Jess inspired me with her Thrift Share post from yesterday. Honestly, checking out the great deal someone snagged buying secondhand has got to be one of my favorite blog posts to read out in the blogosphere. And, her desk is awesome!

This past weekend I traveled to my parent’s house for a family reunion and in typical fashion my mom and I went and hit up the estate sales. She totally treated me and what I scored was just enough to satisfy my secondhand shopping fix for at least a couple of days. hehe.

First up, this beautiful trio of nesting tins.

These are in such great shape! Also, I’m in love with how feminine they are and the pretty colors. Honestly, these go with absolutely nothing in my house and I completely broke my rule of buying only things that fit my life right now. They were just too pretty to pass up.

Look at the detail!

I don’t have a little girl, but if I did have one these would be prominently displayed with baby things in them. For now, they sit in my closet until I find the perfect place. Do you ever do that? Do you find something that’s too perfect to pass up but doesn’t quite go with what you have right now? Do you ever wind up pulling it out for the special time that you had in mind when you purchased it? I really would like to know! Please tell me I’m not alone.

Then, I came across this load of vintage sheets. There were several sets to choose from and I kept thinking about Rachel from Smile and Wave (she’s got a shop with only vintage sheets!). She would have loved this stash, but I was drawn in by the brown and orange masculine plaid.

There are two sets of queen size sheets here. I went back and forth because the top set is my favorite. I love that thick plaid pattern.

But there was no way I was going to leave behind the bottom set with the thinner plaid. I couldn’t do it. Seriously, I sat in that dated bedroom with these sheets for way too long. So, I just bought them all. I think the whole stack here cost six bucks!

Then, this lovely granny square caught my eye. It had to come home with me. Can I confess that I’m the worst person to shop with?! I waffle like crazy. To buy or not to buy. It’s really annoying, but because of that I spend less money. So, that’s a good thing I guess.

Aren’t all those colors set to that white background so pretty. I’m excited to put this lovely afghan on my guest bed!

So, as you know, I’m a bit crazy for estate sales. Man, I love a good estate sale. I just think there is something really beautiful about items that you love and treasure being loved and treasured by someone else. It makes me feel connected in a really weird way. For example, there was a woman who was perusing through the house along with my mom and me. She kept picking up all of the handmade crocheted doilies. Doilies aren’t my thing but I completely appreciate the artistic talent that goes into making such intricate designs. Anyway, the woman shopping loved them! She was getting really excited by how pretty and how well priced they were. I can’t help but think that the women who made those doilies would have loved for someone to appreciate her craft as much as the stranger who purchased them did. You know? I think there’s something beautiful about that.

What are your thoughts? Am I just justifying my obsession with estate sales? hah!

I linked up with Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures. Head over and check out everyone else’s finds!

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2 responses to “Thrift Share: Vintage Goodies”

  1. Marty says:

    What a cute blog! I love those tins–they really are precious. I never did buy things that didn’t fit–for a long while I would just admire them and drool. Then I decided to open an Etsy shop and I have the perfect “excuse” for when I see something awesome! 🙂

    I love estate sales, too. I love how with vintage things, I can appreciate and adore them in a way I couldn’t with something modern…or at least, not in the same way. There’s something so cool about the history behind vintage items.

    Great finds all around!

  2. Jenifir says:

    I certainly have been known to pick up things that do not really fit where I am right now but mysteriously, they are often perfect for filling a need that comes up a little later. It is a little like thrift prescience. The tins are truly beautiful and appear to be in great condition. I need to get into the Estate Sale loop in my city.

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