HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY TO THE FOLLOWING LOVELY LADIES:
Laura of LM Studio
Julie of Prairie Thistle
Both are VERY talented artists and I hope that you stop by and wish them a very Happy Birthday!
Yesterday, my day started off at 4 in the morning. (what was I thinking?) The typical shower, let the dog out, check my emails, etc. But yesterday was no typical day...it was the 7-mile yard sale day!!! I was so excited. I was meeting Sarah and Sandi again for a fun junking day. As a bonus, Sarah brought her Mom (from Mississippi) to join in the fun. She's such a sweetie!!!
We met in Grand Coteau for some coffee and then piled up in my car. It was still dark out but we managed to surf through tables and boxes thanks to Sarah's flashlight.
The sun soon came up and it was a beautiful morning. However, I was noticing something very different. Kind of an uneasy feeling. But we had fun and strolled along the side streets, opening the trunk often to put our little smalls inside for safe keeping & to have our hands free for the next stop ;)
I looked at my cell phone to see what time it was and something just wasn't right. We were clearing some serious territory and it hadn't even been a couple of hours yet. I thought about last spring when I was here at the 7-mile. It suddenly hit me, there was only a tenth of the yard sales this day than there were in April. As we drove down the 7-mile highway, I looked forward to all of those wonderful houses that had the most awesome yard sales last time, only to find them void of tables and signs and most of all, people.
Was this worth getting up at 4 in the morning for? And driving 45 minutes? Silly me...of course it was! The best part of the day was the company!!!! It's amazing how 4 gals can get together and have so much fun just walking, talking, shopping, and going out for lunch. I really needed this day.
We see a yard sale sign (off the beaten path) and like some wild adventurous explorers, we go! To my delight, it is one of my favorite old buildings in the small town. The sign out front said "everything" for sale! yippie! We walked in the old building that was once an old grocery store and we started digging through boxes, room to room we went around in a circle to see what each other found. I found those old merchandise boxes above, my jackpot of the day. I love old ephemera so that was a big score for me!
And, I found some lovely old (non plastic) dominoes, still in the original wooden case! So I proudly go to pay the 100 year old man and he says, "Oh, you've got some old stuff there young lady, how about a $1 for all of those old boxes and a $1 for...no wait...I've been looking for me some dominoes, those dominoes are not for sale." I turn red. I'm thrilled that I got all of my boxes for $1 because they can go from $4 plus a piece.
But since I'm ticked off and want those dominoes so bad, (I can't shut my mouth when I'm mad) I say "What? You've got to be kidding! The sign says everything in here is for sale, what's up with that?" He put the beautiful wooden domino box behind him and said "Sorry lady, they ain't for sale." I rip out a dollar out of my wallet and pay for my ephemera and fuss all the way to my car. The girls are laughing at me as they know that this is NOT the first time this happens to me! I find the coolest things and when I go to pay the owner, they don't want to sell it for some reason ;(
But that didn't stop me from shopping as I found one more bag of goodies for $3. It was a huge bag of beautiful lace. I had fun this morning going through all of it and straightening out the cords.
My favorite of all the lace is the cord of olive green/taupe lace with the flowers and ribbon pattern. It's so fine and dainty, I cannot wait to use it in a mini art quilt of some kind.
Also, there were 7 bags of cream lace that were never even opened! So you know what that means right? With my POD (package opening disorder), they will remain just as you see them. They are for viewing purposes only! ;)
So there is all my loot from yesterday. We were done before noon which was sad because when I went in the spring, we didn't finish until almost 4 in the afternoon! It just wasn't as big this time. Maybe because it is hunting season or football season or maybe it is the economy...I have no idea. But I do know that when next spring comes, I'll be up at 4 and ready to go check out the 7-mile yard sale again! I'm such a glutton for punishment! ;)
My day was great yesterday and I have A LOT to be thankful for...
Which would you prefer me to post about tomorrow,
the good news or the bad/now good news?