Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Birthday!

My little sister is 60! She is two years, two weeks, and two days younger than me. Happy Birthday Pam!
Pam and Vivien


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday News

I went thrifting this morning by myself . Pam is at her mountain cabin and her hubby is taking her to Tennessee to shop for her birthday. She turns 60 tomorrow!
I went to Lake Wylie to a church's annual attic sale. Wish I had gotten there sooner!

I did find a few goodies! $5 for all!


 Justin laughed at this and said, "You didn't actually pay money for this, did you? I can get you this in the woods!" Why, yes I did and why haven't you gotten me one before now?
One of these Shoney Big Boy glasses is for Pam.




Stamp on bottom of toothpick dispenser...
 After I cleaned the toothpick dispenser.....
That's all of the goodies I found even though I stopped at Goodwill, Michael's, yard sales, Habitat for Humanity Restore, and a thrift store. The thrift store has been one I have wanted to visit for a while but just never have. There are two stone lions at the entrance that I would love to have.
I was totally surprised to see beautiful furniture for sale! Sofas, entertainment centers, beds, etc. These king size beds caught my eye....

 This one is my favorite and would you believe Justin likes it too? They have layaway!!
That's all for now. Have a great weekend!



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Monday, July 27, 2015

Saturday News

Although it was hot and sticky, Janet and I went hunting for yard sales Saturday. We found a few with little results. I found this wind mill at the first yard sale for $15...

Then I found this Power Wheels truck for $15!
New battery and Xander test drove yesterday....
 This will stay at Grandma's for Della,Maxel, and Josh to enjoy along with Xander.


He also drove Gavin's old motorcycle....
I priced the same truck at Walmart......WOW! What a great bargain I got!
Speaking of Della and Maxel, they are at the beach with mommy and daddy. Holly posted these pictures on Facebook....



I made a few more origami dresses .


I have been scouring Pinterest for more ideas and have found quite a few.
News just reported another shark attack but this time it was at the beach that Sloan was at this past week. He went with his friend, Ben, and Ben's family to Edisto Beach. He came home Friday and was back on his four-wheeler within minutes.
He scares me to death! 

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dresses, dresses, dresses

Here is the finished christening dress that was to be for my future great-granddaughter that turned out to be a great-grandson!
 Mother made a slip for me from a pattern she used when I was a baby!




I found this pattern in the Simplicity catalog but I was NOT going to pay $15.95!
This is a close-up of the original vintage pattern. When I showed it to Mother, she said, "I have that pattern!"
What would we do without Mama?
I found a blog with the most gorgeous "dresses" made from vintage handkerchiefs.



So you know me! I can do this! After googling and watching YouTube videos, I think I've got it! I started with scrapbook paper....
 ....and this is my handkerchief dress......
Upon closer inspection of Muriel's dresses I noticed that she makes a collar. I'm going to keep practicing.
The other blog Living Vintage has a garden shed that I want!
Hope you visit these two blogs!


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