Monday, May 25, 2015

100 miles of yard sales (with Jack)

So, this year we took Jack along on the 100 mile yard sale (due to his complete inability to behave at home with anyone else in charge, ahem).  It was actually not so bad. He complained a lot about when we were going to be done, but at least he isn't two! LOL

First, some things I did not buy:

A crazily overpriced quilt top.
All the pyrex. Actually there was a lot more.
This very Golden Girls fabric padded mirror *thingy*.
All the cookie jars.
A cute strawberry cross stitch quilt.
All the salt and pepper shakers. A whole trailer full. It would take a whole salt mine to fill them all.
A very sweet cabinet. Actually I didn't even really consider this, but seeing it now I have some regret! LOL
The Waltons lunch box. I love the Waltons. And Dr Quinn. And Little House. But not when calls the heart. I loved the first season, but this new season? UGH.

I did buy:
Loads of pieces of GORGEOUS limoge china. I guess I am back to totally embracing my pink frilly thing. Forget trying to funk it up I suppose.

Some of the serving pieces.
The sweetest hand painted swans.
Totally shabby again. Ahem.
A delphite bowl. I almost screamed out loud.
I think these old clip on ties will be fun at St Patty's Day.
Martha Stewart ornaments from when she still sold all the cute things in K-Mart.
A small haeger duck. Who is blurry. I must've been drunk when I took the photo this close.
SWEET shakers! These have dented lids but will be so cute with all those tiny flowers my littles are always picking for me.
A rainbow of zippers.
A mountain (loads more than it looks like here) of horse ribbons. Horse ribbon everything man!
A delicate hand painted glass...
The St Louis 1893 sold me. (A quarter!)
Some cute books for the not twins.
Oh hi Ginty!
A big boy bed for Ginty. I would've preferred another spindle or Jenny Lind bed, but this was $10 and solid wood. A coat of paint, a sweet vintage decal right about there...that'll do pig.
Random linens.

Fabric and a pillow case. I have decided I could have nothing but these pillow cases and die happy. A whole closet full.
A doll quilt. The other day Sam asked me for doll blankets and when I said they are in your room she replied, "mommy! They are all hanging on the walls!"  Umm, oops.
A very sweet snowball quilt. I left it and then went back for it.

I keep meaning to tell you that if you see a spot like this on a quilt you should know it will turn into a hole when you wash it. I don't know why, and I don't know what makes them, but they always turn into a hole.
The back is the sweetest peach color ever, which is what made me fall in love.

So. This year was better than this sale has been in years! Plus I got to spend some quiet time with Jack and Dave.


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  1. Those are some fabulous pink fancy dishes! I'm quite the dish addict and I'm in love. Good for you on some great finds.

  2. All that pyrex *swoon*! I saw some lovely pieces I would have snatched up!

    And the salt and pepper shakers! *double swoon*

    You got some beautiful things. Love the snowball quilt!

  3. Fancy dishes! I would have bought them too and then wondered what in the heck I was going to do with them :-) But this is what happens with 90% of my finds.



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