Saturday, June 14, 2008


Well, after mentioning (whining?) that I hadn't had much luck with Goodwill, flea markets, and garage sales, I finally managed to bring home some goodies. Yesterday Mother and I braved the heat to go to several estate sales and garage sales. Actually the weather turned out okay because we had an early afternoon rain and it cooled us right down. My mother loves these things, so it was good for her to get out and have some fun.
Below you will notice several tins and a box FULL of buttons! Oh, be still, my beating heart!
The ones I've gone thru & washed are there on the cookie sheet. The shoe box is full of all sorts of things, including buttons, boy scout patches, sewing supplies, etc. But it is all so dirty and dusty. So I'll be washing them,but who cares with such a treasure trove. Also I got that sweet little white pillow with crochet trim for a mere 50 cents!
Here are some buttons after being washed and sorted. Some are very old, most not so much.
I also snatched up the last vintage apron in the kitchen of one house-it's hard to see here, but it's trimmed in ricrack and the bib is made to be pinned on to the cook's bodice. I remember seeing my own grandmother pin her apron bib to her dress when she cooked.

I also got some vintage Golden books, including one dated 1958. Then I got Morgan (2 yrs) a few pairs of shoes, which look new.

Here's a large World Book Atlas. They were selling the whole set of encyclopedias, but I loved this one. Great for decoupage and papercrafts. It'll last forever. Lots of interesting pages to use. I have such a love for books, a reverence really, it has taken me years to get to the point where I can actually cut one up.
Well, there it is, folks, my excitement for the past days. Happy Father's Day to one and all-hope your day tomorrow is fun and full of love. Nerm


Jamie said...

I love garage sales!!! One persons garbage is another's treasure! Or it goes something like that!!

It's hard though with all 4 littles running around!! We did find shells that sounded like the ocean the other day on the way to the pool!

Have a wonderful Father's day, hope your celebration is wonderful!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

SCORE girl ! Dont ya just love it !!!!

Wen said...

Nerm, what cool little treasures! Thank you so much for the shoes for Morgan...they are so cute! We both now how much she liked them. Yesterday was fun with lots of yummy treats.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Buttons and vintage books! You are so lucky. I love them all.

Daisys Little Cottage said...

gd' Mornin' Nerm! I sent you an email regarding the vintage kitten planter but if for some reason it dosent get to you~ you may email me at

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