I don’t get to poke around garage sales and antique stores as often as I like. So when I can find the time, I try to make the most of it. Last month, I found myself in a pinch. One of my fav annual rummage sales was scheduled for Fri. & Sat., and of course we already had plans for the weekend, so Friday was the day. The problem was that I had to take both of my kiddos, ages 3 and 1. Yeah, not ideal…at all.
But I had a plan. It included one stroller (which I ditched half way through), a lot of snacks (which I ran out of) and we started in the kid section (new toys first!). Even with this plan, I found that I was the crazy lady with the kids, spouting lots of apologies as I awkwardly trudged through the crowd. But, I was determined and nothing was going to get in the way of me finding some killer deals. We made it through in record time and I scored some of my best deals yet!
I don’t even know where to start. I was giddy with excitement when I found these vintage patterns. 10 cents each! Are you kidding me? Yes, I will take them all, are there any more??? And the vintage linens, I only wish I had more time to go through them. The printed sheet has already been turned into The Twirl Dress and that vintage pillowcase was destined to be a simple pillowcase dress. I love the antler candleholders which will be having a date with gold spray paint very soon. And that darling frame with the engraved tin matte will be getting an update too. All in all I am very happy with my loot. I even found my daughter “reading” the words in her new Charlie Brown dictionaries, be still my heart.
Now If I can get my butt in gear, maybe I can sew up one of these cuties for Vintage May over at Craftiness is Not Optional. Hmm, I think I want to start with that cute shorts jumper in the top left.