Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Estate Sale Treasures

Katie and I went to an Estate Sale recently and we found some wonderful treasures!  Here's a peek at what I found.   I've been looking for an old Scrabble set with the light wood letters...I plan to use them to make some necklaces.  The old book, silver ice tea spoons, and the old folding ruler called out to me - "Marie, take us home" - and of course I did.  The other piece of silver is called a bonbon spoon.  I found this definition for it online:
"The bonbon spoon is a small spoon made to serve candy and nuts at a tea table. This utensil, which is also known as a nut spoon and a confection spoon, has a round shallow bowl that is solid or pierced and attached to a short handle. The bonbon spoon is approximately 4½ to 6½ inches long."
I don't know if I'll ever use it for nuts and candy....I bought it 'cause I like how it looks! 

The gal running the sale said this silver piece (down below) was missing something so it was free...I said free is good!  It looks like it used to hold a jar of some sort.  Anyone know what it might be?  I love this sweet little pin...the colors are so pretty. Much prettier than the photo shows.  I did a little googling and found this website with the same pin for sale. Since I paid $1.00 for it - I'm thinking I got a good deal! 

Three pair of cute baby shoes. The little T strap pair is my favorite.  Below this photo is my favorite purchase.  The old counter bell!  It was my very best buy.  25 cents!!!  It works perfectly too!

All of these wonderful things for the bargain price of $14.25!!!  I think it was an excellent way to spend a hour...can't wait to do it again!


jennifer768 said...

Congrats on all of your lucky finds! Love the baby shoes and the bell.Hugs,Jen

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Marie....you DID SO GOOD!!!! I love estate sales, they are so wonderful ~ I love all of the great stuff you found! hugs and love, Dawn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You found lots of great things, Marie! I'm totally in love with that counter bell. What a fantastic find and deal! Have fun with your treasures!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Wow - All your items are treasures, but SCORE on that pin!
(I wonder why tiny, tiny baby shoes make me feel a little sad?)

The Garden Bell said...

I never thought of looking for Scrabble. What a perfect thing to find at an Estate Sale. You know I will be keeping my eyes peeled now.

Dorthe said...

Marie, I see you just found the most fantastic pieces- everything is beautiful ,but I so love the baby shoes-how cute they are.Congratulations dear.
Hugs Dorthe

Barbara Jean said...

Great finds!!
I would have grabbed all those things up too. =)

barbara jean

Scrap for Joy said...

All I can say is WOOHOO! Great stuff you found. The pin is beautiful and WOW! $39.99....doesn't that make you want to do a cartwheel? I love the baby shoes...the t-straps are my favorites, too.Of course you bought the folding ruler because now that you know Mamie Jane...you need them. Have fun with your new finds. I can't wait till E, C & P discover the bell...you may be sorry you brought that one home. :oD

Ann said...

all of that for $14.25? Wow, you did good

Kathy said...

You got lots of great stuff! I think the silver dish might be a coaster for a wine bottle. After years of my bonbon spoon lying in the drawer unused, I thought it would be great to use it to scoop up baby beets out of a jar or it could be used for anything that comes in liquid, maybe sliced pickles?