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Archive for October 4th, 2008

Hey Y’all!

Before I start blathering on about the junk I unearthed today at yard sales and the Goodwill, I want to say a public THANK YOU to dear, sweet Sue, aka VintageSue.

She said she was leaving me a goodie bag at Crafter’s, and I picked it up on Wednesday when I was there, shopping (more like RAIDING!) her booth. Well. Let me tell you, I was speechless. And that doesn’t happen often. HA!

The lady hands me this huge plastic bag (the kind comforters/bedspreads come in) and it is STUFFED to the gills with all manner of niceties, lovelies, goodies and preciousness!!!! Oh.My.Gawd. I could hardly wait to get home and tear into it!!

And that is where I stop the story. For now. I have not taken pictures of all those treasures, so you will have to tune in NEXT time to see just what Miss Vintage Sue shared with me. What a sweet, generous lady she is. Pay it Forward, she does. Thank you, Sue!!

There was a plethora of yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, community-wide sales, book sales, holiday bizarres, flea markets galore this weekend. I wanted to hit each one of ’em, but of course, that never happens.

I sweet-talked my hubby into taking me to Temple. He dropped me off at the GW barn and he headed to the mall. A couple of hours later, I toted several bags (come to think of it, I think HUBBY carried the bags) out to the car. Lotsa great loot there.

We went on a couple of wild goose chases, hunting down phantom yard sales and an estate sale. Not knowing Temple all that well, we didn’t have much luck. However, we stumbled upon a large yard sale at a church. It was the last day of a three-day sale and they were practically BEGGING people to take things. GREAT bargains. Ka-ching!

Happily, we headed home with Chick-Fil-A on my lap.

Eventually (when?!?!), I will get organized and start doing something with all this junk. Sigh. Soooo many projects, soooo little time and energy!!

Happy Weekend, y’all. Love and hugs!

Yard sale treasures

Yard sale treasures

And she continues to buy Eiffel Towers ... one is a pink bottle, the other an old Avon bottle!

And she continues to buy Eiffel Towers ... one is a pink bottle, the other an old Avon perfume bottle!

Note the old jar lamp ... will tosss the pot pourri and put something cute inside!

Note the old jar lamp ... will toss the potpourri and put something cute inside!

Lovely scarfs, linens

Lovely scarfs, linens

Okay. This is probably my favorite piece of the day. A 1960 (so cool, so retro!) clock! $1.00!! (Also, love the vintage luggage behind it!)

Okay. This is probably my favorite piece of the day. A 1960 (so cool, so retro!) clock! $1.00!! (Also note the great vintage luggage piece behind it!)

Love this sweet little pink tin

Love this sweet little pink tin

Very nifty little tin

Very nifty little tin

Crocheted pretty. It says 'Jesus Cares', but I like the pink roses on it. I mean, I KNOW Jesus cares ... yikes.

Crocheted pretty. It says 'Jesus Cares', but I like the pink roses on it. I mean, I KNOW Jesus cares ... yikes.

Merci, Merci! Sue's magic!

Merci, Merci! Sue's magic!

Here's a collection of birdie items I bought (mostly) from Sue.

Here's a collection of birdie items I bought (mostly) from Sue.

This sweet little pinkie I found in downtown Belton (Vintage Daze) earlier in the week. 75% off!!

This sweet little pinkie I found in downtown Belton (Vintage Daze) earlier in the week. 75% off!!

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