Tuesday, August 17, 2010

White Wednesday Mother Lode!

There was an amazing estate sale in town this past weekend, and well lucky me my good friend Julie was watching out for me! She lives across the street from the sale and they are good friends of hers so when she didn't see me there by 8:00 she called to see where I was. Now mind you I'm maybe too polite of a saler and the sale didn't start until 9:00 so I was waiting until about 8:30 or so before I showed up just to see if they opened early. Well, they did... apparently they had already been open a good hour before I showed up! I still came away with a boatload of stuff, some to keep (maple table and 4 ladderback chairs=$20) and lots to put in theoldwhitehouse! Today I'm just highlighting the white stuff to show you. Just look at that sweet face on the old composite doll. It really doesn't look like her body, especially her hands, really belongs to the head but there you go.
This old scale is too cool, my memory card was full before I could take a seperate pic of it hanging somewhere. Yeah, I took alot of pics! There were some cool old kitchen tools, that metal piece on the right I have no idea what it was/is but it almost looks like maybe a cherry pitter?
I did find a few pieces of advertising, this old toilet pin box with pins is sweet and I can't help myself when it comes to curvy white dishes... not that we use bone dishes but I couldn't help it!
Sweet enamel coffee pot,
One of the many pieces of vintage linens I bought, this one is for my sister Molly, I just love the white on white embroidery on it.
Here is a good stack of most of the linens I bought. I was able to get some washed and ironed but really only about 1/3 of the stack. Her husband said 'why are you putting those out there nobody will buy them' good thing for me she didn't listen to him!!!
A couple of old hats, I bought the one on the left the first day and then I went back on the second day because she told me to come back and she would make me great deals... she was true to her word and some things like the hat on the right, she just threw in my bag! She was just so sweet and generous! We made lots of deals!!
Love the old Walgreen Drugstore bottle with label.
I didn't get this lightbulb there, I got it up north when we took the kids camping, but I just hadn't gotten any pics of it until now, so I thought I'd show you. It's huge and just soooo cool!
I got a few old books, mostly for using in my artwork, this one I love because of the sweet dick and jane like pictures.
See, I didn't even mention the galvanized pail, the vintage lamp, the old glasses, the sprinkler... let me tell you my little heart was beating out of my chest as I walked up the driveway! I'll have to highlight more later, but for now I have spent most of my day taking pics and now I need to get things listed!
I hope you are all having a fabulous White Wednesday! Stop on over to visit Kathleen and the other party goers @ Faded Charm to see all the fabulous white goodies we all love!
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa xoxo


  1. Amazing finds! Most enchanting to me - the pins and box! ~ Angela

  2. What a haul! What exactly are toilet pins?


  3. You certainly did hit the Mother Lode.... Love those White Scalloped dishes & the scale ~ Next Spring time, Lets make a date & go Junking together.... You will have to let me know when there is a sale coming up or a flea market & I will come up to visit (I think you tend to find my sales than I do) I still have to pull my whites for W.W.... I am busy going thru everything, I am in the mood, if it isn't Sentimental, If My Kids don't eventually want it.... It is going to be for sale ~ eBay or Etsy
    I Hate all the Fees on eBay, but getting Visible on Etsy is taking along time.... Ok, enough Venting ~ Hope you are EnJoying the Cooler Weather, Especially at Night ~ Wonderful.... Have a great one

  4. OMG GIRL, mother load is right!!!
    Your last pic looks like an antique mall booth ready to go.
    It is amazing that stuff like this still exists in such quantity, yeah it is sad to think how much of that stuff ends up in a landfill because people don't think that anyone would want it.
    Well I guess you had a great weekend by the looks of things, the estate sale fairies were with you that day. LOL
    Enjoy it all

  5. Hello! I just found your lovely blog through Vintage Patina blog and I'm so glad I did! I'm your newest follower! Love your newest finds!

  6. Wow....my heart was beating reading this post! LOL I want to know what toilet pins are too but maybe I don't! LOL
    Gorgeous treasures!

  7. Wow, that white enamel coffee pot is devine!

  8. Lucky Molly, that's a pretty piece... worthy of framing. Something about that light bulb speaks to me.

  9. Oh Theresa,
    You scored!!! You found some absolutely wonderful treasures!! I especially love all of the wonderful vintage linens.
    I was thought maybe that monogrammed piece with the "M" on it might be for me, but since you have a sister whose name starts with "M", I guess you would have to give it to her!:)hee-hee Thank you so much for the lovely and sweet comments on my blog. I am so thankful to have you as a friend!
    Have a great week and talk to you soon.

  10. You hit the jackpot, girl!!!! EVERYTHING is just gorgeous!!!!

  11. Oh My, this is why we keep going out and hitting sales because some times it pays off big!


  12. That is my kind of estate sale! You were one lucky girl. Love everything you bought! I never find sales like that. The one estate sale I went to recently around here had prices so high it made me laugh.
    I've been a little absent from my blog lately trying to get everything organized for my son's departure to college. I'm hoping to get a WW post up before we leave on Thursday.

  13. Hi Theresa! What fun! You did get some amazing things. I too would have loved all those linens and doilies. Yipee for you. What a great post. I love to go shopping with people this way...it is so much fun!

  14. oh my goodness! YOU are a LUCKY LUCKY LADY!!! YOU HAVE GREAT GOODIES! SO happy that you shared them on WW!

  15. WOW and WOW again!! That was one awesome sale!!! I really love the old doll and Dick an Jane book....I have a "soft spot" in my heart for any D an J book as I still have my 1st one from Kindergarten and even taught my son to read out of it!! Sweet memories!
    HAPPY JUNKIN....Cathy aka Girls Gone Junkin

  16. Theresa,

    I'm so happy you had such a good time. That exhilarating feeling when faced with treasures sure gets the endorphins revved up.

    Is Cam almost ready? My girl leaves in 11 days. We can commiserate together then.... : (



  17. I love hitting the mother load! Good times! It hasn't happened for quite awhile but I'm still crossing my fingers...and my toes!
    It looks like you found some great things. Good for you!
    Happpy White Wednesday!

  18. Love that white enamel coffee pot!

    Susan and Bentley

  19. You did score the motherload-love the scale-they're hot right now!

  20. Wow...what did you use for that holdup...a glue gun? Great stuff...especially the monogrammed linen.
    I love the light bulb...a lot!

  21. THERESA!!!!!!!!! Good gravy - next time will you let me tag along with you?!!? Oh my gosh... I think I've drooled ALL over my desk...

    ;-D robelyn

  22. Oh my gosh - I just love everything here. And I do mean EVERYthing!


  23. Amazing find. Love it all!!
    Sweet Blessings,

  24. You got some great items. I love all the linens. ~~Sherry~~

  25. How wonderful all of the linens. That is so funny about her husband. She knew, you knew and we all know we like linens. Thank you for showing us your treasures.

  26. what a great stash! I'm going to check out your etsy. I am new to the blogworld, and didn't make it to White Wednesday this week, but I did the last couple of weeks...such fun. Glad I found you.

  27. Hi Theresa,
    You really did find a lot of beautiful treasures, way to go!! I would love any and all of them in my house! Happy WW

  28. I just love a good garage sale. What a boatload of fantastic "stuff" you scored. I really love that enamel coffee pot ~ very pretty


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo