Sunday, May 12, 2013

Estate Sale Sunday

 Yesterday I worked on The Farm for hours and got the weeds knocked down so it is ready for the barrier cloth, which The Husband started on today.  Oh.My.Gosh. I went through two jugs of Gatorade and it was SO hot.  I cannot believe this weather in May.  Thankfully it is raining tonight because we sure need it.  Today was a play day and I headed out to the second day of an estate sale to see what was left.  I was rewarded. Check out those old Alka Seltzer bottles with their perfectly Tiffany blue tops!
 LOVE that huge tin with the lattice and roses.  It was a holder for those embroidery paint pens that were popular in the '70s.  It has roses, enough said! Plus a new needle book that I didn't have.
 Pins ( call me crazy) but there are a few very cool hat pins mixed in.  The poke sacks included a few things I wasn't interested in but it was half-price day and sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs....
 Lady bugs and bumble bees, who could resist those??  The scoop says "Farmers Elevator Adams" on the handle.  The Hostess Embossing Set is missing the dip pen but I love the little bottles and they are full.
 They had stacks of old sheet music so I gleaned out the ones with neat graphics because that is the part I like.  Those little fairies dancing on the toadstool are too cute.
 Oops, there are those pins again the a jar for buttons and some random meal stuff that seemed like it would be fun to make something out of one of these days when I get around to some assemblage - lol!
I hope your Mother's Day was a happy one.  My younger son brought me a pretty hanging basket so I'll snap a picture when the rain stops.  The Farm is so close to done, can't wait!!

10 comments:

DJAjewels said...

What a collection of pretty finds you made! A very enjoyable Mother's Day post ... thanks for sharing with us!
Irene

vintage grey said...

Happy Mother's Day!! What sweet finds!! It was so hot here, too! That rose tin is gorgeous!!! Happy new week!! xo Heather

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my what sweet finds!! Love all your vintage goodies you got! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! xo Holly

oneandahalfacrehomestead said...

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day as well! I think I need to start shopping estate sales. You find the best stuff!

:)Vicki

Annette said...

Oooh, that rose tin and embossing set! Looks like you enjoyed your Mother's Day!

Laurie said...

Oh I'm in love with that rose tin, too! I think that Hostess kit is crazy good -- I've never seen one of those! I love the box it's in; it will make a great display piece. And those bottles with the blue covers! You and I are two peas in a pod with buying up those pins! Today I picked up a bag of buttons and I thought of you -- your poke bags have had me itching for some buttons to look through!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

All kinds of little trinkets and goodies. I love those Alka Seltzer bottles. I found one a couple of months ago and had to pay half a fortune for it. Please don't tell me what you paid, lol. Nice haul Kathy.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Isn't it crazy the treasures we find on the last day that everyone else passed up! I love sheet music and the bottles and scoop, needle book and tin....Yep you had a great play day!

Carol

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, What an amazing group of finds you gathered on your treasure hunt. I love those Alka Seltzer bottles. I remember those when I was a little girl. Love the sheet music and the scoop. Everything made for the perfect play day.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind commment.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Andy's Attic said...

Looks like you had a good weekend and good Mother's day. I saw the list of estate sales for last weekend and so wished I weren't busy and could have gone. your second day purchases prove I was right. This afternoon is a good time to sit and enjoy your "farm".