The All Day Estate Sale

Today I made a REAL commitment to an estate sale.  I was pretty excited about it because there looked like there was PILES of good stuff packing a very large house.  Started at 10, and said they’d be handing out numbers at 9:30.  So I show up at 8:30, thinking I’m like some kind of estate sale die-hard.  A guy in a car hands me a number.  73.  Um, what?  How is that possible?  Did they get the stack upside down?  So I leave to go out for breakfast and come back at 10.   Betties, I waited in line to get in that place for over TWO HOURS.  Is that dedication or what?  I have never had to wait like that for an estate sale.  It was insane.  People were going in and STAYING.  But I waited it out, sure there were some wicked finds in there just waiting to reward me for my patience and optimism.  And finally, FINALLY, I was called in.  I may or may not have done a little dance in front of all my new friends who were still waiting.

And I was rewarded, although maybe not to the degree I deserved!  All the cool old 50’s toys and western decor were sadly scooped up by the time I got in there, but I did manage to uncover some sweet clothes for Little Betty for ridiculously low prices:

She wanted to try on the navy dress coat and faux-fur stole with vintage sweater clip immediately.  And the pink dress will be so baby hipster with black leggings!  The reindeer sweater may be her Halloween costume – I’m inspired to dress her as a tiny grandpa this year.  How hard do you think it would be to find toddler polyester pants?  And do you think I’d get arrested if I gave her a pipe?

Speaking of Halloween, do you know how hard it is to find vintage Halloween decorations?  It’s near impossible, and when you can find them, they’re crazy expensive!  But not today:

I even got a couple more not pictured here!  I really love them.  They still have the original price on the back – $.39!  I’m going to have a killer Halloween display this year.

And that’s not all I got!  Check it:

How great are those exotic lady head wall pockets?  They’ll go perfect with my bedroom decor in the new house.   And the 20’s framed daughter poem and illustration is going to be great in Little Betty’s new room with her new french 30’s furniture set.

I also dug this amazing chair out of the basement.

The vintage barkcloth upholstery is in fabulous condition.  It was an absolute steal.

There is lots of work being done at Casa Crafter which will be unveiled very soon!  The Crestview Door is installed and fabulous and the new hardwoods are going down now.  I can’t wait to unpack everything!

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  1. Madame, you got one of the most desirable vintage Halloween prizes of the last 5 years, the articulated Jack-O-Man!! Congratulations to you! Thank you for posting such a nice shot of these two items. Looking forward to exploring your blog further.

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