Vintage Bags, Shoes, Dolls and Surprises

This weekend there were church sales, temples sales and tag sales. On Saturday I went to a tag sale at a church. There was a big pile of empty boxes when you walked in. The lady there said “Take a box, you’re gonna need a box.” She was right. I could have used a wagon- maybe a small truck. Everything was $1 – purses, shoes, jewelry and toys. There was a big pile of handbags and I could tell they were fairly old (60’s-70’s). I picked out about 10. My favorite is this one by a designer named Martin Van Schaak. It has an owl on the front and colorful straps. I think it’s very different and fun.

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There was an older Dooney and Bourke but there are a lot of discolorations on the leather and it is missing the shoulder strap.


I picked up a very small Lauren by Ralph Lauren bag in a tweed kind of fabric. It is very preppy. There was also a colorful striped canvas Relic bag. I think both bags look appropriate for fall.



There was a Michael Kors bag but I don’t know how to authenticate this and I am not familiar with them. Last I will show this small sweet Coach bag in black.

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Sorting and listing these will be an learning experience for me!

Next to the bags were shoes. I noticed these gold shoes because they looked very old fashioned. They have big rhinestone buckles on them. Maybe they can be part of someone’s halloween costume.


I only picked up a few things in the toy area. I got this pair of figures from Peter Pan. They are about 9″ and look like they were Disney theme park exclusives so may be worth $20 for the two.


I bought this Aristocats themed music box. When you open it Marie spins to the song “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat.” I love the music boxes with the spinning figures and the mirrors. They remind me of the ones with the ballerinas that I had when I was young.


In the housewares area I picked up this blue and white enamel tea pot. It reminded me of Finland of Arabia but I couldn’t see a mark on it. When i got it home and washed it I saw on the bottom that it said Catherineholm, made in Norway. This is one of my favorite designers so I was very happy with this surprise. On Friday I was at an estate sale and saw an enamel tray that looked kind of mid century modern to me and when I flipped it over I saw Catherineholm Made in Norway. I was not familiar with either of these designs before this weekend!

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In the housewares area there was also this colorfully illustrated plate by Reichenbach of Germany. It seems to have fairy tale type figures on it.


The last items I will mention were these two backpacks. One is an Element backpack and the other is Land’s End. They are both in good, used condition. I may have missed the boat on back to school supplies but hopefully they will sell.

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I have been listing most of the weekend and still have lots more to do. I will post more tomorrow about other sales I went to but that church sale was one of the best I have been to all summer!

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