April 16, 2012

Estate Sale Finds: March

 This post is a little late, but better late than never!
Most of the vintage we wear comes from thrift stores and estate sales. For various reasons, some don't feel comfortable buying a stranger's old clothes but for a vintagist, that is basically what you do on a regular basis-and don't give it a moment's thought! That being said, there are some basic things we, personally, have learned about the estate sale.
In our area, an estate sale is different from a yard sale/ garage sale in these main ways:
1. Volume- usually everything in the house is for sale, or all of its contents are displayed on the lawn, in the garage and on the driveway

2. Variety of items- since the main goal is to sell everything, chances are you will be able to buy anything from teacups, to books, to clothes to picture frames

3. Quality- the items that are sold include the good stuff that people just have to get rid of, rather than only sifting through cast-offs or boxes of junk

This is what we came home with, all for $6.00
homemade 60's polyester tank

homemade 60's  polyester band-collar tank

50's gloves

1969 pattern- all pieces are still there!

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