Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flea, Antique and Thrifty Fun

This past Saturday I spent the day with my mom.  At our annual trip to the Skagit County Fairgrounds and their annual Flea/Antique/Garage Sale.
We got there about an hour after opening, needless to say we were passing folks with armloads of finds and furniture.  One gentleman that is there every year had this fabulous shelf made out of a salvaged window and barn wood.  When I told him I was taking a picture for my blog, he said "What's a blog?"  He had some fabulous things but this shelf was the best.  Last year he had some vintage, wooden chicken pens/baskets... the kinds that people turn into coffee tables.  I'd have snapped up one of those except I was on the hunt for a different shape and size!

Some of the treasures I came home with were unused, still packaged paper doilies from England, cute little bride and groom cupcake toppers, the most darling tiny little Easter book...

a gorgeous, milk glass pitcher...
I could not leave this vintage Easter Bunny behind, he's made in Denmark and even has wiskers...

a glittery red "B" for Bouchard? barn? blogging?  and a linen tablecloth to make tea towels for gifting...

and I couldn't pass up these vintage glass place cards, complete with their little holders.

After a couple of hours we left the fairgrounds to head to the "downtown" area stopping in at one of my favorite quilt stores.  I picked up some fabric to make a new slipcover for a bench I have in our enclosed back porch/laundry/mud room.  A little pale yellow and aqua/robins's egg blue combination.

Then lunch at a little old style cafe... and off to one of my favorite antique stores in the area.

I found this cute little aqua pot for my front porch...

the cutest little Red Rose Tea box, vintage birthday candles and if you saw my last post, you know what these Scrabble letters spell!

Then we hit a few thrift stores, I got these vintage postcards... probably from the 70's...

as well as this putz barn!  This little guy was only $1.00!

Then it was off to Starbucks for an iced tea and for the finale... a local nursery.  The cherry trees are in full blossom right now and I couldn't resist picking up a few starts for my baskets... you'll have to stop back later in the week for more about that!

Although our weather has been chilly, I know spring is here... as I write this post, the hummingbirds are storming the feeders outside of my window!  Hope you're enjoying spring weather, where ever you are!

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  1. Looks like a fun day! What's a blog? LOL I love that! THe real "old school"!

    I'd say you made it out of there with some great things. Love the bunny from Denmark, milk glass pitcher and aqua pot.

    I saw an old Chicken coop basket on CL today ( the kind you make coffee tables out of) for $50. I would have snagged it, but we need the budget for the kitchen.

    Thanks for sharing your day! :) Michelle

  2. Oh that Dilly Dally Antique store looks heavenly!!! There just aren't stores like that around here. What a wonderful way to spend the day with your mom!

    I love the milk glass pitcher and the red B is perfect!


  3. I had to explain blogs to my dad. I think he's still wondering "what's the point, exactly>" :)
    It looks like you had a really fun day. You found some great stuff!

  4. I'd love to have been there! I love to visit the shops in Snohomish when I'm down that way, and Skagit County isn't that much of a stretch!

  5. Loved seeing all of your finds..I'd better get my feeders out now too.

  6. What a lovely day to spend with your mother. Love all the neat things you picked up.

  7. Looks like a wonderful day you gals had.
    I love your photos and your header.
    Have a great day !

  8. Love that old window shelf. Hmmmm, wonder if I could make one with my old window?! Looks like a really fun day you had.

  9. Basically you just described the "perfect" day! All of your treasures and finds are lovely and what a fabulous way to get in some Mother/Daughter time! Your cherry blossoms are so beautiful!

  10. My kind of day! I would have loved to have been along :)
    xo, misha

  11. Beautiful finds and what a lovely day you had! I love shopping with my mom and spending time with her. :) The cherry blossoms are so pretty!

  12. Your finds are SO fabulous! I love your Easter items!! SO happy that I found your fun blog!!

  13. What a fun day, and what great finds! LOVE the fabric! Really. Maybe I need to come to Washington for some great deals!

  14. Oh gosh, these photos are making me want to drive all the way across the border to come to this deal.

    That fabric is so cute!

    I'm loving looking through your blog!


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