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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Barn Sale Delights!

This post finds me longing for a local barn sale.  
You know, an old fashioned barn sale. 
 Lemonade and corn on the cob.  
Hot apple pie and home made ice cream. 
Roaming chickens and grazing cows. 
Vintage aprons and rusty... everything. 
A couple weekends ago I received an email about a barn sale in Santa Paula, CA.  
Here are some photos I took while we waited for the sale to begin.
Vintage linens and aprons.  YES!
I dragged my husband and 6 year old with me to check it out. 
It was a small sale, but fun.  
Well, I had fun and can't speak for my companions.
They managed to find the lemonade stand and cookies.   Yes, there was good old fashioned lemonade! 
I didn't have time for refreshments  There was shopping to do.  This is what I found:
 An old laundry cart/basket.
Metal folding legs on wheels.
Tattered PINK liner.  I couldn't believe it was PINK!  (I plan to use this, so I'll make a new liner and post it later.)
When we returned home I discovered this handy clothes pin bag in the back of the liner AND...
A BONUS!  Over a dozen old, stained, rusty clothes pins!
Nine old painted metal trays.
Painted wild flowers in a sea of blue in great condition.
Gotta have a closeup of these!
White chippey painted metal garden border.
They're hinged and fold out in 10 panels.
A close up of the wonderful rust!
Turquoise rusty tool box.
In great vintage condition!
Rusty metal.  YES!
Vintage pair of embroidered Southern Belle pillow cases.
Fine embroidery details.
Yes, another set!  And PINK, too!
Truly a lost art.
Vintage table cloth.  PINK again!
This is what I rolled out of the sale and into our truck.  Good times.
One last photo.  Our rescued cat, Rex, enjoying the sun under my barn sale delights!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Winner Is....

My 6 year old son picked the winner this morning.  He picked Joanne at My Little Cottage in the Making! Congratulations, Joanne!  Joanne has been on a mission to find the best gourmet cupcake in Southern California.  So, I thought she may like one of my "Cupcake" tea towels instead!  This is her prize:
Thanks to all who left comments.  This wasn't the worst give away after all!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Worst Give Away EVER!

Okay, I admit that I haven't had many give aways, but this has to be the worst turn out in blogging history!  There are only 4 comments on my give away post!  That's good news for the 4 ladies who left comments, I suppose.  Anyway, this is just a reminder that I'm giving away a flour sack tea towel on June 21.  I hope to hear from more ladies!

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Mermaids!

Remember her?
Now, I have 4 more little ladies!
Truly bathing beauties!
That face!
So kitschy!
and oh-so-cute!