Estate sales always make me a little sad - the items that a family passes over when their loved ones are gone. Several weeks ago I cruised through one and there was a 50th anniversary plate left. 50 years. A lifetime of joy and sorrow. Successes and failures. I just can't imagine leaving behind my parents 50th anniversary plate. I hope for the chance to have my own 50th anniversary plate. But I digress.
Here's the treasures I manages to snag. I always try to go to estate sales at the end when they have reduced prices. Makes my dollar stretch further!
I've been wanting a nice lace tablecloth for my dining room table; most I've seen have stains or rips. But this one is in perfect condition. I don't know how old it is - it could quite possible by fairly new. But either way, I love it. It's already been laundered and will be on my table soon!
I always look for the books first. I am a bit of a bookworm. I L.O.V.E. to read. And I can read just about anything. This house had the largest library I've ever seen. And buried in the master bedroom (all the rooms had books) were several children's books. The one above almost got passed over; but I picked it up again and looked inside!
Do you see it? It's a counting book about all these brown animals that live on a farm! I love to create with brown and I really think that I might have glanced around furtively to make sure no one else was lurking behind me to snatch it away! LOL!! Pictured here are some very adorable paper/cloth books. Ratted and wrinkled and frayed but the illustrations are unbelievable!
Got these too. See that one on the bottom: Manners to Grow On. It was published in 1955 and while I'm not certain I'm completely sold on the idea of homeschooling my child, this will definitely be a course of study in our home. I'm not sure when it became okay to not have manners. And I know that I certainly am not a perfectionist when it comes to all manners, but I certainly try. And by golly so will my kids.
I also grabbed these. Mostly for cutting up and such. I'll read The Hour Awaits first. I'm not sure what it's about. I picked it up because of the title. Do you do that? And the top one is Mental Arithmetic. We'll work that one too although not for several years admittedly. Am I corny for loving that it's called arithmetic and not math?
I also found some vintage silver Christmas ornaments but they've already been put up with the Christmas stuff.
Finally, I remembered how I found this Garage Salen' Party - by clicking on a link for a giveaway! You should go have a look-see as it's for a designer purse!