Friday, July 6, 2012

Estate Sale Finds

On another HOT day, had no plans of getting out, but needed to go to post office, then pick up a bit of "to go" food as it was to hot to cook. First stop: Post Office - Sunday - late morning, not many people around - run in to mail bills, check box, back out and move on. Food to go: Use drive-thru - nobody gonna see that you have very little makeup on or barely ran comb thru hair - You all know the scenario!!!! Then: What did I see - an "Estate Sale" sign - things like that can cause me to brake. I did not remember seeing it listed on the estate sale website, so decided I needed to check it out. Found a few pieces of jewelry to work with. Everything in the house priced, but no prices on the jewelry, so went to the person at check out (Oh good grief! How can she have all that makeup on in this heat - am I the only one slacking!?! ) and asked - 50cts. each! Works for me. Picked out 6 pieces (not much left), then wandered around the house, but did not see anything that reached out and tugged at my hand saying "buy me".
Went to pay for my "piddling purchase", and the total was half of what she quoted when I asked the price the first time !!!! Yep!! 25 cts. each !! Total $1.50!  Do you think my appearance had anything to do with that ?

So - What did I get for $1.50? The dress clip in the middle is from the art deco era !!! How do I know this? It is marked and did a bit of research . The piece in the bottom, right corner is a vintage dress clip also, along with a pair of vintage earrings, 2 pins, and a lone, red, rhinestone earring.

Doubtful that my 2 clips have much value, as the clips on both are pretty worn (one rusty in places), and one is about to fall off, but I am looking forward to seeing what I can create out of them - 25 cts. each - I can't loose.
Linking up with "Today's Thrifty Treasures"
"Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
I finally broke down yesterday, and made a major trip to the grocery store in this heat - a person has got to eat ya know. I wanted to look for some chain to finish up a jewelry project, but decided it was not that important when the heat index was 104.
Dug around in my pics and found this one I took 2 or 3 years ago, and saved it as my desktop. Maybe the power of suggestion will lower the temps just a bit. :-D

Have a great week and stay cool !


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, what fabulous jewelry. I love the beautiful and intricate old costume jewelry, so unusual and really dresses up an outfit.

You asked about the accordion mirror that I have. Wow, they are so hard to find that are good quality and have a mirror that doesn't look wavy or the magnifying is way too much. I finally found one on line, sorry I can't remember where, but I just googled accordion magnifying mirrors and of course a ton came up on Nex whatever. I wanted one with 2x magnifying. Most of them were 5x. I would have to be in the next county, that is way too strong for my eyes. So, just give it a google. Sorry I can't remember more. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Glenda, there's something about old costume jewelry that is just so much fun. I remember playing "dress-up" with my grandmother's stuff and thinking I was so grown up. :-) Hope you put your bargains to good use.

Amy Burzese said...

Looks like some good finds. I'm in the mood to get out and do some yard and estate sales, but it's so hot I think I'll skip.

Robyn said...

Hey, Glenda! You found some great things - looks like your tolerance of the heat paid off! I hope you're able to get out to Michael's to complete your necklaces soon. Have a great weekend! :) Robyn / The French Circus

Donna said...

I am laughing so hard and can relate about the no makeup and drive thru! You got some great pieces for a steal!
Stay cool!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think you need to blow up the picture of your snow covered patio. When will this heat wave end?
You did score some mighty fine jewels for next to nothing. Looking forward to seeing what you create with them.

Our Hopeful Home said...

25 cents? Sounds just right! Glad you made such a great score. Guess it pays to follow those signs! Love the jewels, have fun with them. Only suppose to be 105 today :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Score!!! Don't you just love a bargain! I'm sure you'll find great uses for the jewelry.
WOW when I first saw the photo of the snow I wondered where the heck you lived. LOL .
Hugs Lynn

Cheryl said...

eeek! I'm jealous of your jewelry treasures!!! Good going :-) I can so relate to the "no make up" during the heat... I wear it, and it just seems to melt off my face lol... I always tell my husband, "It was so hot today, I sweated off my eyebrows" lol...

xinex said...

Beautiful jewels at a great price. I am not sure if I want that snow and cold weather in place of this hot low hundred temps, Glenda.....Christine

Unknown said...

How FUN! I *heart* Estate Sales! I would use your finds for napkin ring holders... Stay cool, XO Cindy

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love your vintage jewelry. It reminds me of what my mother wore when I was little.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I really like that heart-shaped pin! All in all, a good day :)

Thanks for cooling me down. That photo just gave me goose bumps!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love your vintage finds, what great pieces!
The hot weather sure has been wicked but not ready for snow either.
We finally are in the upper 80's and it feels just fine after the 100's.