I do believe it is officially Yard Sale season. Today they were everywhere! I was on the way to
be my Grandmother's personal slave help my Grandmother, so I really didn't have much time to stop. But, I did anyway. Hee!
I only stopped at two sales. The first one didn't even have a sign up, but the driveway was packed. After I visited with the people having the sale, I found out that it was an older couple downsizing to a two bedroom house in Texas, so lots of things had to GO. She was from Germany and they had travelled the world, so she had a lot of interesting things out. In fact, she was still pulling things out of the attic when I was leaving. I might have to sneak back by there tomorrow. ;o) I bought everything pictured at that sale. The giant dough bowl is Olive wood. It is GIANT. At the yard sale, I thought it might look good on my coffee table. Well, guess what, it is almost as BIG as my coffee table!
Other finds include this pair of wee German bunnies and an old flower frog.
This Remembrance Card file is pretty neat - write the date you want to remember on each card and it peeks through the holes. On the card is whatever the date is - birthday, anniversary, etc. and the name and address for the person. After that date comes around, move the card to the back until the next date comes around.
A funny white Dachshund planter and a sweet flower-y feedsack.
A pretty green planter. I usually shy away from the dark green stuff, but this one was pretty (and only 50¢).
A lovely piece of vintage pottery in the loveliest Robin's egg blue. I already had one like it, only a teeny bit smaller. It really *pops* in my white pottery. I also bought that funny German pipe smoking guy.
As I was leaving, I stopped to look at a table full of old books. That's when I realized that the table was really an old laundry rack. Complete with red line and old clothespins. I asked if it was for sale and got a "Yes, how about two bucks?" Sold! It's super cute and I really will use it when I hang out all the vintage linens I seem to drag home.
One last find and this is not a yard sale fine. I bought myself something on ebay last week, which I never do. I was looking at Redman Picnic Baskets and all the different sorts and colors when I happened on this:
A child's Redman Picnic Basket! I never knew that anything like this existed. I was even more thrilled to see that is was only $5.99!
Tomorrow I have to back to Grandma's so a few more sales will definitely be on my list. I hope I will find something good. And you TOO!