Well, I’m here in Vegas. We had a safe trip, even though there was some turbulence………….but after much prayer (and some excitement) we touched down in one piece. Just look at those clouds!
Tomorrow we will be shopping for clothes, but for now I want to share some photos of the vintage bed sheets, curtains, table cloths and other linens that I bought at the garage sales. 😀

Enjoy! And sweet dreams………

My family and I went on a garage sale run today; the first this year. I got up at 6 o’clock and we started out around 7:30, shopping in 3 different towns and along the highway until late afternoon. We found SO many treasures that our van’s trunk was completely stuffed with packages….even to the point of blocking out the back window. It seemed that there were better sales this year, as well as some ridiculously good prices. I took $100 with me and came home with $25. THAT is saying something when you consider: #1. It’s me. #2. I bought a TON of stuff.

The day started out very nicely with comfortable temps. and no rain. By afternoon the sun came out and it was almost unbearable at times. But there was a nice breeze and all-in-all, today was a perfect day for garage sales. The only thing that put a damper on it was knowing that I had to clean everything up once I got home. 😉
I hope to post some more photos soon, but for now here’s a peek at some of the treasures that I can now call my own. 🙂

The family’s collective garage sale finds— We were thoroughly joyful and yet disgusted with ourselves for the excess of “junk” that we drug home. 😉

My packages (I had some more in other parts of the room— my family kept finding them while they went through their stuff)

My perfect size 11 Oxfords, brand new =$3 (I have been craving a good pair of oxfords)

Darling retro clock = $1.50

Wonderful, whimsical pincushion = $.45

A huge tub of vintage clothing patterns. They are all a size too small, but I figure it’s easily remedied by using a smaller seam allowance or adding a bit onto the pieces. This woman had great taste……..almost every pattern was adorable! I just hope they aren’t missing pieces……….

On Saturday, the day after the garage sales, I had the lovely task of finding a place for all of my loot to reside. I ended up doing a bunch of cleaning at the same time. I loathe cleaning, but *sigh* it has to be done. I put away the HUGE mountain of clothes on the floor of my room, went through my drawers and bagged stuff up to be taken away, vacuumed, sorted through the piles of fabric and junk in the sewing room, and cleaned up my little sewing area. It used to be all organized and cute, but after stashing many projects behind my machine, and letting the dust pile up, it had come to some ruin.

Now that everything is nice and neat and I found a home there for a few of my new garage sale finds, I thought I would share a some photos. The lovely glass jars with brass and copper bands are some of my favorites pieces that I brought back from the sales. If I remember correctly, I paid $1.50 for the set. 😀 You’ve seen the pincushion before, but now it is in action. The doll was made by my momma and the tag hanging from the largest jar was handmade by me. It’s a luggage tag for the trip I’ll be taking next week. I’m going to LasVegas for work, where I’ll be looking through clothing and accessories for two whole days! *Bliss*

Some of my velvet strawberries, in new colors that will be making their way to the shoppe soon!

Part of my vintage button stash. 🙂 I had them hidden away in drawers, but it’s much more fun to look at them everyday while I’m sewing.

Wonderful laces and trims that I bought online and wrapped around vintage spools.

My favorite chair; it’s actually my mom’s chair, but I snagged it from her serging space. 😉

I was inspired to decorate my space a bit after buying the latest copy of Where Women Create. It’s wonderful!
I have a long list of things to buy. It’s so hard to wait and budget…………*sigh*

(Top) Brooch made of tiny colored shells
(Middle) Clip-on earring with blue leaves
(Bottom) Clip-on earring – my favorite
Gold satin hat with veil and large bow. Lovely.

Cherry/burgandy velour hat with veil, ribbon and bead/button trims.Long white gloves – also vintage – button at wrist

Cream hat with black veil and vinyl bow
Vintage compact