Sunday, June 22, 2008

Vintage Findings

My Garage Sale Adventures Yesterday

I love Garage Sales. It has become a bit of a habit for me to go to them on Saturday mornings. Do I need anything? NO. Do I know what I am looking for? NO. Do I care? NO! It's the thrill of the hunt! I have to tell you about my findings from yesterdays garage sale adventure. Check out this photo and I will tell you all about it.
First, I found the Blue Willow bowl for a quarter. I can't find any cracks or chips. I have always loved blue willow and the story that goes with it. Then, I found the baggy full of vintage jewelry pieces for 50 cents. I went to another garage sale and found the two vintage sewing machines, the little typewriter, and the rotary phone for 12.00! For all of it. The poor sewing machines were covered in dirt, it looks like the owners had left them outside. Poor things. I feel like I rescued them. Isn't that silly? I cleaned them up and posed them for this pic. One will definitely be incorporated into the decor in the room I am redecorating and maybe even phone.

9 comments:

artisticdiva said...

Twelve dollars!? You are kidding! Wow. You lucked out. I love garage sales, too. I haven't been to any yet, though. My son and I are heading to a few antique stores, though, today. I hope I'm as lucky as you were yesterday.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Great finds indeed! Are you going to take the phone in the car with you this week? HeeHee! I would love to see you do that, people would just die laughing. I know I would! HeeHee! Love ya, got to get back to my art. I have almost everything on sale in my etsy shop. Will post update tonight. Hugs***Renea

ps---go to Lisa's site, she finally updated with a post, and I think maybe she had had a glass or 2 of wine. Ha!

Sabii Wabii said...

My 16 year old tried to explain a rotery phone to me by saying ,
"you know, a phone that you twist".
That made me realize my age! :(
Sign up for the charm swap ...it's listed at Girl Gone Thread Wild but it's Amber Dawns swap. She's going to include two of the braclete to the Pink Project.
You'd be great with your jewelry!
Terisa

Alberta & Ava said...

ME TOO!!! I love garage sales. To me it's the adult equivalent of an Easter Egg Hunt. I'd so much rather furnish my house (and I have!)with garage sale finds than new matchy-matchy furniture. Where's the fun in that? You got a really great price in your Blue Willow, I think.

Lisa said...

i love your stuff! i don't think any of us really need anything but it is the thrill of the hunt! i finally finished the apron!!!oh girl. need to add some trim...i have a couple of ideas. will post picture when I finish...lisa

Sacred Snatch said...

Wow, you really scored!
lol, can you tell I am catching up on my blog reading?

Don't mean to look like a stalker!
Have a great week, Chica!

Rhea said...

Love the garage sale items! Jesse got me a sewing machine just like the one in the back with the wheel on the side a few years ago at a garage sale in Midland. I love the way it looks. Love you, Rhea

Susan said...

Ohhh, Ohhh, Ohhh, I am so excited that you found these sewing machines, they are so great. What a bargain! Hugs.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Yay! my HERO! for rescuing the ol' sewing machines... I wonder if they work? Will tune in to see what new discoveries you make and to see if the stitches WERK!

Love it.. happy day it is! TRULY!

xo, Monica :)