I love going out on a saturday to small little towns to comb their local antique mall or shops. I love seeing what great things I can find, even if I don't buy anything, I always enjoy strolling down memory lane looking at all the things from my childhood .
The coolest thing I have ever found is a signed picture of Alan Rickman.
It was at a womans club book sale, they had organized a fund raiser and asked different movie stars to send signed pictures to be auctioned off and they had several that didn't get to them in time for the auction. So they were selling them for 3 dollars a piece. Well I LOVE Alan Rickman , my favorite all time movie is Sense and Sensibility and of course I LOVE Harry Potter so I was pretty excited to find this.
Whats the coolest thing you have ever found?
Jodi you start some great and interesting threads.
A couple of months ago I was in a charity shop and there was a box of 20 dressmaking patterns for 5p each (the whole lot for £1.00) and they were mostly Vogue/Butterick, very up to date and all unopened. I liked them all so bought them planning to make myself a whole new wardrobe!!!!! At the moment I just keep looking at them and imagining myself in these great outfits but there isn't enough hours in the day and I am addicted to making bears...... but soon I think I will have to make time, don't get much to fit me in the shops being so small and what I do like don't fit and what I don't like does so I don't buy much.
Jane oh my GOSH you found a steiff for 10cents, that's amazing!!!!!!! That is a great find
A Prada bag for 50cents, thats pretty cool too
the patterns would be great to find, I have trouble finding clothes too, I have the waist of a short woman and a rear end for an extremely large hippo, :crackup:
Anyhow, I found these items for about $2 each, all brand new and perfect bear sized.
My greatest find was when I went to an estate sale in Clearwater, Florida. I saw this purse that looked like it was from the 1920's. I collect vintage purses. The handle looked like it was sterling silver but was very tarnished. I took a chance on it and paid $10.
When I got the purse home, to my surprise it was $14 K gold (the frame of the purse and handle). The clasp was cabochon sapphires and the medallion was pave diamond (I had a jeweler confirm the sapphires and diamond). I thought it was rhinestones! The inside read Cartier and the Paris address. I almost fainted. I wonder what it is worth?