Sunday, June 28, 2009

I Feel Empty Inside

No yard sales for me this weekend......No Goodwill, no antique shops, NO FAIR!
Fortunately, I still have a few goodies from weeks before that I didn't share last week. So..check out my loot and don't forget to stop over at Southern Hospitality to see everyone else's Thrifty Treasures!

This picture I picked up a few weeks ago for $2.00. It's a little more that I normally would spend on a picture but it was at the same place I got the drysink and I didn't want to push my luck by haggling! I love the colors and it goes great in my room.

These jars I picked up for $1.00 each. I have no idea what they are, I just liked them. Does anyone know anything about them?

This mirror was my first purchase this yard sale season. It goes perfectly with my new wallpaper! Dontcha just love all the scroll work! You may need to click on it to see it better.

And these are my Bobbsey Twin books! I paid 25 cents each. The copywrite on them is 1913 to 1921 and one of them has an inscription inside "Many Happy Birthdays" Dec. 14, 1928. Cool huh? I plan to use them in a display somewhere (don't know where yet!) along with the candy tin/bank.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Any Baltimore shoppers out there?

My family and I are heading to Baltimore for a few days and I will miss my yard sales! Gasp! I know, I know. Who goes on vacation during yard sale season?!! How can my so called loving family ask me to sacrifice so much?

Is there anyone out there in blogland who can recommend some good Baltimore antique shops? Are the best ones in Fells Point, or antique row? Anybody?... Anybody?... Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?

Btw, I know Baltimore has a yard sale, but it's on the weekend and we'll be coming home Saturday morning.....Help!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

3 Pigs in a (what's a Poke?)

Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to my third post.
(I'll stop numbering them soon, I promise)

Today I'm playing "Three or More Tuesday" hosted by Tam at Gypsy's Corner.

First off (and I'm sorry about this, but I can't help myself)....Check out my jugs!
(LOL, that should bring up my site on some interesting google searches, huh?)

All 3 of these were gifts from my mom. (Thanks Mom!)

Next up, my 3 little pigs. Two of them are pitchers, the small one I've been known to use as a gravy boat at Thanksgiving. And the other is a candle holder that I don't believe has ever held a candle. He resides in my shadowbox.

And last but not least, my top 3 reasons to blog...

#1. It encourages de-junking. If it's not blog worthy it shouldn't be in the house.

#2. Gathering up different things from all over the house to photograph them together makes you a little eccentric which makes you a more interesting person.

#3. Forces you to dust and clean before photo shoot.

I want to thank everyone for their comments yesterday! I feel like one of the gang already! Please keep'em comin! As for the dry sink color, I'm still pondering. I got 2 votes for white, 2 votes for black, and 1 for color. I saw a picture of one on the web painted an antique red with lots of distressing. Hmmmm....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My First Today's Thrifty Treasures!

Happy Father's Day! I hope everyone had a great day!

I'm very excited to finally join in Today's Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality. It's one of the main reasons I started a blog. You all are having way too much fun without me!

Since I'm new on the scene, I'll cheat a little and show you my finds from the past month.

Everything shown below I paid 50 cents to $1.00 each with the exception of the glass covered cake dish for $3.00.

And now for my favorite! A amish built dry sink for $30.00! I want to paint it but I'm not sure what color to go with. I would love some opinions! (please, please excuse awful wall behind it, we're in the process of re-doing our back porch. This is def. the before shot!

There's more but I'll save a few for next week ;).
Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment, I want to meet everyone!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

And it begins....

I said I wouldn't start a blog
I said I have enough interests, hobbies, pasttimes
I said I wouldn't be able to keep up with something else.

Sigh I am. I started a blog.

Stay tuned....