Sunday, March 24, 2013

Estate Sale Finds & Easter Spoolies

 We stopped by an Estate Sale yesterday afternoon after my niece's Sweet 16 Birthday Party.  I wasn't sure what to expect since it was inside of the Eagle's Lodge, but I was pleasantly surprised!  The prices were good and they definitely knew what they had.  My favorite find were these vintages statues.  My grandma has a set and I always loved them.
They started out gold and I just don't do gold, so the first thing I did when I got them home was to paint them white and do a little distressing.  I love the way they turned out.  These were made by Universal Statue Company in 1971. 

I also spotted these great frames.  They don't look so great now, but they will when I get done with them!  The oval ones were marked a quarter each and the rectangle ones were marked 5 cents each.  I can't wait to make them over!
The total cost for the statues and 4 picture frames=$1!!  Yes, one dollar!  Can you believe that?  I was happy with that and then he asked if we were interested in the night stands over there.  I said sure, but I didn't have $10, which is what they wanted for the pair.  He told us just to take them!  So really, I paid one dollar for the statues, frames and night stands.  I am sure that if I would have looked around more, I would have found more fun stuff, but all of this will do!
The night stands are in our room right now, awaiting a makeover.  Depending on how they turn out, I might just keep them for myself!


I joined in a fun Easter swap at 521 Lake Street.  This swap was to decorate a wooden spool for your swap partner for Easter.  Tiffany was my partner and look at the cute spoolie she made me!
Love the Eiffel Tower shadow box egg she made.  The aqua sky, the pink, the glitter, Paris-I love it all! 
She also included this fun box full of goodies.  I think I might have to make another spoolie with all the crafty things she sent.
She also gave me this fun raffia nest that came with these pink speckled eggs.  Thanks so much for the goodies Tiff!  If you want to see what I made for her, click here.

Holy week is upon us, I hope you are all ready for Easter!

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NanaDiana said...

Wow- I'd say you got quite a haul for a dollar. Who says there aren't any bargains to be had anymore? Those spoolies are just darling. I love them! xo Diana

Susan said...

What a great haul!! I love all your finds. I have those little statues. Mine are white and were white when I got them. I plan to distress them make them more of a beige like color in the cracks and crevices.

Darlene said...

I have the same gold little girl statue and have been planing on painting it too. I bought mine from a yard sale. take care, Darlene

Donna Heber said...

Hi Trisha,

It looks like you found some great things at the estate sale! Great job painting and distressing those statues. I had hever heard of spoolies until recently. They are awesome!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great transformation, they look so much better with a lighter, fresher coat of paint. Those tables will be fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

craftyles said...

I'm lovin the estate sale finds. Can't wait to see the transformation. The spoolie you received is adorable.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

$1.00 is always the right price to pay!!!! Love the frames!

The Joyful Thrifter

Curtains in My Tree said...

I think we all like the girl & boy statues , even better painted

the frames were a good find also, I haven'r been to any sales lately , just trying to clean out all my treasures
I always like to see what others find

Plumfield House Gardens said...

All very cute, especially love the oval pictures, can't wait to see what you do with the end tables, what a great find!

Unknown said...

Fabulous PINK eggs!
of the Abbey

Rebecca Nelson said...

Total SCORE~ Together we could surely tear up the town!



Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your gorgeous estate finds, especially the statues. You have a great eye and did a fabulous job, they look amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy Easter.

Suzanne said...

I can't wait to see your frames and end tables! And the spoolies are adorable...and exactly the reason I don't do swaps. Mine would've been pathetic compared to those. hahaha Happy Easter Sweetie;)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for sharing your treasures at my party. You were in the top five most viewed come by and grab my featured button for your blog.


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Great finds Trisha! I don't do gold either. lol! The Paris spoolie is just perfect for you! So sweet. I joined that swap and loved my spoolie too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

You sure did score! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and take a look. Todles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

bj said...

OOO, talk about "a bang for your buck" got it, girl. These are all wonderful.
I have been searching all thrift stores around here and Craig's List for some olden nightstands...these are perfect. Wish I lived close enuf to you to buy them. :(
Thanks for stopping by..:)
and I am about to link up to follow you. :)

Jenny's Heart said...

I am going shopping with you!
Your spoolie suits you to a tee.
I plan on posting mine this week, I am so far behind!
Love ya!

Donna said...

Wow, what a haul, you really lucked out, Trisha! I love your frames, and I can't wait to see what you do with the tables. I am in love with those sweet pink eggs, I've never seen any like them before. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Unknown said...

Hi Trisha,

I actually really like your night stands as I can picture them all redone. What a steal of a deal too! You seem to find the best deals ever.