Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yard sales to the left of me. Yard sales to the right of me !!!

Hi everyone...How are you today? How has your Saturday been going so far? Mine was really good. I worked eight hours today. Then my dad and I went grocery shopping, yard sale shopping and then home :) :) Oh, remember last week how I was  moaning and groaning about not finding a blessed thing at any yard sale? Well, lo and behold, my dad and I managed to fine the only yard sale in town...or so it seemed. It was pouring rain...but these people had their garage cleared out, with all kinds of cool yard sale stuff inside. Check out what I found...You can see the price tags on the book and the triple screen sifter...I know that I payed LESS than all of this put together...but I don't remember how much.

I seem to remember paying $6.50 for everything...I'll have to ask my dad. I LOVE the Foley triple-screen sifter. It's 45 years old...and the cookbook was  published 1940...and the bowl...well, that's just Pottery Barn...BUT isn't it cute...and it would make a good Daddy cereal bowl :) :)

The bowl is from Pottery Barn. It's completely modern...but I love the clean lines...and it may be a modern piece of dishware...BUT I think it has a sort of vintage look to it..Isn't it purdy?

Here's my other cool find...My Foley sift-chine triple screen sifter :) :) :)  Now the very botton screen has rocks or dried up flower in there...can't figure out I'll have to figure out how to pull it apart and clean it...but I think it would be cute for display too...although I do intend on actually using this!!! Could you see something like a nice Scripture attached to this?

This cookbook is by Ruth Berolzheimer and entitled "The American Woman's Cookbook". The original was published in 1938. This particular version was a third printing from 1940. What makes this book so special is that there are old recipes handwritten in there by the former owner of this book....including one for a nice pie crust :) :) :)

This is just a photo of one of the pages in the inside of the book. It's so vintage cute and makes me smile and laugh :) :) check it...after work dad took me to four different yard sales. He was so funny. Actually, it's hilarious...because in the beginning before I developed my yard sale habit..He did NOT want to go to any yard sales. NOW he not only goes with me, but he'll hop out of the car and start browsing for things. Yeah....I'm so proud of him :) :) :)

Here are some of the items I found. This one is a set of standard pillow a wedding ring quilt pattern...or at least that's what I think it's called. They were only $2 for the pair together and extremely well made. Aren't they bright and cheery? Originally I bought them, so I could reclaim my blue/pink hydrangea pillow c ases with ruffles that my dad "borrowed" from I'm not sure I want them back. Aren't these so fun? It reminds me of a country house....if a country house looked like a pillow sham :) :)

These items were purchased at two different yard sales.  The two round doilies, the rectangular doilie (that the cups are sitting on AND the round linen with the crocheted edging were purchased at an estate sale for $2. Two of them have stains that will need to be removed...but they're beautiful and clearly handmade by someone in the past.  The two mugs and the hand-cranked mixer were my dad's finds...those were $1 for the three things together. The other white mug and the linen square with the delicate green edging ...those were my finds for $0.50. I think the white linen with green edging must have been a hankie. It's so unbelievably delicate!!!

My grandmother used to have a hand-cranked mixer like this when I was younger. So when my dad spotted this, we had to buy it. Even though it's technically's officially called "Daddy's new toy"...He's so delighted because he can make scrambled eggs with this mixer and not use a fork anymore :) :) :) least that's what his plans are :) :) I've got to give it  a good washing first...same for the doilies, too!!!

This mixer is in outstanding condition...and my dad and I both agree it's probably from the 70s....It reminds us of ones from that decade...but no WORKS :) :) Oh, you can also see a bit of a close-up of that rectangular doily...very unusual...and all the doily  items are handmade.

I think this must have been a hanky. It's much too delicate to be anything else.  It was all by it's I gave it a home.

There's nothing old about this mug. It's just plain super fun!!! It's by a company that likes to take old vintage advertisements and put them on mugs :) :)...and coffee, is so appropriate for me :) :)

Here is a close-up of my mug and my dad's mugs. The dark brown ones are also made by hand. You can see some unevenness...but my dad LOVED these...and the price was too good to pass up. I'm not sure what he'll put in there....usually a soda pop with ice cubes :) :) :)

Here's a close-up of the green-edged hankie...This was either crochet or tatted...not sure which...but it is so delicate. The thread is literally sewing's so fine...and I can't imagine the skill it must have taken to make this. I wonder about the person who created this....lots of love went into this hankie!!!

There were a couple of yard sales downtown that I visited yesterday. I didn't buy anything then, but the houses were all built around 1910 or so...and it was clear this particular street was very old....It felt like I had stepped back in time. I forgot what year it was and I fell in love. Is it possible to fall in love with a street?  Every neighborhood has a street where it makes you stop and wonder....who was the smart/creative individual who designed this neighborhood?  I fell in love with every house and wished I could move there...
Work went well today. The calls were slow, but steady and my customers were nice to me today. It was funny, because I was hoping I'd get sent home early. My shoulder is acting up again...but no...I stayed the ENTIRE day and that's fine. It'll make for a nice paycheck on payday :) :) :) You know me...I LOVE to be able to pay my bills...hee hee hee ;) :) :)
I was able to talk with a dear blogger friend over the phone for the first time yesterday. It was so much fun. I was really encouraged ...and I'm afraid I talked her ear off....which is really unusual for me...however, it was fun :) :) She prayed with me...and's awesome...take the time to pray for your friends. You won't regret it!! It's such a blessing!!!
Well, I could talk more...but I think I'll stop for now. Oh, I was working on memorizing a verse in Philippians 4:8-9...and I was so bored that I decided to memorize Scripture at work...and I came up with this way of memorizing this verse using key words...and I ended up with something really neat...but anyway, I'll share that for tomorrow :) :) :)
Pray for my shoulder. It's definitely a muscle between my right shoulder and neck...that acts up really bad at pray that God will heal it or help me figure out what's going on. I'm going to ice it tonight. I do feel a tight muscle. It feels like a knot. Anyway, I was thinking about that today....and while it hurt, I was still thankful that I could feel something and thankful I could still do my job :) :) :) So I'm not complaining at all...but just pray. Is this some of the first signs of aging? Not least I'll age beautiful :) :) :)
That's the news from Oregon today. Extra bonus love and hugs, Heather :)


natalyK said...

Those are some lovely finds. Looks like you had a wonderful time. The hankie looks tatted. I have some hankies that my grandmother tatted and they look very similar. Enjoy your new finds.

Pioneer Beauty said...

Oh...FANTASIC I am so happy that you had a better Garage Sale-ing weekend...I must say the sifter is my favorite..only because I have the exact same one...only mine is that 40's green...and the cookbook looks great as well...Can't wait to see your next findings..

Camille said...

So sorry about your shoulder Heather...that's nasty! :(

You sure found some lovely things at your yard sale shopping!

I *love* the old beaters...they are great! AND that sifter Mom had one...they are great for sifting flour for cakes. Yum yum! :)

Blessings to you!

Junibears said...

I so enjoyed your post Heather. They don't have Yard sales around here but we have a lot of Charity shops where they sell clothes too but the prices are much higher.
I used to love browsing the books section and found many I altered. (almost 40!)
Wish I could browse now.
We also have what they call Car Boot sales. You may often find bargains there. But they are all on a field, rough walking and so much to see.
Love and Hugs
June xx
PS I had a manual whisk just like that in the 50's!

Becky said...

Good Morning Heather~
You and your Dad did really well at the yard sales. I make doilies like the ones you bought so I know the work that goes into them. Enjoy!

Mit Liebe zum Detail said...

Liebe Heather,das sind ja tolle Sachen die du da gekauft hast.Die Decke ist ja wunderschön,wer gibt so etwas kostbares weg?Der Mixer ist super,das kenne ich auch noch von zu hause,wir hatten keinen elektrischen Mixer als ich Kind war.Ach bitte zeig uns doch mal ein Rezept von diesen tollen Kochbuch,ich liebe alte Kochbücher.
Liebe Grüße an dich liebe Heather-Edith.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry your shoulder is acting up again. I pray you get some relief soon.
What amazing finds at the garage/yard sales!! I just love the old cookbook--I especially love the ones with handwritten recipes and/or notes in them. Lucky you!! I agree, the hankie looks to be tatted--I tried that once--I was on a jury with a woman who tatted so I tried to learn--it was hard!! I always made a mess trying to use one of those hand held mixer--I have better luck with a fork. Love the doilies and the mugs. The brown ones are neat!! Love the colors in the pillow shams too! Take care--you are in my prayers.

Jill said...

Hi Heather,
Yes! Hayley had a great time at her party, it was at a place called jungle wonder with golf, bowling etc!

I LOVE that cookbook and the doilies and the shams are beautiful too! :-) You found some really great finds!

Have you had your shoulder x-rayed? Sometimes a pinched nerve or stiffness from being at a computer, mine gets like that at times but both sides. Hope you feel better soon!

Have a great day!


Beth said...

Hi Heather! Hope your shoulder is feeling better. I enjoyed your post. It was fun looking at all the bargains you found. I love your sifter!
Hugs and blessings, Beth