Friday, August 1, 2008
Less than a hour left in the day.....Can I get more done??
Gosh, it's been a busy day! I got up EARLYer than usual this morning to go to an estate sale. I actually went to two this week, and did I find some neat stuff. The sale today was IMO overpriced, but I did find some neat smalls that I really liked, that evidentally they didn't put much stock in, good for ME! The sale this morning was actually in a garage, we get there early, they take numbers, then let probably 20 people into a garage with 4 rows of tables to go through! I dislike it when they put an ebay printout letting you know how much you'd have to pay through ebay, so they're charging that. The least they could do is put more than one printout showing that not every one of those things sales for that price.
But oh well, I did find some cute stuff! I found two different sets of vintage rubber stamps, letters, which I liked. Also, in the stamp box were a few sets of Olive Oyle and Popeye stamps and Tear???? I hadn't heard of him, and Whimpy. Those were kind of neat. I found a bunch of S&H Greenstamps, and stampbooks, plus some silver dollar grocery store ones. Some vintage aprongs, I'll have to hurry and put the scarecrow apron on my Etsy right away for fall. Found a bunch of playing cards, a 1950s Christmas ornament, great for my collection, and you never have enough cheese boxes, right?? An old pink clipboard I thought was cute. I loved these little pink birds that go on Birthday cakes!
The other estate sale I got stuff from was even better! 5!!! sets of Fisher Prices play family sets from the 60s and 70s, really nice ones, 3 with their boxes! They took care of the toys, too! Mixed in with the pieces of people and accesories was a surprise of some really neat Tootsie Toys that I was more than happy to find. A cute little FP Tip Toe Turtle, in good condition, still has the box! A FP Circus set, although I'll need to replace the clowns and a few other pieces. I found a tin Farm Barn which was kinda cool. I found a few vintage games, and even a bike! The Coca Cola tray was kind neat. One of those weeks that makes you love a good sale! I've never had a weakness for shopping in the malls too much, but garage sales and estate sales and stuff like that, yep, I love.
When I got home, I got started with baking my bread for the Quilt Show Bazaar tomorrow during the Bluegrass Festival here in Clatskanie. I got 32 loaves of Finnish cardamom bread baked and a huge pan of marionberry coffeecakes. Am I tired, yes. Am I fatigued?, yes! Do I fall right to sleep when I'm fatigued? NO! But I'm getting there and by midnight I'm going to be in that bed, getting some sleep before I have to get up and go do that show. It will be fun seeing all the quilts around town and in the park where I'll be, and the bluegrass I'll get to go relax and enjoy afterwards. Well, better "git".