Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oh happy day!

I received a call from my Dad yesterday afternoon and he informed me that he just cleaned out his attic and wants me to come over at lunch to see if I want anything.  He already told me that he has some old suitcases and an old piano stool with porcelain claw feet.  Heck yes I want to come over!  Don't know what else they are getting rid of, but my Dad and his wife (I hate saying Step-Mother, that sounds evil) have nice stuff!  I'll post my finds tomorrow evening, and also my finds from the Antique Alley sale this past weekend.  Toodles! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A few more of my collections

 I'm falling down on the job blogging lately.  With school starting and my son involved in band and Scouts, we stay busy.  Here are a few more of my collections:

I have several pieces of Pyrex primary color pieces, but I love my mixing bowls the best.  I put that set together piece by piece before the prices got crazy.  I used the wine rack on the bottom of this rack to store my vintage rolling pins.  The elephant cookie jar is exactly like the one my Grandmother had when I was little and when I saw it at the Goodwill for $6.99, I knew I had to have it.  The bluebird cookie jar was also found at the Goodwill for $4.99.  I found the Debbie Mumm toaster cookie jar at a flea market in Fort Worth for $9.99. 

This Coca-Cola ice chest will always have a special place in my heart.  My Grandpa bought it for me as a wedding present in 1997.  He asked me and my husband what we wanted (we just happened to be at Webb's Antique Mall in Indiana) and we told him that we found something we liked, but it was a little pricey.  My Grandpa, who spoiled me rotten, shelled out $125.00 for this piece.  I love it so much and I will always treasure it.  I miss my Grandpa so much.  He was a very interesting man, who liked to junk.  I guess it is an inherited trait!

Here are a few of my Longaberger baskets.  They are so beautiful and functional also.  My Mom used to be a consultant, so I got alot of my baskets as gifts, but I find them all the time at the thrift stores here because alot of people don't know what they are.  I'm always picking them up for .99 and $1.99. 

That's all i've got time for today ladies, but I'm going to the Antique Alley (Hwy 4) Sale this weekend.  I know I will have some good finds to share with y'all on Monday.  Until then!