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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Estate Sale Treasures

We are having beautiful weather in New Mexico this week end and H and I took full advantage of it yesterday!!  There were lots of yard sales and a couple of auctions.  The first auction was Friday night .   It was the estate of my sister in love's aunt and uncle.  They are up in their 80's and are moving to Arkansas to be closer to their daughter.
I bought this beautiful queen size dust ruffle for the bed in one of the spare bedrooms....

It is excellent condition...

The bed skirt was "bundled" with some other items.  This beautiful crocheted doily.....
a lovely yellow doily..
Also in the box  were four silk scarves from Germany...I think her uncle was stationed there in the 40's.     The whole box of linens was  $15.

The next box that I bought was full of tablecloths,  (also $15 for the box)   I really only wanted the lace one, but , you have to buy everything in the box!
The picture frame and heart plate  were not purchased at the auction...I got them at a yard sale Saturday for .25 each.  Sometimes the back of something is as pretty as the front!
Everything her Aunt had was in excellent condition ....not a stain one!!! 

Here is the stack of tablecloths that were in the same box........2 white linens,  2 ecru,  a yellow, a green, and a plaid one..   

H and I are going to work in the yard today ......the weather is just gorgeous!

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  1. Penny,
    O MY!! So many beautiful linens!! The dust ruffle is out of this world stunning!!

    I was going through my box of vintage doilies yesterday....I had a friend who did not want her Mother's and grandmother's...Can you imagine????

    We are supposed to get another 4 inches of snow tomorrow morning before it changes to sleet!!! Good Grief!!


  2. We went estate sale-ing yesterday too....Got a few treasures! I just love doing that! Great tablecloths and bed skirt!!

  3. Love the linens! They are some of my favorites to collect and use. A very good day, I'd say!

  4. What a wonderful bunch of goodies! You found some good stuff.

    Happy St. Pat's Day!


  5. Wonderful treasure, you found some lovely items at the sales. The bed skirt is beautiful and I love the roses. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day and week ahead!

  6. Such pretty finds! I like linens also! Have a wonderful St Pat's Day!

  7. How wonderful to snag those old linens. Such stories they could tell.

  8. You hit the mother lode! Wonderful bed skirt. I've never seen one like that.

  9. Beautiful linens, you have some wonderful finds.

  10. You found some gorgeous items-how wonderful they are in such great condition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  11. What fun you must have had. I haven't ever seen an estate sale up here. I think I'd like to go to one - and I'm sure I'd be soon hooked!

  12. Nothing like a beautiful pile of lace! Irresistible!

  13. Oh I am so jealous! Your old linens are just gorgeous! What a find.
    Have a lovely day.

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  14. Great finds! These linens are just beautiful. Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday.

    Kelly @ view along the way

  15. Wow - you scored BIG time! I'm such a sucker for vintage lace and linens -- I'm drooling.

  16. I am so envious, I can't believe you got all those vintage items. Love them. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

  17. What awesome treasures! I'm visiting from Timewashed.

  18. Wow, what fabulous finds. Looks like you had a lot of fun...Connie

  19. You came across some sweet goodies ;-) LOVE the bed skirt!

  20. Gorgeous finds! The doily and bedskirt are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Have a wonderful weekend and a Blessed Easter!

  21. They're all beautiful, but that bedskirt is "YUMMY"...
    Thanks for the "eye candy"... I love vintage linens~!


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