Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Look What I Found

It's been a while since I shared any vintage finds. A number of excellent estate sales over the past few weekends have made shopping interesting. This time of year, though, I usually pull back a little on purchasing treasures. Maybe it's in anticipation of garage sale season. Maybe I just need a breather after the holidays.

A couple of my favorite recent finds are these two metal cabinets. Hubby and I found the taller one at Fred & Ethel's on a recent trip to Rock Island, Ill. When my son purchased one just like this last year, I have to admit I wanted it so bad. Now I have my very own!

The smaller cabinet was an estate sale find. The paint is pretty chipped up and the decals have got to go! Both pieces could benefit from a nice coat of jewel-tone paint.

Other estate sale goodies:

A wonderful lot of 96 tiny tart tins. Can you believe the entire bunch cost $2.00? Whoo-hoo. Many of these will reappear with an entirely different look for the holidays later this year.

A vintage April Showers powder tin is perfect for the rainy weather we've been experiencing the past several days (it's snowing this evening, though). I love the pretty shade of spring green.

I've always had a soft spot for these crocheted bonnet pincushions. Sweet spring colors and each is embellished with small crocheted and straw flowers. A nice addition to my sewing space.

I'll save a few other treasures for another post. What treasures have you found lately?

Make it a great day!
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  1. I am found of pincushions and seem to bring them home whenever I see one. I must admit I have never seen bonnet pincushions before, love them.

  2. Your finds certainly look swell and those crocheted sunbonnets are the best. Thanks dear for sharing. Hope you have a delightful day.

  3. I am so jealous of the tins. What a score!

  4. Wow, you found some great stuff! The metal cabinets remind me of one my Grandmother had on the farm. The crocheted pincushions are really sweet!

  5. Ann, You always have the best finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the cabinets, love the tall metal one, so 50's. We had snow here today too, longing for those May flowers. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, Laura

  6. Just found your blog, I'm not even sure how but I'm going to be your newest follower! Love the tall cabinet you found, reminds of somewhere just not sure where yet..(I'll remember in the middle of the night) Really enjoyed visiting your blog. Have a wonderful week.....Wendy

  7. Great finds and I must say that I love the April Showers powder tin....I love collecting vanity items...


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