Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday's treasure hunt (and contest idea)

I even found a little treasure chest at our first yard sale--along with a bunch of clothes.

I added yards of fabric to my stash; this isn't even all of it:

This sale had a big table full of fabric, along with all the ribbon, lace and other notions you see here. I don't even know what some of it is, but my mom will. The box it's all in is a homemade wooden toy box on casters that we got for $4. I figured we could put Suzi in it, give her a wooden spoon and let her row around the kitchen.

I got this apron for 10 cents. The couple holding the sale were in their seventies (I think) and the woman asked the man "Wasn't this your mom's apron?" He sold me his mom's apron for a dime! It makes me sad but I'm glad I can give it a good home. It is stained but I kind of prefer it that way. It means I might actually use it, and when you hold it you can just feel all the hard work she did while wearing it.

Plate and cup sets for when you're having a drop-in; guests can securely hold the plate and cup with one hand. The bulk of our get-togethers involve pizza and beer instead of hors d'oeuvres and punch, but maybe these will come in handy someday.

And my idea for a monthly contest: I love finding cool stuff at yard sales, but sometimes I'll find something I love that I can't use personally. It'll be a beautiful ring that doesn't fit, for example--which is what I found yesterday. Anyway, I've decided to do a monthly Treasure Hunt Giveaway with these things and occasionally things I make. I'm not doing one right now because I just did one, but I plan to start in a week or two. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this.


Emily said...

What a great idea for passing on the treasures you find! I'm glad your first giveaway went so well.

I love aprons! I especially like the ones made from old, old patterns (like McCalls). I have one that is made from a vintage 40s pattern that I love. There's just something about tying one on that makes me feel domestic.

Oh, and I love to see that you have Suzi started early- gotta love the Orange and White!

Katrina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my contest! Feel free to stop by anytime!