Weekend Vintage Finds

Hello! Happy Saturday!

I wanted to show and tell some of my recent little finds.  I hit a few estate sales and garage sales this weekend- yesterday with a friend and today with my husband. I was so excited about some of these I had to share :)

I found the yummy fabrics at an estate of a lady who did a lot of sewing.  They’re silks and cottons, and I love the cheerful prints!  I’m always a sucker for old packaging, so the seam binding and bias tape are quite fun.  The vintage pattern was a gift- I saw a listing for a garage sale today with vintage items and it was a fun coincidence that the girl running it was a lovely gal who had a vintage store in a nearby town I used to frequent. She gave me this pattern and I’m excited about the super cute design.  The package was dated 1951!  Her name is Tiffany and she now makes really neat leather work designs and sells on Etsy at Contrived to Charm.  You can find a her blog and more info on her website.

At her garage sale I also picked up these darling items- a vintage telephone cord purse with an amazing bird charm and a western scarf! Yee haw!  I’m such a sucker for the novelty items :)

Hurrah for fun vintage finds! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

8 Comments on Weekend Vintage Finds

  1. Sara / Sweet Magnolias Fram
    June 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm (12 years ago)

    Lauren ..I love your estate sale finds ..that bakelite bird is so cute ! ..I so wanted to go out and hit some estate sales this weekend but once again work won out ..I’m going next weekend though.

    Blessings ..Sara

  2. Juliet
    June 17, 2012 at 1:50 am (12 years ago)

    What beautiful and colourful finds! I just adore the purse, the bird is too sweet!

  3. Jill
    June 17, 2012 at 10:43 am (12 years ago)

    Ohhh I love the fabrics and the telephone cord purse!!!! That is such a special bird charm!

  4. Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns
    June 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm (12 years ago)

    How exciting! That vintage pattern looks adorable. I’ve been going through a recent 1940s phase, too, so I’m looking forward to seeing what your next pattern will be! I’m thinking of sewing a patriotic 40s outfit for the 4th of July, and I just shared some of my favorite family pictures from way back when on my blog: http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog/?p=2459

    Happy sewing!


  5. Dru
    June 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm (12 years ago)

    I learned something new from your post today–I’ve never seen a telephone cord purse before! What fun! Now, I’ll be on the lookout for one for myself. Enjoyed your estate sale finds. . .

  6. Tasha
    June 18, 2012 at 6:59 am (12 years ago)

    Ooh, nice finds! Those fabrics look fantastic. That purse is adorable with the charm, and of course I love the scarf too. Novelty, check! Western, check! Big winners in my book, too. :)

  7. Charlotte
    June 20, 2012 at 7:15 am (12 years ago)

    I am WILDLY jealous of your telephone cord purse – I want one soooo much! The birdie is so cute. I’ve actually seen someone selling them on ebay and I’m always tempted to buy one but didn’t know what I could do with it. Now I do!

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha’penny Vintage

  8. Casey
    June 24, 2012 at 5:40 am (12 years ago)

    That telephone purse is such a great find!!! :D

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