Remember my last post where I showed you all the great vintage glassware from the small town Goodwill? Well, there was a reason we were in that small town. There was a pretty promising sounding estate sale and with the boys out of town on a fishing trip, we didn't have anything holding us back on Saturday morning. So off we went....
When we pulled up, there were about 15 of these old aluminum lawn chairs sitting in the yard. Call me crazy, but I have been coveting these for a couple of years. Sure, I have come across them at sales but never in great colors like these turquoise beauties! All the others were 70's brown and avocado green so these shone like a diamond in the rough. And with the $2.00 price tag for both you can't really have expected me to leave them behind, right?
Maddie picked out some old school library books for her collection. I claimed the red one for my patriotic decorations for next year. On a side note, I still haven't taken down my 4th of July decorations. Who says you can only be patriotic for one day?! That's my excuse but the real reason is I'm just being lazy.
I found the clear refrigerator dishes, Pyrex platter, and old shaker in the workshop. It's crazy where some people think to put things for an estate sale. Does anybody have any helpful hints as to how I can get the rest of that decal off of the shaker?
As I was getting ready to check out, I noticed a random pile of what looked to be empty boxes sitting in the middle of the yard. I did a little investigating and found they were full of Christmas stuff. Unfortunately, these were the only older ornaments I found. But they are all marked Made in USA so that makes me happy!
The sellers had a lot of succulents that were in little green plastic pots for sale but Maddie managed to find this cutie off all by itself. Is it wrong of me to feel guilty for wanting to keep it and not pass it on to my deer loving Sisterita?
A couple of weeks ago, I got a surprise package in the mail from my blog friend Stacey from The Gluten Free Pastor's Wife. I have always been a teeny bit jealous of her super cute and talented grandma. She sews the cutest kitchen towels!
Yippeee! Now I don't have to be jealous anymore. Thanks Stacey! Give that sweet grandma a hug from me too:-)
So far, the sales aren't looking too promising for this weekend. I'm hoping that will all change. I'm itching for some good junk!
Linking up over at:
Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
Jann Olson's for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday