Monday, September 23, 2013

A Big Dig

 I wasn't planning on hitting any sales last weekend since I was pretty tired already and still have not gotten caught up on the Etsy listing.  When I saw Magpie Ethel's post about her haul from a local digger sale I just had to head over there and see what they had for me.  Oh, my goodness, this house was packed to the rafters, literally.
 I dug the closets in the cellar, I dug under the rafters in the attic, I dug through the garage.  I am POSITIVE I missed a LOT.  There was that much.  Don't hate me, this huge pile of lace was $5.  They were seriously trying to move stuff out and priced accordingly.
 I dug through box after box of sewing patterns under the eves in the upstairs.  I broke a sweat and tied my jacket around my waist and my glasses kept sliding down my nose but I soldiered on.  As Mike and Frank would say, I was junk drunk.  I wish I could have thought of a place to store the creepy old manikin that was up there.
 A neat wooden box and odd little bits and pieces for assemblage projects.
 I dug for a good two hours and the only thing that finally stopped me was exhaustion.  It was pitiful.
 Isn't this a neat jar?  I know it isn't old but I haven't seen one before so home it came.
 A quick look at just a few of the patterns I found.  Sweet old patterns for little girls...
 And for big girls!
 Swing your partner, Yee Haw!!
When I got home I hauled it all in the house with the husband shaking his head that I bought a boatload of work for myself.  Big sigh.  I don't seem to be making any headway on getting caught up....

15 comments:

Annette said...

It must have been a digger's paradise! I can't believe you got all that lace for just $5. Hope you find time to get caught up this week!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I guess I was not digging where you were digging as I did not even see the patterns. I could have spent another couple of hours there..I did not give the upstairs as much attention as I should have. Glad you found a ton too..it was a doozy!

Andi's English Attic said...

But you had fun, that's the main thing. Wish I could have been there too. xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh good....we can make us matching Frontier shirts for Frontier day! heehee! When I was growing up we always had Frontier day...my Daddy would try to grow a beard! lol Women would wear prairie skirts and bonnets. I love the keys you found and the clothspins, too!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, what a successful dig! I love that old box and all the keys. Those patterns are a real hoot...frontier shirts and square dancing dresses? Sounds like a party. You did good!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

OH my Kathy!! You lucky lady to find that sale!! You really got a haul there!! Love the box and keys inside it!! What fun patterns to find and a lovely pile of pretty laces and trims!! You should do a market day on your blog, kind of like how Erica does! :) Wishing you a sweet day!! xo Holly

vintage grey said...

Wow, you found some awesome finds!! Love all the patterns and the cookie cutters!! xo Heather

Andy's Attic said...

OK, now I know that if I want good treasures I must look for them in Portland. I can follow you or Laurie around and stock up on goodies!!!

Gail Thayer said...

I so wish I had been there digging beside you! Looks like it was such a great sale......good for you.
You'll get it sorted and be happy that you dug so hard, trust me!

Maureen said...

Looks like you had a great time! I am loving those two green kitchen cutters... I collect only green antiques for my kitchen and have a couple similar to those.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just love a good digger sale. You should of got the mannequin. Was it a person or a dress form?

xo Danielle

Curtains in My Tree said...

Bless your heart I am so jealous I just love a good dig

my best times in life is when I am on a good dug and yes I have been junk drunk LOL

I had fun just reading your newest adventure and why didn't you drag that mannequin home? ??????

Janice

CATHY said...

I LOVE that term - junk drunk! wow this was a good haul.

Art and Sand said...

I love that "drunk on junk".

You have been teaching me a new vocabulary. I have never heard of a digger sale. It sounds fun, but exhausting.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a sale, the kind that makes my heart skip a beat....A junkers dream!

Carol