Shabby Chic Finds...

This weekend I went to 5 estate sales, and they all had some great vintage finds!

I am really trying to bulk up my inventory before upcoming fleas this August and September, and scouting with my little four door Hyundai Accent is really not cutting it. I keep having to make multiple trips after I scratch, ding, and peel the rubber off the car doors trying to fit furniture in that just won't fit.  I am also combating my own irresistible desire to keep almost everything I find...

YAY! How adorable is this?
I just love everything in this photo, and will definitely be selling the typewriter at the Vintage Bazaar this September.  I always pick up typewriters when I find them in decent shape, and I thought the turquoise color of this one was really appealing.  I LOVE this desk and chair set!  There was an entire matching suite in this little bedroom at one of the sales I went to this weekend - including a hutch, a six drawer dresser, and a nightstand.  Sadly, this and the nightstand were all I was able to drag home...

* Which leads me to a little sidenote:

* I met the nicest people at Sassie's Glenview estate sale this weekend.  After the owner's husband tried his hardest to fit this desk into my puny car, a lady who lived somewhat near me offered to put it in her hatchback and drive it to my house for free!  How nice is that!  Not only were they extremely nice, but the people running the sale were nice to - friendly, and super helpful.  I've been to estate sales where the people won't do as much as hold a door open for you while you drag six typewriters and a chair out, let along help you carry them and put them in your car.  As a woman who goes to these sales alone when Mr. KnickityKnack can't come, I really appreciate that kind of customer service/ kindness. Thanks!

A bunch of rickrack from a hatmaker's home...
Beautiful, girly jewelry boxes and such...

Well, I pretty much want to keep all of this in my house... I would love to use the desk as my sewing stand, but right now it is next to this mid century buffet, and they look really weird together so I might need to find a way to make it work... 
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  1. This is all so lovely! Even though it makes me look like a soccer mom, I am SO thankful for my minivan with the fold down back seats! It's empowering to know I can haul home most any treasure I find! LOL!

  2. Mr. KnickityKnack is trying to cinvince me to get a minivan, but I think I will feel a lot more tough in a truck!

  3. I love everything in that photo too! You found some great things! I would love to find a coloured typewriter one day!

    E :)

  4. Hello I am your newest follower I think I found you thru Vintage Sweetheart.I love your things and cant help but keep looking at that flower blanket.Did you make it, its gorgeous.



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