Estate Sales and Christmas in July

The past few weeks have been terribly difficult with family health issues.

I had not been to any sales, antique malls, or thrift shops in many weeks. But, life must continue and with that, it felt so good to go to a couple local estate sales this weekend and it felt especially good to have found these amazing items. When I am on the “hunt” I don’t think about anything but my task at hand and it was much needed this time to be able to clear my mind.

At one sale I came across a collection that belonged to an elderly man who had been collecting for the past 40 years and he had some of the most fantastic items I had ever seen. The sale was really marketed and so many people were there that I felt so privileged to have been able to acquire a couple of his items. The estate sale worked a little different than sales I had gone to in the past in that a lot of the collections were auctioned off right then and there.

The last couple sales each had vintage Christmas goodies and I just can’t pass that up. I found some vintage Holt Howard Christmas items, vintage Napco and vintage Lefton Christmas  candy cane kids and salt and pepper shakers, vintage Napco Christmas girl planter and a gorgeous vintage Christmas tablecloth. I just love vintage Christmas items and the feeling of nostalgia and yester-year they evoke.

You can find many of these items at Crazy4meEbay and our RubyLane store



Vintique Friday Finds

Stopped at a couple local sales this Friday and scored some adorable items. My favorites are the vintage Christmas tree boy salt and pepper shakers and the 1950s vintage country rooster jam jar. A couple other finds are a vintage Napco Christmas girl planter, a Portmeirion tray, a lovely Desert Rose vase…..I think it is actually the cookie jar without a lid, a pair of vintage poodle dog salt and pepper shakers and another vase (too tall for pic). At the end of June I will in silicon valley and visiting some antique shops there and there are a few multi-dealer malls I can’t wait to get into. I will of course post pics along the way!!