Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Thursday Night Surprise

I was driving through the hood on Thursday evening when I saw the tell-tale signs of an estate sale. Cars parked all caddywompus along 15th Avenue, a bunch of malcontents blocking the sidewalk complaining about all the malcontents blocking the sidewalk. You know, the usual. Sure enough, it was indeed a sale...just a few minutes before it opened. I made a U-turn, brought Hazel the dog home and drove back, all in about 45 seconds. The sale was a little fancy pants for my taste, but I found a few goodies.

A couple of red oak farm chairs,

A fantastic olive green Smith Corona typewriter, a print of Lord Fauntleroy,

and 3 small French bowls. (You know how I love anything Frenchy.) The messages are: "Love transcends reason", "One is always 20 years old in some corner of the heart" and "Far from sight, close to my heart". Swoon.

16 comments:

Nelly said...

Yes i swooned when i saw that typewriter lol what great finds love those sayings too.

SixBalloons said...

Wonderful typewriter! I found an old Royal Quiet De Luxe last month and blogged about it. I love it!

DearHelenHartman said...

G*A*S*P! My first reaction to the typewriter. I know have 2 (1 electric, 1 not but really because my son grabbed up the first one for his own) like it... both estate sale finds. The French bowls are precious.

De tout, de rien said...

Caddywompus...first time I hear this word, but it's a great sounding word, lol!

Love your finds.

~~Carol~~ said...

An estate sale in the evening? Never heard of that! I wish they'd do that around here, so maybe I wouldn't run into the same old malcontents that I see at every single morning estate sale! Looooove that typewriter

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those chairs! I am glad you made the turnaround! hugs, Linda

Jackie said...

And I'm incredibly jealous of your finds. I can totally see myself on one of those orange chairs, parked behind a wobbling table clanking away all hours of the night on that olive typewriter.

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

Andy's Attic said...

Such good finds. I love those little dishes with sweet sayings. I am a sucker for things like that. The little chairs are adorable.
Annette

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I love the shape & color of the farm chairs and I'm a sucker for anything French too! Will you be using the typewriter or just using it for display?

The Traveler said...

Those bowls are adorable but I love the typewriter! I miss using those and hearing the ding when you get to the end of the line!

trash talk said...

I would be one of those malcontents! Love the french dishes.
Deb

leah @ plainview - moxiethrift on etsy said...

totally love the red wood chairs! would love to have them on my our porch!

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Fun finds! I love estate sales!

Deana said...

I love the "blocking the sidewalk" comment - so true! Nice finds.

Cindy said...

I am definitely always 20 years old in a big corner of my heart!

Great finds. Thanks for sharing!

BeckyKay said...

Oh the chairs!! (The husband has banned me from buying chairs, so I must live vicariously through others!)