~SWEET ESTATE SALE FIND~
On Saturday morning my Mr. AGPMan and I headed out the door extra early so we could get to a local estate sale before the crowds settled in. We were #14 and #15 in line and we were so excited for the doors to open! Well...the sale turned out to be a total DUD so we quickly headed south into OKCity to visit another sale. This one had already been underway for an hour by the time we got there! I'm so happy to say this one was just as good as the one we visited a couple of weeks ago and that one seriously rocked!!!! I couldn't believe the treasures we found...some for us and some for my website and local booth...
~AT HELEN KELLER'S WATER PUMP - 2010~
All that said...by the time we loaded everything up, hauled it home and found a place to temporarily store it all (aka: GAW-RAJ) we were beat!!! Finding room was a bit of a challenge as our kitchen remodel is STILL underway (which also includes a new downstairs full bath and laundry room). All the supplies and fixtures are being housed in our garage. Our SUV and car don't even know what it's like to be sheltered from the Oklahoma storms anymore! BAH!
~FABULOUS MAPLE DRESSER w/MIRROR~
Anyway...showing you just a couple of pics of what we snagged. I'll share more when the makeovers are done....
~2 DIE 4 FRENCH WRITING DESK - SECRETARY~
My favorite find of the day was the 100 year old (plus) antique water-pump you see at the top. It was already painted WHITE and it's chippy-wonderful! It's either going in the flowerbed you see OR in our backyard. I don't want the thing stolen even though someone would probably need a CRANE to haul it away!
~VINTAGE LACE - $1 PER CARD~
Finding it reminded me of the fabulous trip my hubby and I took to Tuscumbia, Alabama in 2010. We stopped to see the birthplace of Helen Keller and just had to have a picture taken at her water-pump!
Love the maple dresser (hmmm...black like Pottery Barn or WHITE! We'll see!) and that French Desk is darling. Not sure WHAT was goin' on with the paint job tho....
And the lace? Just speechless. This is just a SMALL sampling of what I brought home. Destined for life beyond those cards...
~GORGEOUS DRIED HYDRANGEAS~
Now...one last thing to tell you...
See the pretty dried Hydrangeas? Well while my Mr. AGPMan was loading up the heavy stuff I noticed a large Hydrangea Bush in the front yard that was covered with spent blooms. Well...there were at least 100 naturally dried flowers/heads that were soon going to be completely worthless if they weren't clipped off and given some TLC.
I just couldn't have that...so I
marched myself slithered right back inside the house and boldly sheepishly asked if I could dead-head the bush. They all just looked at me like I was slightly disturbed or something and then said sure...'just don't dig up the plant'. (Like MOI would do such a thing!)
Every drawer in the maple dresser was filled with dried hydrangea blooms and I can't wait to play around with them!
I have a super-busy week ahead of me. After only a few weeks of being in my brand-new-booth space I'm moving it to a larger site in the Market at the end of the month!
I need to get to work on filling her up!
(More about this soon!)
Hope your Monday is happy and blessed.
Love to you...