I am finally getting around to my finds at the sale last Sunday! It was so much fun wandering around the old cottage and finding a few goodies to bring home with me. I was shocked there was anything left, as the sale started on Saturday but I was able to find a few treasures. It was the funniest thing, the lady looking after the sale had me nailed, I think. I was picking up and touching what most people would consider trash. I went for the yummy old fabrics and laces that had passed through many hands that weekend and were still lying there. When I asked the price she said just set them aside dear and we will figure that out later. Next up was the wonderful (junk) costume jewelery, I was in heaven and again when I asked about the price it was the more you take the cheaper it is..lol..not a good thing to tell me. Next stop, beautiful old books, I didn't even bother asking and just added them to the pile. By this time I was a bit irritated because I didn't have my camera with me, never take it with me when I am going to work. SIGH!!! You should have seen the old, old, gorgeous paintings and the frames. Paintings of real people, very pricey, out of my league. There was one as soon as you walked in the door, a lady, it was old and it was fabulous. They said she had been haunting them all weekend, maybe she didn't want that sweet cottage emptied out. I wonder what happened to those painting, they said someone was coming by later to check them out. Anyways I made my way upstairs, so many neat old beds and goodies, lots have sold on them waiting to be picked up. I wandered into a room and found this beautiful old cloth doll with a painted face and the most beautiful old dress on. She was tattered and torn with a rip on her face near her left eye but I love her and wanted her to come home with me so bad. I left her sitting there and wandered off into another room and yikes, I saw the most incredible leather hat box, oh my, it was full of stuff, but the case was awesome. I knew I had to have it. I ran down those stairs and made the lady come up with me. I needed to know the price of the hat box and the cloth doll. I told her I may have to leave and hit a bank machine as I didn't have much cash on me..she just looked at me and said if you have $20.00 take it all. I told her I knew I had $15.00 and not sure how much change but when I dug around I came up with the $20.00. I thought she had lost her mind, I was so excited to get all the beautiful items for 20.00. After I paid her, she just out and out asked me if I was an artist, I looked at her liked she was MAD, how could she know that. I told her I was a mixed~media artist, me...those words came out of my mouth like I really knew what I was talking about...I asked her how she knew, and she said it was the things I was looking at and setting aside, all those things no one else had any interest in. She told me she thought I was a good little shopper and she liked watching me while I was shopping and that is why she didn't give me a price on anything and just kept having me add to the pile, she enjoyed watching me so much and that is how is came up with the grand total of $20.00. Fun stuff, huh????? I got my treasures loaded in my vehicle fast and headed out of there because I thought for sure someone would be coming after me. I sorted through everything when I got home and set everything outside to air out, threw fabrics and what I could in the dryer with fabric sheets and they all smell really nice and fresh now.
The only thing in the pics that didn't come from the little cottage is the footstool that I won at silent auction on Tuesday at our local thrift shop. Anything antique they run silent auctions on and I have been bidding on this for almost a month. I just happened to stop in there on my way home from work and they told me that they had left a message that morning that I could come by and pick it up.
Look at this awesome powder puff wand that arrived in my mail today. I think it is so fabulous and beautiful. I got it from Lori over at http://myfaeriewindow.blogspot.com/ go check her out, awesome blog.
If anyone out there is nervous about starting a blog go check Jodie's link out, she will get you going, I also have her link on my sidebar, she would love to get you started, she will push you over the edge for sure. And she is so darned sweet and awesome, you will love her. I know I do.