May 8, 2013Estate Sale Fun – Scooping Up Some Sweet Vintage Towels
By Sara In AZ
You know, I haven’t been very many estate sales in a good long while. Ever since a dreadful incident (involving a dealer and some fiberglass lampshades) happened at a sale a few years back, I just haven’t felt the same about going to the sales. I’ve kind of avoided them actually.
I happened upon this recent estate sale entirely by accident. My Mom and I were running some errands when we dove right by a big sign proclaiming “Estate Sale” and “50 Year Estate” underneath with the huge arrows pointing you in the direction of the house. We thought “Why not”, and headed the way of the arrows. As we were finding our way to the house I noticed one of the signs said the sale was 7-2….and it was already 10 minutes after 2. Eek! As we approached the house we still saw cars pulling up and people roaming around, so we made a break for it and hustled our way into the house.
It appeared a lot of the stuff had already been sold, which was no surprise to me since we had arrived SO late. We scurried around anyway, seeing what was left in the aftermath. We made our way over to the always present ‘linens’ table……you know the one – always overflowing with towel sets and sheets…….and right away I spotted these vintage towels. They had them all bound up together and taped up to where you really could not tell what the towels were on the inside – the only towel you could really see was the Bicentennial towel the was right on the top. I really like the old vintage linen towels, so I threw caution to the wind and bought the set of 4 towels for $3.
I anxiously tore apart the tape as soon as we got back to the car……………….
And here is what I came home with! Whoo – Hoo!!!
First up, the Bicentennial towel that was on the top.
Next up, this sweet ‘herbs’ towel by Sewell Jackson.
Oooohhhhhh, a vintage Vera towel was stashed in the mix! So pretty with the blue flowers too.
And finally, my very favorite towel……the Tammis Keefe ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is” towel! Love it!!! All those hearts – so adorable!
I’m super glad we made it into that estate sale, I love my new/old towels!