Plans changed - - I can't even begin to explain WHY!!! - - so Sailor Boy flew out this morning, which meant I could go yard sale-ing yesterday. I travelled by myself to Parkhill, where they had a town-wide yard sale. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It's a pretty little place, and the weather was superior! Perfect for yard sale-ing : sunny, gentle breeze, and right around 20°C. Here's some photos of a few of my finds.
First, take notice of the fabric in the back ground. I thought they were vintage pillowcases, but they are actually new, Ralph Lauren, 100% cotton. Lots of good fabric there!
Please tell me I'm not the only one that remembers reading about Angus. I found these two hardcover books. I don't know why - but recently I've developed a Scottie thing - - I don't want, can't have, never had a Scottie - - last week it was a pin, and before that, a door stop, a drinking glass (with Angus on it!), and a few brass figurines.
Though difficult to see, there is a spool shaped box with a little tailor mouse perched on top, a tiny brass iron, a cat figure, and a pewter iron.
This toy sewing machine has never been out of the box. I don't have anywhere to put it, so it will likely be going to "Christmas Care" this autumn - - hopefully it will go to some little girl with an interest in trying sewing. But, with my passion for all things "Singer", I bought first, thought second.
I'm in serious like with this old shopping basket. I think it will be handy to keep in the car for shopping trips to the grocery stores, where as of the 1st of June, you now must pay 5¢. I picked up a whole bunch of men's neckties as well. I have a Rubbermaid tote full of ties already. I've been collecting them to give to my grandmother who wants to make a quilt with ties like one she saw at a quilt show last year.
I spied this grubby brass bed, and imediately pictured it in my mind with a doll-sized quilt on it. I now suspect that this this has become the kitten's bed. He's been seen sleeping in it a few times now. I guess I had better hurry up and make him a kitty quilt!
For now....he's just going to sleep on the ties in my shopping basket!