Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Where Are You Christmas?

Hi, My Bloggy Pals! I'm here. Still alive. :)
I hope you're all doing well! Tonight I'm staying out at my parent's house and so I thought it would be a great chance to finally do a post. I'm now without a computer at my place! My new ( in February) laptop already bit the dust, and I had to send it back to "Dell".
Anyways...I've been working on some "self improvement" this summer. Yes, that's what we shall call it. ;)  And so I haven't been going to many sales or the flea market. But I did go to one a couple weeks ago. Boy, did it feel good! Ok, here's what I found.....
 
Such terrible pics! Sorry. But anyways...two knee huggers, a Santa corsage, an unopened plastic tablecloth, a mesh stocking, and other little bits. I wonder if those bells glow in the dark.  
 
This sale showed tons of vintage x-mas in the photos. But I don't "play the game" like I used to, and so I got there late...right when it started. I was #48 in line.
 
I lucked out and was able to grab the last bit of x-mas stuff.
But it was kind of hard to watch all the dealers with their piles of it. Oh well...they got there at 3:00AM probably, so they deserve it!
 
 In the garage I found a big stack of vintage lanterns, including an unopened package with super cute graphics!
 
 My favorite find of the day were these vintage sparklers! I've never found them before, and now I have an instant collection! I love the one that says "Western Sparklers".
 
 Girls, I've been kicking myself for not taking a pic of the kitchen in this home. The stove-top and oven were the most perfect shade of vintage aqua. And the oven was set into a little brick wall. It could not have been cuter. The house it self was painted aqua too.
Above are a pair of valances that she must have used in the kitchen!
Yes, I didn't even wash that McCoy pot before taking its photo. Sorry!
 
 And then there were Easter things, and a pretty, cotton tablecloth.
 
So that's that! It felt really good to get back to doing something that I love!
I've missed blogging too. And I appreciate that many of you checked up on me while I was away. It's great to have such sweet friends out there.
 
Hey- I know you'll think I'm CRAZY, but I've already been thinking about hosting a x-mas swap again this year. And I think I've thought of something fun. So keep it in mind for when the time comes. ;)
Erica
 
 
 
 
 


 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Baubles and Babes!

 Hi Friends! I hope you're all doing well. I'm doing pretty well myself. I'm all healed from my gall bladder removal. Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciated it so much.

So anyway,  here are some recent finds. From the flea market, these ornaments are huge! Like grapefruit sized. I'm not sure I really like how big they are, but I do love that hot pink one!

 The same seller had cleaned out her mother in-laws home, and also had the box of dwarfs, the bells and foil leafs below.  From a different seller I bought this old button tin with the pansies. It's super deep, and I can tell that it used to have a handle. More x-mas seals! Because I'm addicted.

 Bells and Silver Corsage Leaves. 

 I love this pink bell! It's covered in mica, and I'm going to make a corsage with it.

 This was at Goodwill the other night!
I always check the linen section just in case....and it FINALLY happened! It's large and clean with no holes!

Today I ran to two estate sales. The first one was so over-priced, it was a joke. Like the solid colored Shiny Brites were $3.00 each...so the full box was $36.00! hahahahah 
But I was able to dig in a .50 basket and came up with these few pieces. The Snowman will get a little rehab. The second sale was a bust.
I'm heading to the flea market in the morning. So here's hoping! I haven't been to this one yet this year. Hope it's good! 
OK- Have a great weekend. :)
Erica

ps.  I went to my (5 year old) niece's ball game the other night. 
Here are pictures I took of each of the kids. 
I love being an auntie to these 3 babes! 

Jacey is 5!

 Lucas is 4!

And Drew is almost 10 months!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Well That Was Fun!

 On Sunday I didn't feel well. I woke up with a bad burning kind of pain up under my ribs. I've had these attacks before, and they are excruciating. But usually I can head into the E.R. and they give me something for it. I've told them each time that I'm certain it's my gall bladder, but they've always insisted that "nope, it's just really bad heart burn".  This time though, the gall stones finally showed up on the ultra sound and so I was admitted right away.
 
I had to stay two nights in the hospital. Poor Wellie! She thought I was just going to Target or something, but then I didn't come back. Here she is waiting for me to come around the corner. Soooo sad! lol So anyway...now I'm home and minus a gall bladder. Spending lots of time on the couch because it feels like I've done 1000 sit-ups. Fun fun!
 
 The previous Sunday though, I was able to hit up the flea market. I found a little bit of x-mas!
 
 My vintage x-mas corsage collection has really grown. I've never put them all together though. Might have to do that!
 
 I found a chocolate covered cherry box, and a darling boxed set of greeting cards!
 
 Adorable!
 
 There was a box full of Gurley candles...like tons of them. But I only let myself pick out a couple Snowmen. And the cards were from the same seller as these wonderful x-mas seals below.
 
 This guy had dozens of unopened packages of seals! I think I bought 9 of them, but I wished I could have taken them all! Why can't I get enough of stuff like this?? lol
 
 Then the other day I went to an estate sale right before it was closing. Here's what I grabbed for a TOTAL of $2.00! A couple recipe books, a coffee can, and...
 
 The people running the sale said that it was a 92 year old man that had moved from the home. The basement must have had tons of x-mas stuff, because there were many boxes of tinsel and lights still left. But I was able to dig and find a few ornaments that people missed.
 
 A jar of mini light reflectors and some odds and ends.
 
If you grab a box and start tossing all the tiny glass ornaments that you come across into it, eventually you usually end up with a nice little pile. I love that large vile of pink glitter too!
Not bad for $2.00 right before closing time!
 
OK- Hope you all are having a nice week! I've been catching up on blog reading since I'm confined to the couch. So if I haven't visited you yet, I will be very soon!
Hugs- Erica :)
 


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Revalations and Vintagey Stuff!

Hi Bloggy Pals. I hope you've been doing well!
As for me, I've been doing a lot of "soul searching", and mental house cleaning. So that's why I've been absent from my blog. Of course I won't go into all that here. We will just get to the things I've found over the past few weeks. I hope you've been having fun at the sales too!
 The season is finally here!
 This guy was at an estate sale. I never buy stuffed animals but I just think he's so perfectly aged and sweet. I also love his hand stitched pants, and his velvety feet!
 
 I also found a few bits of x-mas, and a neat vintage Betty Crocker recipe booklet. The cover is great!
 
I find the neatest recipes in these booklets.
 
 One of my revelations has been that I can skip going to estate sales on the first days, and have just as much fun going the last day...when things are half off and there aren't tons of people.
This way I spend very little money, avoid the anxiety of trying to get a good number, and  still manage to find a few things to make me happy!
Proof : A 503 fridgie in wonderful condition. It was $7.00 on day 3!
 
 A little lamb that I dug out of the toy box.
 
And x-mas corsages pulled from the attic.
 
 OK- I went to the flea market last weekend and couldn't believe my luck! A 4.5 foot "Splendor" Aluminum Christmas Tree! So I asked the guy how much he wanted for it and he says (I kid you not)...$2.00! I gave him $5.00 and he looked at me like I was nuts. It's all there, and in perfect shape. So I don't get it. I guess he just thought it was junky.
The iron piece is marked 1903! I cleaned it up and hung it on the living room wall.
 
 I also found this adorable German duck candy container, a super cute doll quilt, and this Borax tin. The tin is a repro, but I don't care.
 
 This landscape painting seems quite old, and I just thought it was pretty. I'll use the Santa sucker mold to make clay ornaments I think. It was just a quarter.
 
 I love this tin!
 
 And lastly, I found two large children's books.
 
 The illustrations are magical!
 
 Pretty darn cute!
 
OK, that's all. I'm heading to the flea market again in the morning. The weather is supposed to be great. Here's hoping I find a few treasures!
Have a fun week-
Erica :)
P.S  I APOLOGIZE for not commenting and keeping up with your blogs lately. I've been doing some different things. But I do hope to get back to regular blogging soon!