Monday, September 8, 2008

New Treasures!

I've been pretty lucky and scored some neat new treasures in the past week. I love it when that happens!

To start with we went garage saling and the very first place we stopped was a "quilters garage sale" as the paper listed it and boy was it heaven! This gal had literally tons of fabric samples! Her garage was jam packed and she had tables loaded. I only brought home a mere speck of specks of what she had. Everything was a dime to a dollar pretty much. She said they'd be doing it again--and again--til she got rid of it all and you can bet I'll be going back--without the husband! (he was good--just bored and I can't shop as well with guilt hanging around!)

Here are a couple of the cute fabric samples I came home with. I just love these little Asian children! This piece is going to be made into 2 needlekeepers--1 for me and 1 for my 9yro daughter.

Then at a "regular" garage sale I found this beautiful brown tea cup for a quarter!

And this gorgeous yellow and gold plate also for a quarter!

This one I found at T J Maxx for 3.99 Not as good as a quarter, but still a good deal. I love the polka dots!

Found these 2 pincushions for .50 for both at an estate/garage sale. They're not pretty, but they came out of someone's sewing room that sewed a lot and used them well. I bet they've helped with a lot of sewing projects in their time. I just love finding someone else's cast off pincushions--pins and all!

And then score of all scores I found this awesome Santa pitcher at the thrift store for 75 cents !!! I couldn't believe it! I snagged that sucker up and didn't let go! I've been wanting a Santa pitcher to go with my Santa mug collection for sometime now, but can never find them. I am so thrilled!!! Now to find 2 more, so I can have an official Santa mug collection! heheheee!

And last but not least I found this poor ol' ugly turkey for my ugly turkey collection. I thought he was just too cute with his little head cocked to the side like that.

I also got a bag of 11 cookies cutters for a 1.50! And a neat wooden shelf for my sewing room that will be redone and then there are the books and magazines I got at the Library book sale. Yup, I had a super week!


Cindy B said...

good eye!! I love that tea cup!

Shelley said...

Hi Cathy, I love all your great finds. The fabric is adorable! Isn't treasure seeking such fun? It is alot more fun when the DH stays home. Not my husbands thing!

Blessings, Shelley

Gayle said...

Great treasures! I especially love that sewing machine fabric - how big is the sample?

papel1 said...

What great finds! I am envious!

Rhonda said...

Cool Stuff Sista, I love the little kid fabric (asian) reminds me of MY girls. I love your goooobler and your witch. I thought it was a self portrait. Hehehehe. I am so jealous of the great finds. We soooo do not get that here. You are a luck ducky. Amanda is even more jealous. No such thing as a garage sale in Korea.

Your Younger Sister

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Cathy you hit the jackpot ! I know what you mean about guilt hanging around !

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Cathy,

I love that pretty teacup too. You've found some wonderful things! It's so nice to hear that you've enjoyed a good week. Mine has been very busy, but it's a very pretty day today, and I'm taking it easy and enjoying it.

Best wishes!

Jewelgirl said...

I love everything! Great deals!
I have to get that plate at TJMaxx,
love Halloween stuff........

whitey said...

Love the witch plate, I was hoping to get out today to find me some Halloween plates myself

Meg said...

You're goooood.