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....