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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Finds


I was so disappointed that the flea market got rained out. But I've got my fingers crossed for next Sunday. I think it would make a lovely Mother's Day outing! All of my finds for this past week are from garage sales, Ebay, and antique stores. I think I made a very unflattering sound when I saw that pink tray! Not a squeal. More like an "oooaahhgg" type of sound! And an equally loud noise for that pink pottery piece!

This vintage sheet music was won on Ebay. I thought it would look nice with all of my patriotic decorations.

And I certainly couldn't pass up this old postcard. If it says "Old Glory" on it, don't I have to have it?

Four melamine plates, just perfect for summer dining on the porch!

A little white pottery poochie planter.

It goes rather nicely with my other white dog and cat planters.

And last is a McCoy pot from what was probably the stinkiest estate sale I've ever been to. As I walked up the driveway, I saw this right away and grabbed it. As I continued up the driveway, I was hit with wave after wave of cat urine. Needless to say, I did not continue into the house! Well, I hope you found some treasures this weekend, and you didn't have to hold your breath to get them!

25 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

OOoh, your pink flowered tray and the McCoy pot are very wonderful finds! Yes, If it says "Old Glory" it's yours dear! No question!

Diane H said...

Oh, Loving the pink tray especially! You have such good luck - that settles it I'm off to the thrift store. Thanks.
http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

I'd say you had a very successful weekend of shopping! I went to a flea market this weekend with my mom. I didn't find a lot but had a good time spending the afternoon with my mother.
Have a great week.
Jane

Dawn said...

Makes it hard to bargain down the price when you squeel. I know, I do it to when I see somthing I love. The seller knows they've got you right where they want you!

How many trays do you have?
Hugs,
Dawn

Cindy said...

Whats that old code of garage saling? I would jump puddles..stand in line thru heat..rain..cold North wind...bruise my elbows fighting for you..my treasured find......yet as I see you.....I can now smell you....cat urine....Nahhhh....see ya!!

Lol..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

CACHANILLA73 said...

Beautiful findings!!! I love the pink tray. Good luck in your next hunting... ;)

Angela said...

I've been to some of those estate sales that linger in your nostrils after you leave!! I just consider it one of the hazzards of our occupation...the price we pay for McCoy pottery and other goodies!

Linda said...

Love the Pink tray and vase but the little white dog planter is soooo sweet! Not bad for a rainy weekend!

Sherrie said...

I just keep coming over to your place and see all the stuff I want and just stand there drooling. The pink tray, pot and the McCoy. Just fabulous.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Carol -
You really scored on your lovely treasures...I squealed when I saw the pretty pink tray....so lovely. You're braver than me....I've been to a smelly estate sale...I didn't purchase anything...I just turned around and left.
Have a great day,
Toni

~Mary~ said...

I am drooling over the pink tray! It is BEAUTIFUL! I'm stuck on trays for some reason. And like you I'd made a "sound" as well! Great finds!

Maureen said...

Pretty, pretty tray!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Good finds in spite of the flea getting rained out! Love the litte poochie planter and of course the pink tray.

I know what you mean about the houses that smell of cat urine or worse. I have been in some doozies...can you imagine living like that?

Susie's country cottage said...

I do love that pink and flower tray. You seem to find really good stuff whereever you go. I hope you have a great mother's day next weekend.
Susie

Ann said...

I simply adore that tray. The shade of pink is lucious. Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

I think I whooped when I saw the pink tray, too, and it's not even mine. We have twin yellow flowerpots now - yay!

barbara said...

umm, I didn't mean to be anonymous.

Tennis Girl said...

Carol.
I love the vintage tray and Jimmy Cagney. one of my favorite actors. He was a true gentleman!
Robin

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
I have the same pretty pink tray. It was gifted to me from my friend, Rose, before she died!
I think you did well...and YES...we went into a stinky and moldy house...and I had a cough attack..NOT FUN...what a gal does for treasures!
Warmly,
Deb :)

VintageBettys said...

Great finds!! We absolutely love that pink tray, so pretty!! Hopefully this weekend it won't rain so you can enjoy your mother's day at a flea market. What a great way to spend it.

Have a great week,
Laura and Michele

P.S. Thank you, I did have a lovely Birthday. You should definately get the cookbook, it has such great recipes and ideas. I love it!!

Creative Breathing said...

EAK! to your pink tray! EAK! to too many cats! Hoping your next Sunday is not rained out! Wonderful finds, thanks for sharing! Elizabeth

SueLovesCherries said...

Carol, that post card is an awesome find! I know it waited for you to come and rescue it!

The Tablescaper said...

I fully understand that sound. That tray is amazing. I've never seen anything like it - black, always, but pink - WOW!

- The Tablescaper

nannykim said...

Love those planters; a cute thing to collect!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, Thank you for sharing your beautiful new treasures. Love the pink tray and the little white dog planter. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Vintage Thingies Thursday, Photo Collage..."!
Hugz,
Kim