July 17, 2007

Why I Love Church Garage Sales

Here's a quick post (with rather hastily snapped photos) of all the great stuff I found at a huge church garage sale last weekend. Some of it was purchased for rock bottom prices on Friday, but the majority I got the next day at the buck for a bag clearance sale. Click on any picture to get a closer look.
A fondue pot, a Pyrex decanter with a candle warming stand, and a vintage checked tablecloth...


A queen size green velvet duvet cover, a pink throw pillow made from two washcloths, a blue and green throw pillow with daisies, a pretty cream colored blanket with a sort of "embossed" design, a red, yellow and blue casserole carrier, and a large piece of vintage floral fabric...


Some vintage scarves, a mod laquerware tray, and a old Avon "Sweet Honesty" perfume bottle made to look like a spool of thread with a thimble for a cap...


A whole mess of vintage cook booklets, including some dating from the 1920s and 30s. I'll be sharing some of the fabulous illustrations (and maybe even some recipes) from these in the future...


More vintage cookbooks...


A sheer Christmas hostess apron, two sets of Christmas place mats with some napkins, and a vintage Christmas ideas magazine. The chubby little elf I already had...

Several sewing books and a three volume vintage arts and crafts library...


Even more sewing books and pamphlets, a never opened Jiffy Weaving "Knotty Owl" kit from the late 60s or early 70s, and two partially completed crewel embroidery projects I might do something with...

Bunches and bunches of vintage patterns including several "Stretch and Sew" and some for square dance dresses.


I also came home with a large vintage tin for storing Christmas cookies, a jacket, a nice pair of shoes, a couple of cool belts, some scraps of fabric, some books for Sugar Pea and a few other odds and ends. Quite a haul, wouldn't you say? Don't worry. I'm not keeping all this stuff. I admit that I have a problem, but I'm not that bad. No, I have big plans for a lot of it. In fact, those big plans are what's keeping me so busy that my blog has suffered lately. Stick with me, Dollfaces, and I promise you won't be disappointed.

4 comments:

Angelina said...

Some people just have incredible thrifting luck. I used to when I was a teen, but then it just ran out.

I love the old cook booklets, I have a few myself and while you can find some truly promising recipes and tips in them, often there's stuff I would never eat but am endlessly fascinated with.

Are jello salads really popular in Oklahoma?

jungle dream pagoda said...

I owe you an e-mail soon,so we can "discuss" fun plans ! I have so many of those books you hoarded there,oh wait a minute,you don't plan to keep them,alright,I admit it . I'm the hoarder!
Anytime the word "matic" is in a cookbook you know its good! I see your baby,likes to "help" you take pics too!

meghan said...

How can you not love church sales???
Really like your Blog -- very cool.
Meghan

Gina said...

Wow that's some really sweet vintage swag.