Saturday, October 20, 2012

Church sales

Well, I was right, it didn't live up to my expectations. Here's what I got between two church sales:
A cute teddy bear, a rose, a mug, a sugar bowl (?), some trim and a cute little cross stitch pillow for my mother. I also bought some dutch letter bars, some lemon bars and some other kind of bar that looked good.

My mother and I both decided that the bigger church sale didn't have near as many vendors as last year. I also decided that maybe it was more exciting last year because it was new and we'd never been there.

Snowmen

Remember how I said I wasn't going to garage sales anymore? My neighbors were having their annual one and I had to check it out, I'm glad I did. Here's what I found:
 very cute snowman candle (my favorite purchase), Santa (for my mother), snowman cup, and a cute glass bowl (also for my mother).
tiny light up glass Christmas tree, 101 Dalmatians DVD(I love this version and I don't have it on DVD), a very cute get well book.
I spent $8.00 there. Today, my mother and I are going to a craft/rummage sale at a church, we went last year and had such a fun time. I'm afraid that it won't live up to my expectations though. Stay tuned for pictures of what I buy there.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My weekend

Warning: This is a picture heavy post.
This past weekend, my family went to my grandma's apartment, which we are cleaning out because she won't be coming back to it. Here's a few things my mother gave to me:
 Some of the items I picked up because I thought they might be nice gifts like the weekly organizer and notes pack, still in original packing. The candle makes me think of my grandma.
 I also picked up these two notebooks for gifts and the partylite candleholders.
 The sparkly balls are actually plastic fruit covered in sequins, my grandmother was an avid crafter. I picked out the two thimbles to add to my collection, I liked the jingle bell ladybug and the rooster. The cat and small yellow piece are magnets.
 Here's the buttons we found in her sewing supplies.
 I'm sorry this is such a horrible picture, it shows the glass buttons and shell or mother of pearl buttons I found.
 A bunch of nice trims.
 I now have a ton of eyelets and googly eyes. The brown piece is the beginning of a head made from pantyhose.
 Some butterfly cut-outs, miniature doves and chickens. The best of this bunch is the vintage pipe cleaner bugs.
 A paper cake, butterfly applique, some green buttons, an angel kit, another plastic fruit encrusted in sequins, an eyelet setter, miniture toadstools and a leaf.
 I love the graphic on the Sewing Susan needle case, some ribbon and more miniatures.
 A very cute tin with matching cards inside.
 Some tiny cards for artwork
 And more cards
And more cards.

I've been having trouble lately buying anything at garage sales. I think I've realized I have a lot of stuff, and I really don't need more. I couldn't resist things this weekend, not that moving them out of my grandma's apartment and into mine is better than getting rid of them, but I tried to only take things that I would use.

Fall Decorations

A few weeks ago, I went shopping and picked up some fall decorations:
 I joined a monthly flower club at my local flower shop, the flowers for October were a carnation and some kind of mums.
I fell in love with this huge fly, which is now hanging from my ceiling. I couldn't resist the tiny gourds, they are now sitting in one of my vintage wine glasses. I had seen these little hedgehogs that are dressed for Halloween last time I was in this store, and I totally wanted one, this time I splurged a little for one, but it's so cute!

Last week

On our way home from Chicago, we stopped off at a Hobby Lobby, but unlike some other stores I feel all Hobby Lobby's have the same stuf...