Sunday, October 23, 2011

Farm Fresh!

 Well okay, not so much what Mike and Frank are talking about when THEY say farm fresh - but I did buy it all at a farm.  This was an amazing sale, if you could get there on Friday which I could not.  I was drooling over the pictures on CL but no way I could get there until Saturday and, even then, not Johnny on the spot since it was an hour drive from my house.  I guess that alone tells you how great the pictures were!  Even at that, I didn't come home empty handed. Notice I picked up another lingerie bag to add to my collection and another satin dresser box.
 There was an ugly little sewing basket so I asked her if she would sell just the contents.  I was so glad I asked because, when I got home, I discovered some great buttons.  Click the picture bigger and check out those cut steels - beautiful!  Those alone made it worth the trip for me.
 Love this old TV tray.  I cleaned it up this morning and it is very chippy but I just love the yellow roses on the red ground.  Strangest thing, they had it's mate and it was in even worse condition and they were asking twice the money - what the...!  It was too chippy, even for me so I passed.  That book is an old handmade scrapbook of fine art pictures and their history. It will make a great starting place for a journal. It went straight to Etsy to inspire someones muse.
 This detachable collar is SWEET and it's already over in my Etsy, too.  Things were so picked over by the time we got there that I can't imagine the chaos they must have had on Friday.  My son was interested in the woodworking planes and hand saws.  They had 200 planes and they were ALL GONE before we got there and mostly broken saws left.  I managed to get one with a nice red handle for him but it was the only decent one left and probably not really what he had in mind.  A "pretty" saw from a Mama's perspective.  I'm sure that will be a big hit.  8+)
 They had a big box of old postcards that were very reasonably priced.  I "speed picked" them since The Husband was standing there looking bored.  A little later when we were picking up the little pile we left at the garage the gentleman there handed them to my husband and said, "Here, you can hold these, you're not just eye candy" - LOL!!!
I stopped at the Salvation Army on my way to pick up a hold at the library this morning.  They are all pretty ordinary buttons but there are lots of sets so they will eventually make there way to Etsy, as well.
This pick will have to satisfy me for a while.  I probably won't get out next weekend since I'm having oral surgery on Thursday morning and I'm told I will likely look like I have been kicked by a mule.  Well that sounds like something to look forward to, now doesn't it.  I am stocked up with reading material.  I want to tell you about a great book I just finished but it's late so that will be for another post.


Diane said...

Great finds--I want to go to any kind of sale!!
I have a dentist appointment tomorrow--MAJOR dental work--so I'm going the sleep dentistry route--I'm really nervous about this!
Good luck to you on Thursday.

My Vintage Mending said...

Kathy these are great. Sometimes I run into those price issues and find that they have had two different people price them. Amazing buttons...Love that tray...yellow and red! Cookie cutters and frogs. Lucky lady...smiles..Renee

Andy's Attic said...

Wish I had gone to that sale!! Hope your surgery comes out well and you heal up fast,

Annette said...

Wow, that tray is fantastic! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who finds things that are sometimes just too chippy for me. I so enjoy seeing what you come home with!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Good luck with the surgery ..never a fun thing! Which sale did you hit? I drove out to the one in Mulino and left pretty much empty handed.

poindextr said...

i didn't know that Salvation Army resell shops bundled up lots of buttons - I really need to refresh my supply! Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such a kind and supportive comment (2 really) I appreciate it so much. :) hoping you have a marvelous weekend and are recovering from your dental surgery - diane

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

oh another great load! The shoe button hooks (I think this is what they are) are beautiful!

Laurie said...

Um...I really want to come shopping with you someday!