Sunday, May 13, 2018

For You Mom....

From one Mom to another....

I celebrate you today

for all that you do

for all that you are

to your family and others

Have a wonderful day!
AnnMarie xoxo

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Let the Garage Sales Begin!!

And they have in my area.....

It only takes a few good sales to get those "picker junker antique hunter" cells moving again and getting into it full swing for the most wonderful time of the year :-)

When two garage sales happen to be next door to each other, it's even better!

This past weekend was a score for me and I have been furiously listing my treasures in my Etsy shop since then.
(If you see something you want without it being highlighted, send me a message).

These were all from one sale, run by three generations of the family. The eldest lady there had an eye for vintage!

I fell in love with this sweet mirror made in Italy in the 1800's.

And the crate/box it is sitting on was a last minute 'gotta have it' buy. It is painted aqua with shelves and a really nice label on the top.

and I was glad to take them home with me.

What vintage lover could resist chippy, rusty metal plant holders? Not me! I scooped both up.

These cedar cigar boxes are always good sellers in my shop. This one is in excellent condition and perfect for keepsakes, trinkets and jewelry.

She had a box full of vintage cigar boxes, which are quite collectible, but I resisted taking them all except the White Owl Invincibles cigar box.

I never pass up a tool box, especially when it is aqua! 

I never pass up galvanized buckets or enamel graniteware pans either. The rustier the better! They make great planters or fairy gardens.

This next item is for me. I am going to try this in my garden this year. I love the idea of an old drawer filled to the brim with flowers. I have to plan my colors and varieties still.....ya know we shouldn't plant anything here in the Northeast till Memorial Day, so I have time. I really try to stick with that. I wouldn't want to have to crush this drawer full of flowers by covering it for an impending frost.

Also great as planters and lots of other things, are these wooden advertising boxes.
This one held Libby's cooked corned beef...blech. It's a cute box though!

On to two other sales where I found these Holt Howard roosters.....

this cute anthropomorphic (defined as something having human characteristics) teabag holder

a 1960ish set of vanity containers...

and this set of really cool 1950's pennants.

I have been thrifting all winter but there is something about the hunt at garage sales when the weather turns warmer that makes me want to share what I found.

Gotta go finish listing all this stuff so I can go buy some more!

AnnMarie xoxo

One more thing.....I think I have a new collection starting.....

You may have noticed that I consistently sign my name with an xoxo after it. 

Before Christmas last year I found these cute sterling xo earrings from a local jewelry artist. I wear them almost everyday.

Then at one of the garage sales this past weekend I found these XO letters and of course I had to have them....

I guess that's how it all starts!

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