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Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Sales

I bought one more piece of my favorite brown transferware from Frannie the manager of the antique mall I'm in! That was the kick-off to a good weekend of junkin'!!! On Friday morning I went to a sale just a few miles from my home that turned out to be both fun and frustrating at the same time!!
I made a pile of some really great stuff and when the lady added up my purchases, I realized I didn't have enough cash on me. I asked her if she would take a check and she quickly replied "sorry, cash only!" I told her that I only lived a few miles away and she said "sorry, cash only!"
I then told her that I would have to put a few things back and she then said --"OK"!!!
Is it just me, or was she crazy, not to mention stupid?!?
What do you gals think? They had some pretty high ticket items, which included a beautiful watchmaker's desk that was $425-. Now who carries that much cash with them? When I got home, I re-read their ad and it did not say cash only! Well, at least I had enough $ to buy some really cute stuff! I love the newel post and the grungy, chippy shutters.

And then on Saturday morning, before we went to the pumpkin farm, I went to a couple sales.
The first one was fabulous!! She was selling some of her vintage Halloween collection--SCORE!!!

I'm not sure if this cat is old or not. It is marked with the Beistle name on the back, but it is in such excellent condition, it makes me wonder! Oh well, I think it has a great look anyway!

New carpet balls in fun colors and patterns!

Pretty red bowls and cake pedestal.

The second sale was at my friend's home. We used to run into each other at sales and auctions all the time and one day I just went up to them and introduced myself and now we've been friends for years! They have a sale every Sept. and I wouldn't miss it!

Lots of great country antiques and fun folk art!

This cat poster is new, but will look amazing in my Halloween displays!
I love what they did with this bird cage-painted black and outfitted with a crow, just in time for Halloween!

Picked up some more transferware! Will be selling these though- not quite my pattern, but pretty!

I also got a super cute black shelf/cupboard to hang on my kitchen wall after I finish my remodeling project {more on that at a future date!} and a wonderful 8 ft. woven rug for my hallway!

I love this enamel pitcher ~ am on the fence whether to keep it or sell it. I guess it could live at my house for a little while if it wants to!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend of junking!! The weather here has been just perfect! Clear blue skies, lots of sun, moderate temps and very low humidity ~ finally!!

Reminds me why I love fall so much!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Little Punkin'!!

On Saturday, my daughters and I took my grandson, Jackson to a pumpkin farm!! Let me tell Ya--We had so much fun and our little guy was just adorable!! He had just had a little nap and some lunch and he was ready to play!!
"Grandma, these punkins are bigger than me!!"
My niece knitted his hat and it had a little green stem on the top like a little sprout ~ too cute!!

He was infatuated with the grass!!

Kinda tickly and yummy enough to eat!

Here he is with his mama ~ my daughter, Sara!

This place is great for kids with a petting zoo, corn maze and hayrides!!
I remember bringing my kids here when they were small...
and it still is a perfect way to spend a fall afternoon!
Grandma and Jackson checking out the goats ~

and posing in "granny's orchard"!!

This wonderful place is called "The Little Farmer" located just a few miles North of Fond du Lac, WI and has been a family-oriented place for decades.

It is family-owned and the homestead is right in the middle of the farm!
Check out this gorgeous house!

WOW!! ~ amazing architecture!!

Pumpkins, gourds of all types, mums, apple cider, and our favorite~~caramel apples!

Pumpkins as far as the eye can see!

They do such a wonderful job with their landscaping and there were many opportunities for photos!

This was just the perfect day! And having a little one to enjoy it with made it just that much more special!!

Next year - we'll be running after him!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vintage Inspiration-Transferware!

I am feeling inspired today by the gorgeous transferware platter that I recently purchased this past weekend. I will eventually be adding it to my collection in the cupboard in my living room. But, for now, I have been enjoying adding some fall elements to it and have it displayed in my dining room.
As my transferware collection grows, I may have to find a new home for my dozen cast iron doorstops! {at least its a dozen for now!}
The plates on the top shelf are green and beautiful!!

Maybe I should focus on one color or one pattern--or maybe NOT cuz that's no fun!!
Because I love it all!!

Especially brown...

aesthetic movement...

So irresistible!!!

Sweet little cup and saucer!

I'm sharing my transferware collection-the old and the new -as part of Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground!!
Stop over and check out all the other inspiring blogs joining in!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Greetings!!!

Happy First Day of Fall!!! Being the first official day of autumn, I couldn't resist getting out some of my fall decorations and re-arranging and adding more to my mantel!

Just a quickie to send warm autumn wishes to everyone!!
My favorite time of year!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday's Flea Market-Germantown, Wi

Just a few more quick pics from the flea market on Saturday. This fun folk art broom display was in my friend Joann's booth. She had tons of prims and folk art.
I love this HUGE bowl full of hand-made pumpkins! What a great fall display!
Jeanine from Chippy Shabby's booth was spread out on the front porch of the building we were in and of course it looked amazing!! Great job Jeanine!!
That round cupola still haunts my dreams!! Wonder if she still has it!!??

I love this gauzy curtain she made from vintage, lacey fabric!! Just gorgeous!!!

This is one of my fave purchases of the day...

Very unusual flower frog!!

I got this beautiful transferware tray from Jeanine and I love it!!!

Great trade, Jeanine!!!

Another unusual flower frog purchased from a dealer next to me.

She had great smalls and I bought lots from her including a bag of chandelier prisms and 2 darling children's sand shovels--FUN!

The dealer on the other side of me had tons of great little stuff too and I got this great chippy green tackle box and this wonderful rug in fall colors!

And these littles were from her too!
Hatpins, old sewing supplies and a cute little mirror
I had a pretty good day, and enjoyed visiting with the other dealers and met some new customers as well! Will seriously consider doing the Holiday Flea there in Dec.--we'll see!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flea Market Vignettes!

The flea market I did has come and gone and was a moderate success--not great, but not terrible either!! We had morning rain and it kept alot of people away and then there were alot of "lookers" too!! Just thought I would share some of my vignettes that I put together!

My bird cage was the first thing to sell!!

I've had this dress form for awhile and can't believe I haven't sold it yet!!

Sold this cute match holder right away too!

This is how I displayed my necklaces.....

and I sold 3!!
Will try them at my next show in Oct. and see how they do there!

Stay tuned for more pics of other dealers wares and what I bought...

I got into alot of trouble with the 2 vendors on either side of me!!!

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