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”
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…..