Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Estate Sale Madness!

Good Tuesday Morning!  It is has been raining cats and dogs here is SW Virginia but today is looking much better.  I love to hear the rain on the roof at night, don't you?

Last Thursday my sister called and asked if I had seen the estate sale listed online with the Christmas elves and I hadn't because on their online listing you had to click the link to their website to see all the photos.  I almost hyperventilated when I saw all the Christmas stuff listed.  So I took the morning off from work and got to the estate sale 2 1/2 hours before it began and I was 1st in line!!  Y'all aren't going to believe the stuff I got.  It was a tiny little condo and they would only let 10 in at a time but it was packed!
Let's just talk about these elves!  I could see them through the window before the sale started and I was so giddy I was practically dancing at the door and bulldozed the poor man when he opened the door.  I took one arm and swooped them all into my bag!  I'm greedy like that when it comes to my elves!
This Santa head blow mold is gigantic!  It's probably 24" tall and I certainly couldn't leave reindeer standing beside candles behind!  They all light up and work perfectly!
This is actually called a punch bowl set because it is huge!  I can't tell you how cute this is in person!

Napco angel bells, still in their original box!

Little gnomes climbing a ladder to see the angel at the top,
Freaky, deaky, evil elves!
All manner of Christmas trims still in their original packaging!  Can't decide whether to open them and use them in crafts or just sell them still in original packaging.  Decisions, decisions.
Lots of Napco and Lefton figurines!  The lady on the left is a music box,
This is a sweet Valentine pair of Lefton girls.
Are these cut-outs the cutest ever!  I love the Snoopy ones.  Most of these are Hallmark.
Look what these gift trims do:
They pop up!  Oh my goodness why don't they make these anymore?
I loved this scarecrow with a honeycomb corn shock.
Christmas paper in the original package.  Do I dare use this??
Lots of honeycomb centerpieces by Hallmark!
Guess what this is?
A pop-up Christmas house!
Lots more Halloween cut-outs
These are all Easter honeycomb pieces.  How cute are they!!

Easter picks!  These are gorgeous in person.  I love the pastel colors.

Can't wait to craft with these.
And another box of vintage Christmas cards!  I love these old graphics.
I will admit, I spent a small fortune but look at all the wonderful goodies I found.  I will keep all the elves of course, but will probably put some of this on Ebay because I am running out of room to store all the vintage Christmas stuff that I own! 
In other news, the garden is about done for the year and what a great year it was!  Lot's of canning and freezing have been going on in the LBPsews household!  I am going to plant some kale, spinach and turnips for the fall but I don't can or freeze any of that so I guess I am done for the year.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


Patti said...

Unbelievable! Do you think she was a collector, too? Well, you sure were lucky to find all the Lefton items. WOW!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh my oh my oh my!!!!!! You hit the motherload! Who would of thought you would have found that much great stuff in a little condo? Just goes to show, you never know what you'll find until you go on the hunt! :-)

Melissa said...


Lynn said...

amazing finds. You got a great haul.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

O-M-G! I am speechless! I'm so laughing at imagining you sweeping all those elves into your bag. It doesn't look like you left anything for anyone else, ha ha! Fabulous haul. So much vintage cute stuff, I'm giddy just looking.

Happy for you Linda! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! I collect pixies and would have passed out with excitement! lol Love the fun things you found in original packaging, too! What a great sale! Have FUN! Hugs!

Jess said...

And just how do I find you on ebay? I love the Noel angels!


AWESOME SCORE!!!!!!!!! I would have bought it all too!!! It would be hard for me to sell it...I'm a tad of a horder!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I've died and gone to holiday heaven in this post!! I've never EVER seen reindeer blow molds like those. Oh my goodness. This is a HUGE score of holiday stuff. Good for you!

Margaret said...

Unbelievable! You sure have had great luck this year with sales! Amazing finds! Maggie

vivian said...

well, I guess you hit the jackpot! great stuff! I love the easter stuff.. and the christmas stuff... and the halloween stuff! LOL!! my fav is probably the reindeer blowmolds...
lucky you!!
have fun

vivian said...

well, I guess you hit the jackpot! great stuff! I love the easter stuff.. and the christmas stuff... and the halloween stuff! LOL!! my fav is probably the reindeer blowmolds...
lucky you!!
have fun

Jann Olson said...

Madness is right, but GOOD madness! Love it all!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Isn't it so much fun when that happens? Once in a blue moon the stars a line and you get extra lucky! I'm happy for you!
Erica :)

retrorevival.biz said...

You've got ME hyperventilating! You are a VERY lucky lady. I'm drooling over your elves and the reindeer lights:)