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May 03, 2007



Oh, what fun!!! Didn't you love Charlotte's post? Also, you've been tagged, sweet thing. See my blog for more details. :)


Kim, you have some wonderful finds, there. I love the Daisies notions card. Those old spools of thread are neat.

I made a lamp from a blue Ball jar. We think it's 2qt. It has a zinc lid. I filled the jar with wooden spools of thread. It had a green gingham shade. I kept it in my laundry at the farm. I still have the lamp, shade is gone. I just got it out from storage. I might put together a little entry, next week, using that lamp and other treasures I could not bear to part with, when we moved from the farm!

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charlotte lyons

Looks like you had fun and found just enough "sweets" for the day, not all that much really, just a few things....thanks so much for the mention. xoC


It looks like you had a great treasure hunt today. Great finds!! LUCKY!!

chris and Laurie

You bought some fun stuff. My mom and I love to go to sales like that.

Betty Jo

OMGosh you cleaned up! I adore the Daisies notion card, so perfect for you! I also love the wooden spools of thread, and the pink apron (do I see daisies on it). I didn't have to click "her" to know who the cherry apron is destined for. She will be delighted! I know what you mean. We have a new thrift store in town. My friend checked it out today and brought me three or four pieces of white-ware that I've just begun collecting, thanks to "her" in Texas! We are going to outgrow our apartment and we haven't been here hardly a month!! xoxo


Kim, that sounds like so much know I would have been there with you digging through all that stuff for treasures. You got some neat things!

I know what you mean, I'm about at the stopping point myself. I just don't have room for more stuff. I'm thinking about reselling too one day.

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Oh my goodness, more goodies!!! That Daisy Cottage will be ready for the business of selling soon!

How funny, I just posted about you and Charlotte. It's a nice day for blogsista love!


What wonderful treasures that have found a home in which to be appreciated :)


Wooden spools! What a step back in time. I remember putting nails in those and doing a little spool knitting thing...
Trust Kim to find an apron or two...


Those are just the sweetest aprons!


I am loving it all! Especially the apron and thread. So lovely. Hoping to find some good sales this weekend myself... wish me luck! Also, I LOVE the wheelbarrow. Actually saw one that color at a fancy antique shop just yesterday!


OOH! Wooden spools! I love those and such pretty colors. I'm like you-I go for the colors. I read Charlotte's post too and wonder where you put it all.

Kara Jones

what incredible treasures you found! It looks like my great grandmother's things!


I'm a bit sad reading this post as my mother also had to move into an assisted living home and I had the sad task of selling off her belongings to strangers..with each item a memory attached.I could NOT keep it all so I had to sell.
The lady who sold her *precious treasures* and you can see that she ~lOvEd color~ should be so pleased that the items yOu took home are in a loving home with a lady who treasures them and will give them NeW life!! hugs NG

Esther Sunday

Lovely finds! Absolutely ADORE the pink apron. Can it be hung on a peg somewhere in your kitchen? I agree with Kara, sooo hard to have to sell precious items, but when it go to a good home to continue to be loved, it is somewhat comforting. Love, Esther


Such sweet, sweet aprons! Especially the pink one....but think the cherry one is adorable as well! And fitting for who you're sending it to.

Midwest Nest

I love the wheelbarrow. Hmmm, maybe I have an old wheelbarrow that I need to put flowers in and steal away from my hubby!


KIMMMMMMMM! YIPEE!!!!!!! I'm SO EXCITED! I WAS HOPING THAT "HER" FROM TEXAS WAS ME! I clicked on the "her" to make sure...YAHOO!! I must say those are the cutest aprons ever!And I will wear it! I love wearing aprons..I love it, love it, love it!! Thanks Kim, love you girl! Now, get that apron in the mail!! hehe!!


Hey Kim,
looks like you had a great time!
i love the vintage thread, I have some of the same kinds, the colors are so much more vibrant and silky looking than todays variety!
I Also wanted to tell you thanks SO much for helping me with the tips on the photos for my blog, I haven't had a chance to try and upload any new ones yet. (we're getting ready for our big garage sale tommorow).....but I promise I will do it soon! so THANKS TONS!'
you are so sweet! oh, and next, I will be asking questions about the banner! :)
Your's looks fabulous!

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh, I love everything you found. I would have bought the same things as you. I love finding vintage sewing things.


Oh I wish I could have been there with you.

Robin Sherwood

May you remember the women whose precious pieces you have bought when you look at your new treasures. She lived a wonderful life. And those memories are in her collection.

I am making your grandmothers banana bread right now. My kitchen is organic thus the margarine is being replace by organic sour cream. I'll let you know how it comes out.


You have a great eye for delightful treasures! If the lady who owned those things could know how much you will appreciate them, she would be very happy.
Hmmm, I think I might have to make your banana bread today too....


Hooray! More fun stuff! Love it!

God bless :)


What wonderful things you found... I love the aprons. I recently found your blog from another site and have enjoyed reading through it. Love your style!


My boyfriend and I go to estate sales every weekend, it is my favorite thing to do. Almost my whole house is furnished with items from estate sales and I have lots of in process pieces. I LOVE your finds though, the apron is WAY too cute.


That pink apron is so darling. You always find such treasures!

Southern Heart

Wonderful finds! My grandmother had an apron in fabric almost identical to the pink fabric. It truly is pretty! I love all of your treasures!



Yum , Yum Yummy, finds!!!!!!


Yum , Yum Yummy, finds!!!!!!


How cute, how cute! Good finds!!
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Kim, what lovely finds as usual! Everything you found is just wonderful, especially the aprons. I love my visits to Daisy's always a sweet treat!


You know a sweet little lady worn those aprons, they are so pretty. What a different world when ladies wore aprons over their nice dresses while cooking and doing light cleaning. Glad you had such good luck.

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

NO WAY! That sale looks great! Those aprons look brand new. You must have been weak in the knees.

Happy anniversary.

Allie from Minneapolis

You do find the cutest aprons! And I know Tina will just love what you found for her :o)

Helle Greer

Great finds, and the aprons are so cute. I just love it when you find good things like that.
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