I'm like a little bird...always bringing things back to my nest

Monday, September 20, 2010

Saturdays finds

Saturday there was an ad for garage sales on 4 streets that criss-crossed each other. I guess there were about 15 sales altogether. We had a great time, buying a little here and a little there. I got this neat little white chippy shelf. This white tiered stand isn't old, but I like it with my Fall decorations. It will be great at Christmas too.
I've always loved this print. There are two sets of 12 napkins, two sets of pillowcases with crocheted trim, a baby pillowcase, old books, pictures, a tole tray, and a cemetery basket.
Here is a newer decorative birdcage, two aprons, skirtmarkers, cookie cutters, large blocks, cookbooks, a lace table runner, a red mug hanger, aluminum S&P and funnel. I love this coffeepot cover!! I forgot to add a big bag of vintage sewing notions to the pile.
An old fireman helmet, vintage bottles, insulators, and "stuff", a tool tote, wool combing thingies, and a horse muzzle!! I like this old galvanized funnel and tin and spool and some kind of large needle...could it be for leather work or something? It has a decorative design on it. Then this 1920's school album from Oak Cliff High School in Dallas. It has the neatest old photos, especially of the sports teams.
A couple of women asked me what in the world I was going to do with the horse muzzle. When I told them I was going to put a bird's nest in it, I expected to get funny looks...instead, they lit up and said that that was a cute idea!
This was really a fun day for me. I just love a good treasure hunt, go eat breakfast, and go home to unpack your good stuff!!
I hope you had a fun weekend also!


  1. Love your green and aqua pottery! Just the colors you spoke about!

    So happy to hear from you...Have a happy week!

    love, kelee

  2. Wow, Angela~ lots of great goodies! I especially love the print and I have that little red dog book, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love all your treasures. That winking owl cookie jar is so cute!


  4. Hi, Angela, Boy you really found some neat things. I remember that picture of the little girl looking at the bird from one we had at home when I was growing up. Don't know where my mother found it.

    Please excuse me for not checking in more often. For some reason your latest postings don't come up on my favorites and I'm not savvy enough to figure out why. So unless I get to the bottom of the list and look at your blog I don't know if you've posted.

    I really like your blog and will try to keep up. Diane

  5. The pottery on the shelf is so pretty - lovely soft colors! I love the idea of a birds nest in the horse muzzle!! Can't wait to see it!

  6. Oh, such wonderful finds! It's been a long time since I've had that much luck at garage sales. Twyla

  7. You did have a good day yard saleing. I like the treasure find also the jewelry you found stashed in a drawer.


  8. Angela, Thanks for the Birthday wishes, the secret is I said I am in my fifties ... well try 56 , I had a great Birthday and congratulations on the new grandbaby we just got news our daughter-in-law is expecting our 7th! and I am so excited our daughter Breezy & Rockstar and the 2 grands are moving back to California YIPPIE oxox, Diane

  9. You found some great goodies Angela! I love the chippy white shelf unit!

  10. Love the arrangements with all your beautiful finds.
    Still working on my black, white and red scheme for the Fall.
    That shelf will look great for Christmas too.
    Hugs, Evi

  11. You brought in quite a haul. That must of been a fun area of sales to shop at. Love the white chippy shelf you found.

  12. I love that old chippy shelf! And I love all the blue and green crockery on it.
    Looks like an incredibly successful garage saling expedition!

  13. Hello there Angela....!

    THANKS for your recent comment re my Texas Junkin' Adventures....I'm missin' the place already....The food, the measured Texan drawl, the junk....Oh how I'm missing the junk....hahahahaha....Heck....I'm even missin' the heat....I SO can't wait to get back there....!!

    Now I thought I was pretty much 'junked out' after the last couple of weeks but your finds have me champin' at the bit to get out there & find me some more....I ESPECIALLY LOVE the blocks....I'm partial to those myself & bought a HEAP while I was in the US to add to my collection....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  14. Angela thank you so very much for the very sweet comment you left my way. I LOVE having new visitors to my blog just as I LOVE visiting new blogs and making new friends.

    I love your great finds- I love garage sales but I have not been for awhile... your finds give me the bug to go again!

    Have a beautiful weekend.

  15. Oh my goodness, I'm drooling over your wonderful yard sale finds. Don't you just love those neighborhood sales? You can get in so much shopping without having to drive all over. Happy hunting!!!


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