O boy! This was a good week. The first sale I went to was the home of a woman who I would have had a LOT in common with. She LOVED sewing and needlework her house was filled with sewing, quilting, needlepoint, tatting, embroidery and crochet supplies of all kinds. She had two rooms filled with fabric and notions and more fabric in the garage, quilting frames, two sewing machines and a Serger, embroidery hoops, a huge thread holder and tons of needlepoint canvas and rolls and rolls of stabilizer and backing and batting and ..... you get the idea. This ladies home was a shrine to her hobbies, kind of like mine. I was in heaven.
The next sale was a family run sale, which are always nice because I get the chance to actually meet and talk to the family a little bit. This ladies two sons had come to town to sell her estate and she was a collector. She had a lot of vintage items and some terrific artwork. One of my favorite items was the Santa made from a gourd. Her sons mentioned they remembered that Santa being in the house. I told them how cute I thought it was and hope they know her things are going to homes where they will be treasured.
Between the two sales I had one of the biggest lots I'd ever purchased. It took three trips in from the truck to get it all up to my apartment. It's going to take quite a while to get everything sorted out and photographed, but in the meantime I wanted to take some pictures of the whole lot as it looked when I got it home. This is going to be SO much fun!!!
|The big basket in the back is completely full of vintage linens. I can't wait to sort through it all.|
|I only bought about a third of the tatting thread at this sale.|