10.24.2011

Style Spots: Warm Weather Wins

I'm a bit conflicted about the weather lately. Earlier last week, it started to get chilly, and I started breaking out my sweaters. I even splurged a little on some new fall/winter boots (I officially have my first pair of knee-high boots and LOVE them). Then, this weekend, temperatures were on the rise again, leaving us with gorgeous weather in the 70s and 80s. It was a fine weekend for estate sales, but I had to leave my boots in the box for another day, or my feet would have roasted. I know, I know, talk to me in December and ask if I still think this kind of weather is something to be conflicted about (my answer will surely be no, since I'll be suffering from chronic cold feet and hands).

I often notice that nice weather brings more people to estate sales, and that was the case this weekend. Friday morning, my friend Jeff — one of my husband's best friends who is proving to be my most consistent estate sale friend — and I went to a couple sales. The first was in Crestwood, and the second on The Hill. I found stuff at both, but Jeff...well, he is quite impressive. He can go a whole day of estate sales and not buy anything, because he knows what he's looking for, and if it's not there, then there is nothing to get. I wish I could show such self-restraint at times.

Saturday my mom and I headed to a couple rummage sales and two estate sales. The first rummage was at St. John's at Lindbergh and I-55, and their rummage sales are by far the best I've been to. There is loads of stuff, and lots of really cute older ladies and gentlemen who help run it (they all wear vests with smiley faces on them!). And the prices are very, very reasonable. Their next one is in April, and I've already got my calendar marked. The other sales were okay...one in Affton that had some good stuff, and one in U-City that had some great stuff, but very overpriced (they wanted $12 for sweaters, which is more expensive [by far] than thrift stores). By the time we hit our second rummage, it was almost over and there wasn't much left, so we called it a day at noon and I went home a happy girl. Here's the haul...

My heart jumped when I saw this at a local Value Village: a round hat box suitcase from American Tourister. The same green as my other luggage. :)

And the lining is so pretty...

An old yellow Coke crate.

Vintage cookbooks (of course). That Good Housekeeping one is a third printing from 1934. And the white booklet is titled "Dishes Men Like." I love those because it's such a sign of the times.

Some older Rubbermaid shelf liner.

Four Gloria Vanderbilt "Forever Thine" plates from the 1970s.

Three scarves (top is Oscar de la Renta, bottom two are handmade).

Green and white apron.

A folky/kitschy apron.

A really neat table runner that has an animal pattern.

Black and gold purse.

A really nice light wool skirt, size 8 (in case you're interested!).

Two wool berets.

An Amelia Earhart travel bag.

A bubble umbrella with red trim.

I fell in love with this pillow.

And a twin bedspread from India that I'm using as a tablecloth.

Goes great with our table runner from Guatemala!

As always (unfortunately), I'm still uber behind on listing stuff on Etsy, so if you see something you like, email me at SecondHandWithStyle@gmail.com and I can give you more information!

Linking up with:

Thrift Share Monday
Flea Market Finds
The Penny Worthy Project
Magpie Monday

11 comments:

  1. Gosh you did SO well! I love it all, but like the green hatbox, coke crate and the umbrella best.

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  2. So cool! I love both pieces of luggage!

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  3. Absolutely adore those aprons. Great finds.

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  4. LOVE those Gloria Vanderbilt plates!

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  5. You always find such great things - I particularly like the hatbox suitcase and the cookbooks

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  6. You got me with the tablecloth - runner combo! My kind of mix! Great finds all around.

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  7. The poppy pillow is the cat's meow!
    xox
    Pam

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  8. I love the hat box, so stylish! And the pillow is utterly divine!! x

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  9. Thanks all for the kind words and for stopping by! I'm super excited to use that hat box suitcase on my next trip! My mixed set of green luggage is really getting there. :)

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  10. Lots of diverse finds - like the bedspread for its vibrant colours. Love vintage cookbooks and yours look wonderful and would love to take a peek. lso like that folksy apron

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