Hi Everyone! So Sister has been in town since Monday and after making her rounds to our moms house and her best friends house, she is finally going to come spend a few days with me. I have been having some serious sibling withdrawal lately so I am up bright and early waiting for her arrival. Since it would be seriously rude to awaken anyone else in my household right now (and lets be real, do I really want to?), I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share some Summertime finds with all of you....
I picked up this linen Birds of New Zealand tablecloth at an estate sale for Sister. She is the one that had the original love for anything bird related so I thought it only fair (even though I just recently decided that I am going to collect vintage souvenir tablecloths).
I got this tablecloth at the same sale. It was 50 cents and marked "as is". When I took a closer look, it had no holes but was extremely stained and smelled like nicotine (yuck!). But fear not readers. This baby is in pristine condition now after a 2 day long soak in Oxy Clean.
I have a serious problem walking away from Melmac/Melamine dinner ware. I think it's the colors that suck me in.
I got all of this awesomeness (is that a real word?) at the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market. The Haeger planter was a dollar, the Swanky Swig a quarter, and the two Hazel Atlas large cottage cheese bowls were two bucks for the set. They are perfect ice cream bowls.
I went to a community wide sale in our local "Antique District". It was AMAZING! Every year, this town hosts a huge antique fair. A lot of the vendors live in the small town. So basically, it's like going to an antique fair but getting garage sale prices. The two Lustro Ware cabinet shelves were $4 for the set. I had just recently cleaned out my spice cupboard and realized that these would be perfect for it. The lady gave me the two Fire King Jadeite bread plates for a dollar. When I got home, I realized that I could use one more of these cabinet shelves so onto eBay I went. Imagine my surprise when I found one of these going for $34.99 WITH BIDS ON IT! Score one for me!
I got all of this delightfully tacky plastic Christmas goodness at the same sale. I can't wait to incorporate it into my holiday decor.
So as Sister blogged about earlier, we have some serious sales to attend this weekend. I have found some local estate sales that I am going to have to drag her to before we attempt our 52 mile adventure. I'm sure it won't be too difficult.
Talk to you all soon!