5.31.2010

Estate Sale Jackpot

I haven't been going to many estate sales in the past few weeks because I stopped receiving email notices about when/where they're being held. I wasn't sure why the emails had stopped because I knew for a fact that the sales were still going on. When my friend Hannah asked me to go to Fridays sale with her she showed me the email to prove that the notices were still going out, I couldn't figure out why I had been taken off the list! After a little digging around in my email I fount the culprit to be my 'spam' button. I guess once upon a time in a hurried rush to get rid of all that junk that fills up my mailbox I accidentally spammed one of my favorite pieces of mail! I can't believe I haven't been checking my spam folder anyway. So much stuff can easily get lost there, and I'd never even know it. I've learned my lesson and started checking it now though.

I'm glad Hannah showed me the email because it ended up being a killer estate sale where I found lots of goodies for the store and for me! I hardly think you need my commentary on these items, but I'm still gonna tell you why I love everything.

A girl can never have too many purses, especially vintage ones.

A bird print shirt from the 40's; I'm secretly happy it has stains on it so I have a good excuse to keep it.


I'm a collar feen these days.

A pretty, stained dress that I'm certain is also from the 40's. I'm going to have to work some oxyclean magic on this one so it can get to the shop.

An Albert Nipon polka dot shirt from the 70's which is my prize for the day. I love it so much. I love the navy ruffle blouse too, but it's a little big for me.

My other prize from the sale that I almost put back but am so thankful that I didn't. I'm pretty certain that it's also from the 40's. I'm in love with the sheer material and the layer of peach fabric that lies beneath the brown. It kind of made me think of Avalonne.

Some very, very old boot covers. I'll probably list these in the shop too because they're too small for my ankles! But just so you know, I would totally wear these over my shoes if they fit.

Vintage shoes that aren't a size 5! They fit me too (size 8), but I still might slip them to the shop.


Finally, something that didn't come from the sale but instead as a gift from Amber for helping her out with her hat business. She spotted it at a thrift store and bought it for me. :) Sweetie pie.


Do y'all like seeing my purchases? I'll try to do this more if it's something you all are interested in seeing.

39 comments:

Carys said...

Beautiful finds, I love this post, and would definitely like to see more!! I wish they had estate sales in England, they sound amazing!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Q's Daydream said...

I want the red dress!!!!! Please say it's my size, hehe.

Amazing finds and YES I love seeing your purchases! :o)

CrystaL* said...

Such great finds! I love the pink dress, so fun :)

Amanda said...

That gift from your friend is so cute! And I'm in love with those purses :]

Please please please show us your finds! I love seeing them and reading your commentaries

SillyLittleLady said...

Great scores, please keep sharing :)

Vicki said...

I love the pink night coat!!! fabulous :) so girly!

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

These pieces are all gorgeous! Oh man, I haven't been to an estate sale in well over a month. I better get my butt out of the house, cause you're making me jealous, girl! And, I love the new blog layout; very, very pretty. Feature will be up today; I'll shoot you an email when it's posted. Love, A.

Ollie Otson said...

I love those boot covers, as well! And it's fun to see what you got; it's like a preview to a preview.

Love the colors of the new blog layout, as well.

phashioney said...

oh my gosh, it's all soo cute!

CC said...

That handbags are gorgeous and the dress is lovely! :)
Xx

B said...

Oh dear, I have so much to say about this post.

-The little brown purse with the gold chain is so dainty but rough. Leather and gold is my weakness when it comes to accessories.

- I had to stare hard at the picture to see the bird print. They look like little seagulls.

-I really like sheer blouses(though if I should wear somthing extra inside?). The polka dot one looks like it has yellow and red too. I can't wait to see more of it in the future.

-Obviously I enjoy your estate sale hauls. You're lucky to receive e-mail updates!

B from A plus B

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i LOVE seeing your finds, and i think you should show them more often!

and you mean you can actually find vintage size 5 shoes?!?!? i wear a 5, and in all my years of thrift store hunting, i've found maybe 4 pairs. i pretty much find nothing but size 7, 8 & 9.

Marie said...

my favorites are the vintage purses, the red shoes, and that lace robe gifted to you.

Melanie said...

Such great finds! I've never been to an estate sale. Where were you getting emails from?

Melanie@UnravelledThreads
Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a $25 Tulle gift certificate!

BaronessVonVintage said...

droolsville!! LOVE those shoes!!

Sara Lynn said...

You found some great stuff!! I have to say the collar and the shoes are my faves! :)

I love your header pic, very cute and fits your blog, love the new blue layout too :)

edwina nuroctaviani said...

i love the brown purse and also the shoes. both look really gorgeous. :)


Flickering Moonlight

Meghan said...

That straw clutch is awesome & I love that blouse. Nice work!

Meggstatus said...

The south has such great estate sales! Here on the west coast the oldest thing I ever find is from the 80's. Every one of these purchases is jealousy inducing.

On another note, I just read your interview over At Little Ocean Annie and it was the first time in a long time that I actually read a full interview, you are absolutely adorable!

Manja said...

Those are great items!!! I am always wondering whether there are any estate sales taking place here...? I have a feeling that's an American thing :(

Justice Pirate said...

yey! you finally posted your new layout!! It looks swell! I love it!!

That 40s shirt :: squeels :: . . .yeah I love it. beautiful!! Great finds!

I look forward to the email!!! Hope your weekend has been amazing.

alsadventure said...

I too love and want the red dress. I also want to go to estate sales - how do you get emails about them and is that just an american thing??

Thanks!!

Mamushka Marie said...

yay for estate sales, looks like you made out like a bandit! lucky lady! ooh and your new layout is especially adorable, love the new header! <3
mamushka marie

Wanderlust said...

So... I definitely know what I'm going to be doing 96% of my summer - shopping at estate sales! These pictures are super inspirational, and I love the red 40's dress! These finds are too great. :)

Lara said...

I actually love the boot covers but they look so teeny! And of course, the red dress is beautiful!

M. said...

I think the collar is my favorite of your finds! but everything is amazing and I am once again jealous of everything!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Ashlee said...

i am drooling...

i want those shoes!

i want it all!

Rose said...

I loved seeing your latest finds Starr. My favourite has to be the skirt, i adore the colour.

Rose

Harlow Darling said...

Jackpot indeed! That bird print blouse is the sweetest, can't wait to see how you style it :)

Lots of love,
Harlow
xxx

S.Elisabeth said...

Oh my gosh these finds are absolutely divine! I've never heard of an estate sale before actually (what are they? Sorry for sounding practically incompetent!) but if this is the kind of stuff you find there I have to find out!

Robyn said...

I live for vintage lace and crochet collars. I always say I am going to pick a dress or top and sew it right on. Never happens. I always end up pinning them on different outfits instead. One day I will be more decisive.

Diane said...

Hell yes, this is a jackpot! I would've maniacally drooled if I saw that bird print blouse and collar at an estate sale; so pretty!

Luna : said...

thats a JACKPOT in capital letters hehe great vintage hawl

Luna : said...

thats a JACKPOT in capital letters hehe great vintage hawl

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Gorgeous post!!! Love it...

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Wow, some really great purchases here

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

gorgeous! i love that light blue shirt.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Holy scores, Starr! You really did hit the jackpot.

Kelly Lauren said...

this is so fun! I looooove the purses and that last little dress coat is precious and I can totally see you wearing it. and I agree about the long skirt and Avalonne.

xo!