Last Estate Sale for 2020

 Everyone loves a good Estate Sale. right? The only problem in this day and age is going when there isn't a crowd.  That's why I went to this one during the last hour of the sale.  It was held in a beautiful Victorian house not far from me and even though it was the last hour, I scored some great pieces.  
The first thing that caught my eye was the jewelry.  The dining room table was covered in it and there were two jars filled with random pieces.  Sadly they were marked $10 each.  A little too rich for my blood because, let's face it, I'm cheap I mean, 'frugal'.  
I did get them, but they're part of the story.  Keep reading....
I'll tell you about the scissors in a minute.
I kept looking and spied two silver bowls on top of a cabinet.
A friend has been looking for bowls like these and when the gentleman running the sale heard me say that, he cut the price in half.  The hunt was on!
The next room I went into was the sewing room where I found the pinking shears made by Wiss for only $2.  They were set aside with the bowls.  The room was a bit of a mess with most of the fabric and trim picked over, but I found this beautiful dress and jacket.  
Every pearl is sewn on this outfit - no glue here!
I can't tell you why, but I fell in love with it.  I have nowhere to wear it and I wasn't even sure it would fit.  
OK, the jacket fits and yes, that's Rosie 'photo-bombing' in the background!
It was $20 and my husband - aka 'The Enabler' told me to get it.  It was set aside with the bowls and the scissors.  

Up the stairs we went to a room filled with wedding gowns. They were gorgeous, but I was not in the market for one.  The next stop was the room filled with holiday decorations, silk flowers, wreaths, etc.  Since it was the end of the day, it was pretty picked-over, but I found this sweet set of wings made from feathers for $5.  Who can resist wings made of feathers?
Back downstairs we went where I added the wings to the dress, scissors, and bowls.  Out of the corner of my eye was a beautiful silver plate for a dollar.  I grabbed it!
It looks white from the reflection off the ceiling!
It was time to 'Wheel & Deal'.  I really wanted the jars of jewelry, but there was no way I was paying $10 per jar.  With everything bundled together I asked how much for all of it AND the jars of jewelry.  The gentleman running the sale looked at me, thought for a minute, and said, '$30'.  Seriously??  I couldn't get the cash out fast enough!
That's right, the dress, scissors, bowls, plate, wings, and two jars of jewelry for 30 bucks.  I did a little Happy Dance.....
If you've been doing any math while reading, the total was pretty incredible.  Considering the dress was $20, wings-$5, scissors-$2, and silver plate-$1.  That's $28 dollars and there were still 2 silver bowls and 2 jars of jewelry.  I think I got a deal!
The bowls have been sent to my friend (she really likes them, btw) and I have plans for everything else....any guesses as to what I'll be doing with my latest finds?

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope all is well with you in your part of the world.  
 

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  1. You scored big time, Ann! Everything is quite lovely! And you can wear the jacket on cool summer evenings regardless where you go! It looks fabulous on you, too!

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    1. I really did, Gail. You just never know what treasures you'll find at the end of a sale. And the jacket? Thank you - it's gorgeous in person!

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  2. Love all your finds but especially the Wiss scissors! Do they still cut? I wonder if pinking shears can be sharpened!

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    1. Thank you and yes, the scissors cut. The woman who lived in the house was a seamstress and once owned a shop. I asked if I could test them before I bought them. They cut like a dream and they can be sharpened!

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  3. Wow, you did score big! Well done! The jacket is perfect. You may find all sorts of ways to style it.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I did much better than I thought I would!

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  4. Hi Ann,

    Great finds and you look cute in the lace jacket.

    Wonderful finds and price. Enjoy!

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. The jacket (and the dress) really are a 'find'!

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  5. what a great deal... I love bargain hunting and of my personal tricks is to go twice if I have time. Once the first day of the sale to see if there are any great buys I just can not live without and again at the end of the sale when the real bargain wheelin and dealin can take place. Thanks for sharing love all your great finds
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. I do the same thing, but in these days of Covid I stay away from crowds. Even so, they're still fun!

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  6. Thanx for sharing your great finds. Enjoyed them all! I would wear that lace jacket over basic black and wait for the compliments to roll in! The angel wings with their elastic straps reminded me of a Christmas program where I had my adult developmentally disabled class in the Christmas play. The church was warm and one wanted to take her child-size wings off her adult-sized body when our part was done. Well, in the process, the elastic broke and hit her right in the cheek. To her credit, she didn't let out a peep (from the front pew in church!). I felt so bad; never occurred to me that the darn things would be tight on an adult. Thanx for reviving that memory for me!

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    1. The jacket over basic black is a great idea, Kathy, but that poor gal getting smacked in the face with elastic - Ouch!

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  7. What a fantastic haul! I am not so secretly coveting your pinking shears :)

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    1. I know - pinking shears for $2! I still have my grandmothers but they need sharpening. It would cost more than $2 to get that done. Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Wow! That's awesome! I haven't really done any estate sales, mainly because I don't have a willing husband for this sort of thing. I have got really good deals at thrift stores and garage sales, though.
    #createwithjoy

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    1. Estate sales are so much fun and often result in some quality items. Although, I have also found some amazing things at thrift stores and garage sales.

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  9. I spied those pretty bowls in your picture right away!! As a matter of fact, I'm looking at one in my kitchen right now. Beautiful. I don't know how to thank you for your kind gift. And girl you have a great eye and great shopping skills!! That dress is outstanding, too...by hand? That's a lost art.

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    1. No thanks is needed. I'm just so glad I found them for you! Shopping is all about the 'thrill of the chase' and someday we will do it together!

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  10. Fantastic haul for a great price!!! The jewelry looks wonderful!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
    Stay safe. healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  11. Hi Ann! I love vintage jewelry made into Christmas trees... I think they are sooo pretty!! Great prices and what lucky finds. I have those identical feather wings and will NEVER get rid of them, even slightly beat up. :) They are currently living on my dress mannequin. Glad your friend enjoyed receiving the silver bowls!

    Looking forward to next week and 10 on the 10th,
    Warm fall hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. That's what I plan to do with the jewelry, Barb and I fell in love with the feather wings - even though they're missing a few feathers. Estate sales are so much fun! I'm looking forward to next week too!

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  12. P.S. Wear the new dress and jacket proudly! They are gorgeous!! I refashioned a 1980's gold beaded dress into a 1920's dress for last year's IOOF dinner that I hosted ~ https://www.frenchethereal.net/2019/10/sentimental-reasons-1920s-evening-to.html

    Thought you might like to see it!
    Enjoy your finds,
    Barb :)

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  13. Wow, it looks like you found some great stuff! That dress is gorgeous :) I haven't been to an estate sale in a while now, but I really want to go to one soon!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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    1. Thank you, Jenna. Estate Sales have been few and far between this year. Hopefully things will improve in 2021!

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  14. Wow you really raked in the bargains! I would have grabbed those wings, too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Ccharm. xo Kathleen

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    1. I was pretty pleased - especially for the last hour. I couldn't believe the wings were still there and a grabbed them as quickly as I could! I'm on the hunt for one more feather for it now.

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  15. Wow !! What an amazing haul !! Love those feather wings. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Much love
    Naush

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    1. Thank you, Naush. I think they're my favorite too!

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  16. Your husband was right, that pearl studded jacket is beautiful on you! Thanks for linking up with me.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It's always a pleasure to link up at your party!

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  17. Great finds! Thank you for sharing with us at Embracing Home and Family!

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  18. Looks like you did well. I like going to estate sales I have found some of the most beautiful things.

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    1. They are the best! you never know what treasures you'll find.

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  19. Great job! The dress is beautiful and I hope it fits and you find somewhere or reason to wear it. Good luck with your new projects. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you, Donna. It was definitely a fun sale!

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