I'll beat you to the punch, before you even say it. I can't help myself... really. I hit two great estate sales Friday - one in River Oaks (wealthy) and my neighborhood (not wealthy). I am so fortunate that we work our 40 hours in 4.5 days so that I am free to roam on Friday afternoon. I found a bag of jello molds for $2 and spray painted a few the baby pink and glossy turquoise. I set the doll heads on top to give you an idea of where we'll start - there will be alot more gussying up to do, for sure. I'm sharing them, so if you want one/some, let me know. I scored pretty well at the RO house, handled by Roger Howard - he's fair. I love the graphics on the Our Home book and the tiny prayer books have incredible color pictures. I also picked up what I thought was a flat sheet to cut up for a slip cover pattern for $1 - only to unfold it and realize it is a gorgeous all-white duvet cover with a beautiful cut-out pattern (what do you call that?). So, I can't cut it! I wish I had picked up more as there were several. Also found more Setwell wooden hangers, a large wooden chopping block. I don't know what my affinity to wood chopping blocks but this one is 2" thick and I just want to use it for the foundation of an art piece. It sure won't be easy to hang. It was $3. I also found a friendship book, which will provide many lovely cut outs for art projects. And then a formal dress for $15 with YARDS of lace and ecru rose and flower appliques. It is gorgeous.
At the 'hood sale, I scored on a cheaper scale - I've been wanting an oil can but they're so darn expensive at Round Top - this came out of a 50 year old garage for $1. See the red folding ruler - isn't it amazing! And a STACK of maps from all over the world! A large roll of vintage flowery purple and green wallpaper. Another setwell hanger and we called it done.
I showed the 50s wooden play pen I found in tomball on Facebook - I just couldn't help myself. It is in pristine condition with a little bit of cleaning. I know. what can I do with it? I imagine taking it apart at some point. The colorful little beads are so darling.
I am working on a plan to sell stuff. Really, I am. In the meantime, I'll be searching estatesales.net on Fri morning to see where I need to go.