Tuesday, July 20, 2010

An Amazing Estate Sale

I recently went to an amazing estate sale.  It was the estate of a 104 year old woman who was a retired music teacher.  She had lived in the same house for years, and there were vintage treasures from basement to attic.   I went with my best friend, who is an architect interested in interior design and all things vintage, and we spent hours going through the treasures in this house.  I found 3 boxes of goodies that I am currently listing on eBay.  There was such amazing variety that I wanted to share a few with you.

This vintage cookbook is called Sunday Night Suppers, and it's a 1956 Culinary Arts book.  The Mid-Century illustrations throughout are wonderful!

This is a rare book -- a Centennial celebration (1820 - 1920) of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

I found many beautiful vintage music books - and this is one of them.  It's Music Fun, Book 3, and it's a 1946 music theory activity book.

Tone Matching Tunes for Singing and Playing is a hard to find 1940 music book.  It was written by Lottie Ellsworth Coit and Ruth Bampton and illustrated by Ditzy Baker.  It has many beautiful full page illustrations -- and don't you love the name Ditzy Baker?

Follow the Music - Games for Home and School is a 1948 book of musical games for children.   Gorgeous baby boomer vintage illustrations, including the cover picture of children and a longhaired Dachshund dog having a musical parade.  So cute!  This was written by Lottie Ellsowrth Coit and Ruth Bampton with illustrations by Martha Powell Satchell.

Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas for 1961 is a big, oversized magazine with great photos and retro Christmas decorating ideas.

Vintage Christmas gift wrap box lids from Rich's department store and Davison's department store in  Atlanta.  I have done well vintage vintage boxes and box lids in the past (including a toy box lid that sold for well over $100), so had to list these on eBay:

This is Atlanta is a lovely 1973 photo book with pictures of Atlanta in the early 1970's -- Six Flags Over Georgia when it was still new, Underground Atlanta, and so much more:

All of these vintage goodies are in my store:  click here to visit Birdhouse Books

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