Friday, September 12, 2014

A Few Sprinkles, a surprise package and a Few Treasures!

Today is really chilly! Hasn't even hit sixty degrees, and it's been sprinkling on and off all day. This morning started off with a very early Fedex delivery. I was expecting to go to the front porch and find a box from Amazon with text books for one of my guys. Instead, I found this...

I saw that it was addressed to my youngest, so I sent him a text right away. I was assuming he'd decided to get back into raising chickens and expected the box to have chicken eggs inside. Since he was at school, it took him a while to get back to me. During that time, I left the house to shop some driveways. I left the package on the porch.

About a half an hour later, I got a text from him, asking me to take the box in the house because it contained his new "pets". Since I was gone, he said he was sure they were packed well, and they'd be fine. When I asked what his new "pets" were, he said..."scorpions, how cool is that!?! Don't worry, they aren't deadly." Included with the text is a whistling smiley face with raised eyebrows!! I cracked up! You gotta love this kid, he keeps us on our toes-never a dull moment and lots of laughs!!

There are three of them. They are not nice to look at (IMO). Lucy thinks they are new toys, and sits on his bed barking at the aquarium, trying to get them. He's been warned about what will happen if they ever get loose!

I went to a few garage sales today, despite the on and off sprinkles. Some people were wearing winter coats! I was fine in a tshirt and capris-I like cooler weather though. I was reminded that you can't really tell from the road what you might find on a table in a garage. Underneath a smaller oval plate, I found two vintage red Fiesta oval platters! They both have some gray utensil marks, but I'm hoping a good cleaning with BKF will take care of that!

I stopped at a small local antique shop and there was a barn sale behind it. They guy having the sale does estate clean-outs (that's what one of his workers told me), and there was a HUGE hodge-podge of stuff. I got a Hazel Atlas striped coffee mug. I've never seen it in yellow before, so I was pretty excited!

My next stop was at a garage sale that happens every year, a couple of times a year. Usually I find a couple little things, but most of the time things are too pricey for me. Today was different, they had a big section that was half off!! I know I don't need another quilt...but I couldn't walk away!!! The price was really great! It's hand stitched...some of the material is disintegrating, so that's a bummer, but it really is a pretty quilt-even with the damage.

Then I decided to visit the antique mall where I used to have my booth. today is the start of their annual back to school sale, and it's been about 6 months since I've been there. LOTS of changes since I've been gone!! I was happy to see my favorite worker was still there! She's so sweet, and always has s smile for everyone! Lots of new dealers too! Some booths still look the same and still have the same things in the same places, but for the most part, it was almost like visiting a new mall!

The sales are great! A lot of dealers are participating. It's fun to look for the sale signs as you walk into the booth, and then do the math in your head when you find something you can't live without! I got lucky with a 40% discount in one booth and a 25% discount in another and I picked up a vintage yellow Fiesta carafe (missing the lid, but the price was great), and a giant pickle jar.

Here are some pics of the quilts I got last weekend...all spread out.

So much hard work to end up at an estate sale for $1...someone had to rescue them, even if they aren't in great shape. The first one wasn't $1, but it was very cheap. It almost looks like it could be a rug, but it's a quilt top. It needs to be of these days I'm going to surprise everyone and myself and start sewing...when I have time (smile).

Tomorrow's another busy day, I'm sure I'll have LOTS to post. Until then, I'm off to see what you've been doing. Hope you have a great weekend!!!


  1. That Hazel Atlas mug is a pretty lucky score! Did you know that besides red, aqua, and yellow it also comes in green and orange?

    Have a fun weekend!


    1. WOW! Thanks Erica! I had no idea they were made in orange and green too! More fun things to hunt for now!!!