Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Vintage Linens and Lace
I was being such a well-behaved, non-hoarding junker last Friday when out of the blue Olive from Olive Out called to inform me I had missed a wonderful estate sale. One of those estate sales where time stopped in the 1960's. The kind where the people running it just want to clear out the house. The kind where you even want to dig up plants from the yard. Oh, wait a moment, that was Olive! See her blooms here.
I had to go near the place late in the afternoon and took a chance to see if they were still selling.
See that blue and yellow on white tablecloth? On top are the six matching napkins! Avocado and gold linen dish towels in assorted stripes and plaids made my groovy day. See that cute little head peeking out?
It would be this adorable embroidered satin lamb.
Too, too sweet!
Here he is again with a stack of embroidered pillowcases and doilies and hankies and . . .
A bright blue calico Colonial dress. And why would I ever want a bright blue Colonial dress?
Didn't you hear Suzan at Simply Vintageous is holding a themed wedding for her daughter. I am so sure I will be invited, I chose Colonial times. I think Suzan should chose the 1960's glamorous look. Take a look and help her chose.
If my invite gets lost in the mail, I will just don the gown and play Mary had a little lamb.
Okay, I know I recently purchased eight pounds of vintage lace, but this is only about five or six pounds.
I took the bin to the check-out table for them to hold while I finished looking. One of the ladies asked if I wanted some more. I said yes.
Every time I went back to the table she had crammed more into the crate.
It was a great deal.
The last item has really no relation to the other things I bought, but I loved the red and gold of the cake tin with the double happiness symbol on it. (Though I may have that symbol upside down!)
There were a few other items bought, but lucky for my wallet they were closing up at 5 and I still had to drop merchandise off at the antique mall. The next day was Saturday and that, my friends, is a whole 'nother story.
You have seen the opium bed here, but I will be honest and show all the other fabulous finds.