Sunday, August 12, 2012

Love of Vintage

One of the things my husband and I like to do together is go to estate sales. Yep, you heard it right. Getting up and out early, for the best deals, of course! We have fun exploring and talking with folks, sometimes in amazing old houses where you can feel the love that has existed within. It doesn't matter that there may be nothing that catches our eye, we still enjoy our "visit".  I'm always on the look out for things I can use in my art, hubby for things to use in his shop. 

Recently I found some cool vintage items that I decided would be fun for my Vintage Etsy Shop. Here's a couple of them:  
Vintage Italian Wall Plaque Trio
These wall plaques were made in Italy and had been on their owners wall for decades, I was told. They were souvenirs from a trip to Italy some 50ish years ago.
Antique Tin Box
This tin was from the same estate sale. I found it on a shelf in the kitchen on the "tea shelf" with a few tea bags inside. The other teas were in old (really old) Tupperware containers. 

As an aside, this house had an upstairs converted attic that reminded me of my Grandma Rose's bedroom, where I occasionally got to spend the night. She always made me feel especially loved. (We lost Grandma when I was eight.) Things like this are an example of the delights one can discover at estate sales. 

So, now that you know one of my favorite ways to spend a few hours on a Friday morning with my husband, I want to know what you do for random enjoyment. Come on now... let us know! 


Cheryl said...

You really have an eye for cool stuff at estate sales. The memories contained in these vintage items is priceless.

Gloria said...

What great finds Helen. I love estate sales too.

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