Friday, February 25, 2011

Life is Like a Box of Random Stuff...

...You never know what you're gonna get!

I was skulking around an estate sale today when I spied this metal chest with little drawers full of colors and textures.

Things got even better when I saw this on the top....the two most beautiful words in the English language:

So I did...I offered $5 to the gal in charge. She said "Sure!" Her family was clearing out Grandma's house and she was practically giving stuff away. I made myself wait until I got home to see what was inside my little treasure chest. Some of it was fab! Like...

Old spun cotton mushrooms, angel matches and a deer's head,

Tiny vintage pastel bells, a miniature Frenchy shoe,

hat pins and vintage Dennison labels. There was also some stuff I wasn't so thrilled about. Like:

An old pacifier and nail clippers,

and packages of golfing tees from Reno. Wait...is that a metal thimble? Oooooo...I'll throw that in my sewing box!

22 comments:

Janelle aka Nelly said...

BARGAIN !! well done love the little mushys.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

good finds...love that you waited until you got home to peek...I usually have to go thru it while sitting in my car!

flappergirlcreations said...

That, my friend, is an INCREDIBLE find! xo

Jackie said...

That is a great find full of tiny great finds. The mushrooms are so cute! Looks like I'm going to start checking out estate sales!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

You had me at spun cotton mushrooms and deer head :->
xo, suzy

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

How fun! Don't-cha just love little things? And to find a whole box full....

VildesVerden said...

OMG what a treasure! Happy weekend to you from Norway!

jewelrygirl said...

That is an awesome find! I would have been giddy! I have bookshelves upstairs full of things like that container!

Cool.

Andy's Attic said...

Oh such fun!!! It's like Christmas. Super cute little treasures.
Annette

concretenprimroses said...

What a wonderful find. I'm so glad that lady's crafty items went to you who appreciate them!

There is something that people made with golf tees a while back but I can't remember what.
Kathy

flyingbeader said...

The only thing I like better is FREE! But that was a great bunch of treasures for 5 bucks.

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

What a fun find! Surprises in every drawer!

kluless said...

Man, I knew I should have gone out today. The one who braves the freezing cold weather gets the prize. Nice score!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a fun find, sometimes I just can't wait until i get home I have to pull over and go though the box or bag. Well, I would say you more than got thru your money's worth, plus it was fun!

Carol

trash talk said...

I'm crazy for little drawers and their contents. I especially love the Christmas lights fuses...LOL!
Debbie

De tout, de rien said...

I love that little shoe!

monogirl said...

Yes, but next to the pacifier and the nail clippers is a Gingher thread clipper!

Amber Von Felts said...

Those lil' shroomies are too cute!

grace said...

Stuff like this is my absolute favorite. The mysteries abound. Love it.

annabel52 said...

Love those little drawers.
Good job.
I got one once at Goodwill filled with buttons. Some old some not so old and three cards of Japanese closionne (sp?) buttons.
I love all of the little treasures.

Sherry said...

Ahh! That would be so much fun to go through.

Shabby Soul said...

What an awesome find!!! I would have loved that!