Thanks to Dawn,
(the blog whisperer)
I'm back from Picasa purgatory.
Thanks for all the advice & support.
I have just one thing to say..... look at your google account & check your storage space!
I held my
50th last garage sale last weekend.
I had to pay off my Round Top debts.
I was still a little short so I had to farm Lily out to 'Merry Maids'.
Honestly I showed a lot of restraint this year.
I passed on the set of 4 lace panels now hanging in Karla's dining room, but I couldn't resist this!
This gorgeous crocheted lace valance is over 85 inches long. I'm not sure where it's going to live, but for now it's over my mantle.
Anne told us about an amazing dealer in the fields who sold piles of linens for cheap, cheap!
I originally thought this was a coverlet until I got it home.
I had to, they where all old, white & only $12 for the jar.
I never look too closely when I buy sewing kits or buttons.
I have my ritual.
I wait till I get home, then I can spread them out & sort through each one.
Okay no judgement, I know you have your little quirks!
Back to the stuff!
I played personal shopper to Jodie & found her an amazing celluloid album, but I settled for this sweet cabinet card.
Below..... 3 days worth of picking.
See the hat up in the corner?
Found by Karla for a mere $6.
There's a little story behind it.
Well, in an earlier post I threw down the gauntlet & challenged Karla (AkA the hat whisperer)
to do her magic. I really thought her skills had been highly exaggerated, like an urban myth.
But over & over I witnessed it with my own eyes.
It was downright eerie!
She found a dealer with a whole basket of corsages - good ones.
Karla asked her - 'how much for the lot'?
I swear the woman's eye's glazed over & her head wobbled a bit.
The next thing you see is this.
That poor lady is probably still trying to figure out what happened to her basket of flowers.
But the sweetest thing I brought back from Round Top wasn't for me at all.
Back in June I hosted an art challenge to alter a soapbox.
Beth called her box 'Lily of the soapbox' because she thought the image looked like my daughter.
She brought the box to Round Top & asked me to deliver it to her muse.
Lily thought that was pretty cool!
Before I go I have one more wonderful thing to show you.
My dear friend Judy gave me her Mothers secretary.
(who put that bag of trash & froggy in there?)
Her own children didn't want it....can you imagine?
I love being the beneficiary of family heirlooms.