Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our Little Yard In The Woods

 What we love most about our new place is that we live in the woods. This townhouse association was probably built in the 60's, and that's what the buildings themselves reflect. But it's ok, because we can't really see them! lol Everything is covered in dense forest.
Are these chairs cute or obnoxious? Angie and I weren't quite sure when we found them on sale at Target the other night. But we needed chairs, and they are comfy!
This is our patio off of our living room. See what I mean? There's our closest neighbor!
And the worn patch of ground cover at the top of the hill? We have a bird feeder there. And we get so many rabbits, squirrels and ducks that they have worn it down to just dirt! We love watching all the nature around here!
Wellie wanted me to show you her wienee statue!
 And I found this plant stand at the flea market a couple weeks ago! The flowerless plants are Gerber Daisies, but I killed them within days!
I loved the old mix of chippy blue and green paint on this when I saw it!
About a month ago my Mom planted Hosta clippings around the yard for us. Well they just exploded! I can't believe how fast they took off!
*yes I know I need to get all those weeds out of there! lol
 A few weeks ago we went to Lowe's and they had these hanging baskets marked down to $1.00 because they were in such bad shape. They didn't look too bad to us, so we took two of them. They've turned out to be the best plants ever! And they even self-dead-head!
You are WELCOME as you come up our little walkway.
 We have a retaining wall near our front door, and we discovered some vines coming through the rocks! I thought it was Ivy, but my Mom thinks it's Morning Glory. That would be great!
Ernie wanted to show you his cocker spaniel statue too.
These old iron pieces were at the Bachman Idea House a few years ago. I just made a little corner piece on the patio with them. I think I'm going to plant a vine there though, because the rabbits eat whatever's in the pot!
OK, well that's that! Just thought I'd show you a little more of "the new house".
We love living here, and it's turned out to be a really nice area!
I hope you all are having a great week. Thank you so much for following!
Erica :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Market Monday Is Here Again!

Hi Everyone! Thank you for visiting my little market today. I have to apologize to some of you that received (not so pretty) packages last week! I was low on packing supplies and had to resort to using grocery bags and stuff. lol I hope you all like your new little treasures though!
As always, if you're the first person to speak up for an item below, consider it SOLD.
Please make sure that I have a working email for you, and I will send you a PAYPAL INVOICE within about 24 hours.

 Vintage Knickerbocker Doll: $4 SOLD
Made of hard plastic, she measures 6in tall, and comes with the playing cards shown.
Vintage Reader #1: $3.50 SOLD
Copyright 1947. There are so many cute pics in this! Great for your paper crafts or actual reading!

 Large Lot of Hand Crocheted Trims and Lace: $6 SOLD
There is a ton here!
 The one on the bottom is 6.5 feet long, and 3.5 inches wide. The one above it is 5.5ft x 2.5in wide.

Vintage Cherry Napkins: 4/$4.00 SOLD
These couldn't be any softer! They aren't in the best shape though, and would be great for sewing projects. There is a small hole in the center of each, and some light spots. Measure 15x15 in.
Vintage Reader #2: $3.50 SOLD
This is one of the cutest readers I've seen. Copyright 1947

 Vintage X-Mas Ornaments #1: $6.00 SOLD
You'll get the 9 ornaments shown. They are a mix of Shiny Brites, USA, German, and Czech.

German Mushroom Tiddly Winks Game: $5.00 SOLD
Wooden, 3in tall. Comes with the instructions and pieces shown. I'm not sure how many pieces there should be.
Vintage Reader #3: $3.50 SOLD
Copyright 1955. This one has several animal stories.

 Set of Two Linens: $6.00 SOLD
The one on the left is a dresser scarf, and on the right is a Sm tablecloth (about card table size).
No holes or stains. Might be a small spot or two. I'm sorry I didn't wash!
Vintage X-Mas Ornaments #2: $6.00 SOLD
You'll get the 9 ornaments shown. They are a mix of Shiny Brites, USA, German, and Czech.
Vintage American Dairy Council Prints: $4 SOLD
These are so cute! There are 12 prints, and they come in a folder. Each feature a vintage/retro scene. And measure 8x10.


Vintage Wedding Cards: $3.00 SOLD
These are all signed, and no envelopes. Ten cards.  So great for cutters or display!
 Vintage Annalee Mobilitee Santa: $4.00 SOLD
He's in great shape. The foil sticker is missing on the bottom, but he does still have his tag and it reads 1963. Is 7in long x 6in tall.
ST/2 Vintage Enamel Flower Brooches: $4.75 pair SOLD
Cute and Summery! The one on the right is 2.5 inches.
ST/12 Vintage Mercury Glass Ornaments: $6 SOLD
Lots of patina on this set. Old and perfect! These are the larger size of 1 inch across.
They'll come in this box with it's lid. Made in Occupied Japan.

 Vintage Assorted Cards: $4.00 SOLD
These are all signed, EXCEPT THE OCTOPUS one and no envelopes. Five cards. 
So great for cutters or display!
This card is by Gibson, and it pops out! It's fabulous!
Vintage Rose Tablecloth: $8 SOLD
I think this is a Wilendur, but there is no tag. Measures 54x48 inches
I'm sorry, but I didn't wash it! There are light spots, but they will come right out with Oxyclean.
 Here's the repeat. It's so pretty!
Vintage Polka-Dot Bread Box: $8.00 SOLD
This is in great "vintage" condition. It has some scratches and small areas of distress.
It measures 13.5 inches wide, 6.5in tall and 9in deep. A regular full sized bread box.
There is a vent in the back. The inside smells a bit like...old metal. lol
I don't know what the cure is for that. Maybe just a good soak??? But this would also be so cute to store things besides bread! :)
Thank you so much for shopping with us! We hope you all had a great weekend!
 Wellie, and Ernie :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Whole Different Ball Game: Estate Sale Finds!

 OK, Before you girls go thinking "There she goes again...showing off all her dirt cheap, and fabulous vintage x-mas finds, I have to tell you that I worked hard for this stuff"! lol 
I spotted a table full of
 x-mas items in a photo of an estate sale last week. I couldn't really see details, but I knew there would be good things! For 5 days before the sale, I kept telling myself that I was going to do whatever it takes to get that x-mas stuff!
above: 5 inch Holt Howard Bottle Brush Trees,
and How cute is this deer?
 I'm the least competitive person I know. On track-and-field day you could be quite sure that I was at home watching "The Young and The Restless" with my Mom and twin sister (who is slightly more competitive than I am), so it's kind of funny then that I left the house at 3:45AM...eye on my prize!
 above: glass ornaments, a googly eyed Santa from Japan, baby stocking, and x-mas matches
 I got to the sale at 4AM, and was #4 in line! That's crazy! I've never gone to a sale this early, and now I know what it takes to get a great number! So back to my car I went...for 5 hours!!!! I got in the backseat with my blanket and pillow and tried to sleep. No luck though.

At one point I got out to stretch, and this really nice woman that was running the sale came out and asked if anyone had questions about certain locations of items in the house. I whispered "Where's the Christmas?" And she told me that it was in a little bedroom upstairs, on the backside of the house. This turned out to be my saving grace!
above: I'm addicted to vintage cards, but especially x-mas ones

They started by letting numbers 1-10 in. And as I dashed towards the back of the house, I heard #5's and 6 say "Where's the Christmas?" I bolted up the stairs, and they both followed me! But I got there just a couple seconds before them...just enough time to start throwing several things into my bag! And this man goes "Oooh so you're my competition huh"? And I said "Sorry, but this is what I came here for"! I got EVERYTHING that I wanted, and he had to take what was left.
above: these glass beads are bigger than most that I have, angels and Santa for crafty projects, and a roll of cute striped ribbon

Aren't these composition angels sweet? They're marked "US ZONE GERMANY".

I can't wait to use this tinsel garland on Christmas art/crafty projects! It was made in Italy!
Under the box of garland are two x-mas runners with bells and holly!
 So after I filled my bag with x-mas stuff, I was able to relax a little and wander the rest of the house. It was chaos in there, but I didn't care anymore because I was so happy with what I found! The first thing I thought of when I saw this bread box was "This is something that the other Erica would get".
So I had to laugh when I saw her latest post! We often think a like when it comes to vintagy things!
(above: There was a room full of vintage linens. This tea towel came home with me)

(above:What?? Why was this still sitting on the main table downstairs...for $1.00?
It's not even used! )

(above: It was fun digging through their big box of cards.)
Also in the linen room were these dish towels! I love how summery they are!

And lastly, a large tablecloth with roses and a enamel pan with red rim.
 So, long story short, there are obviously different ways in which things can be acquired (by someone who doesn't have any business acquiring anything in the first place). This was nothing like last week, when I just stumbled upon cheap x-mas, quite unexpectedly. This time I had to compete!
When I left,  I kind of felt like I had just run the mile in gym class!
Something else I opted out of! Haa!
 In other news,  I start a new PT JOB next week! I'll be a "Senior Care Giver", giving companionship and assistance to a few elderly folks in their own homes.
Because of my RA, I'm only going to work about 16 hours a week. I'm really looking forward to it!
My friend Mandy (from high school) said "What if you start digging through their basements and closets for vintage stuff while they're taking their naps"? LOL Who Me?????
P.S  I am not keeping some of the items in this post, or my last one!
 They'll be in upcoming "Market Mondays". But I'll always give you prior notice (in a post or two) before there is a "Market Monday" sale.
It won't be very many things, but there will be some x-mas!
Erica :)