Monday, April 23, 2012

Estate Sale Treasures

It was a fantastic weekend for estate sales in my area. Among my many collections, one of my favorites is teddy bears. I haven't added any in quite some time (I would need to consider putting an addition on to the house if I added to my collections every time I saw something I liked!) but this little sweetheart really spoke to me.
Her name is Emma and she's dressed in a lovely vintage doily that has handpainted flowers. She also wears a stickpin with a portrait of a woman. Perhaps the stylist for this sweet creation?
And look at the back of Emma's doily dress-her name is hand stitched!

I don't have a fan collection but certainly wouldn't mind starting one after this find.I have no idea how to determine the age of this fan but I can tell that it's very old. The paper is aged and appears frail but is in perfect condition. The muted colors and floral design are stunning.

Fairies and all things whimsical are tucked around my house, so yes, I must admit to that collection also.I simply couldn't resist and immediately found a place to perch her.

If you've never been to an estate sale I highly recommend it. This past Saturday was certainly an enjoyable and entertaining day for me and those fabulous finds set me back less than $20!

11 comments:

Ann said...

Such wonderful finds. Emma is so special. I would rather go to estate sales than do almost anything else! This past weekend we had an obligation out of town so missed out on several great looking sales here. Dang!

Lululiz said...

What a little sweetie, your Emma, and her dress is so pretty.

ArtSings1946 said...

Emma is so sweet. She's lucky to have found such a fabulous home.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful finds.

Happiness to all.

Lorraine said...

Wow, those ARE fabulous finds!! I'd say you did very well, my dear! xo Lorraine

suziqu's thread works said...

What lovely finds!
Emma is such a sweetie and that fan is adorable!
Have a wonderful week!
Suzy

mercedesscott said...

JoAnne - what sweet treasures you found! That fan is fab; does it have any markings on it to help you ID it? Oh, wouldn't it be fun to start a "fan" collection???
Happy Monday!

Kasia said...

Fabulous finds my dear!!! I especially love the fan, so pretty! :P

Hugs,

Kim said...

Oh Joanne, so many wonderful treasures...I love the fan! xo

khess136 said...

Lucky you! Your sweet Emma is too precious for words, JoAnne. It sounds like you had the most fabulous day filled with amazing eye candy!

Mina said...

Awww. Emma is so adorable and what a stunning dress! I have always loved fans and wouldn't mind a collection of them myself. ;-) And fairies? Oh girl, you know I am all over that. ;-)

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful finds. Lucky you! The fairy is adorable!
hugs Lynn