Monday, August 16, 2010

An Accidental Yard Sale

The other day I was driving down Stanton Street when I saw some people sitting on their porch, surrounded by stuff they no longer loved. No sign...just items dragged out onto the front lawn. At first, it looked pretty dull, but then I saw a pile of boxes covered with dust and spider webs. I took a peek and my blood pressure went through the roof...vintage gloves, small pottery pieces, carved wood treaures....I think you get the gist. I said to the gal running the sale: "You and I have the same taste." Her response: "It's my grandma's stuff. I just want to get rid of it."
Oh! I think I can help you with that, sista! Here's the loot....

Vintage gloves (Pink! Lavendar!) Italian pottery, never used floral doilies, French perfume bottle, tiny wood clogs and box,

Italian ink well, millinery fruit, M.A. Hadley plate, metal S & P & O & V,

Binoculars, vintage cards (2 unopened decks from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas!), a vintage seashell book for making greeting cards and a Joan Walsh Anglund book for my sister Kathy.
I might drive by this morning to see if they left anything out by the curb...

14 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would so be driving by to see if there is curb treasures. Love what you got!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh.My.Gosh!! LOVE that fruit!! The salt and pepper shakers! THOSE GLOVES!! What a haul!!

You were so LUCKY!

Lou Cinda :)

Thriftgoddess! said...

Wow...you certainly hit the randomness jackpot there. I would have peed my pants had I come across a score like that. The vintage goddesses were very good to you!

Emme Toaye said...

You have got to be the Queen of good luck and fabulous finds, the Sorceress of Sales and the Goddess of Great Garage acquisitions.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

How sad that they did not even realize what they had! What treasures!

Marilyn said...

Love those Accidents!!! You got some good stuff! Love the gloves.

Serendipity Woman said...

Law, what a gorgeous lot of goodies you got...
Lucky one,
glenda

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Score! I'll never understand people who don't share out taste, but I'm so glad they're out there! Fun stuff!

Anonymous said...

Those binocs look like opera glasses...good score! Jill

The Boston Lady said...

How lucky for you!!! I feel bad when people "just want to get rid of" stuff, especially if it's grandma's. But perhaps they needed some extra cash. One day they may wish they had kept some of those treasures. I know you will put them all to good use...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I just found your blog through Shara at Monkeybox and I was hooked right away! I love the way you write! I can't tell you enough how funny you are and I love your treasures! I read through many of your posts and love that you stopped some man along the freeway! LOVE IT!!!
Le Anne

dogsmom said...

Her grandma would be so happy to have it go to a loving home.
I hope you also found some curbside goodies the next day.

Sarah said...

Unbelievable...you did good! :)

Sarah
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Reneesance said...

I'd be hyperventilating at that point!! What fabulous loot!