For the past two weeks I have had zero interest in going junking. I think the never ending heat has really gone to my head. So when Saturday morning rolled around, I actually had no garage sale route pre-planned (I usually do that on Friday evening), but I knew I really needed a break from "the land of where the wild things are", a.k.a. my house. LOL What else is there to do at 7 am on a Saturday? So off I went.
Every single interstate in the St. Louis area is under massive construction, so getting around is not very easy right now. I went to the first sale and it was a dud. I wasn't able to get to second sale with my Mapquest directions because the high way so closed and I nearly went home right then and there since I wasn't sure I was in the mood anyway.
I am so glad I went on to the second sale. It was one of those sales where I find myself with so much stuff in my arms within the first 5 minutes that my arms are aching and I am cursing myself for not bringing my trust tote bag.
I picked up the Made in Denmark bee above, tablecloths, aprons, gobs of cute vintage seam bindings, a few ornaments, a set of sheets for Jack and more. And pottery too! All of my favorite things in one place. It's funny about the pottery though, because when I set out to have a pottery collection I wanted all white. Then I couldn't find enough all white pottery, so I bought colored stuff too. Lately the white stuff is the only pottery finding it's way to me. It figures, eh?
I kept picking these rolls of vintage nursery fabric up and putting them down. They were calling me, but I had no clue what on earth I was going to do with them, and some of them are HUGE. The third one down is nearly identical to the print on *my* Dandy (security blanket) when I was little. I ended up buying them, because better safe than sorry when it comes to old junk, right? On the way home I had a little spark of inspiration, and now I see baby log cabin quilts and pillows in my future.
After picking up Jack and Dave, we hit a few local garage sales, and had even more luck, finding a gorgeous old quilt, gobs of much needed winter clothing for Jack (Baby Gap jeans for a dollar, wooohooo!), books, puzzles, and learning games too.
The birthday bash was also a lot of fun, Jack discovered T-ball and I discovered he is quite good at it. (We also discovered that Jack was the same size as the 5 year old kids at the party, I forget how tall he is until I see him with kids who will be in Kindergarten soon.) And he has been full of his "Jack-ism's" this morning: "When I was a kid," "This mess is unbelievable," "Those are some lovely flowers, get the camera and take a picture mama," and in bed this morning "Be still mom and dad." That kid cracks me up.
Speaking of which, he will be coming in the door any minute now, I better go sneak a piece of chocolate while I still can!