This week's estate/rummage sales were just about as good as last week's. Here's part of the haul from one rummage sale and two estate sales.
So these birdhouses are not vintage, but they are cute. The Santa one is getting a makeover to match other two. I hope I can flip them all at City Market.
Two vintage plastic floral baskets, a green plastic planter and a galvanized tool caddy. A few years ago, I found these same type of baskets without the handles. I thought the basket shape looked like bat wings or a spider's web, so I painted them black and turned them into Halloween vases. The tool caddy, I think, will make a great little planter.
Great vintage suitcase and nice little hatbox embellished with fleur-de-lis. To hide the marks on the top of the hat box, I'll probably add some kind of Paris graphic from The Graphics Fairy.
Trio of vintage cotton shirtwaist dresses, which are on their way to Florida for my youngest daughter. These are so small but so cute.
Time for the favorite find: A large vintage cardboard skeleton with the bendable arms and legs. I found it at one of the estate sales, in the basement, hanging inside a plastic bag. Lucky for me, the basement was pretty dimly lit so nobody else saw it first. I must have walked past it three or four times. Finally, BINGO! It's in perfect condition: no tears, no big creases or yellowed cellophane tape. It is marked USA and might be Beistle. The two of us did a Halloween happy dance to the car.