Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Swimming In Vintage Buttons, Lace, Pom Poms, and Paper

Yeish! Has it really been two weeks? I have been so busy! It all started a few weeks ago when I discovered I was almost out of vintage lace. I came close to panicking because vintage lace had been hard to come by in my area. But, boy oh boy was luck waiting for me. First, I went to a church fund raising garage sale that advertised to be the LARGEST GARAGE SALE IN THE WORLD! I'm not sure about that but, it was big. It was held in a old grocery store. There were THREE aisle of craft stuff. Yes three!! I did a quick run through and saw: vintage crepe paper, lace, baskets, flowers, old Church hats, wall paper sample books, and a lot of jewelry. I immediately went (ran!) and found a suitcase and filled it up.

The next weekend I went to an estate sale of what must have been the girlest lady ever( and a compulsive shopper). I found a small mountain of vintage, frilly, lacy, pink, creams, and white,slips and gowns. With....the....tags...still...on!!! And I got a ton of linens with crotchet roses.

And if that wasn't enough to put any girl in vintage heaven the next weekend I really hit the jack pot. I went to an estate sale that was out in the middle of nowhere. It was being held in a very old general store. I swear I think I heard angels singing when I walked in. Right in front of the door was a HUGE box of.........vintage pom pom trim in pink and white! It took a lot of self control not to scream. he he. This place was full to the rafters with old crafting supplies. Boxes of trim, lace, flowers, birds, and material. Even bird cages. I seriously looked around then said I take all the boxes of trim. There eyes got really big and they asked if I sewed a lot. I laughed and said" Heck no! Not even a button. " So they thought I was crazy. Especially when I drove away with a HUGE smile on my face.

So I have been storing all this stuff I had been buying in my studio. It was a giant mess. I reorganized it. It took 3 whole days.

And now to the end of my very long blog post. You know most of this is going in my ETSY shop!! I am truly having a blast putting all my vintage goodies together!

I also redid my booth and it looks so fabulous! I will post pics soon.


Lori said...

oh, you LUCKY LUCKY girl you!!!! i am a wee bit green over all the goodies you found, that stuff is just gonna FLY out of your etsy shop!!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

just gorgeous!!!
what treasures.

Little Pink Studio said...

Wow, what wonderful finds!! When will you be listing all of these wonderful things in your shop?
I think I'm with Lori, a little jealous over your lucky finds!
Did you buy the bids and stuff too?
~Cerri xoxo

Diane said...

Wow you lucky girl, how fun..
Hugs, Diane

Becky said...

Oh, what lovely goodies. Save some for me.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, I am so jealous. Everything looks so pretty. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find these things around here. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What beautiful trims!
Why, Oh why...don't I ever come across old General Store estate sales? LOL

Glad you had a great treasure hunting week!
I'll be sure to stop by the etsy store to check out the goodies.

Kimberly :)

The Apron Queen said...

Couldn't stay away for S&T Sunday! Missed the button challenge, so decided to show off my vintage buttons! You can go right over here.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Roxanne said...

Brandy!Great post and congratulations on all the finds! God is showing off again. I can hardly wait to see what you create out of all of this.....and your booth. I'm on pins and needles!

The Vintage Butterfly said...

So pretty, all the trim wrapped around tags and linked up in a basket like that. I LOVE pom pom trim.

Kelly/The Vintage Butterfly Boutique

TiffanyJane said...

Oh gosh, I know how that is, stumbling upon goodies you have been looking for...and even better at a good price! All your pics are sooo Pretty!
xo Tiff

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