Sunday, June 10, 2012
Garage Saling In A New Town
First I would like to say a big thank you to the followers of this blog for your kind well wishes on our move - I really appreciate every single one and would love to come have coffee with you if we ever should cross paths.
This week has been a bit like a vacation, other than the 1400 km road trip. I have slept in but also have gotten up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the sunshine and my new life. As hubby flies in tonight I have been missing him but also enjoying the freedom of not cooking or cleaning and the schedule of only what I feel like doing. Today I finally got internet and cable so can work with the laptop as hubbys ipad is not Blogger friendly.
Apparently the thrifting gods heard that I want to open an Etsy store later this year and that husband bought enough bubble wrap to protect our breakable items in the move - all of which will be re-used for packages sent from the Etsy store. Now to find some stock!
This made in Japan vintage duck egg cup shown above was found in the 50% off table in the back of a dusty warehouse section of an antique store that I was looking for furniture in. He is completely chip free and adorable. $2.80.
Yesterday I felt like garage saling so used hubby's iPad gps and mapped out several sales (will be borrowing the iPad more often for this use) including the first stop that was a senior community sale. My first find were these four apothecary lab jars. I believe all four are vintage and the one on the far left is marked Pyrex on both bottle and the stopper. A second one is marked Pyrex on stopper only. I am always attracted to glass and pottery and these will look pretty on the bathroom sill until I can part with them (our furniture has yet to be moved so forgive my staging attempts as have little to work with right now). Total for all four $1.
The next item is not likely vintage so will be saved for a flea market that I intend to do in Fall. I don't wear scarves but love this ones colours. The design seems possibly Indonesian with religious figures and the building in the corner. Very eclectic style and it is silk - a steal at .25.
Next up this adorable little red riding book. The illustrator even made the wolf look sweet - not scary at all. This book was the lady who was having the garage sale's own from childhood. Her parents inscribed it for her for Christmas 1972. All mine for .10.
Then there were these sweet little liqueur glasses from the 1960's. We had a similar set when I was a kid. Again I am always attracted to glass. Set of six $1.50.
Finally, two non-vintage items for my own home not pictured: small metal basket for toiletries .50 (I used to have more drawers in our Alberta home but our new home has shelves) and a small scale that goes up to 5kg for my new Etsy store .25.
The grand tally for all this loot? A whopping $6.40!
I also weeded my flower beds - two huge full bags of weeds pulled with my bare hands. This big badboy thistle still stands there until tonight when hubby flies in with my gardening gloves.
Yes, he is three feet tall! Apparently nature takes its land back here if left untended - note to self - must weed on daily basis. After the weeds were pulled there are a few spots I can tuck in some herbs and possibly some berries. I will show more pictures of the flower beds tommorrow as need your help identifying most of it.
Linking up with a few of my favorite bloggers: Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds , Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday and a new linky party from Sunny Simple Life, Sunny Simple Sundays!