Friday, September 28, 2012

Whoa! It's Friday already?

This week has gone by sooo fast! I can't believe it is Friday already! Where does the time go? This post is going to be multiple days worth of junk treasures coming to my house. It started on Sunday when my SIL & BIL come over for a visit. They brought me LOTS of goodies! They found a game for me at a church sale and brought a bunch of things from my MIL.

I'm ashamed to say that they sat in the same spot on the kitchen counter all week! I spent very little time at home all week and the time that I was at home, I was either coming or going or sleeping! Now I have some down time, so it will all get put away-along with all of the new junk stuff that I got yesterday and today.

Here is how my week went...

Monday-dropped Lucy off at the vet to be spayed. This was very difficult for me! I had this feeling that she was going to die during the surgery and I'd never see her again. Not only did she survive (of course she did, it's a routine surgery after all-why was I being so silly?), you wouldn't even know she had surgery (other than the inch long scar on her belly). She is just as rambunctious as ever, and never once has she acted like she was in pain.

I worked late on Monday, raced to WW to weigh-in, raced to the store to pick up a newborn size onesie (what the vet recommended to put on Lucy to keep her from licking her incision), raced to pick her up at the vet office, went a little further into town to make a quick stop at Adam's friend's house so I could squeeze their little guy and give him some kisses. He's 4 months old now and I hadn't seen him for about 3 weeks. Got home really late, and the day was over!

While I was at work Monday, I got a call from a co-worker that her husband dropped off the rocking horse and I needed to get up to the front to take it to my car right away. I was kind of confused...I went along with it, because I very well could have forgotten all about our conversation about it. I was assuming she wanted me to sell it for her in my booth. It was a big mystery to me, but I went with it.

Tuesday, I took Lucy to work with me in her cage. I was nervous about leaving her by herself all day. My boss was fine with it-whew! It was either let me bring her, and work, or stay at home all day and not actually worked out really well! At lunchtime I took her home because she was doing fine and Adam was home. After work was volleyball-and the day was over!

Wednesday-work. I went to lunch with my friend Auntie and she cleared up the mystery about the rocking horse! It seems my co-worker had talked to her months ago about selling it in her booth, but auntie wasn't interested in I don't know if she thought she talked to me about it, and was confused, or if she actually did talk to me and I have no memory of it at all...scary thought! Didn't have volleyball, it was our team's turn to have a night off, so I got a few things done around the house, and caught up on some things, and before I knew it, the night was over!

Thursday-Worked/pulled my hair out with a newsletter and an mass email provider for a good chunk of the day. Fortunately, I was able to walk away from it, before I had a total melt-down and came back to it later in the evening from home and finished it up. I went to a couple sales on my way home, and had pretty good luck. I texted Kevin about a barn sale that had a plethora of old steel filing cabinets.

He has been picking them up all summer for his barn and his woodworking tools. He was thrilled to get 4 more. I got a few things, but now I am wondering if was such a good idea. EVERYTHING was filthy!! Gross filthy. Lotta time cleaning and soaking filthy.

Kevin and I went out for a quick dinner, then I had Bible study with 3 of my cousins and by the time that was over, so was the day!

Today I went to a few sales, one was just across the expressway from my house. There weren't any signs out, but the street was lined with cars and people were waiting on the porch. I waited to see if they went in before I got out of my car. It was listed as a garage sale, but it was inside the house. It was one of those "50 years of accumulation" sales...the ones that I am a total sucker for.

Nine times out of ten they aren't worth even stopping for-just ask Auntie. I've dragged her around to plenty of them only to walk away either empty handed or shaking our heads-or both! This one was just o.k.-I got a red Friendship Pyrex mixing bowl, a green Pyrex mixing bowl and a scalloped milk glass bowl with gold around the top edge.

Then I decided to head to the area that I grew up for a couple estate sales and a church rummage sale. I really wanted to go to the rummage sale because it was at the church that my great-grandma used to go to. I stopped at a family run estate sale (everything was priced higher than I would price it for the booth) along the way and wasted about 10 minutes, so by the time I got to the rummage sale, I was over an hour and a half late from their starting time. I wasn't expecting much, but I was VERY pleasantly surprised!

I filled up my car! I got an art deco type dresser, a pink covered candy dish, a couple aprons, a tablecloth, a canister set on a lazy Susan, an appetizer set on a lazy Susan, and a few pieces of Pyrex. A very nice woman helped me load the dresser into my car because the people running the sale were all about 75 and older and no one could lift!

It seems like I picked up a little something at just about every sale I went to-except one. They had an Obama sign in their front yard, and there were 4 shoppers all talking about how they support Obama, and how wonderful he is, and they were ripping on Romney. How uncomfortable to be the only one not in agreement with them! I couldn't get out fast enough! They were getting themselves all riled up-it was very odd to me.

I don't necessarily like Romney, but I do appreciate a candidate who stands up for the unborn. I'm going to be doing a 3 mile fundraiser/awareness walk for a local pregnancy help clinic on the 6th. with my cousins, and anyone else who wants to walk with us. If you're a local reader and want to walk too, send me an email and I'll put you on the list. It's $20 and they'd appreciate if you got donations too, but you don't have to.

One of the last sales turned my stomach before I even got out of the car. I drove up to see a king-sized bed in the yard that the box springs were quite stained. That was the first thing I saw, but once I committed to the road in front of the house, I felt I had to stop. I'm glad I did, I found a vintage drink shaker, a green glass pitcher and a chippy-funky red metal cart for $3!!

As I was walking away the two ladies got teary-eyed because it was their mom's and she had passed. They said she had painted it many, many years ago and they were in a sense, giving me permission to repaint it. When I told them I kinda liked it the way it was, they both were happy.

I went on a long rabbit trail looking for a Craigslist estate sale...the address didn't even exist! I have had that happen more times than not with sales listed on Craigslist. I think I am going to pass on future CL sales for a while-I'm tired of wild goose chases that end up being nothing!

I met Eric for lunch, and now I'm home, blab blab blabbing about my week! Kevin left this morning to go hiking with a guy from our church co-ed volleyball team. they'll be back tomorrow-just in time to play a double match (2 1/2 hours of vball!) I've got a couple subs lined up just in case.

There are a couple sales that I'm thinking of visiting tomorrow...not that I need anything else...just the thrill of the hunt. Plus I put a bid in on some stuff at the church rummage sale, and hopefully they will call me and say I got it! They pick out things they think are valuable and make them bid only items-usually I pass on them, but this time I took a chance-we'll see...

Here is all the junk treasures/finds that made their way into my house this week...

 Where, oh where am I gonna put this stuff???

 I've seen these little canisters usually one at a time, but never the whole set and never with the lazy Susan underneath. Yep...thinking this might stay with me for a while...

 This is the vintage game my SIL got for me, along with the golf books from my FIL. The Sunkist reamer (top right) is from my MIL. The nasty dirty milk glass dish is from the barn sale, along with the set of cast aluminum or zinc candlestick holders. Also in this picture is a set of 4 ceramic corn on the cob dishes with ceramic cob holders, and two sets of vintage fondue forks.

 Here's the mystery rocking horse. He has two little bells in the hollow part of his belly that chime when he rocks. He is part wood, part plastic. I have no idea what price to put on him for the booth. I have a feeling it will end up being a lot less than my co-worker was expecting, so she might just take him back home.

 Here is the appetizer set on a lazy Susan-not sure if it all really goes together or not, but it was sold together as a set. A box of noise makers for a quarter each-not sure if they are vintage or not.

 A Fiesta butter dish bottom, a couple sets of vintage Christmas tins and tin coasters and a woodworking book for Kevin.

 A fall tablecloth, an enamel pot, two Pyrex casseroles with lids, two Pyrex bowls and two plastic Christmas decorations. 

 Here's the very cool red cart-too bad I've got it loaded with junk! On it is the white scalloped milk glass bowl with gold trim, the drink shaker, the green glass pitcher, a couple more Pyrex bowls, some tupperware coasters, a couple vintage tablecloths and a crocheted doily.

 A couple more Pyrex bowls, a Pyrex Zodiac casserole, & teapot from my MIL, a twenty five cent suitcase, a kiddie rocker, clothespin bag, and ice bucket.

 This funky ceramic canister set is on another lazy Susan (seems to be the theme of the day!), some odd glasses and some of the aprons I picked up.

 A bunch of half aprons, an embroidered tablecloth and a Silver Lake Sand Dunes hoodie that was a quarter!

 Here's a side view of the round tablecloths with fringe. 

 A closer look at the teapot-any idea what the pattern is?

 The dresser is still in my car...waiting for a big strong boy or two to unload it into the barn.

 Isn't this Art Deco? Or am I mistaken?

 An old pine storage/toy chest. 

An old green double window that is nasty filthy from the barn sale. I seem to be drawn to green window things lately-remember the green double screen and green wooden ironing board?

That's it, now I've got to figure out where in the world I'm going to put it all!!! I surely didn't need one more thing for the booth, because I've got more than enough, but is was FUN hunting it all down and dragging it all home. Maybe women do have a touch of the hunter/gatherer gene that men have...ours is just for things like vintage treasures!

The kiddie rocker, toy chest and blue suitcase were from last weekends finds-they just got hidden away in the garage before I could take a picture of them!


  1. You found great stuff this weekend -- good for you! I love the red cart & wouldn't paint it, either.

  2. That teapot is the "Silhoette" Pattern Streamline Teapot from Hall China. Last one I saw, they were asking almost $400 for it.

  3. Oh*MY*GOSHHHH*-LISA!!!! Seriously??? WOW!!!! Excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the floor!!!

  4. I have a 1997 value guide for Hall China and in that book the value of the teapot is $250-285. I think you have a serious little gem right there.