Friday, October 21, 2011

Estate Sale Loot!

First, proof that the wild neighborhood bunnies exist! It was just sitting under the bush, twitching its nose. 
 I had to go to Franklin Park to pick up a package from the UPS station for Andrew, so I thought I would go to an estate sale in Schaumburg on the way back. There weren't a lot of choices this weekend. If you live to the southwest of Chicago, there was one with sewing stuff and patterns in Joliet on estatesale.net... loot for others...

I did not buy this monstrosity, but I did take a picture! There were also elaborate pink velvet drapes to match the bedspread! Every room had a suite of furniture that was similar, but slightly different. They were all really over-wrought blonde wood things. Ick.
 I did buy this lime green bathmat and five kitchen utensils. Another metal spatula, a potato masher, a butter creamer, a meat tenderizer and a hard-boiled egg slicer. Well, that's what I call them- you can chime in if they have real names...rug- $1, utensils 50 c each
 Apparently this lady had worked at Lord and Taylor and had accumulated a lot of stuff still in the packages. There were a ton of bed ruffles, pillow cases, sheets, etc. I hooked myself up with curtains! So now the small bedroom and sun porch will be covered and I don't have to do any more boring curtain sewing!! Yay!
 All of the beige ones have one big curtain in them ($2 each) and the flowered ones ($4) are two to a pack.
I also got Andrew some brand new flannel pajamas, which were way cheaper than the fabric would even cost! (only $5!)

So that was fun, but not the traffic getting home at 3:30 on a Friday. I got on the I-90 like an idiot and then had to sit there for nearly 30 min, just to get off at the next exit. Derp!

No more estate sales this weekend, I need to finish Andrew's coat!

3 comments:

  1. You got some good loot! Yea, no more curtain sewing for you! I like Andrew's pajamas, what a great deal.

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  2. Your butter creamer is also known as a pastry blender. I love seeing all your loot! I've recently gotten into going to estate sales... so much fun (and kinda addicting).

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  3. just coming to chime in that i've always called the butter creamer/pastry blender a pastry knife. i actually bought one this weekend too lol, at the flea market. i love cheap kitchen utensils! now to make piesssssss

    those pajamas are great!

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