Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Community Garage Sale Finds

In my last post, I mentioned going to the community garage sale, but never had show-and-tell of what I got there.

I went about a half hour early and people were already shopping, so I got an early start.  That's both good and bad -- you get first-chance the good stuff that's out, but you miss the things that they haven't put out yet.

Anyway, I found some good things:
I love this cottage picture!  It reminds me of the Anne Hathaway house
1970s dollhouse with furniture and doll family

Cutwork wood shelf
Sunny Suzy play sink
Commodore mustard and ketchup
Commodore made these in response to the popularity of Holt Howard Pixieware.  They have spoons in the lid and are cute, but not as cute as the Pixies!
Mexican-themed tea set
A very sweet 1950s paper lampshade with cowboys

The lampshade is just perfect to top off the horseshoe lamp I got at auction a few weeks ago...

Here are a few other things I've picked up here and there...
Tortoise-shell card rack
1970s stagecoach, made from a kit
Loop weaving loom -- this brings back so many memories!  I may keep it for the grandchildren I might have someday
Mid-century cheese-and-cracker tray.  I'm thinking of keeping this, too

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Wish List

My junking buddy Bargain Hunter always posts her wish list in the spring.  I realized today, when I went to our community's garage sale at the high school, that I was daydreaming about finding a couple of heart's desires of my own.  So I've decided to post my own wish list and keep track of whether I find any of them as I shop.

My biggest wish list item is a pink Pyrex fridge set.  I finally got the complete mixing bowl set and now am watching for fridge dishes.  I never see them anywhere (at sales or in malls).
Also on the wish list is Pixieware -- any piece (or pieces) will do!
Fire King Colonial Batter Bowl
Fire King Colonial Range Set
Fire King Colonial Bowls
Fire King Polka Dots - anything...
Actually, I don't think I'll find any of these wish-list items this summer...but there's no harm in wishing for them!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Getting Back to Work!

Hello, friends!  I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still alive and blogging...

My 'extended family time' (mentioned in my last post) was actually a week-long trip to Lisbon, Portugal.  Though I know others do it all the time, I never like to announce on my blog or on Facebook when Mr. KV and I are away from home, but like to save that news until we get back.  There will be pictures and news from our trip in a future post -- it was lovely!  

We got home on Friday a week ago and then by Saturday I was really sick with a respiratory flu that I either caught in Portugal or on the plane.  I don't think that the 26-hour-long return trip helped, either.   I've been so sick that I've lost a week and a half to doing nothing but healing.

Things are looking better, though, and I'm excited to get back to junking, repurposing and blogging about it all!