couple of vintage hats covered in lovely flowers. Usually when I go to estate sales it is someone who has recently passed away and the family is clearing out their belongings. It was so much fun to meet the woman and talk with her about the gift shop she used to own and had all these wonderful things left over. I told her what I will be making with all of her wonderful goodies. She was thrilled....and so was I!!!!
Vicki of This Art that makes me Happy sent me this wonderful packet of goodies when I won her giveaway. Love all the colors here. Thanks so much Vicki!! Speaking of which.......Drum roll please.....


I have a winner to announce myself. I let Chloe do the honors of drawing a name from the 164 comments for the primere issue of Artful Blogging magazine. I'll probably be giving away another copy for those that participate in my Artful Blogger Party, so be thinking about your post for that. Without further ado, the winner is.....

Stacy!!!!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

16 comments:

Lilli said...

WooHooo! Congratulations Stacy! Lucky you :)

Kari, that must've been so heartwarming to chat with the 'previous' owner of all those goodies. My great-grandmother worked in a millinery shop and I sure wish I had some of those goodies she worked with everyday!

sharon said...

Those flowers are so gorgeous. Can't wait to see the beautiful creations you'll make with them.
sharon

Dawn said...

Kari: Congrats on being in Artful Blogging...so cool! You deserve the recognition! I cannot wait to get my hands on it...

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m i c h e l l e said...

Congratulations Stacy!

Oh Kari, you scored BIG TIME with all those lovely millinery goodies. I've had my eye out for that kind of thing lately but alas, there's not much out there in the Goodwills and second hand shops I've been hitting.

Take care!

L Melohn said...

Wow! What a stash... I always look for things like that...but haven't found any yet. I mostly find Old jewelry when I go to Estate Sells. Congrats!

Cerri said...

Wow Kari!! That score must have felt like a million dollars!!!
Wow!
So fun!!
And what a treat to go to an estate sale where you don't have to feel sad that the owner has passed!
~Cerri xoxo

Vickie said...

The flowers are delicious. How wonderful though to talk to the former owner. I bet it was so interesting and I'm sure she was happy to see you buy them. Congratulations Stacy.

Leslie said...

Score Kari! And congratulations to Stacy!

Cassondra W said...

OMG!!! Are you kidding me, you hit the motherload lady!!! Can't wait to see the cool things you do with those!

andrea s. said...

wow! That is quite a load of fabulous finds! You find the BEST stuff Kari!

Holly Stinnett said...

Yay for Stacy and YAY for you on finding these treasures. Never in a million years have I found anything this goooooood!!!

Vickie said...

Hi again! I wanted to stop in and let you know I'm having a give away to celebrate the birth of my granddaughter and her big sister. Both are so special to me, I wanted to share a bit of my joy. So, I hope you'll stop in!

Brenda said...

Congrats on being published in
artful blogging" and for hosting the free "artful blogging" magazine giveaway.
I love the new stash of flowers you bought and I can't wait until you post your newest creations.
:) Bren

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Kristin said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot...what a fabulous find! Love the flowers and different trims!

Natasha Burns said...

Lucky Stacy! and lucky YOU with that wonderful stash you found and to be able to talk to the owner is great!

Deborah said...

What a score!!! I think I'm drooling ;-)