How was everyone's weekend? Ours was pretty low key mostly spent going between catching up on house work, relaxing and working. Running a few errands over the weekend also prompted a couple yard sale stops and I must say I found some treasures. Remember the $1 ice cream maker I was so impressed with that I got a few weeks ago? Well I think I topped that.
My first yard sale stop was actually just right across the street at Grandma Kat's as she calls herself, who seems to have a yard sale every year and each year she pulls out more vintage items. Her first yard sale I scooped up a pam-am carry-on that I am still just as in love with as the moment I saw it. This one I picked up the pretty ornate saw in the photo and the vintage camping stools (which need some new fabric) and maybe a few other things as well. Ooo, not pictured but another good one is a mid-century bullet sconce, like this, for Fishers room.
At the second sale I got that lovely vintage bag at the top. I am in love - with the color especially. The leather is perfectly worn and I have been longing for a new leather cross-body bag for the summer time. I also couldn't pass up the little plaster bust of a child, whom according to the garage seller, was her niece. After I drove away I realized I didn't ask the name of her niece and knowing the mystery would keep me awake at night (or at least every time I looked at it) I drove back and asked. Her name is Isabella and I hope Isabella doesn't see this and see that her aunt sold her for $1.00. Directly across the street from there I picked up a vintage scrabble game I didn't even know existed! It's called "sentence cube game" not the most creative name but it's fun. Really fun. I am pretty sure it would be the perfect game to play whilst having a few cocktails with friends. I also got the (like new) vintage wool blanket. Three Dollars. I know. It was a good yard sale day. I love the colors: coral and navy and teal, oh my.
I am assuming you are sitting down, but just in case you're not - have a seat. I have saved the best for last. At the last yard sale (I had to stop myself after this one and these were all literally within a few blocks of my house) I got a double length sheepskin for $15.00 bucks. I barely looked at when I was there I just grabbed it, tossed money at them and ran. When I got it home I questioned my purchase. I wasn't sure how I felt about a used sheepskin (especially having severe cat allergies and a wild imagination). I have read that you can machine wash sheepskin though I have always been weary about this process, but I decided I needed to take the chance or I would probably end up getting rid of it. I washed it, I brushed, I groomed it and it's lovely (the pictures are before pictures, so you can go ahead and picture it looking 10x better now). That $15.00 was a worthwhile gamble and paid off. With finds like this I may have to get one of those bumper stickers that says "caution! i break for yard sales!"