Today might have been my very best day for finding things to help me begin my prim decorating. I left early this morning knowing there was a huge yard sale at an antique mall close to where I live. I had every intention of shopping there for the first hour (7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.) and head on over to Rhoda's yard sale. When I got to the antique mall yard sale, many vendors were already in full swing but some were just unloading (this was in addition to what was inside). There were SO MANY great buys until I had a difficult time. I found the two jugs and smaller crock first and bought those. I really thought I got them for a good price---you have to realize that I am really new to collecting primitive anything so.....I paid $3.00 for the smaller crock, $3.00 for the jug with the writing and $8.00 for the other jug. I knew it was old so I was willing to pay that. I took these items to my truck and on the way back I ran into two of my friends---Holly and her daughter Kristen. Holly has a log cabin (Lord, help me not to covet) and Kristen's home could be in a magazine. They both can take anything and make it beautiful! We all began shopping together and I found a vendor with the middle sized crock....he said it could be mine for $5.00. I took that to my truck also. Kristen found some neat things as we looked around. I also bought a wooden shutter that I'll post later. I came home and painted it before I made the picture because my sweet sister-in-law bought me an old feed sack last week and I didn't have anywhere to display it. I'm thinking that I am going to hang it across the shutter. Well....we go inside the mall and the first booth we look in has the BIG crock sitting there. I look at the price and it said "$4.50" . I looked at Holly and said, "Is this $4.50 or $45.00? We couldn't believe the price so I grabbed it right then. The only thing that I see is there is a hairline crack at the top of the back....I DON'T CARE!I'm so excited because I finally have something for my start! Now...some of you great prim decorators. Tell me what to do with them!!!
Two other things I couldn't pass by....look at this pillow made from a beautiful OLD quilt.....$1.00!!! The wooden tray was $3.00. I'll change the color but I loved the tray. Needless to say....I spent all my "yardsale money" at one stop today and didn't make it to Rhoda's. I'm sure she had some wonderful buys and I hate I missed her sale and meeting her in person.
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