November 2, 2011 in Wonderful Finds
Yikes! It’s been a while since I’ve updated, but life has been crazy busy! Long story short, we went for a trip to Madison, Wisconsin to visit Arian’s family, then on our return it was a whrilwind of work for Arian and getting back into routine for Lily and I.
I’m just going to drop a few “catch-up” posts before I post about something that I’m rather excited to share.
This post is dedicated to estate sales and antique malls!
I’m still rather new at this whole estate sale thing, but so far, I’ve been very fortunate to obtain some lovely items not just for myself, but for Lily as well.
Before we left to go to Madison, we attended an estate sale of a woman who very obviously never had idle hands. She had a sewing room full of amazing crochet and needlework, all done by her. I unfortunately missed out on the hand embroidered linens – but I did manage to score some lovely crochet doilies and table cloths among other items. She also had some fantastic mail order patterns from the 40′s I was very happy to re-home. You can click on the images below to view them in better detail.
While in Madison, Arian’s mother and I attended a few antique malls. I was interested in locating handkerchiefs for a special project I’m working on, hats, fabric, patterns, etc and the malls didn’t disappoint! I was especially thrilled with the gorgeous vintage cottons I picked up and ever since we arrived back home, I had thought about what I wanted to make with them. I was also amused with the fuzzy purple hat. Not only is the hat just awesome in general – it was…wait for it…made in Australia! So of course, as one Australian in the USA to another, had to bring it back with me.