Monday, July 27, 2009

Treasure Hunting on a Summer Morning

This weekend my best friend and I had some free time to take a ride and do a little yard saleing and antiquing. We ended up at the Westminster Antique Center and this is one of the treasures that I found. My mom had a whole set of these glasses when I was a child, and I think she had a matching pitcher. As soon as I saw this glass in a booth, I knew it was going home with me!

I'm putting a little tea light in this one, and it will look great in my yellow sewing room!

And my other great buy was this lovely old doily that I got at half price at The Blushing Rose Boutique (Thank you Marydon!) This booth was beautiful with lots of china and tea related items, baby accessories, and wonderful vintage fabrics. Now that I know where to find it, I'll be visiting in the future to search through these fabrics again on my quest to find just the right ones for my reproduction of my Great Grandmother's quilt.

We also hit a couple of yard sales and I picked up these treasures for practically nothing! I almost didn't see these hand quilted framed quilt blocks thrown under a table. They definitely needed a home with me.

There was this large bag of trims, ribbons and buttons that I got for $1.00, and at this yard sale the kiddies were having a lemonade stand ~ of course I had to participate with that!

And these cute baskets will all find a home in my sewing room as well. It was a very productive morning with our treasure hunting, and we still had enough money left over to treat ourselves to a lunch at Olive Garden.

So it was one of those special summer mornings with great weather, a good friend, lemonade, treasures and bargains, ending with good food. Doesn't get much better than that!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! What a productive day! And you got to meet Marydon too wooo-hoo, wish I could come thriftin with you, girl.

Dawn said...

Alas, I didn't get to meet Marydon, just made a point to visit her booth at the antique mall. Hopefully I can plan ahead the next time I'm heading out that way and call her first!

blushing rose said...

Oh, Dawn! I wish you had called I'd have met you at the shop. Good for you ... that is one lovely doily you bought. You need to come to the house & see the feedsacks where we sell them from mostly, but you can always view them online. Durnnit! well, next time please to let me know. Thank you for the purchase & TTFN ~ Marydon