Monday, June 25, 2012

Heeerrrrreee Comes Lucky!

Anyone ever been to the dog races?  If so you know where I got my title for this post.  Today was my LUCKY day.  I was on my way to the DMV.  Yuck.  It was my 3rd trip ( if you live in Kansas, you know what nightmare I am living, new computer system that crashed SEVERAL times, hence 3 trips to get my dang renewal).  Being it was my 3rd trip, I was in a somewhat foul mood.  As I'm driving  I spot a sign SALE MON-WED!  WTH?  It is Monday, YA!  I turn down the street, Estate Sale, Double YA!   I park the car and start walking closer to the house.  There is a line outside.  A sign on the lawn says it starts at  noon.  I quickly check my phone, it is 12:20.  Triple YA!!  I get in line (the stinkin' DMV can wait) and in no time I am in and snappin' up vintage treasures like  a frog snappin' flies.  Oh yeah, definetly my lucky day.  Check it...
Some good loot.  Okay, the large cloth santa was a wee bit of a dissapointment.  Thought it was a childs apron, turns out it was a toilet seat cover.  eew.    Moving on...
Got a big ol' pile of hand made doilys? doilies?  Also a great wool plaid blanket.  Because hey, it was only 96 degrees out and I was a bit chilly :)
I LOVE this childs play apron.  I should have taken a pic out of the package but it is a full apron in a cute plaid fabric with 3 pockets.  One pocket holds scissors, one has a coloring book and one has some Noahs Ark crayons.  Original box. Too (was totally thinking of you Renee!)  I also got the vintage paddle game.  Missing the ball but great graphic of boy and girl playing and .15 price printed on the handle.
Love grab bags and this one had 2 packages of spun heads (large and small) some cool gold sticker border things, an ADORBS felt bird with his original tag which reads "Welfare Handicrafts Made by China Refugee Development Organization Hong Kong.  Interesting. Plus a plastic egg, and some trim.  This lady was into crafting and had tons of craft stuff.

Slighty dented but still cute tin trash can, yellow with strawberrys.  A flag, to add to my tons of other flags.  Just reminded myself to go find the flags! 

Also found these JUMBO paper straws with killer stripes which did not have a price and the nice lady gave me for FREE (silly lady).  Package of hand towel napkins, some appetizer picks and a cute pin cushion made from a can.  The bday candles aren't old but they were mixed in.
Lasty a huge bag of transfers for crewel/embroidrey.  Some of them are great, Owls! Birds! Pretty Ladies! and I may even try to make a few.  I am working on one now that I ordered online so we will wait and see how that one goes first.
So, like I said, lucky day!  And when I went back to the DMV 3 hours later (yes they gave me a number and told me to come back in 3 hours) my number got called right when I walked in.  So if you ignore that 3 hour wait then that was lucky too!!  In other news I worked on a HUGE project all weekend which I cannot wait to share, but this post is long enough so I may just have to post two days in a row (gasp!) and post about it tomorrow.  See you then!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Red White and Boom!

Doing a little 4th O' July Decorating and thought I'd share
This is my front room and really, with the exception of Christmas, the only room I decorate for holidays. Why you ask? Well,  it is the first room you see when you enter the front door (and usually the cleanest) it is unused by the rest of the family (except the dog, who occasionally likes to puke in there) and most importantly I am too lazy to decorate anything else :)

Hit up my fav antique store yesterday and found these cool plastic flowers.  Already had the pitcher, red box and cast iron stars.

The MFA Insurance fan was a find yesterday as well.  The cutie patriotic gal was made by the awesome Laurie of Magpie Ethel. Already had the blue glass insulator and uncle sam hat.

Some shelf shots.  That is my grandparents wedding photo.  My grandpa was in WWII so I thought the flag next to it was appropriate.  The Uncle Sam in the last photo was my Magpie Ethel purchase from last year.  Soon I will have to do a whole post on all my spun heads made by Laurie. One of my many collections and quite possibly my favorite collection.
And lastly a few things on my beloved hoosier.  Someone made the firecracker from a tootsie roll tube, how clever!  So clever it got it's own glass cloche'. Well that concludes our tour and remember, if you haven't already, get your stars and stripes decorating on!! 


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gimme a J!

And a U~N~K,   What does that spell?  Great JUNK of course!  Those awesome letters are from my friends shop in Merriam, KS called Good Company.  If  you are ever in the area, you must HIT IT UP!  Floor to ceiling vintage finds and everything is priced right.  Found the old Sorry game and buttons at a garage sale.  Weird that the old Sorry games didnt come with a board.   I am going to have to read it and see how to play without the board.
Also hit a great sale and found this box of vintage Christmas and a cupid die cut.  Cuz really, can you have too much vintage Christmas?  Or die cuts for that matter?

Love the yellow Pyrex but it is going to my booth.  I am too clumsy to actually use pyrex (not to mention way too lazy to hand wash it) so I usually sell it. And the stickers.  I love them because a) They are Little Lulu! And Little Lulu reminds me of my childhood.  b) they are puffy stickers!  And puffy stickers remind me of the 80's!  And I LOVE the 80's! :)

Also found some vintage jewelry, a peter rabbit cup and this great Play Hats book by Whitman.  Didn't Whitman make the best stuff?  Lots of the hats have been poked out of the cardboard, but some very good mom saved them in the  book.  Much better Mom than me,  I would have thrown all that out when my kids were little.  I wasn't quite the hoarder collector that I am now :) Overall, a pretty fun pile of stuff.