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Monday, May 21, 2012

MY WEEKEND FINDS

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
At first I thought this was an old radio, but then I realized that it was a vintage hair and nail dryer. So I walked away. Five minutes later I ran back! It's now sitting on the toilet tank in the bathroom. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: She's so fancy, she decorates her toilet!
Our town had it's citywide garage sale, and I must say that I was pretty darn disappointed. My friend Nancy and I went to about 100 sales, and didn't find much of anything. Except for this quilt, which makes getting in and out of the car 100 times so worth it! 

A close-up of one of the circles. Sure wish I knew something about quilts, like whether it's old. The seller said it is, and she was old, so maybe it's old! Or whether it's a newer made quilt, using vintage fabric. I've got an expert on the case though, and hopefully she'll be able to tell me something about it. Sarah has a fantastic collection, and knows her stuff!
This lady head vase came from a garage sale, on a table where everything was 25 cents. She doesn't look at all happy to be donning the cap and gown, does she? What a sourpuss!
A little pink lucite clock, from the flea market. 
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a juice glass just like this one on Barbara's blog, and I remember thinking, boy I sure wish I could find one too. It's a welcome addition to my overflowing juice glass collection, which just sits idle in a little cupboard. It's a real shame too, because they're full of memories.  I always had my orange juice in little rooster glasses at Grandma's, and my daughter always had her juice out of a different Swanky Swig each morning.
I'm pretty sure that the only way I was ever going to get one of these candy cane girls was if she was broke, like this one is, and that's why I could afford her! So these are some of my finds from the past two weeks. There's more, but it would have been a longer post, and I've blathered on long enough. So, what did you find over the weekend? And can someone please tell me how to start a new paragraph with this new Blogger format??? Whenever I hit ENTER, the cursor jumps up a few sentences, and won't let me start a new paragraph. HELP!

29 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That is such a cute radio! What a fancy potty you have! I am no expert, but I'd say that quilt is old. It is a real gem and I can so identify with the getting in and out of the car 100 times! It is so worth it! Have a nice week! Twyla

Kim K. said...

Your pink clock is spectacular. So is that quilt. Lovely finds...as always! The new blogger definitely is temperamental. I've found lately that I'm having better luck using Google Chrome as my web browser when creating posts. Firefox used to be just fine for posts. Not so much since their latest upgrade.

Lois' Laughlines said...

The vintage quilt....so cute. A city wide garage sale. Sounds like like heaven to me. The nail dryer, a cute addition to any bathroom.
blessing.

Protector of Vintage said...

I have never seen a vintage nail/hair dryer!! Love the head vase, too. Great finds!!

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

Oooooooo! I love everything you found, especially the quilt. I love those worn, soft, flour sack fabric quilts!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ooo! That dryer is the perfect blue! I thought it was a radio at first, too!

You have more patience than I do. I only want to get in and out of the car about 5 times and then I want to go back home! That quilt would be worth it, though.

I haven't been treasure hunting because I'm saving up for the Farm Chicks show.

Diane said...

Looks like you were pretty successful and thanks for the good chuckle about the sourpuss graduate!

Tresa said...

The nail/hair dryer is so neat! The quilt was a great find. Good for you!

Tresa

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wow...what a wonderful bunch of treasures you and your friend found! I LOVE the hair dryer especially when it's sitting on the back of your toilet LOL...how cute! I love the quilt..I bet it's old, and the juice glass. I hope your week is a good one!
Maura :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You found some awesome stuff my friend. That quilt is wonderful! The fabrics look old and I'm glad you have someone looking at it for you! Hugs, Linda

Maureen said...

Disappointed? Really? I think you did great. Love the nail dryer - it's such a pretty blue!

vintage grey said...

What treasures you found!! Love the blue dryer!! I would have snatched it up, too!! The quilts are beautiful!! Happy Monday!! xo Heather

Barbara said...

Always happy to see a Swanky Swig! My friend Martha has a doll quilt kit that looks just like your quilt: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98284452/baby-aster-doll-quilt-top-kit-authentic

Sandy said...

Wow....I agree that quilt is incredible! And I have never seen anything like that nail dryer, very cool for your bathroom, and i would have done the same thing! lol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The hair and nail dryer is adorable! I don't remember ever seeing one before! And I love your wonderful quilt...what a treasure! Looks like you had fun!

My Vintage Mending said...

love it all....smiles...Renee

Jill said...

I would have bought everything you did - great finds!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I don't know if I have ever hit 100 garage sales - you have some stamina girl!

craftyles said...

Wow you sure got a haul this weekend. I love the quilt and it does look old. You can tell by the fabrics-they look 40's ish. Love the nail dryer thingie-so unique. I thought everybody decorated the back of their toilet.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You find the neatest stuff!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Perfectly Printed said...

Looks like a great weekeng!!

chris

Carol said...

What fun finds! I surely enjoyed all the blathering that went with the post too!
I'm still smiling.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the quilt!! Thats a great find!!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love all your wonderful finds , especially the The lady head vase !

Mecky said...

That's a great quilt!!!

Ooow hoooo fancy smancy potty with it's lovey hair dryer on the back!!My potty just has a canister of Clorox wipes!!!

Lisa said...

I love the "walk away...RUN BACK!" on the nail dryer... lord have I been there before. Great finds!

Paula said...

Hi sweet Carol, You have found so many pretty things! I especially love the quilt! It looks old to me! I hope you have a lovely rest of the week! xo~Paula

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the candy cane girl..and what about those vases behind the head vase! You always find the best stuff~!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

That's about how it goes now'a days with garage sales...one good thing per every 100 sales you go to! LOL But you're right! The quilt was so worth it! It's darling! And I love everything else...mostly little miss candy cane girl.
Erica :)