Golly-Gee...can't believe I've gone almost an entire week without posting anything here on Blogger!!!! Wowzers...what is happening to me?!!!
Could it BE that my wee little BLOGGIE has taken
second third fourth fifth sixth place in my life??? Yes...I think it has!
(Things change I suppose!)
I've been busy with my new booth at Serendipity Market (what FUN I say!) and working behind the scenes on new product for my A Gathering Place website. Don't give up on me...I promise I'm not abandoning it.
Thank you so much to those of you who have written about my hands! They are doing great by the way...I'm thinking I'm about 80% healed. Almost 90 days since double hand surgery and I'm excited to share that some of the residual numbness in my middle finger/right hand is slowly (FINALLY) going away.
I'm MORE than grateful. Thank you, God!
Now...I must share my HUGE find of the day. Despite the crummy weather here in Oklahoma (we need rain so I'm trying to be NICE) my Mr. AGPMan and I were up at the wink-of-the-sun in order to get in line/to get a number/in order to be the first ones in the door at a local estate sale!
Pure dedication to the cause, I say!
The curtains (a couple photos up) were actually four panels (84" long) and were priced at $8.00 for all... They included about 10 yards of extra lace, too!
Anyway...I signed up online to follow a particular Estate Sale Company and so I had a few preview pictures of some of what was being offered.
I spied a bunch of vintage lace and linens and I know from experience you MUST get to a sale early if you even have a prayer of snagging the best finds!
Well..snag I did!
I left only crumbs
heavily stained/new lace things for those who overslept.
You loooooze! (Sorry!)
Or in this case...you get the circa 1980 polyester green tablecloth made in China.
(At least it was new and still in the package!)
I'm sharing LOTS of pictures for you so you can swoon with me.
Simply magnificent trims, runner, curtain, dollies, napkins, collars, etc. were found at this ONE SALE!
It's hard to pick a favorite...but I must say this gorgeous French Net Lace Runner (a matching pair) was an over-the-top score. I nearly fell over from being drunk with joy on this wonderful deal!
I'm blissfully happy right now! Forgive me for being snarkeee! Sometimes I just can't help myself!
Tucked in the mix was this 1940's bridal garter...love the ombre ribbon and rose!
Lots of gently used linen napkins (great for sachets come Mother's Day) were priced $1.00 per dozen. WHAT?
The piece above is an absolutely mahhhh-vah-lous example of drawn-work. This will surely be a pocket on a pillow!
Tons of dollies were priced $4 for the lot. I snagged a few bags like this one!
Because I use vintage lace and trim in my work I'm always on the hunt to discover and track down more. Even though handwork has made a huge comeback over the past few years the beautiful old stuff made long ago by loving, hard-working hands is dwindling away. Once it's gone it's gone. I can't even imagine the hours that went into fashioning each lovely old piece. I know in my heart when these women pass on and their estates are liquidated it will be challenging to discover more. Today I'm so grateful I'm able to truly benefit from all their talented work.
Hope your Saturday was as incredible as mine.
Love to you...