before i get to my junkin' adventures, i'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to sue over at vintagesue for the blog award she recently bestowed upon me!!
here is what she wrote on her blog:
"ALL THINGS TERRY LEE - my wonderful texas pal gal....HER BLOG IS A HOOT!! vintage junking galore and stories that will make you pee your pants. go there now!! bring toilet paper. i love this blog."
well! i am humbled and touched and honored! y'all know how much i love sue and her creations ... so this is a very special award for me. i will be passing it on in the near future, so be watching for that!
the girls and i didn't have much time together saturday (they each had prior engagements for the afternoon), but i think we did fairly well in our short amount of time together.
nothing was planned, which is the case with us much of the time. but i got up, looked at the skies, and declared it a yard sale morning. tap, tap, tap on the keyboard ... craigslist ... local newspaper classified listings ... copy, copy, paste, paste ... print, print ... and we had our agenda for the day!
mission: cove yard sales, including a church "bizarre" (heh heh!!), the goodwill bargain barn and crafter's corner (which was having a grand-opening for the new owners).
after picking up bonnie, the two of us stumbled upon a neighborhood sale that wasn't on our list. i bought a couple of things (sweet lil purse with a pink rose and a wallpaper scorer ... total $0.75).
ran into some people i knew (y'all know how i feel about that ... i'm not anti-social, just prefer to keep junkin' time sacred, sans the blah blah blah-ing with folks i haven't seen in years).
anyhow, we headed on to the "bizarre" sale at a local church. i will not say the name of said church because i don't want to embarrass anyone, least of all, church people. but their ad in the paper was as follows (i copied and pasted, but changed the name and address of church to protect the saved by grace):
BIZARRE & GARAGE SALE AT COME TO JESUS CHURCH, 555 Heavenly Lane, Copperas Cove 8am-4pm, Saturday, May 1st Bake Sale, Bizarre Items, Lunch
i will say this. no false advertising. there were some bizarre items at their sale. and it just had a bizarre feel to it ... but as i said, i don't want to be unkind. i just wish folks would proofread ads before publication. i know spellcheck wouldn't have made a difference in this case, but honestly. let's try a little harder, shall we?
one sweet elderly lady did her best carny impression to entice us to pop a balloon for $1. we would "win" one of these prizes on the table that matched the number in the balloon.
ever the trouble-maker, i asked, "but what if i don't want what i won? could i trade it for something else on the table?!"
"no, you have to take what you get," she replied. "you're taking a chance," she added.
"isn't that a little like gambling ... in the church?!" i asked (i know, i know. i'm going straight to hell).
"but it's for the children!" she explained.
"oh, well, you can do almost anything if it's for the children," i conceded.
she smiled, satisfied that she'd justified the balloon popping game to me.
in the end, of course, we did NOT pop a balloon. honestly, i didn't want a bulldawg pride travel mug or any other manner of plastic flotsam from mcdonald's ... or elsewhere.
however, i did find this very cute piggie planter with ivy already planted inside! when (not if) i kill the plant, i'll still have the sweet piggie pitcher. love it!
also found this adorable home-sewn pink checked apron for $0.50! you might remember that i just found some curtain panels from the same material last week.
we moved on to some neighborhood sales.
one thing (of many!) that i've noticed about yard sales, there are usually plenty of pups who are happy to meet you.
i liked her mama's sale sign:
at another sale ...
before the day was over, i'd scored a couple of gorgeous bowls ...
y'all have a great week. thanks for visiting!
love and hugs,