Worker Bee and I did a bit of estate saling this weekend. I can probably only talk him into going with me every 6-8 weeks so I was feeling lucky.
We went on the second day and most of the gorgeous vintage linens I coveted were gone. In fact, they were all gone, so I didn't buy any linens.
Now I did find these –
a set of four vintage metal Christmas trays,
a fabulously illustrated vintage chocolate box - I've tried finding information about this candy company and I can't find a thing - I'm pretty sure it is from the1920s though.
I also found this wine coaster - I already have a couple similar to this. It's so pretty I might keep this one for myself (especially since I only paid $1 for it).
I also found this pretty glass bowl. It's such a sweet shade of blue. I know nothing about this piece either. I'll probably put it up on etsy, but I would love to know more about it.
And here's something I can almost never resist - vintage baby clothes.
Could it be part of a layette? I couldn't get a nice picture of the whole thing. It's like a jacket, but it's quite long - as long as a baby. Do you know what it is?
Isn't the embroidery so sweet? Pretty sure it's hand done 'cause I think I can see bits of the pattern. Do you remember getting ready for that first baby? I can just imagine the new mom who made this being so proud to show off her adorable baby in something she made.
But what made this a spectacular trip was that Worker Bee found something he had wanted for a long, long, long time.
See, I'm not sure if I've told you that Worker Bee has a degree in geography. (I know....what does he do with that? Not a lot - but it's what he loved, hence the degree.)
Part of what developed that love of maps and places and people and populations and regions and climates and weather is a book.
A book that Worker Bee's mother donated right before they moved from California to Texas. A book that he has looked for for years. (They moved in 1988 so you can see how long he has been hunting.)
The only bad thing about finding this book is now I can't play the
"Hey, you might find that book you've been looking for" card any more.
That Worker Bee of mine was so cute. As soon as we got home he pulled out that book and started sharing with us the things he remembered and learned from that book. His enthusiasm was contagious and I could almost see the little towhead with glasses he was, sharing what he learned with his parents and his older brothers.
(yes, my heart got all melty)
I was so thrilled he found something that made HIM happy!
So what have you found that had you buzzing like my Worker Bee?