Saturday, August 25, 2007

Slim pickins

Ahhh, junk. I missed you. Even though both Friday and Saturday are yard sale days around here, Jack and I only found 3 sales worth visiting. I managed to find a few treasures. Including a gorgeous piece of pottery.
The cutest apron (it's a bit dirty still in the photo.) Look at the utensils and the roses!
Two sweet little cardboard houses. The graphics are darling. I have no idea what these might have been for though.
And some truly vintage fabric. The yellow daisy one has a price tag on it from Stix Baer and Fuller for 22 cents a yard (!).

Since yard saling was slim, we took Jack to the zoo this morning. That kid of mine would be happy to ride the zoo train all day long.

I really need a new blog banner, but I cannot seem to come up with any photo that makes me happy up there. I think I actually miss the tulips. LOL (Edit: Ok, the ribbons aren't too bad. A little dark, but getting there.)

25 comments:

  1. I like your apron banner. It might look cool either brightened up or converted to black & white.

    Is all the rain flooding your area?

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  2. I LOVE those old houses. Soooooo cute.

    Your ribbon banner is really cute! :)

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  3. I like all the banners you've had--the ribbons are nice!

    I only stopped at 2 sales today and the Habitat Store. At one sale I picked up 114 copies of National Geographic for 10 cents each!! LOL what in the world right?? I'm going to use them in my collages/journal pages :)

    lucy

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  4. i do like the banner, but i suffer from banner ADD. i change mine far too often! great finds...love that apron!

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  5. The apron is heavenly!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  6. lisa at thriftyandrosy8:01 PM

    Shoot, maybe you don't know who the heck I am...

    thriftyandrosy.wordpress.com

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  7. Looks like some great finds!

    I like the ribbon banner. :)

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  8. I think the old houses are from a book I posted about a few weeks ago. It's an old Dover book for making a cardboard village. Kind of like paper dolls.

    You find the best stuff. I can't wait to move back to America.

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  9. Beautiful finds you got, I love it all. That apron is darling! Love the little houses too, they look to me like they were from a vintage Built Rite childs set - I have a different set of them and the graphics look very similar! :)

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  10. those fabrics are wonderful! and that is just about the cutest apron ever.

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  11. You say "slim pickins" but you got some great things there, lady!

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  12. Looks like we're all playing with our banners these days! I love that apron with the happy forks and spoons!

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  13. Great finds, all of them! I wish I could find such nice things.

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  14. Fun Finds!! I love the apron!!!

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  15. You "dun good" for just a few sales! I'd have bought everything you did.

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  16. I'm not a big apron lover but that one you found might just make me a convert. Good shopping!!!

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  17. Oh I think the ribbons are great! I still don't know how to change the banner on my blog. I need a whole new makeover. :)

    Love the pottery piece, your collection is really growing!

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  18. Oh the new banner looks great-someday I am going to learn how to do them.

    That is a great apron as well!

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  19. love that fabric.

    I found some fabric in my mom's cedar chest that had the price tag still on it...fun to see and compare to what it would be today.

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  20. melissa8:34 PM

    i'm so jealous of your gorgeous vintage fabric! it's been slim pickings around here lately, too.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all the vintage stuff you have on here, especially your fabric finds!

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  22. Ohhhh such a fab piece of pottery...you lucky girl!

    I think the banner looks great. Might be very cool to bring the intensity of the colors down a bit - sort of a washed out look, and blur the edges as well.

    Tiffany

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  23. I love the ribbon banner! And that apron is really cute.

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  24. Oh I love, love, love, those little cardboard houses!

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  25. I think you found some wonderful finds! The apron is very sweet! cherry

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