This past weekend, Josh and I were driving home from breakfast with friends at the Screendoor, just midning our own business, when the car turns itself onto a neighborhood street and stops itself in front of an estate sale! We said to the car, "We're tired, full of biscuits and gravy, fried chicken waffles, and don't have much cash on us." The car didn't care, however, and kicked us out. We went inside, only to find one of the best estate sales ever! While it wasn't packed to the brim with stuff, everything was cheap. I mean, cheaper than cheap. Plus, I went back the next day, and everything was 75% off! Here are some treasures we found.
1. An amazing sewing bench ($0.50!!) and some blankets for JR Jr. 2. Pretty old tins... 3. Filled with bobbins that fit my machine and every imaginable attachement 4. Some sweet records 5. About 30 old towels in crazy 70's colors that will get turned into burp clothes for JR Jr. 6. A stack of great vintage sewing books, mostly from the 60's and 70's, and all the interfacing a girl could ever need 7. A purse ($.10!!), Panama scarf, and fur collar ($1!) 8. Cute old grinder thing (perfect for chopping up nuts) and old salt and pepper shakers 9. A vintage camera (we have a big collection of these, and I'm not allowed to buy anymore...although somehow Josh is? Wait a minute!)
One of my favorite finds, however, was free. This little pamphlet was tucked inside my sewing bench. It's from 1972 and immediately reminded me of something Jack Donaghy would have framed in his office. It cites important figures like Napoleon and Richard Nixon. My favorite sentence is "No one alive on earth knows the answer to these questions."
In other news, I've made a Facebook page for Little Ocean Annie! You can go here and be my Facebook friend, if you'd like!