Monday, May 31, 2010

Holiday Weekend Junking...

In between grad parties, 40th birthday parties, bbq's and more grad parties we managed to sneak in some junking...We hit Elko/New Market's flea on Saturday morning (but of course were on a strict schedule so as not to be late to one of the parties.) I didn't take pictures of everything I got but the dealers must have been good moods (or my flirting skills were working overtime) because I got some of the greatest deals. I was browsing through an old blue truck full of linens, textiles and trims when the dealer came running over to tell me I can have the whole darn thing for $10 (even the trunk!)...who could pass that up? When I got home and could take everything out I was so thrilled to find all this stuff...

Spools of bead trim, spools of delicate flower trim, old velvet leaves, skeins of old embroidery floss, oodles of crocheted trim and this fancy fancy beaded trim that looks like it came off an old 20's flapper gown...if anyone needs some fancy beaded trim just let me know!
Here's the rest of the contents of the trunk...old baby clothes, an old underskirt that looks like something Laura Ingall's might have worn, felted wool baby blankets, pillowcases, yards of lace and yards of fabulous wheat colored linen.

Here's what Sebastian did while we were junking...
Then...to top it all off, Goodwill had 50% everything in the store except for red ticketed items (today only)...I think I bought every vintage book they had! Happy Hollister's anyone?
Here's more of the Goodwill haul...Jewelry boxes, mirrored trays, framed embroidery, china, wooden sewing boxes...
and my favorite little lamb planter from 1961

...and we even grabbed this chair for a mere $2.50!
The only thing I missed out on was an absolutely fabulous vintage vanity with folding mirrors and two drawers...it sold just before we arrived...sniffle, sniffle. Oh well, you can't win them all! Hope you all found treasures of your own this weekend!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I can't wait to go shopping at your booth!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Wow! Great finds! That crocheted trim is making me drool!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Alrighty now Rachel...
I know I just met you today but geez...do you have to make me so darn jealous of you???? Already????
;)
Seriously girl, you picked up some totally AWESOME finds. Love the books but that trunk of trims would have given me a total heart attack!!!
(what a good death!) hahaha