I can't even remember the last time I went to a yard sale. But that hasn't prevented me from acquiring some very cool little (and not so little) things. With some of these last finds, I'm met with a roll of the eyes from Nate and the question, "where will that go?" And sometimes, I'll admit, I'm not really quite sure. But the sweet vintage baby doll buggy with original bedding is an easy one. The answer is--it goes everywhere; upstairs, downstairs, inside and out. This buggy holds babies, and bears and all manor of other treasures. It's just the right size for these two little girls--the only problem? There's just one.
These three pieces of vintage flannel fabrics are just calling to me to make some warm nightgowns for the girls this winter.
And I've been on the look out for quite a while for a chair to tuck into my dad's boyhood desk that we have in our bedroom. It's a very special desk and needed a very special chair. The oak wood of the chair matched perfectly, the funky royal blue vinyl was somehow appealing to me but the real selling point was the little metal plate on the side of the chair "Property of Ogden City." And at five dollars it was an easy "Yes."
These lovely ladies came from a house close by. Over a year ago I spotted them on the side of a yard in what appeared to be a junk pile. I got up the nerve and knocked on the door. The lady said she'd sell them to me for twenty-five dollars for the pair. I know they don't look like much now but I assure you that twenty-five dollars is a steal for these vintage lawn chairs. For some reason the deal wasn't finalized and when I went back to her house a while later they were gone. I was sad but moved on. Then a couple of weeks ago she called me--a year later. And asked if I still wanted them. Now we just have to build the hot tub and deck and they'll have the perfect home.
A week later this same woman gave me a call to see if I wanted some other stuff she was getting rid of. I don't know whether to be excited or a little worried that I now don't even have to make the effort to go out and buy junk--it just comes to me. But when it's such cool junk and the price is right (free) how can I say no?
Here are my gifts from the junk fairy:
One large spool--a kids table waiting to happen.
One rusty vintage bed frame--something will surly enjoy growing on that in a garden somewhere--right?
One rusty but very cool small wood burning stove--I don't know where or what this will heat but I'm excited to burn some wood in it.
How about you? And fun finds lately?