What a long but fun filled weekend we had here at the Rogers house. Hanna and Matt were here to visit along with our dear friend, Dan. Our dad passed away 3 years ago and he and Dan had been best friends since they were 6 years old. He lives in Rockford, Illinois but travels to Portland for work from time to time. Having him here is the closest thing we have to having our dad.
Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes. I tend to overlook my birthday because I have two June babies. Maddie's birthday is today and Alex's is the 21st. I have so much to show you all. Hanna did AMAZING with her birthday gifts for me this year plus we attended our first ever auction yesterday. But before I can show all of you that stuff, I need to finish up with my Farm Chicks finds!
Rachel and I headed back to Farm Chicks on Sunday before we hit the road home. Laurie had told us that the dealers restock so we both felt we needed to go back and see what else we could find. The crowds were much more manageable and I found a lot more treasures. The old garbage can will eventually be a planter. It is so perfectly chippy and rusty. And you know me, I can't ever seem to pass up reasonably priced tins.
I got each of these bread boxes from different booths. The top one will be, you guessed it, a planter!!
I loved this old Tom's store display shelf and knew I would find some use for it at home.
It now displays my vintage souvenir glass collection. Great upcycling, huh?
So did you all see the photo that the sneaky Magpie Ethel took of me pillaging through a pile of vintage linens? This booth was by far the most crowded at any given time. But I did manage to grab this pile of perfection
Sigh......isn't this a lovely photo? My favorite would have to be the gray with the red Morning Glory's. It will be perfect for Halloween. Once I wash it, I will get a better photo to show all of you.
I'm loving the pink and blue feedsack pockets on this laundry bag. It looks so cute in my laundry room!
I was glad to find this pile of children's hangers shortly after the laundry bag purchase. The hanger it came with was an ugly white plastic one.
I picked up this pair of Fire King white swirl bowls in the smallest size. I gave one to Sister and completed another set for myself.
These were the only other pieces of Pyrex that I got at the show. I'm one bowl away from completing my second set of the pink mixing bowls. The yellow 231 is the second I have found in this size. I also have the lime green one. Wonder how hard it will be to find the turquoise and pink?
Brian loves vintage advertising. This light up sign wasn't at Farm Chicks on the first day. The lady gave me an amazing deal on it and said it was part of a pair that came out of an old hardware store in the 1940's. She even showed me how to date it by using the codes on the back. When we went back to pick it up, she had put the second on out and priced it for double what I paid for mine! She told us she wasn't really wanting to get rid of it but if someone wanted it, they would have to pay for it.
I had the absolute best time at Farm Chicks. I told Alex that when I am 80, he will have to push me through in my wheelchair. I will never miss this show if I can help it! The prices were great, the booth displays were spectacular, and there was so much happy energy buzzing throughout. Definitely put it on your bucket list!!
Linking up over at:
The Thrifty Groove
A Living Space
The Cottage Market
Until next time.....