Score: Vintage Fabric and Swedish Christmas Linens
As I was driving my daughter to a playdate I passed by a tiny bright pink sign that directed me to a "tag sale." Yipee! I love tag sales! Great places to find one-of-a-kind vintage goods--and--you get to nose around someone's house! Unfortunately, these sales leave me a feeling a tad melancholy. Treading through these spaces, you realize they 9 times of out of 10 these were the abodes of older people who are either moving into a nursing home or, well, have "moved on" to their next destination. Very sobering to see a lifetime's worth of possessions being rifled through by nosey neighbors and bargain hunters... proceeds of the sales to either support their care or to be divided up amongst their survivors. As the saying goes, "You can't take it with you." Sorry to be such a Debby Downer...
On a cheerier note, here are some of today's tag sale finds. I'm building up my arsenal for my future Etsy shop. My goal is to have it up and running by the fall. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: The Scissors and Spice Vintage Etsy Shop is now open! For these vintage linens and more, please visit: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScissorsAndSpice