Monday, September 14, 2009

Garage Sale madness...



Saturday morning at our house was relatively quiet. Mark took Bill & Lucy to the footy on Friday night and stayed in Melbourne so I was home with only two. A change of dynamics and numbers sure makes a difference! This seemed the perfect opportunity to cruise some garage sales, the girls grabbed their pocket money & purses and we were off!



It was truly a magnificent morning. A million happy endorphins raced through me as I found treasure after treasure. The girls were a tad more contained but nevertheless happy with their finds. This blue fan, which looks a bit dangerous I admit, was such a lovely blue that it had to come home with me, a tin of pencils, all sharpened, some sweet fabric & a bunch of old teaspoons. (I think I have Second Handitis. Careful, it's contagious.)



It was fabric galore which is just as well as I am in full swing with sewing at the moment.


A crazy owl tea cosy!



This dear boy & his doggie has seen better days but is so sweet.


As we pulled up at the last garage sale it didn't look promising. A couple of big cardboard boxes in the driveway...hmmm. But we got out anyway and found some lovely surprises. The boxes were full of old sheets and linens, fabrics and pillowcases. I dug down to the bottom and found this amazing technicolour crocheted blanket!!




After it was washed and hung on the line the chooks looked out in amazement! What colour, what movement!! Squawk!!!!!!



This little item caught my eye too. The gentleman who sold it to me had a laugh when I wondered out loud what Mark would think if I was in the gay mood?
"Well Love,we're in the right town for that!!" Ha!

There were other lovely items such as the pretty cross stitched house that Sunday chose for her room, the little box of badges & the Holly Hobbie sheets, wow! After such fun in the morning it was off to Ballarat for ballet and out to lunch with friends. In the late afternoon Mark & the kids returned and Sunday & I headed down to Melbourne for the night. Charlotte & I went out for some gnocchi & pizza and then on to look at books. Besides being semi stalked in the bookshop it was fun. (Being a serial chatterer can get you into trouble!) Then it was back to Fitzroy where I fell into bed, exhausted after all that driving, treasure hunting, touring Victoria etc. What a great day.


In the morning I got to see Charlotte's latest art work for school and then....she made me a ring!



Staying at Mum's is always relaxing and I like having a look around her bits and pieces. I found this felt picture I made for her when I was about 9. I remember it took ages and I couldn't fnish my hair or foot!


Too quickly it was time to go. A stop at Bourkies Bakehouse in Woodend was a high priority,. They have delicious old style cakes and pastries which are out of this world. I'm a big fan of the apple shortcakes and vanilla slices but everything is good. Home again and back into the swing of busy family life. Baths, nit treatments, washing to be sorted, cuddles, dinner on, dogs fed, chooks put to bed, stories, another weekend comes to an end. Hope yours was good too xo


ps. thanks to everyone for your kind comments on my last post. I am feeling alot better, thankyou! xo

14 comments:

daylesford organics said...

Oh Beck what wonderful finds! I dragged Bren and the girls, straight from market in Melb with the coolroom and trailer still attached, to a few of them when we got home but it was all over. No vintage sheets or pillowcases left.

Anne said...

I love the owl tea cosie.:)
very cute!

sue said...

What wonderful treasures you found Beck, I really love that technicolor blanket and the owl tea cozy is a hoot too! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I havent been to Woodend for quite a few years now, must pop in and have a peek again soon.

Michelle said...

Oh what a haul...
amazing finds...
love the blue fan...I would have grabbed that one to...
and Love the rug...so 70's...
I want to find garage sales as good as these...

Home Girl said...

what a perfect weekend! excellent thrifting really love it all esp the owl cosy and the wife barometer! u certainly know how to action pack it all in xx ps fab to hear u have your sparkle back

hester said...

What a wonderful lot of treasures, and, as always, your photos were a feast for the eyes and the soul. So glad you are feeling better, too.

Floss said...

'Secondhand-itis', did you call it? I think I may have been born with it...

I love your finds, and thanks for the news about your weekend. I'm so glad you're feeling better.

Pomona said...

I can't find crochet blankets in charity shops any more - you are so lucky!

Pomona x

Loz and Dinny said...

Oh this was Mecca Garage Saleus. Oh Happy Day! Well done such a mother load of thrifty finds!

Bairbre Aine said...

That owl tea cosie is just too cute!
What lovely finds you found!
Good on you!
Cheers~
Bairbre Aine

hester said...

I forgot to say, always a relief to hear other people's beautiful children sometimes get head lice too!

Leanne said...

Fabulous blanket!!

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Thrifted Treasure said...

FAB finds! I really love that fan, the blanket and the print of the little boy and dog :-)