Monday, June 18, 2012

What I was Doing When I Was Supposed To Be Cleaning The House

 Yes, I broke my rule again.  And I didn't even clean the house on Friday night to earn the privilege.  What's next... white shoes after labor day... going to bed without brushing my teeth...  just the other day I was walking around in sandals with unpainted toenails.  A regular Wild Thang.
 This sale didn't pay off like the last time I broke the rules, but I came home with a nice little pile of loot from a sale that advertises itself as "priced right".  J and N, love you guys!
Creamy ivory colored beads, rhinestone bling plus two sweet little Gurley deer and a box of those Angle Chime candles I was searching for last Christmas. 
 The leather bound travel journal is from 1944 and belonged to Carolyn Lazenby.  It chronicles a train trip across the United States.  She didn't really write very many entries but it is still fun to read.  It will find it's way to my Etsy because I'm sure someone will have fun journaling it it or making an altered book.
 I don't think the glasses are real.  I think they are the "craft" kind, but they may work out for a project that is still percolating.
 I know I said I wasn't buying anymore doilies but... but...  Wild Thang.  Rule Breaker.
 Most of them will make their way to Etsy sooner or later.
But these, well these will stay with me and become part of this collection. 
Now one last thing.  I read a blog called Forgotten Bookmarks.  He is a rare and vintage bookseller and he blogs about the things he finds inside the books.  He also offers incredible weekly give-aways.  If you have a twisted sense of humor, like mine, then this is a must read.  Cracked me up!!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Fun to see the loot from an estate sale I did not hit. I love J and N sales too...I just need to master the superpower of being at more than one sale at the same time. Worth the rule breaking girl!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fun goodies, you know I love those rhinestones. What a funny letter. I wonder if Alice was drunk when she wrote it:-)

Annette said...

Haha, showing your rebellious side again! Loved the letter from Alice. I think she's a Wild Thang too!

vintage grey said...

Love your finds, especially those sweet doilies! Never can say no to those!! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

You are finding lots of pretties. I had to read the letter from Alice. So funny, thanks for sharing the link.


My Vintage Mending said...

That's it I am calling in the faux pas police and the housewife brigade. That way they will be on you and not on me! Oh boy these are good finds and your words resonated on me yesterday when I found bliss at the thrift. Kathy said I was your satin go gather more and in sandals...leave the dust behind among the polish...smiles...Renee

Andy's Attic said...

Rules were made to be broken, right? Especially for estate sales. I must remember that J and N sales are good. Thanks for the chuckle. That letter was too funny and I would love to have known her!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Oh yeah! I so would have snatched all those up in a heart beat! Neat stuff!

Laurie said...

Oh I read Forgotten Bookmarks, too! You found some fun stuff! What rule is this that you have broken, hm?