Saturday, November 7, 2009

...November resignation.

With the conclusion of October, I resigned myself to the fact that saling season had come to a close for another year.
Cold-weather time would now be spent...

...doing those procrastinated mundane indoor tasks of housework - cleaning, mending and the likes...
...completing projects from the 'someday to-do' list - like this wreath. NOT just any 'vintage ornament' wreath, but a Pittsburgh Steelers wreath! Okay, so maybe it started out life destined to be a Halloween / Autumn wreath that fell a bit behind, and was resurrected in the spirit of DH's favorite football team... (and yes, that 'wonky' bulb on the left side has been re-adjusted so it is more pleasingly aligned!).

...hitting the thrifts for desperate fixes (and if this conjurs the 'tame' image of a perfume-laden, community room run by church ladies - think again! - and read about my recent chance encounter with Barbara over at OODLES! (NOTE: for all you bloggers that covet Barbara's treasures... she works for them, trust me, you REALLY don't want to go to ALL of the places that she goes to hunt! and Barbara... It was wonderful to finally meet you! Personally I feel much safer on the second floor, of that fine venue, than in the basement, because my primary fear is not who may be lurking in the depths, but rather, the building collapsing on top of me!)

...and now is the time for the 'release' (of the 'catch and release' program) - loads of time to get stuff sorted, then shipped off for donation or listed on e-bay / etsy!!!

But, alas, just as I was settling in and getting the 'withdrawals' under control.....

My trailblazer made a sudden, unscheduled turn on my way to work Friday...

(In smaller print to the left 'FRI' was added in!!)


Bradford, PA Basket; Train case, hankies, mugs, new Holiday series Wade tea figures, VERA (solid grey?! but 100% silk!!); William-Sonoma Plate; Pampered Chef roller ....

Oh, I was a HAPPY CAMPER!


Then, I was glancing at the paper Friday night and saw that one of my favorite Church rummage sales was having their bag sale Saturday Morning! Am I dreaming?

...retro daisy cannister, green shiny-brites, Xmas pixs, bread pans, Italian coffee maker, lamp globes, vintage Christmas candles, salts dishes, junk jewelry, Syracuse China restaurant platter - 'Chez Greco', santa boots, red vintage savings bank, and ~yes~ a Royal Haeger 'Gold Tweed' ashtray... all for the price of ONE bag!!

I also picked these goodies up...


Folding solid wood shelf for storing Etsy stuff!! The exact black wool peacoat that I have been in search of (Old Navy, like new $2). Picnic basket (- it's a sickness, that's all I can say).

Now, I can start the withdrawal process all over again! I have to admit though, I am liking all that I have been getting accomplished the last few week without the regular Fri/Sat saling schedule! WHO JUST SAID THAT??!
Off to get some more goodies in Etsy!!

Isn't she a beauty? I generally end up with one in bloom for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Year and V-day!!

6 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Thank god for church rummage sales. That's what I'm talkin' about. xo, suzy

Vintage Christine said...

It's like when you really WANT to go to a sale and there aren't any, or they're all really bad--now you're not expecting anything and all that goodness came your way! Down here, everyone goes crazy this time of year and every corner you go around advertises garage and yard sales. Of course, now we might have a HURRICANE coming at us, due in part to such nice balmy weather. Grrrr.

barbara said...

OMG! I completely fear the collapse of that building! Especially with all of those buckets catching the drips from the leaking roof! What ARE we thinking?!? The Steelers wreath is lookin' good, but then, you cannot go wrong with black and gold.

Thrifted Treasure said...

You found some great things, I love unexpected hauls!!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I think I almost passed out...;-) What a sale!! I'm a little jealous, if I'm honest...not the least of which why -- is that a 1978 Yankees mug I spy?! OMG...

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, that IS a Yankees mug. And it sold! Alas...the early etsy bird gets the worm. :-) I just favorited your store so I don't miss out next time.