Yesterday was the one of these "largest garage sale" events in Springfield, mo. This thing is not even close to large for this St. Louis girl and the crowds are NUTS. This year we had to wait in line 45 minutes just to get a ticket even though we arrived twenty minutes after it started. (A bad system there, for sure.) I never buy much, struggling to spend any money at all really, but it's the dead of winter and I need a break from the ordinary. Plus the fabric outlet in town is AMAZING.
So, what did I dig up this year?
A paper tablecloth.
These are empty now, but Google says they used to house tiny tea sets. Even empty they are charming. Finding one with the pieces is on my must find list now.
A wagon missing most of the wagon.
A spool knitter.
A pile of old paper stars (probably German, these came from the very german Elsa.) I also bought a vintage german pillowcase from her for our big German pillow, but it's in the dryer. It's lovely with big eyelet. The spool knitter was her sons.
Yards and yards of this musty vintage red fabric. Even washing and airing has yet to cure of it of the smell.
And very cute vintage seersucker fabric which is wet here and also smelly, so hanging on the line.
Enough to make me happy. Plus there's that pile of fabric I will be back with tomorrow.