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Estate Sale Treasures

Last Thursday, i just had to visit one of the local estate sales after seeing some photos online. Of course, if i could, i’d go to them all but seeing them posted online with photos definitely helps narrow down the ones i want, or can, go to. Luckily, i got off work just in time and was able to swing by the place pretty early, but not early enough to grab those vintage Christmas ornaments i wanted. Darn. Anyhow. I still picked up a good load of stuff and am pretty happy with my loot.

I grabbed some 1970s placemats, which may go into the shop; a pretty hideous belt, but for $1 i liked it enough; lots of vintage cake toppers/candle holders in a vintage Peter Pan peanut butter jar; a wooden hangy-thing; and some vintage maps, postcards and travel brochures. Let me tell you, this house had the mother-load of old maps, postcards and brochures. This lady (or couple) traveled all over the world and i must say that i am quite jealous of her travels. I think i spent pretty close to an hour just going through the boxes of old paper goods. I wish i could’ve taken them all but we all know i don’t need all those brochures. I also was able to pick up one of her notebooks that she wrote in when she was in Europe. I still have yet to read through it but it seemed pretty cool to be able to re-trace her footsteps through her notes and written experiences.

I also picked up the above travel bag/purse for just $3. After knowing about all her travels, it just makes me wonder where this bag has really been. So awesome! I was able to pick up two outdoor cots at the house as well, but i still have yet to get them out of my car. Oops! They’re in really good shape as far as i can tell and i’ll share those with you soon. In the meantime, here are a couple more photos from the haul.

Just look at that list of where she went! Jealous indeed. And you know i had to grab that vintage map of the Netherlands!

This photo was taken in Florida on one of her trips. I wonder which one is her….Aren’t these ladies just so lovely?

(P.S. My birthday is in less than 2 weeks – yay! Hint, hint…..)


Filed under Vintage and Thrifting

So this weekend….

…was sort-of an odd one. Thursday morning when i got off work, i went to bed as normal and woke up just 4 short hours later with a very sore throat and a small fever. How does that happen? When i get sick, it’s usually gradual with some sort of warning sign but this time i just woke up and *BAM* there is was. Sigh. Anyhow. I managed to work through the night Thursday night, even though i had a small fever for most of my shift (yes, i now moved to night shift, which also most likely doesn’t help the situation), and came home and crashed Friday morning. I was supposed to get a cute haircut and had to cancel. Bummer. I pretty much slept 20 hours straight on Friday and went a whole 24 hours without eating. Maybe more. Yikes.

Saturday, i was wide awake at 5 am, felt somewhat better and finally caught up on the blogging world. I missed you guys. Later, the boy and i went to his parents’ for a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes (of which, i didn’t eat the cabbage) and relaxed for a bit. On the way home, my work texted and called me so many times i thought maybe i was missing a party somewhere (ha!). Turns out they really needed people and i ended up working through the night. I’m a sucker.

Sunday was much better as i got some sleep after work, went to Bass Pro to browse, ate at the most yummy Indian restaurant around (which only made my wanderlust for India that much stronger), got some frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf and am trying some new vanilla and hazelnut tea. Oh and at some point in the last 24 hours i’ve also pretty much lost my voice. Joyous. Well, my boyfriend might think so. Hehe.

And please excuse the random photos, they’re just little tidbits over the last few weeks and have nothing to do with this post. ;)


Filed under Life in general, Photography


Last year, after i was researching a local estate sale online, i saw a camera i was interested in that was pictured in one of the photos for the sale. Needless to say, i had a dream about that same camera prior to going to the sale and basically dreamt that i put a bid on the camera at auction and won. I actually dreamt the exact amount i won it for and everything. So, you can imagine that was a good dream. And very strangely, it came true. We went to the estate sale and the camera was still there on the 3rd day, and went up for auction. I bid on it. The exact amount in my dream. And won. It was a vintage Rolleiflex camera and was oh-so beautiful. I was eager to put a roll of film in it and started shooting. It took a while to use the film but i finally finished the roll and finally got them developed. It turns out that the roll sat so long that it messed with the color of the photos, but i think they’re pretty dreamy. Check it out for yourself….Oh, and real quick, be sure to follow the HelloSweetWorld blog on bloglovin’ and facebook! We’re finally getting connected with technology.


Filed under Photography