Thursday, July 5, 2012

Handy Andy


I loaded up early and headed out for an estate sale. The Ad boasted that the owners had been former antique dealers. I was worried it would be overpriced but I was desperate for a good hunt. Anything to beat the heat.


Twenty bucks and a smile will get you a lot at an estate sale if you are lucky.


Handy Andy was filled with odd tools in the garage and layered in grease until I "Palmolived" him. (He is perfect for bias tape and rick rack.)


Beautiful trims and a bit of sewing.


Gardening...finally!


Cute lady bug Hudson Sprayer. 


The Sunset Rose book has stunning pictures in it. Almost technicolor looking.


Whitman Old Maid cards and a super cute blotter paper set of illustrations that look very similar to Mabel Lucie Attwell. Further investigation and my reading glasses are still required.


Single embroidered pillowcase and a huge lot of hankies.


Just when I started to get worried about not finding any in a while. A shoe box full of hankies found its way to me. 

25 comments:

Jane said...

Lots of goodies there! Love that bug sprayer, don't you?!

Shirley Hatfield said...

You can't go wrong with hankies! There are so many things you can do with them...I have a hard time cutting into them. I just like looking at them and remembering ironing Grandma Zetta's for church. =D

vintage grey said...

Oh, look at all your pretty hankies!! ;) And, a box full, lucky girl!! The bug sprayer and Handy Andy are so neat!! What a great day for goodies!! xo Heather

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek.....
HANKIES!!! Nice finds! I'm hoping for some treasures this weekend!
You do find the best stuff!
Keep Cool.
Deb

Kim K. said...

Fabulous treasures, Renee. All those hankies are just gorgeous. I'm so glad Handy Andy was waiting for you too. Have fun creating! I'm going to spend the weekend cooling out in my craftroom. Another day at 100 degrees. Tomorrow is suppose to be even hotter. Yuck.

Kathy said...

Oh Renee, awesome scores and even more so with that price tag. Yay! BTW, we call our younger son Handy Andy because his name is Andy and he is one of those guys who can go out into the wilderness with a pocket knife and a q-tip and build you a shopping mall.

donna said...

Renee you really scored today. The hankies are beautiful and look in great condition. You inspire me to go out and treasure hunt tomorrow.
Hugs
donna

craftyles said...

You did hit the jackpot. Love the Handy Andy and the hankies. Good for you Renee!

Mystica said...

Love the stuff!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL You were "desperate for a good hunt"! Yes, that about sums it up! Desperate is how I feel if it's been to long. And I'm so glad that you had success on this hunt!
Love that little image of the girl on the bench! Kind of like a Campbell Kid? A kewpie? Now I need to look up that name you mentioned. I'm so glad that you won't have to worry about not having enough cute hankies anymore! :P
Erica

Tammy's in Love said...

Wowie! $20.00 goes a lot farther in your part of the country! That's 50.00 worth of hankies! Can't wait to see those graphics! 101 yesterday, 95 today with high humidity! Making Friendship Garland!

Tammy

Perfectly Printed said...

I'm with Tammy!! $20.00???? Holy smoke! such a deal! The hankies are terrifice but the Handy Andy box? Sweet!!

chris

janice15 said...

Wonderful things...I sure remember handy Andy tool box. Remembered that my brother had one of those...and I'm a hankie lady I just love them...Have a great day tomorrow with love Janice

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee! You hit the motherload!!! What a great way to distract your attention away from the heat! After finding such sweet treasures I would have been singing all the way home!!!
Happy hugs,
Carolynn xo

vivian said...

Loving all the hankys. For years, I made little dolls dressed in dresses made from old hankys and sold them at craft shows. Havent made one in forever! I wonder where my left over old hankys are? cant wait to see what you might do with these. Loving that handy andy toolbox too. stay cool!!
xoxo
vivian

delia hornbook said...

ooohh what lovely finds i adore those little card's those images are so sweet and those hankies are gorgeous i never leave the house without one. dee x

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Handy Andy's colors are perfect! ♥

Sandra Kaye said...

I love these hankies!! They are just wonderful!! I want to make a fabric book with my collection one day!! Very sweet blog. Hugs

busymartha said...

Swoon, those are the greatest finds! I especially love the old maid cards, bless those people who save everything! Bug sprayer is awesome, I've only seen one of these on tv before!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

glad that your venturing out into the heat provided some goodies...always sure to put a skip in the step!

the bug sprayer! Awesome graphics!

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

You got a ton of great stuff!! I love all the trims...so so cute!
♥ much love

Terri Sue said...

I am originally from Kansas, but have lived the last 28 years in Texas having been brought here by my husbands job. The area I live in I would Be lucky if I could get four handkerchiefs for twenty dollars. I want to come back to Kansas to visit and go treasure finding with you. I can never believe the deals you get!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Great finds! I love those images so similar than the ones by Mabel Lucie Attwell, that I get to know since I found them in my vintage children's cups and plates.
Besos! Silvina

Antiques Galore Gal said...

Mine kind of sale! What great finds!

Dorothy said...

You racked up!! Don't you just love a good sale?? :)
Blessings,
Dorothy and Wilma