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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

$5 Box of Treasures

Yard sales are far and few between out here in Wyoming but I did find a few treasures last Saturday.
I headed out to hit the only two that were in the paper, there are always a couple signs on the main street for those that do not advertise. I found a few things but then on my way back 'home' I found the best sale only about a mile beyond our road!


A small suitcase full of my favorite finds, lace, crochet lace, a sweet little tattered doll dress, embroidery floss...


 I also found this smooshed lace collar inside the suitcase.
It made me almost throw the $5 at the woman and run to the car I was so excited over the collar!

When I saw the collar I figured the price was well worth it. When I got home I dug through the mess and then I found the rest of the good stuff...it was all on the bottom. 
There were things too that aren't so swell that I removed.


Sorry about the bad background (a dishcloth!) but I am so limited right now, when I can I'd like to photograph this beautiful lace collar. I think it's Brussels lace, I'm not positive. It's a very large collar. Other than a few teeny holes a little yellowed and wrinkled, it's in great condition.


I always love finding old candy boxes and even better when there is old floss inside...


I've never seen a suitcase that opens on both sides. 
On the opposite side after you open it there is a lid that lifts to reveal compartments of vintage embroidery floss.


And last, the suitcase, in need of a good cleaning but that will have to wait.
All of this for five bucks! My kind of treasures!

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Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
2805 for Potpourri Friday

22 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Wow- Those are some finds. I LOVE that collar. Are you going to try to clean it or leave it as is? I think that little doll dress is just dear- xo Diana

Joolz said...

What a lovely find! All that for only $5!! Awesome!

My Little Corner said...

Wow, that is an awesome find! I love it all!

jeanetteann said...

Oh my,what a lovely little box of treasures,oooh,I can't stop drooling over them. xx

Pollyanna said...

So fun, loved sharing your treasures!! I know that heart thumping thrill of finding a nice surprise while digging at a garage sale ... http://pollyanna-reinvents.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Your thrifty finds are awesome!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

OMG Faye, I'm drooling over this most fantastic find. I would have had a hard time too not to just throw the money one the table and run. The laces are beautiful and that gorgeous collar was for sure the icing on the cake. Enjoy!
Hugs,
Julia

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Oh so pickin' cool! Lovely lace can make your heart skip a beat. Does mine.

Karen Bates said...

What fabulous finds!! Just love that suitcase and that lace collar is unbelievable. Lucky you.

Kelly_Deal said...

Wonderful find!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Faye...what a great find ~ love that old collar!

Ivy said...

You got super lucky! I'm jealous!

Ivy
http://eviestearoom.blogspot.com/

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Faye!!!
Awesome little suitcase!!! It sure was loaded with fun finds!
Your "bunkhouse" is coming along!
See you on the 29th !
Warmly,
deb

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oooooh yeah, great great finds! I would have scooped it up, too!

Connie said...

Unbelievable! What finds! I love the little suitcase as much as the collar!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, what a great find! Love all these vintage goodies. thanks for sharing them with us!

Debbie

Debbie said...

Okay...you really hit the jack-pot this time, Faye!!
Unbelievable!!!! Gorgeous pieces of lace, and trims...and that collar!
No wonder you wanted to run for the car..lol.
I'm glad you found that suitcase full of treasure. It was meant just for you.
xo

Ann said...

That is a treasure indeed! From the lace to the doll dress to the suitcase itself. Quite a bargain at $5, I'd say.

Pamela said...

What fabulous treasures. Thanx for joining the party!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lucky you! I love a find like that :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful find! That lace collar is gorgeous and the suitcase is a real treasure too. It must have been so much fun going through everything.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH my gosh what a wonderful find! $5! Be still my heart! My daughter recently bought a box of old collars...so beautiful...