Thursday, May 5, 2011

A tub full...



What a timely find I found this morning.  This estate sale was in the older part of town, always my favorite.  More history there!  Usually, the estate is from a couple that have owned their home since it was built.  There are things in these homes that have been there since the marriage began, babies, graduation, weddings, wars and everything else in between.  Life happened in these houses and today's sale was one of those you remember.  I came home with a tub full!


Apparently the water bowl wasn't big enough.  Within moments Reagan had ownership of this sweet vintage baby tub.  By far my favorite find.  A mere five dollars for the size of a sink.  How many sweet bottoms has this seen...before Reagan's?


Bags of game pieces.  I didn't even know what I had until I came home and busted them open.  They were like a time capsule.   I am loving the Jell-well paper doll from the package of gelatin.  How did they keep track of a full deck of cards back then?  Seems I always find these full decks.


A sewers dream, needle books, button cards, giant safety pins, Bakelite seam ripper...I could go on and on...yeah!


Children's patterns like I haven't seen before.  Pajamas, cowboy outfits, jumpers, vogart stuffed toys, robes, coats and more.


Women's patterns.  Some have never been opened.  Decades old.  


Men's patterns and miscellaneous sewing literature.  Those boxers are to die for.


Cookie cutters and Christmas.  This book is a pop up book from the 50's.  It has just a bit of repair to some of the pages but the lithos are amazing.


Teeny tiny decals on a teeny tiny bell....


Children's books and war books on the same shelf. 


Well, I did try to get it loaded to take down to the studio...but...Reagan decided he had been patient enough and wanted his tub back.  


19 comments:

Cindy said...

Whoo hoo what a great sale!!It always saddens me to see their families getting rid of what they kept forever!!
Have fun..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Nan said...

My goodness I would fall over if I saw all of this stuff in one place. Those patterns are such a great find. I can see an apron coming up with that lovely embroidery on the lady.

Kim K. said...

Amazing goodies. I can't believe all you discovered. I'm so happy for you. Those sewing patterns are going to a good home. What a happy day for both you and Reagan...hee hee.

GardenofDaisies said...

What absolutely wonderful finds!! I love estate sales too. That enamel tub is so perfect for you!!! (and your kitty too.) I especially love the paperdoll, buttons and children's playing cards, since I collect those.

Diane Mars said...

You did hit a great Sale! What fun, I just LOVE those kind of Estate Sales, best treasures you scored. oxox, Diane

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Such a great find! LOVE ALL THEM GOODIES!
:-)

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh my goodness, Renee! You hit the motherload!!! I've never been lucky enough to find a bunch like that--well done, my friend!

Those patterns are so wonderful! I'm so in love with women's vintage patterns--can't believe all those you got!

Wishing you a lovely night--enjoy!

Julie

donna said...

Oh my gosh how lucky are you to find such a wondergul estate sale. Love all your finds. Hope you get your tub back.
Hugs
donna

Into Vintage said...

Looks like Reagan is ready for his bath. I've sewn a lot of things but boxer shorts never occurred to me - and I know I've never seen a pattern for them until today. :-)

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, You always find the cutest estate sale finds, but I think who found your finds once they came home is the cutest by far! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! Elizabeth

Mary said...

Treasures galore! All those patterns I'd be in sheer heaven, and those books WOW! I tell you I'm going to be completely green one day with all this envy LOL

shez said...

what great finds Renee,lucky you.

birdie blue said...

love that vintage enamel baby tub, renee. it looks like it found the perfect home.

have an excellent weekend.
xo
~molly

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Love the tub! ♥

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, it really was a sale to remember! Hopefully you found the tub first, and then just started filling it with all of those goodies. I don't know what you have planned for that tub, but it looks like Reagan has his own ideas!

The Star Gal said...

Go on and give it to him!!

Love that last photo.


Gloria

Sandy said...

Renee,
Incredible finds!!!! But you know that one 50's book caught my eye! How do you do it????? I really do live in the wrong part of the US.....I am going to have to go back to the midwest and soon just to do estate sales.....LOL Sandy

Diane Mars said...

Renee~ You are the winner of my Giveaway! Yippie. Please stop on over and send me an e-mail with your mailing address so I can get the package off to you this week~ oxox Thanks for your support and lovely comments you are a treasure~

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Dang girl you did good! I love the Snow white and Three Little Pigs deck of cards - have not seen those before

great touch to have all the photos in that bath.