Thrifting this weekend was absolutely stellar.
At the second estate sale that I attended on Friday morning I over heard a woman telling others in line about this amazing estate sale that she was heading to next. The directions were somewhat complicated but I listened carefully and went in search of it. Because my parents were in town and it was Keiran's birthday, I didn't plan a detailed route. I was going to go to the 2 estate sales run by local companies. I'm so relieved to have gone in search of this other sale on a whim. It was incredible. I found there 5 very large boxes full of vintage fabric. I saw just a few pieces as new as the early 1980's.
I don't know how many pounds of fabric that I purchased but nearly all of it was straight from the fabric store. Many pieces had their original price tag pinned carefully in the fabric. It was mostly 1970's, some 1960's a few were even earlier pieces.
This fabric above (cats) and below (owls) were my favorites in the entire collection.
This is my ReSelling find of the weekend. It's a vintage wooden puzzle from Paris. It's sold without a photo of the puzzle so it's a bit of a mystery. One sold in Canada for $490, another for around $200.
I still haven't done the stressful task of counting the pieces or attempting to put it together. I'm going to do more research on this puzzle and possibly place it in an auction-house auction specializing in games and puzzles. That's of course if all the pieces are there. If not, at least the box is worth saving.
~a very sweet covered little round box from Denmark. Made by the very creative and talented Bjorn Wiinblad. You can see more of his pieces here.
And they fit perfectly.
I can't begin to describe how much I love these. They are very worn but I'm considering them broken in. A pair sold on eBay for around $225. I'm keeping these though. They are the closest thing I have to anything Steampunk worthy. My thoughts have been visiting there lately since I'm reading Steamed by Katie MacAlister. It's sort of silly but very fun to imagine a Steampunk world.
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