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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I've finally sat down.  My goal for the day was getting the house cleaned from top to bottom and finishing the mountain of laundry in my laundry room.  I just finished but not without some typical obstacles.  Have you ever tried cleaning the house around a 16 year old teenager who can't seem to move, a 10 year old girl who has recently just discover Perler Beads and has them everywhere, and a husband who leaves a tornado of chaos and clutter everywhere he goes? Not easy. 

All I wanted to do was put together a blog post for Rednesday!  Is that too much to ask?

Okay, readers.  I need your opinion.  Is it rude to ask if the tablecloth that is being used on the table that is full of garage sale items is for sale?  I mean, why would you have it out there if you don't want to sell it, right?  I would never tease buyers by using my precious vintage linens as decorations at my sale and then not letting them buy them.  Although this tablecloth wasn't for sale, the seller had no issue with throwing it in FOR FREE!!!  Am I yelling again?  I apologize.
I got all these goodies from an estate sale thrown by my favorite company.  Once again, their prices were super cheap.  I have never seen a plain turquoise and white bread box so I was happy to find that.  But can you guess what my favorite item is in this picture?
The Hazel Atlas Zippy Dill Pickle jar!  Oh how I love vintage graphics!  This is the new change jar in my laundry room.
More cute stuff from the same amazing sale.  Maddie collects the old promotional piggy banks.  This is the first one that I have come across at a sale.
I'm not entirely sure what possessed me to buy this bag of vintage blocks.  It was just such a good sale that I was frantically grabbing anything that appealed to me.  Honestly, I didn't even remember I bought these until I got them home.  Does that ever happen to you?  Any ideas of what I can do with them?  They can't go into Sisters "Baby Box" because I'm pretty sure they are full of lead paint and that can't be good.
Finally, I am going to leave you all with some beautiful Pyrex, not found by me but by my awesome garage sale loving husband.  He found the two dishes and one lid and when I stopped by the same sale later, I found the other lid out in the garage.  These are duplicates for me but it's always a good idea to have backup Pyrex, right?

Enjoy your day, friends!

Until next time...



  1. I've got the top pink one, I use it for everything.

  2. Wish I could have been along on his sale. I went to one, but they were way over my head.You did very well. It never hurts to ask about things at these sales.

  3. I have my kids old blocks, I always bring them out at Christmas and spell out Merry Christmas, they're so cute!

  4. You have such good luck at these sales! I always get there too late and end up with the giant furniture that would take a crane to move. Anyway, enough of my whining. The blocks would make cool Christmas ornaments. Or they would look super cute in an old jar or apothecary jar, that way the potential lead paint funk would be contained. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. Super cute blocks. I like Jill's suggestion!

  6. Great finds! And back up Pyrex? Sigh...

    I use my vintage blocks in a few different places around my home. They're so fun and colorful. I've spelled out KITCHEN on my happy shelf above my kitchen sink, DOTS in my antique white hutch and FARM on the window sill of the window that has good view of the farm. I have a lot of fun with them.

  7. Ooooh your Pyrex is calling me! I have no room, but my heart beats faster when I see it! Happy Rednesday!