Saturday, September 25, 2010

Estate Sale Treasures.....

As many of you know one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to go treasure hunting at local estate sales. Last weekend I came across an ad in the weekly paper that read...
Four generations of Antiques---More than 1000 items.
As I read on I learned that the sale was only about 10 minutes from my house!! I was not sure at all what to expect. Sometimes ads sound amazing only to arrive at the sale to be disappointed. Believe me this was NOT one of those disappointing times. The minute I walked up the driveway I knew that this place was for me. I am not sure if you all are familiar with the TV show American Pickers--two men travel across the country looking for hidden treasures in barns, outbuildings, and attics. Well that is exactly what I felt like. Piles and piles of treasures just waiting to be discovered. There was a room full of lines, a room full of furniture and everything else you can imagine, and a garage full of more undiscovered treasures. The lady running the sale quickly shared with me that she and her husband had lived in this house for 45 years and were preparing to sell the home and move to Florida. She also shared that these items belonged to her as well as her Mother and Grandmother. An age reference---her husband was celebrating his 80th birthday today. Like I said before major treasure hunting.

I was thrilled to have found this amazing quilt---the colors are so perfect. It is large enough to cover the top of my queen sized bed with a tiny overhang. As I continued searching for treasures I came across these sweet little beauties. All they need is a good washing and pressing. I should have done that before I photographed them but I was just to excited to show them to you. By this time I think I had been treasure hunting for about an hour but I just could not leave. There was so much more to see.....
I am not exactly sure what I am going to do with this fabric but the colors were so perfect---maybe some pillows for my bed??I couldn't leave the sale without adding just a bit of bling.

I was at this sale for so long I feel like I became friends with Nancy(the lady running the sale) We chatted as I looked and she shared that the whole upstairs of her home was filled with things she would like to sell. She asked me what I would be interested in seeing and I of course told her of my love for children's books. She just smiled and said "Oh honey, I have a lot of those. I just don't know where they are right now" She took my number and I will be looking forward to her call :) She will be holding this sale until the end of October every Friday and Saturday with new items added weekly. Soooo I am sure you can guess where I will be for the next several weekends. Let's just say this post is part one of many more to come..........Maybe I can be an American Picker afterall :)

4 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

The quilt was a major score! It is even more beautiful in real life...hehehe. Nancy was an intreting woman and this was a great sale...I love all my pearls. So-what time next Saturday?
xoxo

heidi said...

Can I be your partner? We could be the American FeMale Pickers! LOL I adore that quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good thing we would have been working together, or they would have had to break up a chick fight over the quilt. (This is all in my imagination!) Gorgeous. Love the pinks. One lucky pick, Mimmi! Cute 'kerchiefts, too. You can give the lady my phone number if you want....it might be a while before I get there....LOL Fun day for you!

Oh, I see Joyce got to go...I see, you have a partner already! Well, lets get the camera's rolling so we can watch you two in action!
Hugs, Heidi

Mimi Sue said...

Can I come too? That quilt is awesome! You are one lucky girl. Mimi

Country Dreaming said...

What fun for you--I wished I live close to you!


Melinda

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