Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I hope you are not completely bored with reading about my garage sale, tag sale, thrift store finds. It's just who I am. Very few things in my house actually came new from a store. It has been interesting decorating this house. There are things I've just had stashed away in a closet that now I am using. They didn't "work" in the old house and they are perfect here. I guess that is why I don't feel bad about buying something (super cheap) and putting it away for awhile. There is always "someday."

In my last post I told you I would share more of my bargains from the weekend. On Sunday I went back to the estate sale for 1/2 price day. I went after church and got a bit dirty digging around in the junk with my church clothes on.

I found this big stack of BINGO cards. You can't really tell in the picture, but there are probably at least 80 of them. I will keep some to use on cards, journals, etc and also may sell some.

Remember my big basket with the old toys and puzzle pieces in it? Well, guess what I found on Sunday?

The puzzle box with the rest of the pieces! Can you believe that? My 7 year old son put it together. I kept telling him that I was sure there would be pieces missing. He was so excited when he got done. There were even a couple pieces where the little "tabs" were broken off, but they were still there. Amazing! The copyright on this puzzle? 1915.

There were these piles of junk outside. Old tools. Broken things. Dirt! Nevertheless, I decided to dig a little. This is where I got my church clothes dirty. Down underneath a bunch of stuff I found this old scrapbook and the pretty little blue composition book. I also got another big scrapbook that I will have to share later.
I think I paid 50 cents for this blanket. My favorite color combo - blue and brown. I actually looked at it the first day but it was so crowded and crazy that I couldn't open it up and really examine it. There are a few small spots and a little tear. Not bad.

Are you really bored now? Sorry. I'm not quite done.

Check out this vintage dress! Sorry for the bad picture. Hopefully if you click on it you can see the details better. The picture also looks funny because the dress is hanging in front of my metal star. Anyway, it is a navy blue dress with white stars and red stitching along the bottom. It also has a white belt (not pictured). No idea what I am going to do with it. Again, for 50 cents I couldn't resist!

Had to sneak in a picture of my Sweet Girl! Notice that she is actually almost looking at me? I bought this pillowcase "shirt" at a garage sale on Saturday. I know, it is probably supposed to be a dress for a toddler. I decided it made a nice little summer shirt. Has anyone ever made these pillowcase dresses? I have some pretty pillowcases. Guess I should give it a try sometime.

Okay, okay. Just a few more things. I promise.

A Big Ben clock. Thought I had it working for a while, but it quit. Still looks cool.
A little wooden table. It is really a bit low for my entry way but that is where I have it for now.
And a couple more aprons (above and below). Did you know that you can never have too many vintage aprons? Just checking.
That's it! Until next time....

{"The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat!" Luke 12:37}


Don and Dixie said...

A new year and a new opener for your blog. I like it. Is your new house big enough for all the new finds in a new town? You have a whole new shopping arena. Good job on the puzzle, Mr.P. The pillowcase dress is darling. Never thought of doing anything like that. Have fun!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

You are correct. You can never have too many aprons. Great finds, especially the clock. I often buy clocks that don't work because they are just so neat looking.

Molly said...

Wow! I'm amazed at all the goodies
you've found and those bargain prices are great!! I especially
love the aprons -- remind me of
"I Love Lucy" shows-- but Sweet Girl is my favorite! Can't wait to see all your goodies "in person", hopefully soon.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi Vanessa! I so enjoyed seeing all your new vintage finds....and I was def. NOT bord! That is quite the move to make but sooo glad you are getting use to your new surroundings. It looks beautiful there in Arkansas. I went through part of Kansas (stayed the night in Hyawatha) back in October, and have to say I met some of the friendliest people. So glad I came to visit ya! cherry

Infarrantly Creative said...

thanks for the encouragement. I am in love with those bingo pieces. i love vintage ones like those.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I liked it all...fun to see what you got! Your Sweet One is looking sweet as ever!