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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Sale Down The Road

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Remember in my last post where I mentioned that I was heading to a sale down the road from my house where I had spotted some vintage candle blow molds in the front yard?  Well, I had some pretty good luck!  Even though I was one of the first people there, I didn't get the blow molds.  Why, you may ask?  Because they were not for sale.  The sellers had them on either side of their front porch with big "NFS" signs on them.  Uh, okay.  So why not move them inside?  Evidently, these people are very serious holiday decorators.  Serious enough that they leave vintage candle blow molds that say "Noel" out year round.

Well, here is what they did have for sale and managed to find it's way home with me...

Two sets of cute squirrel salt & pepper shakers, a Made in Japan nurse planter, and a USA marked turquoise pottery tumbler.  Did you know that squirrels play tennis?
 Wouldn't you know it that the second I finally packed away my 4th of July decorations I would find some more flags?  I'm pretty sure I already have this Dennison Easter cutout so Sister may end up with one.  The Santa planter is anxiously awaiting being united with all of his friends for the holidays.
This is the second kitchen towel in this pattern that I have found.  This one is in much better condition than my other one so that one will probably end up getting donated. 

Yay!  These two blow molds were for sale.  I have never seen either one before and can't wait to put them out.  Okay, actually I can.  It is way to early to be thinking about holiday decorating.

For whatever reason, I couldn't resist these two delightfully tacky plastic Santa's with their sleighs.

When I went up to pay, the lady said to me "Hey, you're the girl who lives down the road who had all that Pyrex for sale at your garage sale last Summer!".  She then told me I could have this bowl for free.  Isn't that sweet?  I'm trying to put the Opal Cinderella and mixing bowl sets together.  It's too bad she didn't have any pink or turquoise she wanted to give me!  Greedy, I know.

More vintage sheets.  I really need to learn how to sew.  I need a new duvet cover and since they are basically made of two sheets sewn together, it would be much more economical for me to make one.  I mean, have you seen the prices of duvet covers??!!

And my favorite find would have to be this old laundry bag which now brings my total to three which means I have another official collection!

Not too bad, huh?  I didn't even have to go back and get my car.  Next time, I will drive though.  My dogs lost their minds when they saw me walk down the road and all I could hear was them barking the whole time I was at the sale.

Tomorrow, Maddie & I are meeting up with Hanna in Portland for Plucky Maidens.  It will be an early birthday treat for Sister.  We are going to stay at the McMenamins Edgefield where the fest is taking place.  Afterwards, they have live music and an outdoor movie. Maddie is SUPER excited!  Hopefully one of us remembers to take pictures.  I think we will put Maddie in charge of that since this event also serves alcohol, if you know what I mean :-)

Until next time....



  1. Nice finds and have FUN!!! LOL about Maddie taking the photos!

  2. I love everything you found...especially the Christmas things! How fun that she gave you the bowl :)

  3. SEE YOU TOMORROW! I have that same Santa blow mold but mine is very faded...yours is still in full holiday glory!

  4. Great finds as always! Have a blast at Plucky Maidens!
    Can't wait to see what you bring home.
    Erica :)

  5. I love the salt and peppers and the nurse! Very cute. How lovely that you were given a bowl too. I am not ready to think about Christmas yet, but I do like your decorations.

  6. That sure is funny that we both found blowmolds, they look to be the same size too. I've never seen the ones you found before either, the angel is sweet! And I love the Santa sleighs!!

    Have a fun weekend!

  7. What great finds! I have never seen a red headed blow mold angel before, yay red heads! I gotta say seeing your vintage Christmas picks has me itching to dig through my holiday stuff! I bought so much vintage holiday stuff last December (between Christmas and New Years) while on vacation I CANNOT WAIT to put it all up for Thanksmass and "the company Christmas party" at the Casablanca!

  8. Nice finds, of course I love the vintage towel, but think those tacky Santas with reindeer are pretty cute too. Love the blow molds, and free Pyrex is always good. Love the laundry bag best, can't have too many collections, lol. Have fun at your fest, sounds great!

    :) Pam

  9. Great finds! How funny that they wouldn't sell they big blow molds they so lovingly leave out in the elements year found. Strange.
    Sewing a duvet wouldn't be bad at all. That would be a good way learn how to just do a basic stitch for long stretches at a time. Then just get the snaps that you squeeze on with a tool thingy, and boom, duvet! I'm hoping to do the same thing soon too. Just haven't found the right sheet.
    How sweet that the lady remembered you're the Pyrex chick!