Sunday, August 7, 2011

yardsale win...i think i'll share the wealth with a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone! do you love love love a good yard sale?? Lots of times I pass a sale up if I have the littles so the poor things aren't subjected to the "torture" of thrifting. I had both of them with me and just COULD not pass this one up. They had bunches of vintage fruit crates in the front yard and I really like the look of them. They were large and in really nice condition and I could help but think they would make a pretty bookshelf. So,w e stopped.

MUCHHHHH to my surprise there was much more treasure to be had! I walked by the crates (which had no price) and asked the woman who seemed to be in charge what she wanted for the crates. She asked what I thought. She didnt know what to sell them for. I shrugged and said I wasnt sure and proceeded to look around. THEN! I found a table PACKED with amazing vintage sewing supplies and notions! There was a large box of what appeared to be unsorted notions (many in the original packaging). It looked so pretty. I snapped it up without digging through much.

THEN the lady came back and told me I could have the crates for ONE DOLLAR each!! ONE DOLLAR!! WAHHOOO!! I took 4 crates, the box of notions a large piece of fabric and an amazing 70's bread box/tin for EIGHT BUCKS! I was so excited! I still am and this was 2 weeks ago...

The bread tin:


I thought this tin was so pretty!

But the real treasure...I got home and started going through the notions box...

20 plus packages of unopened bias tape and lace...


Hundreds of vintage buttons still on the cardboard...


50 plus zippers!


And this wasnt all! There were many other little surprises in the box. it was such a fun find I thought I would share. How will I EVER use 50 zippers??? SO...I am giving away! I will stuff a standard sized envelope with some random items I found in my treasure box. You want to win dont you?

I will make it easy!

Just leave a comment telling me something you might make with your vintage surprise envelope goodies!

If you would like to have a second chance please be a follower using google! You can be a follower by clicking the little button over there -->
and leave a comment telling me you are!

Entry 3: share this giveaway link on your facebook or twitter page and leave a comment telling me you did. Be sure to tag me! Facebook Taidye Original and twitter @taitweets

Hope your weekend was FAB!!

EDITED TO ADD: I will close the giveaway and draw a winner at 11 p.m. EST Friday Aug 12!



49 comments:

Aimee Steckowski said...

Love love love.... the buttons, zippers & tape. What a fun day you must have had. Thanks for wanting to share!!!

Aimee Steckowski said...

I also follow you on google publicly. Fun!!

miamihoney said...

I follow your blog and I am so glad I do!

miamihoney said...

I would probably use the buttons to make hair bows for my niece!

miamihoney said...

I tweeted about your giveaway :)

Maribel said...

omg, tai! you lucky girl...i would use the zippers for some pillows for my family room.

Maribel said...

i follow your blog, of course!

Maribel said...

i posted about your giveaway on FB!

madison avenue said...

i would use them for a dress or a skirt! that is an incredible find!! im super jealous!

madison avenue said...

i am a follower :)

Sisterino said...

Love love love loooove vintage sewing notions! I would use them on some little zip clutches, or maybe as fun details on kids clothes. Great giveaway!

Sisterino said...

I already follow you via google reader =)

Katherine said...

I think I would start on my christmas gift list...I am going to make all the ladies in my family some little clutch purses.

Katherine said...

And I follow you on google...for a while now :)

Madeleine said...

I would use the zippers for my back-to-school skirt. And I don't know who wouldn't love a couple of fun buttons.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

What a haul--great job! I'm loving little zipper pouches these days, so I'd make some more!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

And I'm a follower :)

Anonymous said...

Bah! Google comments is making me comment as anonymous - but I'm Michelle G from undeservingyetoverblessed.blogspot.com - I previously left a LONG comment and it disappeared :*( I follow ya! :) Came over from Tipjunkie.
Those "surprise scores" are the best!!!
buttons my daughter would probably make earrings or a necklace out of...zipper i'd probably make a "learn to zip" project for one of the kiddos :)

Randi said...

Total score! I would have wanted to do a little happy dance right then and there, lol. I would start by stitching together this cute little purse/bag that my 8 year old has been dieing for me to make, but I'd love to sneak in some bows for gifts this Christmas with those buttons. Thanks!
mommy saves at yahoo dot com

Carla said...

What an awesome find! I would have bought those goodies up in a flash too! I would like to make more wristlets/coin purses for more zipper practice. And I love adding buttons to projects! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla said...

I'm a new follower via gfc! :)

Vicki Kubiak said...

I want free stuff. Sewing notions are fun!

Ari - "M" is for Mama Bear said...

How fun!! Those fun colored zippers and buttons would be fun to have a little splash of color to make reusable sandwich bags!

I could also use the lace to make some flowers, wall art, and embellish some clothes.

What a great find!!

Ari - "M" is for Mama Bear said...

Ohhh, and I'm a follower. :)

MommaLlama said...

Let's see, I would have to say that a few great pouches with button embellishments would be fun!

slhightower5(at)yahoo(dot)com

MommaLlama said...

I'm now a follower as well!

slhightower5(at)yahoo(dot)com

Natural Mama said...

A baby dress :)
And I am now a follower!

Kellie said...

As much as I love to sew, I have never, ever, used a zipper. {GASP} I would use them to practice making everything zippy.

WhyCuzICan said...

New Follower :) (saw about your giveaway at Someday Crafts, BTW)

Suzanne in IL

WhyCuzICan said...

OH, and what would I do with some vintage crafting goodies if I won? I have a cool lampshade idea or two I could work on! 'Natch!

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... said...

A Wreath and hair clips for my daughter to wear
Angela
nscrofan at rogers dot com

Hani@Craftionary said...

awesome giveaway.. Love it! I am your newest follower.. :)
Hani

Hani@Craftionary said...

I love to craft, and right now I am thinking about fun ways to make things using these.. :)
Thanks for the chance
Have a great day!!

Kristy said...

Wow! That IS treasure!!! New follower here from Someday Crafts!

Kristy said...

I would most likely use these delightful items in sewing projects for my kiddos since that's what I sew most. :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Bethany said...

Hi! I found you at Someday Crafts giveaway directory! Please enter me to win your most generous giveaway! Of course, it'd be more awesome if you threw in that bread tin too (just sayin' - it is quite sweet and I'm jealous of your ownership of it :)
Bethany
sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

bsyb said...

Making some zippered bags for my kids and family. These notions would be a great addition to help make them special. thanks

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Janet said...

I saw a purse made from zippers and think I'd like to try to make one

Marsha S said...

OMG! I can feel your excitement on such a bargain too! I love finds like this. As for what I would make if I won--who knows! If there is binding it would surely find it's way on to a quilt.

Marsha S said...

I am your newest GFC follower

Clarissa and John said...

I would use these fun finds to make some cute headbands and clips!

Clarissa and John said...

I am now a blog follower.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What a treasure indeed. I am now a follower. I would use the zippers to make flowers and the button for the center.

Tabitha
tjones4317@charter.net

Lytles said...

I love all the vintage buttons! I would use them for flower clips.
thelytles@hotmail.com

Dorian said...

I would make an old school retro dress for my nieces. With all that lace and buttons I think it'd look fab!

Dorian said...

I tweeted! @Dorian_BSM
and I'd follow to but I'm having a problem with blogger. I can see the follower option on ANY BLOG! :(
Thanks for the chance :)

busilyspinningmomma@gmail.com

Kaytee said...

I have really been wanting to make a small clutch purse lately. These supplies would be great!
katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love making zipper flower pins and vintage button rings...love, love, love! gabbysue7@yahoo.com

radio controlled helicopter said...

Making some zippered bags for myself and family. These notions would be a great addition to help make them special.

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