The first thing I found was a big stack of old books. I am not supposed to buy books of any sort. I made that rule. But, golly, these books were OLD and in really nice condition and only twenty five cents. So, I guess the rule was mine to break. I think old books make great decorator items. I think I will use the red and green books in my Christmas display at the Barn Sale. The red, white and blue books are Zane Grey books - I put them in my Patriotic tubs for next year. Some of these are interesting old Nursing books.
The second thing I found was this old red and white checked tablecloth. I was picking up and admiring it and the lady was trying to come up with a price for it. While she was thinking I was telling her my dream of having a family BBQ with each table set with a different gingham tablecloth. As soon as I said, "Gingham" this lady walking up the driveway towards me said, "I KNOW YOU WHO ARE!" Turns out, it was Lara from Pretty. Quirky. that I had just blogged about not having ever met despite our constant emails and plans to set up at the Barn Sale. Well, we got all excited and hopped up and down and hugged each other and told the lady having the sale all about us and how we have blogs and we have known each other for two years but never met and blah, blah, blah. I bet that lady thought we were half nuts! Maybe not, when we left she was looking up our blogs. (Whoops - HI LADY!) So, I almost didn't even ask about this red tablecloth because I already have about four of them. But, if I hadn't I never would have known it was Lara standing there. So, I am SO glad I asked about it. Nice to "meet" you Lara!
Next stop was an Estate Sale run by a couple of ladies that watched me pick up a box of vintage birthday candles at a sale one day and yelled, "ARE YOU MONKEYBOX?" My first and only sighting as a famous person. :D Anyway, not that you care, but Lara is friends with them, and I am friends with them and we all have a different mutual friend so it is one small world. The estate sale had lovely old things, but my budget was small, so I only bought a couple small things. There was a very awesome old bread/cake display from a grocery store that I LOVED. I wish I could have bought it for my booth to display all my little ephemera junk. I wish it would be left at the end of the sale, but I know it will be long gone. It was so neat!
I bought several big plastic bags filled with Christmas. This old tinsel and these sweet deer were among the keepers. See, those old red and green books do look good with Christmas!
Oh, I forgot - I bought this at the "Eclectic" Sale. I only wanted the box, but they sold it all to me for $1.00. It was full of old shed junk, but I managed to salvage out some old hinges and hardware too.
Back to the Estate Sale. Kind of like the tomato box, this big can was full of nails. I asked if I could just buy the can. I really don't know why - but the old school Green Giant appealed to the inner kid in me.
Let's go back to the Garage Sale again. Dizzy yet? After the nice guy at the garage sale carried the bag of books to the car, I went back up to visit with Lara a minute. That's when I spotted a big plastic bag that said FEEDSACKS on it. I opened it to count them and there were six very big sacks. They are in prisitine condition.
Two in this pattern.
Bright cornflower blue flowers on a pink and burgandy background.
One of this pattern.
Aqua background with white and bittersweet colored flowers.
Two of this pattern.
Jadeite green, cornflower blue and burgundy flowers.
One of this pattern.
A nice stripe - I bet this one would have made a nice skirt.
I'm sort of in love with them. But, they are headed to ebay.
*Speaking of ebay. I am sitting at 999 Feedback. I have been waiting to get to 1000 feedback forever. I sold a few items last week and I have one person waiting to leave feedback. But the are from Japan and I have never gotten feedback from anyone that I have ever sold to in Japan. I could buy a little something to get that one feedback, but I want to earn it!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend crammed full of junk and journeys.