Today we went searching for our first yard sale of the season. My friend “S” told me about the ad for it and I admit, my heart went pitter-patter when I thought of visiting yard sales again. My husband, the two Scotties and I loaded into the car to follow my phone’s GPS. I made the mistake of not checking this address beforehand. In my neighboring town all addresses are “town” addresses even if they are miles out in the country. Well today, that address was way out in the country, dirt roads, one-lane bridges; you get the idea. We drove and drove and never did find the yard sale. Saw some bulls, some cows, some horses, lots of nice houses but no yard sale. Major disappointment.
Happily, I have some items to share with you from a visit to my parents’ house last weekend. They are clearing things out bit by bit so it won’t be such a challenge when they decide to move.
I remember from my childhood this little girl in her blue dress with white apron. She is made from a heavy metal. My mother has had her a long time. She was possibly made in a foundry near my grandmother’s home town. She’s been well loved and played with.
The maiden next to her is a brass bell that my daughter remembers playing with as a child. This bell makes such a lovely sound.
These three butterfly beauties were found in a small trinket box with some other jewelry treasures.
Also in the same box was this owl pair pin,
this Napier frog with his green eyes,
these bejeweled lady bug and small bird pins,
and this Thailand-made pin which my father brought back for my mother as a gift after a trip there.
These are just a few of the treasures found in one of the little jewelry boxes my mother gave to me. I hope to share some of the other items with you in future posts. Often the best treasures are found at home; wouldn’t you agree?
Some parties I like to visit are Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom? If you get a chance, stop by and visit them.