Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Summer Tag Sale Finds!

Well it was my first Friday off of school for the summer break and I was going to sleep in but was awake at 6:00 am as usual. I had marked the tag sale ads the previous night, so I got up and went. I try not to have any expectations in finding anything, as to not be too disappointed. However, this morning I hit a great one!! I was going to hit some local ones in town first, but decided to go for the one on the outskirts of a small town nearby. So in about 10 minutes I was there. Antiques were advertised, but that saying you never know what that may mean? could be somethings that aren't so old and not my kind of stuff or it could be great stuff but so high nobodies going to buy it at that price. I was the first one to turn into the old farmhouse. Yea! an old farmhouse. A young looking lady was just bringing out the money box and her chair. ya, it was 30 minutes before her sale was advertised to open but, " Sure, she was open and ready!" At the first glance around the place I noticed an old sled, Ah! But I'm thinking how much will it be? $3.00, Id take it, entering the garage, I noticed a couple old suitcases, But I'm thinking How much? $1.00 each, OK! I like how this is looking!

I mentioned how she and I appeared to like the same things! Yea, she was a junker too but just had no room. NO ROOM? in that big old farmhouse. Boy would I like to go in and look around then? I found this cute little primitive mirror for $1. Several green handled utensils for $3 each. An old jar with zinc lid for $3.

I was tingly when I spied this old basket for $3! It's a great size. I can see geraniums in it on my porch!

And this old wooden barrel for $3. She had a smaller one she was using to put her plastic bags for the sale in.

These two great old bowls were priced for $3 each as is. Love them, have already used both of them! I just love old bowls:)

Here is a pic of the old sled, now an old sled is the last thing I needed. I have just a few already hanging around the porches and stored on hooks in the potting shed, but for $3, I couldn't pass it up.

I love love love the chippy paint. Well I headed home stopping at a few more, not even caring if I didn't find one more thing that weekend. And it was only Friday! Well I worked in the yard this past Sunday, Mike rode his motorcycle to Joplin Missouri with a few other thousand bikes to participate with the Patriot Guards to protect the victims of the tornado from the protesters from that radical Topeka church. He said it was unreal, the damage. Much worse than what you see on TV. I can't imagine what it would be like to loose everything, like so many of those people did.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Grand Old Flag

This is what I got for Mothers Day from my husband!! Isn't it awesome! He got it right this yr. He went to a swap meet in Lawrence Ks. and came home with this. The vendor said oh you could clean it up some. He said no my wife will like it just like this. Its an old flag that was used in parades carried by veterans.

Came with a great old pole. I actually have it standing in a corner of my living room. Didn't even think to take a pic of that. I will soon tho! I just loved it!

My daughter and her boyfriend helped his mother set up for a craft fair that weekend and she bought me this old can. The vendor was painting on them and trying to peel off the label. She bought it unpainted just the way I like them.

She also came home with a couple baskets of flowers for me and I put them out by the fountain out on the deck. I got it going a few weeks ago. I'm off today for a personal day I needed to take before the end of the yr. Its cloudy and cool today, 60 something. Mikes on vacation this week building onto the garage a two car carport. I hear the nail gun now. Ill get some pics of that too! Tomorrow they are calling for sun!!!!!!! A good roofing day it sounds like. Have a good one!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some new finds and flowers

I have made a few hits at tag sales lately. A few weeks ago my neighbor called me and said she was at a presale at a dry cleaning business and would I like to come over to look. I went, not finding much and as I was leaving and noticed a rusty frame under a bunch of clothing.

I started digging and realized it was and old laundry cart. Now not much at all was from the laundry business, most of the stuff was the lady's personal junk, but this had been left behind. I asked her what she had to have for it? $12.00 bought it!! I was thrilled. the canvas is really tattered but I like the looks of it. Have no idea what I'm doing with it or even where it's going to sit. For right now its on my covered deck.

I do love the looks of it though!!

One day I also had an idea for this chicken feed that I had out buy the potting shed. I have always loved it, so I brought it up to the house and added some geraniums and nesting grass, stuck in an old aged flag and I have it hanging at the patio doors. I have gotten several comments on it already!

Yes, its time for those geraniums to come out. I use them almost exclusively. I pot them up and start scattering them around the yard.

Here's a grouping on the other side of the patio doors, I love anything galvanized!

This is another find I found yesterday at a tag sale. Love the speckled blue deep dish. I pd. $2.00 for this one. Well that's all the pics for now. Its cooler today and suppose to rain most of the day. A good day for laundry catchup and grocery buying. I have a good book I may pick up and read a little bit of today! Have a great day!