A driving permit, baseball party and softball practice were on my schedule today....but somehow I was going to squeeze in these two estate sales if I had to crawl to them this morning. This is the official first day of summer vacation in our house and I am pretty sure I have heard the word bored eight times. It will take a few weeks to get into a routine. Driver's ed gets in full swing on Monday morning...and yes we did (because I had to coax to study) pass the permit test! Thank goodness, one day at a DMV is enough for me thank you. Off to the estate sales I went this morning with my little tote bag in hand.
I have been trying to open my eyes to other vintage items that I might possibly overlook otherwise. Magpie Ethel has proven to me that ribbon spools have great character. Some of the colors on the ribbons are lovely but the graphics steal the show.
Being the tool girl that I am I never pass the garage or basement. Pipe cleaners for crafting, flower frog because they are so hard to come by and usually the spikes are bent and this fantastic little hand sander that feeds these little spools of sandpaper through. Handy!
Just a handful of sewing notions and a millinery flower pin.
Rulers are always a winner with messages on them.
This little lady has needles in her skirt and a tape measure in the base.
Her hands cup the thimble in a hoop.
Kitschy sewing notions get me every time.
Not too old but cute just the same.
The old rulers are always so different in their color and measurement.
Another collection that never fails to keep growing.
It doesn't hurt that it is easy on my wallet either.
Vintage Christmas items came home too.
Two little 45 records.
A loosely tied strand of glass garland
and the cutest ribbon spool with Santa on it.
Once the car was packed with my treasures
I donned my sunglasses and took the long way home.
I knew that I was in for two lazy teenagers
that had to be pulled out of bed and a preteen girl crying about being bored.
Whoever said summer was lazy never came to my house.