Monday, August 27, 2012


My daughter and I passed a house sale a couple of blocks from me 2 Sundays ago.  They were just closing and said they were going to have it again the next Sun.  She saw 2 wrought iron love seats outside that she might be interested in but the price was to be reduced 50% the next week.  Well I told her I would run down and make sure they were still there and I did.  I went in and the house was still very full.  It was a large and expensive house and had some great things.  But I think they had never thrown out 1 thing in all the years.  It made me feel better about my stuff.  Well they still had them  and I told her so.  She said she wold run down later.  Well I should have just bought them because when she got there someone had bought just one - the best one of the two.  She needed two so that was that.  BUT of course Mother had to look around = the Mother that is trying to clear out her own stuff.
Well I found a pile of doilies and lace pieces and for the price I could not resist them.  I also bought a 100% wool Black Watch plaid blanket for $15.00.  I hd found one years ago at the flea market and put it in the Questers Auction which we hold every Nov. and it sold for over $100.00.  Quite a few of the gals have cottages in WI or MI and wanted it for there.  We will see how much this one goes for.

I also found a wonderful picture photo buy that I will show you in a future post.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

wow - another score! I love old doilies (thanks to Karen!) and happily seem to have overcome my aversion to cutting them up so I can actually use them in something. Is that a bad thing?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Those doilies are just beautiful! Great find.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you don't collect elephants! Carol

Maggi said...

What beautiful pieces and what a pity about the love seats. So sad that someone would buy just one.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Can I please come shopping with you Freda??!
You get hold of the best stuff!!!
Absolutely delicious doilies - never see anything like that here grrr!!!

What a shame your daughter missed out of the love seats... but if you'd bought them, she might have changed her mind - who knows!!
Shane x

Gina E. said...

Another lovely lot of goodies! Giggling at Carol's comment about collecting elephants - lol!