Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One Estate Sale X 2 + A Caveman Thing

 I found one good estate sale this weekend.  It was good on a couple levels.  Not only did I score an avalanche of lace but I also had the pleasure of running into sweet Annette from Andy's Attic.  It is always nice to have a chance to visit with a blog friend in person!
So what is that wire thing in the picture??
I had to take it out to the driveway to get a picture because the camera looks through her.  She stands about 2 feet tall.  I added a few plastic flowers from my stash and she now has a new home as a faerie in Alexa's Secret Garden.
 I went back to the sale the next day and found a few more things I hadn't spotted on the first day, including a little bag of buttons for 25 cents.  This picture is pre-washed and some went in the trash but click it larger and you can see there were a few pretty neat buttons for the price.
One Dinosaur Food leaf had leaned waaaay over the path to the potting shed so we had to duck to get past it.  I asked The Husband to just go ahead and cut it off.  He got out the Ginsu knife we received as a wedding present in 1975 (I wonder if it could still saw a can in half??) and sawed it off.  I was amazed he agreed to let me take this picture.  He even smiled!  It must have been a caveman thing.

8 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Ha! Mr Into Vintage will allow no photos of him so congrats on sharing a glimpse of The Husband with us! And even though this has nothing to do with this post, I *love* that triple-decker fountain of flowers in the background. :-)

Andy's Attic said...

I would have gone back too if I didn't live so far away. After seeing this picture I REALLY want a gunnera. Your yard looks lovely.

vintage grey said...

Sweet laces, and love the dino leaf!! So neat! xo Heather

Barbara said...

Have we had a proper garden tour? It looks like we need one. I'd like to see more (although that leaf is positively frightening!)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like a great estate sale in every way. Great buttons for a mere 25cents. Yes! No wonder it's called a Dinosaur Food leaf. I'm thinking this picture just might make it into the Guinness World Records.

DearHelenHartman said...

Man use tool, man do good. My caveman hubby would have gone for a chainsaw - only last time he tried he put the chain on wrong and hilarity ensued. LOVE those buttons and your blog - first visit won't be my last - your newest follower.

Nook and Cranny said...

Great finds.
Love that huge leaf, amazing
Michele

Annette said...

I just love that little wire faerie. What a great idea to put her in the Secret Garden. The dino leaf makes me think of the big feather fans the can-can girls use!!