Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Vintage Finds

 


I love estate sales and now that spring is here (Well at least that's what the CALENDAR says . . . the weather begs to differ right now!) estate sales are in abundance.  On a recent outing I came across this piece on the last day of a sale.  

I picked it up several times . . . and put it back. It was marked 10.00 but would be 5.00 that day.  I left that room.  And I came back.  I googled it . . . I couldn't find anything except a picture of one from Pinterest with it's original box.


It was made by Max Factor.  That's all I could find out.  But THAT is what will usually cause me to consider buying something. If you find a LOT of that "thing" online, it's probably not very rare.  The fact that every, single lipstick was there and totally untouched was really unbelievable.


So, I bought it.  I came home and for days tried to find even another picture of it and . . . nothing.  I didn't have a use for it so I listed it on eBay.  Immediately, I realized that this was a really good purchase lol.  It ended up selling for quite a tidy sum so my assumption that it was rare and collectible was a good assumption haha!  I'm glad someone has it who obviously appreciates and will enjoy it!


I'm always drawn to vintage linens and at the same sale I picked up some wonderful pieces that will be used in my kitchen once the renovation is complete.  I'm going to stick with my vintage/retro, red, yellow, black theme.  This large tablecloth MAY become curtains.  I kind of hate to cut it up as it's in excellent condition but I won't have a kitchen table to use it on so I think making curtains from it will be a good way to give it new life.


And while this has nothing to do with estate sales, I can't resist sharing these pictures of me on what was obviously my second birthday.  


Both of these were scanned from old SLIDES using a program I'll be blogging about soon called SlideScan.  It's an amazing app and I can't wait to share some of the pictures I scanned using it.

I must say that I do NOT feel the same way about birthdays, candles and cake today hahahahaha!!













6 comments:

  1. Those vintage linens rock! I don't know why it is that I love pictures of babies crying -- so long as they aren't hurt, just having a moment -- but they always crack me up. I'm glad you like birthdays better now!

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  2. You were a cutie. Hope you have a good birthday. Those lipsticks look pretty cool glad you decided to get them. Have a great week and wonderful Mother's Day. xoxo Kris

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  3. How cute were you?!?! Have a cozy evening!

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  4. Great purchases, Lauren! The vintage fabric will be pert for your kitchen. Love the pics of you! Happy Birthday 🥳🎂 🥰🎂

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  5. What terrific birthday pictures. LOL! The lipstick birdhouse looks cute, and good for you for figuring it was worth something. Love your vintage linens!

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  6. I love the old pictures! Those moments we look back on and laugh about.
    Sweet vintage finds to! One never knows what some things are valued at when we see them.

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