Saturday, September 13, 2008

Garage-sale therapy..

What a beautiful fall day here in Utah. The mountain trees are beginning to show some color, but they say because it's been a dry summer, we probably won't see too much color this year. That's OK...I'll find my own colors...

Mr. B and me went to a neighborhood estate sale today. Actually, I went first and then called him to come over... I found what I thought probably would need the truck to get it all home.



OK, so the little red wagon is mine....


An honest-to-goodness ice cream maker..and me on Weight Watchers....


Have you ever seen boxes of bottle caps? The have the cork centers..

These boxes are full and never used!


I'll never have to worry about the Maytag Man being on vacation when the washer breaks down!


Old baking powder tins.....but full of...



This was full of white while the other tin had pretty colored buttons..


I now have something to wash my Ling-er-ie on..



The lady said she was actually bathed in these - I told her that wouldn't fetch any more money..



A recipe box FULL of hand-written recipes - do you see the first one is for "Care of New Furniture" I didn't know they had a "recipe" for that..?



A little red metal doll case...



For one sweet doll of a bear...



A miniature menagerie of puppies..



...and one "tricked-out-pup"



..and finally..this darling sampler..complete with mis-spelled "get it" (should be "got it")

Can you tell i am drawn to red?? Anyway, I have more from last week's adventure, but I'll show those another time.

Hope you have a fun-Sunday and say your prayers.

-me

11 comments:

goooooood girl said...
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The Feathered Nest said...

OMGoodness Colleen!!! You found tons of great stuff!! I love it all...nothin' better than a great estate sale on a gorgeous Saturday. Wishing you a relaxing Sunday Colleen ~ xxoo, Dawn

ps. I love seeing your smiling face in that tree!!

Laurie and Chris said...

OMG!!! I wish I was at that sale with you. You got alot of neat stuff. I love the little red wagon. I can't wait to see what you do with your "new" items. Have a good day!!

Patty said...

Wow what wonderful treasures. I LOVE old things like that.
I bet you will really enjoy those recipes. If you find time please post some of them here. I would love to see what they are.

Jean said...

You sure hit the "mother load"! No wonder you needed the truck! I love everything you got especially the washtub, ice cream maker and boiler. Terrific shopping! Jean

madrekarin said...

I have been going to estate sales in the wrong state!! What a wonderful load of treasures. :) The Monet Corgi pin is adorable.

Love your new banner pic!!

white o'morn cottage said...

Wow! Colleen...you hit the motherlode...Good for ye'
I love the old washing stuff. Please show us the rest!

the old schoolhouse said...

You really did get lovely stuff cant wait to see the rest Angie xx

Betty said...

Please, please, please come down here and take me with you on your 'shopping trips'....I've never found real 'treasures' when I go to estate sales...just old stuff nobody wants, even the relatives. You have such a good eye for the fun things!

Brenda said...

i have never seen so many great things. girl you hit the Jackpot!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Colleen,
I just love a great gargae sale and good find. So where are you going to put your new found treasures?. We also had a beautiful weekend in Modesto Ca. I can't wait for Fall.
Take care and have good week,
Elizabeth