Sunday, November 18, 2007

How much fun can one girl have?

Friday night found me driving in the rain with Isabel to our friend Diane's Molly Mo's Holiday Sale. The plan was we were going to go to the sale, meet Joy there and then take Joy out for a birthday dinner. We got to Diane's about 1/2 hour after she opened her doors and lots of stuff had already sold. That was totally fine as I have been shopping quite a bit lately and need to slow down.
I did manage to get two cute old baskets and a small rose painting for me, early Christmas present to myself if you will.

Isabel restrained herself too and only bought a couple of items. But, the best part was how lovely the shop was decorated. Very twinkly and festive. Here are some pictures of the sale.

Here are Joy and Diane, mugging for the camera, aren't they cute.

Lots of my favorite, Christmas pink.

Martha from Vintage Trifles was there too selling some of her whimsical creations.

If you have read my blog from the beginning, you may remember that Molly Mo's is where Isabel and I had done a summer sale. If you want to see the pics. you can do so here.

After the sale we went out for dinner and lots of laughs with Joy. Diane joined us later. She said she sold so much that she was going to have to dig out some more stuff for the sale on Saturday . Yeah, Diane!

On Friday, my friend Bobby called to tell me that she would be having a garage sale on Saturday morning and I could come early if I wanted. Bobby used to be an antiques dealer at the mall that Isabel and I used to be at in our little town. She has a cool eclectic style and has had several garage sales since then to get rid of her stuff. She says she is so over the whole antique thing. What? How can that be? I love old junk and can't imagine ever tiring of it. Anyway, I went to her place and found a couple things to buy. She was selling a cool old shopping cart, one that I had admired in her garage before, and a cute vintage shopping basket. The rest of the stuff she had for sale was either too new, too expensive or too big. I was happy with what I got.

On my way home from Bobby's I remembered that there was going to be a Christmas Bazaar at the Senior Center. Normally I don't bother with these as they usually specialized in crocheted dish clothes, which I really do like btw, and baked goods. But, I thought it would be fun to see what they had. Lots of tables with sweet older ladies selling just what I expected. Lots of not so older ladies selling jewelry. I was delighted to find a couple items to take home.

Here is my haul from the bazaar. The metal rocking chair pin cushion and yes, the pink dish cloth were my first purchases. I then found the cute embroidered baby pillow and the blue thing with the pink roses is a neck warmer. I bought it for the fabric. I was getting ready to leave when I spotted the cute/strange sock dogs. Something about them just spoke to me and at $2.50 each I was happy to bring them home.

My daughter spotted the sock dogs, and decided the one with the ring around it's eye was hers. Now, she usually doesn't like the stuff I bring home but sometimes, she will "steal" some great find I get. I told her she couldn't have it, that I loved it and it was mine. She put up a good fight, but ultimately I won. I bet you all think I should have just given it to her. But let me tell you why I didn't. She is going to be 14 this week and is in full on teenage "the whole world revolves around me" mode. Had she asked me nicely instead of just telling me that it was hers, I might have given it to her. Anyway, I will probably wrap it up and give it to her for her birthday. I'm such a sucker!

Today I am going to try and head over to Monticello to do a little clean up and drop off. I really am running out of money and don't need to be shopping more right now, but of course, I can't just go there and not look around. Hopefully I won't find anything to bring home. Yeah, right!

Busy week coming up. I am working at the Middle School on Monday and the High School on Tuesday. Wednesday the kids will be going to school a 1/2 day and on Thursday we leave for Thanksgiving at my In-Laws over in Central Oregon. It has been awhile so it will be fun to see them. Will try to post before we go, but if for some reason I don't, please everyone, have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!


Back Through Time said...

You do get around!! Wow what fun you had and I love the photos. your week ahead sounds super busy and I can relate. I have tons to do. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and looking forward to seeing your advent calendar!

Scrappy Moments said...

Love The photos, especially That White Christmas Tree, so Pretty :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you :)


Unknown said...

Lisa, looks like you sure had fun!
Can I please have your bitrthday to add to my blog.. Only if you do not mind that is. Thanks! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving...
~Mary~ :-}

Michelle said...

It looks like you had a great time and got some great things. Michelle

Karin said...

Looks like a great time! What a beautiful place....karin (creativechaos)

Dona said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time doing it all. Did you get any sleep? Love the shop, I can see why your friend sold all her stuff.
Your finds are great.

Mary said...

You must have had great fun and got lots of goodies

Aleta said...

It was great running into you at Molly Mo's! You girls just have waaaaay to much fun. :o) Diane's barn was really charming and twinkly and festive. It was well worth slogging through the rain to get there!!

Went to Monticello myself yesterday. Your booth is always a delight to browse. You find the sweetest things!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The Portland antiquing scene is a small world...I met Martha at Willow's Nest and got some pretty fabric from her. I think you suggested I go there when we met at the Expo Antique Show. :-) -amy

Sandi McBride said...

Lisa, you so funny! You MIGHT wrap it up and give it her for birthday? Isn't it wrapped up already? I hope you packed a dog bone in there for him...I have a wee gifty for you over at my place, hope you will enjoy it!

Lallee said...

The sock stuffies are adorable!

Be sure to check my (Monday) blog.

Esther Sunday said...

Love your stuff! Especially the pin cusion chair as I collect those! Lucky gal. Looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous tree!

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a great time and found some neat things. I love all the Christmas treasures in your friends shop. Linda

Elzie said...

I would love to go to that store. So many lovely things.
Hope you have a great week with Thanksgiving.
Love Elzie

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Thank you for sharing those pictures! You know I'm coveting all the shop pictures I can find these days.

I really like the things you bought, too. My 25 year old daughter is still trying to take my finds. Sometimes I generous, sometimes I tell her she can have it when I'm gone.