Taking a page from the Aunt Peaches book of over-the-top fabulous deisgn, I made my version of a Mardi Gras/St. Patrick's Day wreath for your front door. Everything came from the Dollar Tree. The wreath costs me $5. It is crazy and shiny ans serves us for the two March holidays! Enjoy!~~~XXOO, Beth
Finally I went to a great digger estate sale after an estate sale drought of a couple of weeks! Hubby was with me and let me tell you, he is an excellent Wing Man! This small but packed house had treasures scattered in every nook and cranny. Sine one of the major things I look for is vintage Christmas, having hubby with me today proved to be a very good thing! Usually at estate sales I find Christmas goods in one place, usually a basement area. That was where I headed first at this sale and I did find Christmas down there. Hubby stayed upstairs. After finding a few holiday goodies, I soon realized that Christmas stuff was all over the house. Hubby came down to the basement with some cute Christmas books and boxes of small ornaments that he found in an upstairs bedroom and in a bathroom! Really? A bathroom? Yup. He kept finding all sorts of great goodies and I told him he didn't need to show me as I trusted his judgement. Just keep digging, honey! He did a wonderful job too!
After searching all over the house not only did we find more holiday goods but other fun vintage dime store goods as well. In about 30 minutes we had two big bags full. The man running the sale gave us a decent bulk price without making us empty out the bags. Thank goodness for that!
These photos will give you a general idea of what we found...
Lots of coloring books too. I just love vintage coloring books!
I have added more goods to Dime Store Chic, many of which came from this great estate sale. If you have a minute please stop by. Great estate sale day and I am in love with my wing man!~~~XXOO, Beth
This past weekend we visited my parents who have lived in the same house, designed by my architect father, for 52 years. It was time for me to hopise myself up through the hole in the ceiling and to access the tiny attic and unburden my parents with stuff they don't want. Most of what I brought home was books, many from my childhood, and some from their college, pre-children days.
Some of the boxes had not come down from the attic since they moved in as prived by the vintage North American Van Lines "wife approved move" box that carried some of their goods from when they lived in Miami.
I also brought home all of my baby and toddler clothes and some of my mom's lovely vintage 1950's dresses.
I am participating in The Vintage Home Market in May 3-4, and need vintage goods for my double booth as well as handmade goodies. The treasures found in my parents attic will certainly help!
How cute are the images on this box? This box contained an Irmi step stool which I have in our bathroom. I had no idea my mom used the box to store baby clothes.
I have recently listed a slew of vintage books in Dime Store Chic all from my childhood. I am willing to part with them and send them to good homes. There is still a lot of goods to sift through. So much! But it is fun and I like seeing things I haven't seen in many years.
This weekened I visited the same estate sale twice! The house was jammed packed with great vintage stuff and one trip just wouldn't do. The sale was great but the parking was not too great. The road was in a neighborhood but it was one of those "main" pass through roads connecting two major roads. The sale advertisement asked folks to park on side of the street only. Do you think anyone did that? Heck no! As I approached the house and saw the cluster f**k of cars jamming the road up ahead, I decided that parking way out on the periphery of this impromptu parking lot would be a good choice. The road did not have curbs or grass to pull over on. Quite the opposite. It had, no lie, 12 inch tall alphalt drop offs and deep ditches on either side. The only way to park was to park in the road. I did manage to get my Subaru Forrester as far off the road as I dare before tumbling off into the abyss. I was a good two blocks away but I never scoff at a chance for a little extra excercise.
OK, after dealing with parking, I walked right on in and quickly scooped up fun fun fun vintage goods! Here is a sampling and, of course, I am offering these vintage treasures to you in Dime Store Chic!
Very vintage Authors card game. I think the Edgar Allen Poe cards would be fun for Halloween display/crafts.
Chalk in a wonderful box!
Spiral bound cake cook book!
Sweet child's wicker purse. Awww!
The cutest TEENY TINY playing cards from Italy!
These vintage goods and MUCH MORE are in Dime Store Chic! And...I have one last vintage Valentine planter decoration and it is now on SALE just in time! Yay!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!~~~XXOO, Beth