Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday Finds...

I really should have stayed home yesterday. To clean up some of the construction mess. To do some laundry. To price and pack things for the booth for dealer day tomorrow, but I needed to get out and clear my head. I needed a break from the mess of the bathroom remodel and a break from a heavy heart for all of my loved ones who've lost someone so dear to them this summer, and all of the loved ones I've lost this summer.

So, I went to a few sales. The first one was the best one. The online ad said vintage material and feed sacks! I really had to hold myself back, because I almost got there an hour early-just to get the feed sacks. I got there about 15 minutes early, and I got the feed sacks!!  They were in a bin and each piece was marked $1.00. I was going to take the whole bin, when I saw a sticker on the bin that said "Everything $5".

I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, and asked one of the ladies working the sale-she confirmed-it was all for $5. My first instinct was pay and run like the wind to the car! Instead, I talked myself into staying long enough to browse and not look crazy.

It was the best sale of the day. I went to a few others, but nothing compared. I also got to stop in to visit my friend Bonnie-you may remember me mentioning her earlier this summer and my quest to help her find antique and vintage china for her daughter's wedding reception. I have barely seen her this summer, and it was so good to chat a bit and catch up. She is really a sweet, sweet lady-that I am thankful to call friend!

I got to see her amazing farm house too! It is gorgeous!!! They are in the process of remodeling and updating, so there is a lot of construction going on, but you can just see the gorgeous-ness of it when you look at the "bones" of the house. So far, one room is done-the parlor and it is very beautiful. I can't wait to watch the progress and see the completed project!!

Bonnie let me have first dibs on the china from the wedding that she isn't keeping-she's keeping some, but the rest is going to new homes. I picked through and was so happy to find some favorites. Do I need china? No! Not at all! I just fell in love with some of it as I was picking it up along the way. I may have to have some girly, cloth napkin, fine china parties in the near future-just for an excuse to use them!

I hope my boys end up with wives who love vintage and antiques!! I'd love to have a couple of junking buddies, and I'd LOVE to do a vintage wedding reception!!

The highlight of my day was seeing my friend Bonnie. With the passing of Linda this past week, it really makes me cherish my friends and loved ones so much more. I'm probably scaring people away, but I am taking time to tell them how much they mean to me, and how much I appreciate them, and how much I love them. I've learned life is too short to hold it all inside, and if it makes someone uncomfortable, so be it.

This week has also been a lesson in patience too. Patience with the guys in my house and their bathroom project. If it was my project, it would have been done last weekend, except for the shampoo shelves that are still on order. I would have had the whole shower tiled and taped plastic over the openings until they arrive. My guys work a LOT differently than I do. We are still at the same place we were last weekend. Floor is in, drywall is in-mostly done...and now the crickets are chirping.

They have consolidated the mess to just the corner of the dining room and on top of and below the buffet, so at least it doesn't encompass the whole and supplies that is. Dust is everywhere, and since they are still (once in a while) sanding spots of drywall, it doesn't make any sense to dust. I know I am whining, and I'm sorry. I am very grateful to have big strapping sons who are wiling to do the work, and I am thankful to be able to afford to do it too. As of this moment, I am choosing to "get over it"-no more whining-only thankfulness and appreciation! Hold me to it!!

Here are the things I picked up yesterday. I don't plan to visit any sales the rest of this weekend, but you never know...Hope you have a great weekend, I'll be stopping by soon to see what you've been up to this week!

 The stuff on the seat is scraps, but big enough to use, and the two on the right are full sacks, uncut or unopened-so cool!!!

 I'm thinking a quilt project is needed-hope my mom is thinking the same way!!

 This came from the sale with the feed sacks. It is a 4000 ml Pyrex beaker. I love it! It looks so cool just as it is, but I can imagine a giant daisy (my late Aunt's favorite) sitting in it. This picture doesn't do it justice, it is way bigger in person!

 Sixty cents for a verde lid and crockpot cookbook!

 Wedding dishes and 6 napkins from the feed sack sale for a dollar.

 More dishes (LOVE).

Oh, yeah...the online ad also said bark cloth!!! This is a settee slipcover and two matching pillow shams super mint condition!


  1. I'm sorry that your friend lost her battle with cancer. I still miss my BFF. It will be one year on Sept 10th...
    Nice feed cloth finds! I would be a happy girl too! Love the china!
    Did you move? Wasn't the city going to take you home???

  2. Hi Deb!
    We didn't end up having to move, the township was wanting our property, but the deal with the developer they were working with fell through! We know they will come back again, hopefully we can get another 4-5 years here. Then our boys will be done with college and then we can move on our own terms.
    I can't believe it's been a year already-I remember praying for your BFF. Big hugs to you!!

  3. Sorry for your loss but you are so right need to tell our loved ones just how much we love everyday. You scored I think your angels were right there with you at that sale~