It's sometimes so hard to juggle being a thrifter and a parent. Fridays in Sonoma County are very busy with estate sales and garage sales. Yet somehow I still need to get the two kids to school and race to the first sale. This last Friday I did get to a sale quite quickly, still an hour before it would open but discovered that I'd be at least 28th in line. So I made the decision to leave and go find something hopefully better.
I found myself at a small neighborhood block sale where this small bolt of fabulous vintage fabric was waiting for me. This sale had a lot of vintage jewelry, a marimekko sheet set and vintage children's books so I walked away very happy.
Saturday Keiran and I went to an professionally run estate sale in a retirement community. The ad mentioned Mid Century Modern but for some reason none of the regular dealers were there. We had the house practically to ourselves which means I didn't make any panic buys. There are some sales were the air is so charged with energy that I'm buying things before really thinking about them.
Does anyone recognize this pattern? It isn't marked and I can't seem to find who made this.
After Keiran and I left the estate sale we found a small rummage sale. I bought two boxes of vintage books for $10 that included this very rare children's books. I found two for sale in the UK, one for $100 and another for over $300.
The ink was different colors. It's probably one of the most beautiful books that I have come across. I also picked up a 1907 set of The Children's Hour and quite a few gardening books by Marion Cran. When I opened up the Marion books, I discovered that she had not only signed quite a few but there were letters dated from 1938 that the author sent to the previous owner of the books.
This is the very reason that I love thrifting so much. To taste, see, read and experience real history every time that I thrift. This one sale made my entire weekend.
This mobile came from the Estate Sale. I wasn't able to find any information on the mobile and it isn't marked. The little round discs are a clear plastic. A friend of mine mentioned a mobile last week so of course my eyes opened to them. The contents of the house were mostly vintage and high end. I'm hoping this is vintage but I have very little experience with mobiles. Any mobile experts out there?
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