Sunday, September 14, 2014

Old Lace

It's unusual for me to junk on a Sunday, but I had the opportunity to go meet with someone who was getting rid of some old stuff. I'm always game to go look at old stuff, any day of the week and any time of the day. The meeting went well, let's just say that I will not need to shop for any lace for a long, long, long time.

Just beautiful!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Salvation Army Thrift Shopping

I met some friends at the mall this morning to do a little shopping. I didn't end up buying anything (I rarely shop at the mall anymore) but I did spot some "Frozen" Halloween costumes and had to call my niece and tell her and the Red Headed Girls to meet me upstairs at JC Penney's pronto. The Red Headed Girls had no idea what they were coming to look at, so they were very surprised when they spotted the Anna and Elsa dresses. I can't wait until Halloween! They are going to be so darn cute in those dresses!

After I left the mall I decided to check out the Salvation Army store. I have not been there in forever and it was so close to the mall that I couldn't pass by it without stopping in. I didn't find much but I like what I did find. Most of it will go on Etsy but I am keeping the February Angel (my youngest son was born in February).

After leaving the Salvation Army store I stopped by Mom's. I got these two vintage cards from her. I love the Square Meal one. I think it shall be framed and put on the wall in my kitchen (however my kitchen is probably not the best place to find a square meal - ha ha).

So not much, but a fun day spent with friends, family and a little junk to boot.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Church Sales

I hadn't planned to go out junking this weekend but when I saw that the Wesley United Methodist Church semi annual yard sale was on Saturday I knew I wouldn't be able to control myself. I had a small dilemma though because I was booked to watch my Red Headed Girls on Saturday morning. So after the Red Headed Girls mother returned I dashed out the door and headed to the sale.

Everything was pretty picked over by the time I got there but I did find a few things that were overlooked by others (my sisters included, I saw them leaving as I was pulling in the parking lot). There was a big bag on the floral table and it didn't appear that anyone had even bothered to take a peek to see what was inside. Well let me tell you I did and I was pleasantly surprised to find a ton of vintage Christmas floral picks.

These two little fellas are my favorites and may be keepers! They are so tiny and adorable. Just look at those sweet faces.

 Then I found another unopened bag filled with gold foil Christmas floral picks.

And yet another bag filled with bottle brush trees (not so sure these are old but they are still great to decorate with at Christmas).

For some unknown reason, most people just pass over the cocktail napkins. I guess that is good for me since I collect them. Love these beauties in perfect condition.

The last thing I found at that sale is just the cutest thing ever. I have never come across a bobble head flocked deer before, have you? When I saw him I quickly grabbed him and stuffed him in my bag. 

So after I finished up there I headed to another Church sale that a Facebook friend had posted about hoping I could make it before they closed their doors. I just made it by the skin of my teeth. The first sale was picked over but this one was really picked over. I didn't think I was going to find a thing and they were starting to pack up stuff while I was still looking. In a speed round of shopping (as I felt pressure since they were packing up) I managed to grab some old cookbooks, a box full of red Christmas birds and a cute little towel holder.

Best part, I spent less than $20.

Hope you had a great weekend and found some great vintage!

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