Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rummage Sale Finds

I had a successful weekend at some local church rummage sales. Look at these sweet treasures!

I got 3 vintage (50's-60's) prom dresses that are just swimming in lace, tulle and taffeta! Aren't they gorgeous? A girl would feel like she's dressed in frosting wearing these...that is, if a girl could FIT in them...they are SO TINY in the waist. Each dress was a whopping .50 cents.

I got a baggie-ful of trinkets including Easter Bunny, Santa and Ken-l-ration dog & cat salt and pepper shakers. Plus an intricate black butterfly brooch decorated in jet! 1.00 for all.

I picked up a beautiful vintage hatbox marked $3. It is covered in a petite rose print. I was so enamoured with the box that didn't care what was inside so I didn't bother to look until I got to the car. Four lovely vintage hats! I also got a baggie with these vintage kitchen cabinet drawer pulls. They look like they are from the 30's or 40's.

I got this vintage Hamilton-Beech mixmaster for a buck. Works great. I found the original milk glass bowls to match at our local thrift store for a couple of bucks.

Here is a photo of the SWEET hat box with one of the hats hanging on the edge. In the background is a little boudoir lamp that I purchased for the 1 doz. hanging crystals. If you have to buy them at the antique mall, they charge about a dollar per crystal (Yikes! I've had to do that before!) I was happy to pay .50 for the entire lamp with all those sparkling gems!

But my favorite find was the little shabby white-washed mirror. Little molded roses crown the top arch and each bottom corner (click any photo to enlarge.) But best of all was this incredible note of history, dated April 13, 1977, attached to the back of it. In shaky, old lady writing it says:

" This looking glass was my sweet good Mama's. Was hanging over wash stand where we all wash (sic) there every day on 1136 Jefferson St., our home. We all have sweet memories from our home. It was a happy one. My sweet sister Josephine, brother Oscar and me, Beva, what they all called me. House was torn down to make street. Gladys, be sure & keep it. We didn't have no bathroom them days, but you know we didn't mind a bit. Always had nice clean towels. Bye now. Beva Muckencrumpler (?) Meier"

Too bad for Gladys...I have her treasure now.


Priscila said...

wow u got some gooooooooood stuff...lucky girl

pastor pete said...

those are some nice finds, but you are my real treasure ...

Anonymous said...

You hit it big with the prom dresses. They look just like the ones that Rachel Ashwell showed in her books. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I think you should put one on and twirl around the house in it!


Hi Rosie,
LOVE your FINDS!!! Great prices too!!
The writing on the back of the mirror is so sweet.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Emily said...

What a great find on that mixer!! I just love it!!