Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekend Finds and Laundry in a Tree

My weekend finds don't make a very big pile today but I found some great stuff! A sweet little vintage apron and equally vintage shoe organizer. The shoe bag was hanging in the back of a closet and had a price tag so it was obviously for sale but someone had attached it to the wall with both nails and screws. That bag wasn't going anywhere! It took the kind gentleman at the sale a bit of effort to liberate it for me. So glad he did because I LOVE this piece and it will have a home in my art room. I washed them both to get rid of that estate-sale-grandmas-closet smell. I wonder if my own closet will smell like that someday?? Since I don't have a clothesline I sometimes hang things from the lilac tree and hope the bluejays stay away.
This vintage trash can is going to be perfect for storing my overflow of wallpaper rolls.
Plus a nice little pile of smalls. Two FULL boxes of vintage paper poker chips. These are a favorite of mine and I feel lucky when I find just a few so I pounced on these the moment I saw them. The intricate white pin appears to be mother-of-pearl.
We had a lovely SUNNY AND DRY Spring day and it was pure joy to get outdoors!

6 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Such a sweet haul. I am into that trash can. Lovely. Smiles...Renee

Diane said...

Love seeing what you can find every weekend. I went to an antique show this weekend. I posted a pic on my facebook page of some of the treasures that I found there :)

Betsy said...

It looks like it was a pretty good day for you. I love the graphics on that old garbage can and that pin is just beautiful.
Thank you so much for visiting with me. Looking forward to more of your adventures:)

Annette said...

What a good idea for the shoe organizer. I'm loving that apron and I'm jealous of the lilacs!
The first thing I noticed was how bright and colorful your finds are this time.

Heidi said...

Thanks for stopping by last week. I am glad to find your blog ~ your finds are so lovely and so are your creations!
:)Heidi

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

I hang stuff in trees too -- great 'airing out' place! Love the trash can!