Saturday, November 19, 2016

Late to the game, but still SCORED!

Yesterday was a slow-starting day. It was slow moving, and not knowing what I was going to do kind of day. I finally left the house around 10:30 just to get out to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine one last time before the cold and snow came today.

I took off in one direction but quickly remembered a local estate sale where I'd seen a Fire King black dots grease jar and a Vintage Fiesta red carafe in their advertising pictures, so I turned around and headed for the sale. It ended up being in an exclusive sub with large golf course homes. I wasn't expecting it to be there, but thought since it was close, I'd give it a go.

I walked in and it was sitting in the same spot it was in in the pictures! Better was only $15!! I snatched it up and looked it over and had a hard time concealing my joy! I found a vintage tablecloth in a new to me design and that concluded my finds at that place. I didn't even go to the basement, I'd seen all the things they had in the pictures they posted online, and was happy enough with my treasures that I paid for them and went happily on my way.

After that, I headed to a couple of local thrift stores, one was brand new-still in it's first week/grand opening time. It was filled with a ton of painted furniture, frames and mason jars. I enjoyed their displays, but I find I'm kind of tired of the paint everything because chalk paint is cool look.

At the next thrift shop I found a painting that I absolutely LOVE! I couldn't believe how cheap it was, and couldn't wait to get it home to display it! Right now, it is hanging over the stairs to the basement, but I'm seriously thinking of moving it to the mantle shelf in my living room. I also found another vintage tablecloth...I wonder how many days of the year I could go through with a different tablecloth on my table from my collection...I don't think I want to know!

Later in the afternoon, I met Auntie and we visited a couple local antique/junk shops for their deer hunter's widow's open houses. Other than a couple of chocolate chip cookies, we walked out empty handed. It was worth a look though, because you never know when you might find your "prince"

Today is my day to catch up on laundry and dusting-fun stuff! We will be playing volleyball later, and that's always fun. I'm cooking for Thanksgiving. We are excited that our oldest and his fiance are coming for most of the day on Thursday. My parents decided they want to spend it at their own house with their friends this year, so it will just be the r 5 of us and that's ok.

Wishing you a nice and cozy Thanksgiving, with yummy food, lots of laughs and memories you'll cherish for many years to come!

Here are my treasures from yesterday...

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Antique Open House Times 7!?!

Last weekend was a marathon treasure hunting adventure for my junkin buddy Auntie and I. We started in Lake Odessa visiting 3 shops, then headed to Allen to roam 4 more! What a FUN day!! It was a last minute decision that we hatched while having lunch together just a couple of days before. I think it will be my turn to drive for the next 10 adventures, because we took her car this time and racked up over 250 miles!

We had plenty of time to chat and catch up as we were driving, and it was so nice to have unhurried time to do that! I treasure our "friend" time more than the treasure hunting time-the whole day was a TON of fun!!

Here are some pics from our day. the malls were all having holiday sales/open houses so there were some great deals to be had!

See the grandma's garden quilt peeking out on the side?

I took this pic for my friend Carla, I thought she'd love this mirror!

I came very close to bringing one of these quilts home with me...but once I thought about how many I already have, I decided to leave it for someone else to find.

I LOVE glove forms!! These were HUGE! I've never seen them so big.

Vintage Pyrex was alive and well throughout all the shops we visited!

Spools of ribbon!

I LOL'd when I saw this!

 A Pinterest project that I've wanted to try...

I still LOVE cabinets!

I had to think long and hard about these bowls. I've had them on my wish list for some time. I've never seen them ITW, only online. The yellow and green were mint, the pink had a little usage but was still in great shape!

These treasures came home with me!
I spent more than I really wanted to on the kitchen aids bowl, but it was a lot less than they are going for online. My Butterprint collection is now complete! The shakers weren't on my wish list, but they were in such great shape and at a really great price, so I couldn't walk away!

Here are some pics from the rest of my week:

Foggy Sunday morning...on the way to church we were admiring the fog when we looked closer and saw the hawk in the tree. It made me super nervous because not five minutes before, we had the puppies out about 50 feet from the tree!

Have you looked up at the moon last night or tonight? GORGEOUS!!!

We needed to replace our old dishwasher, and since there are great sales going on right now, we bit the bullet and bought one. The old one was crammed in really tightly so Mr had his work cut out for himself trying to get it out. We laughed so hard at the pups trying to get in there to help. The funniest part of this is the memories that came back of our boys crawling on my Dad, their grandpa, every time he had to get on the floor to fix something, the boys crawled all over him asking him what he was doing, and if they could help...such great memories!!

We got the new dishwasher all installed and it didn't work! Lowe's was amazing and all it took was one phone call and they pulled a new one off the shelf and had it waiting for us! The second one works GREAT-even plays a little tune and opens the door to let the steam out when it's done!

I've been working on save the date cards for my oldest and his fiance, I'm so excited they are letting me design them! I'm looking forward to us all being together for Thanksgiving!

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Happy Hunting Friends!!