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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday News

I had my Saturday all planned out. Justin and Sloan were going to work on a pool and Gavin was spending the night with a friend. That meant I had Saturday morning to go to a few yard sales and Goodwill. All was well and I was just about ready to walk out the door when Gavin text me to pick him up. What? It's 7:30 in the morning!! What the hell was he doing awake?? This is the same 16 year old who won't even think about getting up during the week before 1:00 pm!! Crap!!
So like the good grandmother I am (shut up laughing!), I went to pick him up. Luckily his friend only lives a couple of miles from us. But it was foggy as hell this morning!! And some dumb-asses weren't using their headlights! Anyhoo, I picked Gavin up and he said he had a headache that wouldn't go away. I took him home, told him to take a hot shower and try to get some sleep. I left and went to a church yard sale but even though it was a good one, I didn't buy anything. Next yard sale was really a good one. Great prices! I got another magazine holder for 25 cents (can never have enough of these).......
 .........a wooden baboon for 50 cents.......................
...fits in well with my Japanese collections............

 .............shower curtain for $2...............

 ...........and a small pitcher for 25 cents..............

 I found a few more yard sales with no luck until I headed home. At this yard sale I found a Keurig coffee holder. It was marked $10, but I got it for $7! It even had a few cups with it.........

At the same yard sale I found this cute ceramic coffee pot for 50 cents..............

I came back home to find Gavin asleep. I sat around for a couple of hours and decided to head to Goodwill. On the way, I stopped at a few yard sales that were still going. I got these two 'fishing' pillows for Sloan for $2.................
 .....they were kind enough to give me the book for free! Love Uncle John's!
I stopped at the Walmart in Newport to check for some green yarn that the local Walmart didn't have. This Walmart didn't have it either, so I settled for another shade of green. In the middle aisle was a bin full of yarn on clearance!! Oh no! Can you guess what I did? That's right, I spent my two gift cards that the boys gave me for my birthday!

I did make it to Goodwill but thought it was going to be a dry run too but I kept looking. I found these cute baby quilts .....................
 .......I just couldn't pass this one up! $2.58 for both!
...............found six placemats $1.49 ..................
...............and two plastic containers for 99 cents each..................
About an hour after I got back home, Gavin asked me to take him to the doctor. So, there went another couple of hours. Sinusitis! Medicine and a humidifier! Hope this helps.
How was your Saturday?

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Rainy Monday!

It's 8:30 am and the sky is dark and thunder-boomers are near. The radar shows it on top of us....
 The TV signal is out...............(thank God for my DVR!)...............
 Rain filling the pool....................
 ...........pouring out of the gutter.....................



 I love dark, gloomy, rainy days! I'll just sit here watching TV (when the signal comes back on) and crochet some more granny squares. I'm trying to get rid of the balls of yarn left over from other projects.
No rhyme or reason to the color selection. I just reach into the basket beside my chair and whatever comes out is the next round! Happy Monday!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

What do I do now?

Rain.........no yard sales! Yarn......................no crochet project started! Paint....................kitchen finished! Now what? I'm sort of at a standstill for projects although I do want my living room painted! :-)  Look out, Justin!
I thought I would share some pictures of my "new" kitchen................You can see the beginning of the project in the previous post. While I waited for Justin to come home from work, I painted the back of the china cabinet with some sample paint I got at Lowe's. Justin made this cabinet for me in our early years of marriage.
 Here are some pictures of my knick-knacks. I know some people think this is too much, but believe it or not, I love each and every piece!


 As you will see in many of the pictures, I love to collect figurines of things from TV and movies. See the "Conehead", Roly Poly Oly and his sister, and Jerry from Tom and Jerry?

 The elephant pitcher was bought at a yard sale years ago for fifty cents. One of my prized treasures.
 I love collecting coffee mugs and tea cups.
 The Autumn Leaf pieces have chips or broken pieces, but I don't care! Years ago, my aunt had a complete set (from Jewel Tea company) and I thought these were the ugliest pieces! Now, they are collectibles and of great value if they are in good condition! Who knew?
 The Yogi Bear mug was a childhood piece that I managed to get before my sister did!


 The blue Maxwell House mug was ordered years ago and I used for a long time before I realized that it was a collector's item. It is trimmed with 14 carat gold!
 The Norman Rockwell cross-stitch picture was made by me in 1986!
 My shot glass and miniature collections.............

 Justin and I bought the neon sign at a yard sale .......................
 I try to get a shot glass from the different places we have visited. Justin's co-worker and friend, Bob, travels alot and brings me a shot glass back each time. He brought me one back from Italy this year!







 These are the original California Raisins that McDonald's had in their Happy Meals!

 Some of the tiny TV characters were bought out of a gumball machine!
Here's the cabinet completed. I made the strawberry cake plate in the 80's.


 The top of my cabinets house my tin collection........

Now you know what I do with my yard sale treasures! Have a great weekend!
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