Vintage Sale…

Remember back in April I was at the vintage sale when Kelli called me and told me her water broke.  Well, I never showed you the goodies I got or told you about the sale so here, one month later, (Yep the boys are a month old as of today) I’m here to tell you about the sale.

I bought this magazine rack.


My idea is to keep my cross stitch projects in there like this…

I’m a sucker for old vintage… wooden boxes.  This was an old box that once some type of cigar box.  Someone saved the box, made a latch and some funky chain hinges.

I don’t have a specific place for it.  I think I am attracted to them as I love the make-do spirit that someone had to make this into a container rather than just toss it.


I bought this three-drawer little cabinet.  I’m going to find a place for this in my sewing room.  I really wanted a few more splashes of red up there and this is perfect for that.


I bought this little wooden box.  My intention is to mount a cross-stitch piece on it.


I bought fabric.  The toile and white were actually together as a pair of curtains.  I took them apart.  I paid $11 for them.  The fabric was like new.  The fabric is 54″ wide but will work up nice as a backing for my Red Sampler Quilt Along that Lori Holt is doing.  The red fabrics were $5.50 and $7.50.  When I bought them I thought they were the same print but they are not.  They must have been from the same fabric line.  There were 6 1/2 yards of one and 5 yards of the other.  I figured they will be backing someday.  I love red and can’t turn them down.

Check out the sewing box.  Oh my…LOVE!

I haven’t seen one in this style before with the spool holder at the bottom.


It came complete with one wooden spool.


I picked up a few more things to finish cross-stitch or punch needle projects.  Kelli has a few more things that needed finishing that I’m hoping to do for her.  I’m hoping a couple of these might work.

I bought this box with the Sunbonnet Sue on it.  I just love it!

I debated about buying it or not but it was cute.  Then I lifted the lid and look.  The same design is on the inside.  Wouldn’t it be cute to display some sewing notions of quilted pincushions inside.  I sure think it would.  The box was $7 I think…

I bought this too…oh my.  I love it.  I bought it with the intention of organizing my cross-stitch.  I have a cross-stitch update post coming up soon and I tell you more about it then.

I bought this metal box…I have cross-stitch in mind again.

It was a prescription file box…The lid opens.  The plan would be to use it for seasonal pieces.  I’d attach the current season to the front and put the “off-seasons” in the box.

I bought this frame.  I just loved it.  The details are really nice…again I was thinking of a cross-stitch piece.  Kelli has one she is stitching that might work with this.


I bought the gage for my brother.  I bought the scoop for dog food.


I plan to finish this box and use it in the living room for quilts.


The last thing I bought was a window and a fence.  Both are in the garage getting worked on so no picture but this is the idea.  As much as I’d love to say it’s my idea, it’s not.  The idea came from the Temecula Quilt Company’s Instagram page.  If you don’t follow them on Instagram.  I highly recommend it.

Check out the quilt display they made with an old window.


Here is how it was mounted.
The pieces I bought are smaller but it will be done the same way.  This project is on the list but low on it.  I need to sand, stain and varnish the pieces I bought.  It might wait until winter when there’s more time, but it’s on the list.  Isn’t this idea so cool??

I thought I’d share it with you all in case there’s a vintage sale in your area and you want to hunt for a window.  Around here the sales are only in the summer.

That’s what I bought.  I don’t have a lot of things in use yet.  Life’s been so crazy that I haven’t had a chance to get things done.

16 thoughts on “Vintage Sale…

  1. Kate

    What great finds! You sure found many neat items and it will be fun to see them when you have them incorporated in your house. Such fun you had!

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  2. Julie

    I really enjoyed seeing all you got while thrifting. I, too, have a thing for boxes, especially wooden ones! (I also have lately been into vintage paint-by-number pictures, which now comprise their own grouping on one wall of my sewing room.) My favorite of all your finds that day is the small tabletop file cabinet with label holders that you plan to use for cross stitch supplies. A gem!

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  3. brenda

    your magazine rack find was like the one i found that was just like the one one of my grandmothers had. its condition was so pristine i thought it might have been refinishsed . Checked it pretty closely and sure it was not. Your carved box reminded me of the sunshine girl that appeared on sun maid raisins. Do you think it was a one of a kind hand carved item?? it will be interesting to see them in their new rendition when you have repurposed them.

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  4. Margaret in North Texas

    I love all the goodies you found that day. And you have a plan for each of them.

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  5. Jazz

    They’re a month old already? It seems like I have been praying my heart out for them for at least 3 – 4 months! I’m so glad they’re home and well.

    Good stuff you got at the sale, too.

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  6. Christina Coats

    Love them all, wish we had such sales here. The window idea is great, it would be a rare find here to seek out a wooden window frames, most are pvc! As for the drawers with side cupboard well it made me drool. You will have such satisfaction working on them all and putting them in place. Happy first month birthday to the gorgeous boys

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  7. suzanne Y

    Excellent finds!! I love the red drawer unit and so many of the other things you found. I have that exact toile. I used some of it as a backing to a pillow I made for my husbands chair. Its a 28″ pillow and doesn’t fall over or out when he gets up out of the chair. Fits perfectly.

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  8. Paula S.

    I don’t usually comment but this was too much to resist!! I love the swing set and the story but what really got me was your vintage finds!! I am in love with everything and your ideas. Now I want to go shopping.

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  9. jean fletcher

    I fell in love with every thing that you bought! the wooden flat scoop thing I believe is a butter paddle for scooping out of the butter church and pressing the butter into forms to harden.

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  10. Pauline Glynn

    I just love your life, with all the kids and grand kids it is wonderful. you are well blessed. and i think you are a great lady. the hub of the wheel… keep it up . a really enjoy your blog. thanks for posting it.

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  11. Jean

    When you buy “vintage” to use with cross stitch or punch needle do you plan to seal or preserve them in any way? I love your finds, but wouldn’t be sure how to keep them from “rusting”;over on to the needlework. Also, do you plan to make the needlework removable for cleaning? I’m reluctant to put a piece of needlework where it can’take be cleaned, but nobody I know needs another pillow or framed piece for the wall. Can’t wait to see what you do with all these treasures!

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  12. Kim J LeMere

    What great finds and your ideas continue to amaze me. I love the idea of an old window frame for a quilt rack.

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