Tuesday, September 22

Busy, busy, busy!

Weekends are always crazy at our house and this one was no exception. With three kids and so many activities I'm always pressed for time for myself to go shopping and weekends usually make for the best pickin's. This weekend started with an early Saturday morning email from "Two Sister's" who have sales in one of their garages on Bever Ave. They had a sale Saturday morning so Bob and I hopped out of bed and ran into their sale. We scored a few fun finds and hit a few more garage sales in CR before heading back to Mount Vernon for another garage sale. That one was FUN!!! We found great primary color pyrex dishes, Fire-King mugs, Ironstone, a neat old Raggedy Ann game and an older Yahtzee game, fantastic glass light fixture covers, Christmas bulbs in faded silver, aqua blue and perfect shabby pink, a cool vintage typewriter and so much more. We loaded up at that one! I LOVE garage sales. I'll try to get some pictures of our finds on here soon.
Today we worked in our workshop cleaning, organizing and purging. I had some really fun stuff that was perfectly covered in grunge, cobwebs and dust that I'm hoping to do a Halloween display with on my front porch. There are two old mahogany chairs with lions heads and really old faux leather upholstery and they are perfectly covered in just the right amount of grunge to make them so Halloweeny... there's an awesome old cast iron legged bench with spider webs covered in dust, old quilts and coverlets... so many things that could be made into a wonderfully frightful display. I need my friend Barb's (simplyiowa.blogspot.com) help to make it look just right... hopefully she's reading this and wants to come and play. If I ever get it done, I'll be sure to share pictures. Wish me luck!


  1. Hey Polly!
    I would love to come play! Just hangin' with you for a while is payment enough! Time, however, is another issue... I'm trying to get things set here for my sale,the next 10 days are going to be a zoo! Hey, what's the scoop, gnarly stuff...maybe I need some of it? Call me!
    Barb C

  2. Hey Missy!
    As you read, it was quite a day diggin! I have no idea what I am going to do about getting these buildings done, for the sale! I hope my customers are content with cool old junk, and over look the Mess!
    You and I are on the same page, I love to dig! I have been warned by people, as I'm digging through their old barns, that it isn't safe, and be careful, I tell them, if this is the way I go out of this world, I'll be a happy woman! What better way to go...
    See ya Friday!
    Barb C.

  3. Hey Polly!
    I hope you can come visit the Sale! Marg's...well... maybe 1... I am soo pooped, it probably would knock me out for a week! There is very, very cool stuff rollin in!
    Hope to see ya!
    Barb C.