Thursday, April 9, 2015

First 2015 City-Wide Yard Sale

Our city’s first City-Wide Yard sale of 2015 was held a couple of weeks ago. We have one approximately every four months. I love these events because they are held in a climate controlled building and there are 50+ vendors to shop with. Not all vendors deal in vintage items, but there are enough that do to make the sale a “must attend” event.

The City-Wide sales have become too big for Mom to tackle. I miss her keen eye plus she helped carry some of the lighter items.  Knowing I wouldn’t have an extra hand, I purchased a rolling basket to carry my purchases as I shopped. It was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made and I had several people comment that the cart was a smart idea. I agreed!

Though this is not all I bought, here are the things I think you will enjoy seeing….

The first purchase of the morning was a sweet yellow Princess sewing basket…

I also bought several Blue Willow plates and set of Blue Willow salt and pepper shakers…

A pretty cup and saucer made it into the cart, along with a pink birdcage. I don’t think the birdcage is very old, but it has a nice vintage vibe to it...

One vendor provided several fun finds….. an old Maid of Honor muffin tin, a small enamelware bowl w/lid and a gold Pyrex cinderella bowl. I missed the larger Town and Country bowl by mere seconds… Ugh!

Finally, I purchased a vintage 9-square quilt to top off my rolling stash and it was time to call it a morning.

When I got home, I logged everything in and checked the items more closely. I got a nice surprise when I turned the quilt over and discovered some sweet vintage material on the back side……

The vintage European print especially caught my eye because I know so many of you love a Parisian theme and the Eiffel Tower was prominently depicted…..

I also thought a blue/yellow child’s print was special…..

Happy Spring, y’all!