Monday, May 3, 2010

I hit the Jackpot!!

I was at an estate sale on Saturday. Everything was pretty picked over....I managed to find a few things that I couldn't live without. I was talking to the girls, and said my dream would be to walk into a sale, and find a room full of vintage wallpaper. A few minutes later a man walked up to me, and said he overheard me say that I love old wallpaper, he said that he had 5 or 6 rolls that he got at a sale a few years back, and that he would like them to go to a good home. hahaI went by his house on Sunday, and about died when I saw the fabulous paper.
This pink is the softest shade, and the flowers are so sweet. Love it. There was a whole roll of this.
This one is really brittle, but still will work....love the red flowers. Again, another full roll.
There was only about 4 yards left of this striped one, but it's pink, and I love it also.
Soft beige with lattice and flowers, swoon. Yes, a brand new never opened roll.
This one almost looks flocked, but it is just a soft beige tone on tone. The roll had never been opened.
This one is sagey green.....it's hard to see in the pictures. It is lovely!!
He said he was afraid it would end up in a landfill somewhere, and sold it to me for gasp....$30.
I can't wait to start crafting with it.
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

13 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

that really is the mother lode!

good for you! ... I never luck out that way ... :-(

oh, well - I'll enjoy your jackpot vicariously.

stefanie said...

wow,,,,how exciting..its all gorgeous!!!! I am soo glad you like your treasures.

Signs and Salvage said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

Happy Monday:)

Kristin

Rose Garden Romantic said...

You really did hit the jackpot!!! Lucky girl and it was a steal, too!! That would be my dream to find some vintage wallpaper, too! Maybe someday I'll get lucky like you!
Michelle

Lori said...

OH OH OH!!! WOW!!! you are so lucky Valarie...that is the most gorgeous wallpaper...and i cannot believe the price...have fun playing with those beauties!!!

vivian said...

oh lucky you! I can hardly wait to see what wonderful things you will use it for!
hugs
vivian

Teacup Mosaics said...

You did hit the jackpot, great find!!!!! I can't wait to see what you make with them.

jen said...

oooh you lucky girl, i am happy for you! I know you will enjoy it and create SOMETHING FABULOUS!
luvs and glitter
~jen

twinkleshabbystar said...

Whoo-hoo!!! Lucky girl! The paper is gorgeous. Such sweet and pretty prints! I agree with Lori...have fun playing and creating!!! XOXO,Jenn

Secondhandrose said...

Wow, those are the stories we can only dream about. congratulations! come for a visit.

karen

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Lucky girl, so pretty! I am smitten with the pink stripe floral and the red paper. You will do something amazing with them!

Best wishes,
Tammy

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

stopped by to say hi! Beautiful wallpaper what a find.. blessings, laura

JillFace said...

Can I use the yellowish one with flowers for my lamp shade this weekend when you are gone??? hehe