Friday was my antiquing day. You all might remember there is a bi-annual sale in my area that I love going to. They have all sorts of decently priced vintage stuff. I just love going. I’ve gotten some pretty neat things from there too.
Sadly the weather was terrible.
But…the picking was fun.
I snapped some pictures to share with all of you.
While I shopped it rained and rained and rained.
I checked out the linens and fabric.
There was a great old phone collection.
There were many different styles.
Salt and Pepper shakers anyone? There was a pincushion in the bunch but it was more money than I was going to spend.
They had lots of old cabinets this time around.
To give you an idea about prices…this cabinet was $100. I think that’s totally reasonable. Check out the pretty collection of dishes inside.
They had all sorts of goodies.
I love the doors on that cabinet along the back wall.
I really liked the dresser in the picture below… Continue reading
You all might remember the two paint-by-number pieces that I had framed recently. They were painted by my husband when he was in fifth grade. He had his appendix out and his Aunt Ann gave him a pint-by-number kit with the hopes that he would have something to entertain him and he’d sit still.
Neither is completely painted but mostly painted. I love them partly because I love dogs but mostly because he did them.
The other day Kalissa said to me, “Mom, I wish you would somehow put a paper on the back of that so when you’re gone we’ll remember what it is and the story that goes with it.”
That’s a fair request. I have Grandma Kramer’s secretary and I have often wished I remembered the story about it. I think she bought it at an auction for $5…but I’m not sure. Golly, I wish I knew.
So I tried to figure out how I could do this and then I happen to be on Facebook on a cross-stitch site. One of the members was showing this for their cross-stitch pieces and how she records the information about them.
She recommended buying… Continue reading
You all might remember that I left you in the middle of my story about the barn I bought at the vintage store in Sumner, Iowa.
I know lots of you were upset that I didn’t show pictures of the barn. There’s a reason I didn’t do that. You see when I bought the barn…I bought it straight out of the window. I saw what the outside was like but I didn’t really see it up close. I really didn’t get to touch it and feel it so the next day when I went back to get it, it was so fun seeing it all over again.
So..here is the barn…
The top folds down for… Continue reading
I think this is going to be a fun blog post. I know I sure had fun exploring. Here’s the story:
I already told you that on Sunday I went to get my Covid shot. I already told you that when I was in town I stopped at Goodwill. I already told you that I found this…
It is an old sewing basket/stand. I saw it and I have several of these already. I didn’t need another. I don’t even know if I have a place for one. Ah…but what’s a girl to do when it’s only $10??
Then I opened it up and immediately, I knew I wanted to buy it.
The stand was stuffed to the brim with sewing treasures. Here’s what I found… Continue reading