4.07.2013

On the Road Again

Woohoo.....finally! 

It's that time of the year again. I checked Craigslist Thursday night and there was finally a yard sale listed in my area....only one.....but that was all I needed.  :) I have been itching to get on the road! Don't you love this sign?  A local church down the road uses this for their sales.



 So Saturday morning I was out bright and early.  No sooner had I pulled out of the lane, I ran across another sale.  No luck at this one, but fun to look around and I met a neighbor. :)  Traveling down the road a bit more, I ran across two more.   Found something for Bobby G. that he can use on the trailer..... 2 bucks and he loved it.  Finally, hit the listed yard sale....antiques and vintage!  I was a happy camper.  The two young guys running it said people had shown up at 6 a.m. and it was listed to start at 9 a.m.  They were almost wiped out by the time I got there but I did get some sweet buys. One more unadvertised sale and a run to an antique shop I don't frequent too often and I did good! :)

 Is the not the most charming vintage painting?.......geraniums.  How sweet would this be in a garden room or on a screened in porch?  Or in a sunny kitchen.

Can't get enough of sweet vintage baby shoes. Mrs. Day's Ideal leather baby shoes .... from the 1940's-50's.  Love that adorable tiny scalloped edging on the top and tongue.

Wonderful old flower frog.  These are used in the bottom of a vase to hold gangly flower stems upright.  Love the rusty patina of this one.
 
 Numbers are so much fun to use in home decor as well as old signs.  Combined, you have a generous sprinkling of charm.  This is a vintage rural road route marker.  Glorious patina and rust bits.

Loving this pile of vintage jewelry I found in a shoe box with other bits and odds and ends.  I use pieces like this on my journals and re-loved vintage necklaces.  All these found treasures will be going on my website this week.  :)

Kris, over at that charming blog, Junk Chic Cottage, had a give-away not too long ago and I was a lucky winner.  She was giving away something that I coveted and so need on my hunts.  A junkin', antiquin', flea marketin', yard salin', road trip survival kit.  It's just fabulous and look at that glam tote all this great stuff came in.  She decorates the totes herself and not only is it a wonderful thing to have in your trunk, it matches my car perfectly. Even matches my umbrella.  I am so stylin' now!  

 Check it out!  There's trash bags, a brush, hand wipes and sanitizer, a first aid kit, flash light, sewing kit, manicure kit, rain cover, bungee cords, pens and notepad, measuring tape, lint brush, a plastic shower curtain for the trunk floor (awesome idea) and so much more..  And check out the glam nail files!  :) I hope you get to visit Kim here.  She has such a pretty blog, a charming home and she shares so much. Thank you Kim for your generous give-away.  Oh yeah, did you notice that fabulous antique green trunk in my trunk?  My find of the day!  Once I get it cleaned up, I can't wait to show you the inside.  It's so unusual. 
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Have a fabulous week!  xoxo
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Sharing at Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, Be Inspired at Common Ground and Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

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35 comments :

Holly Browning said...

Your road marker is a great find. I need to start planning out my tag sale trips now the weather is warm. It's fun to meet new people while out too.

Blondie's Journal said...

I can tell you had a great day! Your excitement got to me and I think I'm going to pick up a local paper next Thursday and start marking my route. I've missed those days. That painting would be great above my potting shelf in the shed...I love geraniums.

Good for you on your win! That's a nice bunch of stuff to keep in your truck. Kris is very sweet...I love her blog.

Have a great week, Lynn!

XO,
Jane

The Cranky Queen said...

There is nothing like a good garage sale day! Love all of your goodies. Thanx for sharing. Tiff

Pam said...

What a cute giveaway that you won! I saw my very first yard sale sign on Friday and I was so excited. It turned out to be a bust, but I still had fun!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Lucky you for winning that tote. We made it to a few yard sales Saturday too. We enjoy them so much.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that was a great yard sale, i can't believe you found such great stuff when it was already picked over and what a great win... congratulations!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

WHOOO-HOOOO - Loving your finds...no yard sales here yet. Hope you had a great weekend- xo Diana

Junkchiccottage said...

Lynn
Ha so glad you used your tote today on your junkin trip! Looks like you scored some great treasures.
Kris

SueAnn Lommler said...

What great finds..love the decorated tote! Perfect!
Hugs
SueAnn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Score! Love it all, my friend.

XO,

Sheila

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ohhh great finds ! Love your survival kit, lucky you to win it.
Looking forward to finding lots of goodies next month (( ))

Beverly said...

Ooh, loving your great finds. We had a garage sale this weekend. A lot of work, but fun to chat with people.

What a great win, Lynn. You lucky lady!

All About Vignettes said...

Wow. I'm coming with you the next time you go shopping.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, you found some really neat things! Some I think I might need!!!
Lucky you, the tote is fabulous!
Hugs,
Patti

Melanie said...

Great finds! I especially love the geranium picture. And congrats on winning the giveaway!

Hartwood Roses said...

Gotta know that it's really spring when the yard sales start springing up again! The trunk is great ... and a yard sale survival kit is a great idea.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, The painting is so pretty and what a great bag you won. Garage Sales are held year round here but I haven't had much luck finding great things. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
xx,
Sherry

Art and Sand said...

My favorite is the road marker.

I have never been much for yard sales, but everyone shows off their great finds so I guess I need to get out there and find some great things myself.

Pendra said...

Can't wait for the yard sales to start here...we are expecting a foot of snow here, so it might be awhile yet! Love the travel tote, you lucky duck!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Lynn,
Looks like your first day out hitting the sales was a good one...love the painting!

Blessings,
Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great finds, Lynn! I'm looking forward to a community garage sale here the first weekend in May. I'm hoping to find lots of goodies. I hit a yard sale the other day on the spur of the moment when I saw a sign. It was not as "huge" as advertised and I came away with nothing, but I know if I hadn't gone I would have been wondering about it all day!

Kathy Moreland said...

Just look at all your loot! Wow! I could do some damage if I ever found those kinds of items. You'll have fun with these!!

CatHerder said...

I get so excited when i see something that i have really been looking for...happy saling!!!

Tami Kenner said...

Oh I love your finds!!
I get so excited at flea markets and garage sales...my home is filled with all the goodies I have found & I cherish each piece.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

xinex said...

Love the geranium painting!....Christine

LV said...

You did a great job on this outing. Everything you bought is real keepers. I never seem to find anything worth buying.

Lorraine said...

Hi Lynn--
Wow, what a fab day of yard saling!
You scored some beauties, and congrats on winning Kim's generous giveaway!! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Tattered Tiques said...

Looks like you found some great things. I'm loving that trunk. Very cool! I also loooove that Yard Sale sign. I just may need to make one of those for the shop. Thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend.
Julie

NicNacManiac said...

Love when the day turns out to be a success! Fabulous finds, love the trunk and the shoes are precious!!
Happy Pink Saturday, hopefully this weekend will be just as fruitful!!
Hugs, Nerina xOxO

Nook and Cranny said...

I wish I had a yard sale to go to in my area, a little early yet. Looks like as soon as you left the yard your luck started with all the sales you didn't know about, that is exciting. The painting is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

RobinfromCA said...

Love your finds and love that survival kit! Great idea!
Have a lovely weekend!
Robin

Jeanie said...

You scored big time! I love all your finds -- that painting is especially wonderful! Three cheers!

~jeanie (The Marmelade Gypsy)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW- you found some really awesome treasures while out and about!

I really love that Yard Sale sign, too- what a clever way to advertise.

Sue said...

Oh my goodness, Lynn! You hit a wonderful sale with some great finds. Love that geranium picture. The weather just changed here, so I hope to start seeing some sales soon. :-) Sue

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wow, I never seem to get that lucky in the way of antiques at garage sales. Great finds! congrats on your win! Fabulous bag!
Karen

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