Friday, June 29, 2007

i couldn't resist


I know I said I was going out of town and wouldn't be posting again till next week, but I couldn't resist! There has been too much goodness in the past 24 hours! The family went estate sale hopping late morning yesterday. Isn't that cool? All of us really enjoy the treasure hunting! The bowl above is a gorgeous German China pattern that I simply adore. But get this. The vintage trim (and I only pictured a very small sampling) was 50 cents a bag! This gal had packed about 30 packages of unopened rick rac and lace and shell braiding in each bag. Be still my heart! I think some of this may be shared with my sister.




Something else to be shared with my sister is my new friend Spotty. Ain't he cute? Her wee babe will love him for sure. Hopefully as much as I do!

Because that wasn't quite enough goodness for one day, we found this solid wood bench as well. It was originally marked at $60 (a steal at that because of the quality). It had already been marked down to $30. I felt the need to at least try to haggle down a bit (just cuz) although I was more than willing to spend the $30. I asked him if he would deal and he winked his eye and said $25. WOW! Alright, again I was MORE than willing to pay that price but I felt compelled to say "would you take $15". What was I thinking!!! After a long silence...he smiled at me and said "sure, why not". Squeal with delight!!!! And doesn't it look great with the glass and hooks?


And I couldn't post without letting you know how my vacation is going so far. So its not really a "vacation". We are moving my brother to seminary. I was given the dubious task of picking up the trailer in a small town between Wichita and Topeka. And that's where we met Ernie. We love Ernie. He is 87 years old and has owned a service station/ Uhaul rental place for the past 47 years. He helped us with our trailer and we spent a delightful hour listening to his stories of WWII and the army Air Corp. Can I tell you how much I love small town America? More to come when we get back home next week. Off to more adventures.






16 comments:

erin said...

if your sister doesn't want the trim, i will happily take it off your hands! and....i had a spotty! mine said, "ERIN" instead of spotty, but otherwise it is dead-on the same. my parents have it at their house - fun grandkid toy!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the Bench. Glad I didnt let you talk me into painting it white. I think it looks just fine the way it is now.

Will

kirsten said...

wow! that trim is seriously amazing. i would have been freaking out for sure.
the bench is cool - almost church-like.

lera said...

You are one lucky gal! The trims, Spotty, the bench -- wow, wow, WOW!

Have a safe trip.

Chara Michele said...

Wow what lovely finds!

Have a good, safe trip!

XO :) said...

So it's been a while since we've been able to hang out, but I need to make an appt. with you to go estate sale shopping. Love your finds!
-Lara

capello said...

FIFTEEN DOLLARS?!

i bow to the goddess of haggling.

Laurie said...

Great stuff. Enjoy your trip.

ke said...

great finds heidi! the bench looks perfect there! and i can't wait for spotty to get to his new home...

Heidi said...

Pink rick rack is my fave. What a great find! And so cheap!

Katie Jean said...

oooh I love all that trim! I can't believe you cheaply you go it!

Have a great trip!

Jude said...

I love your stuff!!!!! The horse - ack!!!!! How cute is that?

Jane said...

What great deals! I would love to come into a stash of ric rac...it's so expensive at the store. I can't wait until the 4th my favortite thrift store is having a 50% off sale.

Winter said...

What a find, good job! I love the pew! And that china is gorgeous!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a score on that trim--I would feel like I won the lottery if I would have found a bargain like that!! Yeah! Spotty is adorable and the bench is really wonderful and looks really pretty where you put it in your home!
Smiles, Karen

Charmingdesigns said...

You found such great goodies, I love your bench...I am afraid I would be painting the bench lol. Laurie