Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's supposed to be 100 miles of yard sales

Dave and I went to the 100 mile yard sale on Friday*. I swear every year it is BOILING hot when that thing rolls around, so we never do more than 60 miles of it.

And being nearly 6 months pregnant I got out of the car about once every 10 sales or so.

There were still a few interesting things that made their way into the car though.

I bought a HUGE box of fabric scraps. This is what was left after I had sorted through it. I think I have 4 lingerie bags FULL of feedsack scraps. But they are small. I think the only thing I can think to make of with them is a ticker tape or postage stamp quilt. I will try and show them to you once they are done drying in the sun. I was afraid the dryer would leave me with nothing.
There were some decent sized scraps in the box too. This is a voile or something, but I am thinking doll dresses. If I live that long.
A fun vintage floral.
Some decent sized vintage solids. (Always good to have since I use a lot of vintage fabric and no modern solids are really a good color match.)
One of two larger feedsack scraps.
And the other. I swear I have an apron or something made with this fabric somewhere.
The second much needed light fixture for our closet.
A new Irmi lamp for TBA.
What was marked as a spice rack. It's pretty small. And it's going in the basement playhouse.A sweet old dresser box.
A tablecloth. (I probably already have this one too. LOL)
And a new quilt. Of course. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the green.And the fans! It's a cutter. But super fun. (And won't be cut as I long as I am in charge of it.)
Just look at the aqua and red daisies on the back!

A wooden cake plate.
I think this will be fun painted and with a felt play cake for the playhouse.

I bought a bookshelf too. But it's already in the basement. It might go in Sam's room when we make the big switch here soon.

And I finally found another crib so TBA won't be sleeping in a drawer!

*Every year this thing gets more and more popular. And that means every year there is less and less *vintage* anything and more and more clothes. It's like a 100 mile long walmart. Except that used clothes are priced at $8(!!!) a piece. Honestly. Crazy town.


  1. I'm glad you found a few treasures, despite the heat. Love the light fixture and lamp for the baby's room. My walking cast and I braved 94 degree heat for an outdoor antique market today. It was a lovely excuse to leave the girls at home, even though I was beastly hot.

  2. I love that green fan quilt! It's a beauty!

    I would love to know how you are going to use that old glass light shade. I had one similar but couldn't figure out how to make it work with a modern light fixture, so I donated it back. :(

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your quilt, too. And the name TBA.


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