Monday, March 15, 2010

One for the history books - Part II

You girls sure are an excitable lot...and that is why I LOVE you! So, without further ado, here's the Christmas stuff I got at the sale on Friday.

Vintage crafting supplies including reindeer, poinsettias, millinery carrots (!) and a Santa pin just like the one I had in the 3rd grade....

Six Mica Made in Japan houses, vintage shiny garland, a huge silver Shiny Brite...

Strings of vintage lights, 70's wrapping paper, Santa apron (his face and hat are velvet) and more shiny stuff...

Still more deer, gold and white with red eyes (Beth said they look like zombies), tiny glass ornaments, a candy tin, 2 angels and 2 cross stitch pieces...

Beautifully crafted...

I didn't even see this until I got home and was breathing again.

Total price for everyting pictured above: $5

P.S. Does anyone know what the cross stitch pieces are? If I didn't know better, I would guess that they are suspenders?!?!

P.P.S. Next post: The rest of the stuff from Friday's sale.

20 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love the mica houses and the Santa apron. You got a great deal!

Linda said...

Oh wow, oh wow! I mean WOW! You got some goodies!!!! Don't know about the cross stitch pieces, but they are interesting.

Signs and Salvage said...

OMGoodness!!! Your treasures are making me hyperventilate!!! How can you possibly wait until Chjristmas to make something???? FUN...you rock girl:)

Take Care,

Kristin

Heidi Ann said...

Oh. My. God.
Five dollars????!!!!
FABULOUS HAUL!!! You lucky girl!

Andy's Attic said...

What incredible treasures!! I think that person saved everything!! Annette

Chickens in the Basement said...

I'm swooning! You hit the motherload! Can you take another photo fo the needlework pieces. The first photo, I would have thought it was a bell pull. Are they connected in an X? If they can be separated, I would turn them into straps for a luggage rack. The supplies for ornaments makes me want to start decorating today. Do you think it's a little soon?

thasnifty said...

oh the Christmas stuff is divine!!!! But I cannot believe you scored the fabulous embroidered whateveritis with the history attached. Mrs. William W White was quite talented.

I would guess suspenders too, but what do I know. You did soooooo good. Can't wait to see the rest.

thasnifty said...

I think you are right and do in fact know better...look at these suspenders I found googling (they look a whole lot like what Mrs. Williams made):

http://www.1860-1960.com/z1970p0.html

laurie -magpie ethel said...

you done good girl!

shelley said...

WHOA Pam. Incredible haul. You ARE a professional. Could the needlepoint pieces have been drapery ties? Do they have a button hole at each end?

A belated happy 50th!

xo shelley

Rose H (UK) said...

Love your finds! I can only guess the size of the needlework, but they look like bell pulls to me.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Are they the right side to be the straps for a luggage holder? I have seen things like these on luggage holders, but they wouldn't have been that in the 1800'. Are they too thin to be bell pulls? Bell pulls are usually about 3 or 4 inches wide. Also things like this were used as wall plate holders... in the form of kind of a sling. Are they finished on the ends? Everything is wonderful. Wish I had been there... we could have met and had our first cat fight on our first face to face meeting. Yikes. xo Joan

Jane said...

$5.00!!! I am speechless. I love all of those Christmas goodies! Can't wait for the next installment!
Jane

concretenprimroses said...

i love the fun Christmas stuff. The bell pull suspender hangers are a real treasure.
Kathy

Shara said...

Are they suspenders for lederhosen? They sort of look like it, but I don't actually own any lederhosen.....

Lots of fun vintage Christmas stuff. Kitschy tacky stuff - just like I LOVE!

Jess said...

SOOOO jealous! Have some great fun with those fabulous finds!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Goodness gracious!

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, what a great Christmas haul! Don't forget to show the Larry Welk cards!

kim a. said...

Those cross-stitch numbers would make a cute camera strap- love the vintage mica houses, I have a few that belonged to my great-grandparents- they used to have a booth at our local flea-market and boy did they have treasures. Thanks for sharing all your fun finds!

EverydayMe said...

what a load... and as for the cross stitched things... I believe they are curtain tie-backs... my grandmother use to make them all the time... and she had them in their home to tie back all her big heavy curtains...

Enjoy your loot... {{hugs}} Michelle