Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My First Estate Sale

Friday I went to my first Estate Sale.  This is a fairly new community development I live in, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.   It was the second day of the sale and I’m sure there were a lot more things out the first day.

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I did manage to find a few pieces of blingy costume jewelry.  These will come in handy for a few different projects that need that little bit of sparkle.

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I also found this little lantern.  There were actually five of them, but I just bought the one for  my daughter.  I know she’s been wanting a lantern like this.   For $9.00 I think I got some good buys.

 

20 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You did get some great buys! Estate sales around here, people line up a couple hours before they open to get in first. I never seemed to find anything by the time I got in.

Okio B Designs said...

Love the bling! People line up here too so you have to get there early. It's kind of frustrating in the winter but in the summer, I don't mind waiting. You really meet some characters waiting for the doors to open.

J

Laura Turner said...

Love the jewelry! I am always on the lookout for bling jewelry myself. Have a great day!

Laura at sundayview.blogspot.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great buys. The costume jewelery is so much fun and you found some great pieces. Love the lantern too. I havn't been to an estate sale in years, I need to see if there are some around here. Hugs, Marty

Stitchfork said...

All of that for $9 -- score!

Patty said...

I love your bling. How fun to shop at an estate sale. I've never done that. The lantern is sweet too - I imagine your daughter loves it!

Connie said...

I love your finds!
What fun . . . you did find some wonderful things.

I'm excited about the possibility of you doing an altered book, too. Have you done one before? If so, do you have photos?
Have a marvelous day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cynthia said...

Love the jewels they willcome in handy I am sure.

Cynthia

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Glam & Gitlz...lucky you, great buys!!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the bling--and great prices! Now I want to go to an Estate sale!

Missy George said...

Costume jewelry is always good to have on hand just in case... I hope your daughter liked her lantern..

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE 2nd prices! Nice new header too!
Sweet "E" heart.
Deb

Jamie said...

Nice purchases, Kathy! I have never done the estate sale thing. Maybe someday. :) Have a great week! ~ Jamie

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's an Ikea lantern - I have one. Love the vintage jewelry! You could make the clip on into pierced ones. The brooch is gorgeous!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Glad you finally got out there to one! When it comes to estate sales I'm like a kid in a candy shop. Picked up a fabulous coffee table at an estate sale recently for $40. I was walking on air when I left! Aren't they fun? Great bling!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Estate sales can be great! I've had some weird experiences at them, though. Not sure why it would be different than a yard sale, but for some reason....

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Very good buys. Love the jewelry!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Are you hooked on estate sales??? You should be, I would have fainted for the price you got on that fabulous costume jewelry...Great buys!

CArol

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh my! That jewellery is SO pretty! They are so feminine and gorgeous to look at! I think you got a steal of a deal! Angie xo

Little Miss Maggie said...

You did get some great bargains on that bling. I much prefer the vintage baubles on recreations than the new stuff. Vintage just has so much more character. Great finds.

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