What could be better than going away for your birthday week-end? Stopping at an estate sale - twice - of course! Yes, my hubby and children indulged me and whisked me to Lethbridge for my birthday.
|The high-level railway bridge in Lethbridge|
|Enjoying a walk through Indian Battle Park in Lethbridge|
On the way we stopped at an estate sale in the country and we picked up a few things.
Even better than the treasures I found was the fact that we got them at 25% off on the way down to Lethbridge and 50% off the next day on our way back to Calgary.
I got some antique hand-painted china,
|Teacups, saucers and small luncheon plates - yum!|
|Can hardly wait to use these|
a Cornflower cream and sugar set,
|This is what I went back for on Sunday and it was still waiting for me.|
|Really love the tray with the candlewick handles|
a Beswick foal (I collect these),
|This Beswick foal matches a larger one that I already have|
a strand of cultured pearls, some old books, including a typing practise manual (I remember those days!), a manual typewriter for my daughter, a vintage dartboard and darts for my son, and a few sewing related items.
|I'm sure this typewriter manual will help Sarah with her typing skills|
I also picked up two vintage children's aprons, one of which belonged to the daughter of the homeowner, who was also at the sale. I managed to snag a desk Ott-Lite, which I've been wanting to buy for some time now and a few vintage doilies - I always get the doilies. I also snagged these gas ration coupon booklets from WWII, just because I had never seen any of these and thought they were so cool.
|Gas ration coupon booklets from WWII|
|They even had the licence plate number on them.|
My best purchase was a wooden sewing basket that folds out. I had passed on one of these at a previous estate sale and I was glad I did, because this one was a treasure trove!Look at all the goodies inside!
|Every layer full of vintage sewing supplies|
|Teeka inspecting the new addition to the studio|
|It's really large when you open it all out!|
|Teeka is as thrilled as I was with this discovery!|
|Lots of old thread and some Singer shears|
|Perle cotton and some lace|
Of course there is always another estate sale just around the corner, or in my case, just a few miles away, and I'll let you know about the most recent sale that I attended and what followed me home from there in a future post.
Let me know about your best estate sale find in the comments below.