Monday, June 27, 2011


(Seven Little Dollars...Ska-wheeeeeel...)

Boy...I'm really late with my Monday Post today!  I ended up having a super-busy morning with my Miss K and who wants to blog when you're out having fun with an 8 year old???
(Makes me feel YOUNG!!!!)

Saturday ended up being so incredibly HOT here in Oklahoma that even the thought of venturing out into the sweltering heat made me think twice about my plans of tag-sale hunting!  To save face I stopped at ONE LOCAL SALE and since I found incredibly amazing things on my first hit of the day I decided that was enough and called it a day...

The vintage crocheted piece you see above was marked $10.00 which was an incredible price for a three sided vintage coverlet.  However, there  was no doubt the lady I was wanting going to wheel and deal (can't be too shy bold in this business!) and so she  begrudgingly happily obliged and took my offer! :)

Sometimes I just love my life!

Not sure how old this fabulous piece is...I only know it was in pristine condition and was only yellowed a bit from aging startch!


Next on my list was this beautiful old sheet!  This little sweetie was $4 but she took $2. 

Yeah...I know.

I kinda think I done stole it! :(

Next came this old baby sheet that had never been used.  I plan on taking this one over to my Momma's to have it embroidered.  She is a master with thread and needle and I'm so excited to see how it comes out when she's finished.

Oh...the price?  Only $1.  I thought about asking her to take fifty cents, but the little dude on my shoulder was starting to stick me in the back with his pitch-fork!

The last find of the morning was this lovely crochet-lace-trimmed sheet set.  It was also brand new/old stock and was marked down to only $5.  The lady said she was selling it cheap because it had yellowed.

I wanted to give her $3 for it, but I was sorta afraid she might kick me or smash in my face might tell me to leave her

Sweet finds for about $15.00, huh?  

Yep...I be a bad-to-de-bone girl!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you some new creations and to also annouce the winner of my

Hope your day was wonderful!

Love to you...


BonjourRomance said...

What gorgeous finds - you were definitely in the right place at the right time!
Anxious to see what your Mother creates with her needle and thread.

NanaDiana said...

I haven't had a moment to read blogs or reply in the last couple of days. Looks like you found some real gems...and I'd say you dd pretty darned good with your highway robbery mean your negotiating! LOVELY finds. And..I see your prayer request on your sidebar and I will be praying for Pam.

Glad to see your sweet post here today-You had your little MissK and I had 3 little sweeties~ xo Diana

Shirley said...

Hi Rebecca, You found some really nice finds. I didn't have to go shopping for some of mine that i found going through a cedar chest that was my mother-in-laws. It is getting hot and we have areas in town that are now flooding. You keep hoping it would go down, but the Platte River and Third Fork are both flooding besides the Missouri. Finding routes is a little fun right now. We got a lot of rain last night. Hope you are having a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

Scrap for Joy said...

What beautiful linens. I have never seen sheets with a crocheted edge at any sales I've been to. You were very lucky that the little devil left you alone long enough to score these treats!
Have a fun week!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh don't you love it when things fall into place so well. Wish I would have been there 30 min. sooner.
This weather sure is presenting CHALLENGES, something new everyday Today was limbs and sticks, terrible night winds.
Have fun, Enjoy the week

Vintage Gal said...

What lovely linens and you are right ~ I am swooning ;-)

Susan said...

Gorgeous linens!!

Unknown said...

Great treasures Rebecca! Love everything! Hugs Marilou

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Vintage linen is my real down fall!! Oh it is all gorgeous!



Love the lacey finds!!!
Deb :)

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Rebecca,

So sad that after decades those pecious crocheted lace pieces sell for the price of salt...

Lots of love,


Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

You have the knack at finding those treasures! You scored some beautiful pieces.
Have a blessed week my frined! xoxo

Tara said...

You definitely found some sweet treasures! I just love old linens, especially the ones with the crocheted edges. have a happy week Rebecca!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I know. I KNOW it's not nice to be jealous..but I NEVER find things like that. and then but hardly ever and not for a long, long time. Of course I have stopped sewing..still...just visiting you makes me want to do it once again. I mean more then covering swing seat.
Now I have to catch up and go see who won your beautiful giveaway!
Hugs and love to you, dear friend.

medicaluke said...

So how do you get the yellowing out of them? I have a beautiful vintage crocheted edge tablecloth but it has yellow stains. Can they be removed?

Unknown said...

Sigh, I love old linens. Thank you for sharing your finds with us.

Rebecca Nelson said...

To Medicaluke~

Can't get all stains out, but to remove yellowing (it's from age and old stale starch, etc.) you can soak your old linen or cotton piece in oxyclean. It's what a I use and it works great!


Julie Marie said...

Hi Rebecca... okay, I AM swooning!... such beautiful pieces... and you are like me, it doesn't hurt to ask nicely if that is their best price... most times they will go really scored!... and how fun you got to spend quality time with darling little Miss K... please tell her hello from me!... xoxo Julie Marie

ShabbyESP said...

Your finds are so lovely!!! How lucky for you.
It is fun to play with the grandkids isn't it?
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Linda said...

Are you kidding me???? Those prices were sooo cheap! I never find such great stuff...and never at those kinds of prices.

You did GREAT!

Way to go girl!

Love, Linda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Girlfriend, you lucked out on these pretties!! I love anything crocheted. In fact, I'm looking for either a new crocheted or Battenburg dust ruffle. :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lavender Cottage said...

Well Miss Rebecca, you have more nerve than me. I am too shy to offer less than what is marked on things at a tag sale but then that's my loss isn't it?
Great, great linens you found.

Rita said...

Wow! did you make the finds. Congrats on all those beautiful things. I know that you will certainly enjoy them!

Dixie said...

The vintage linens are lovely... can hardly wait to see what you'll create.

and... I enjoyed listening to "Try to Catch the Wind"... haven't heard that one in a long time...

hugs. Dixie

Dolores said...

You're so cute, I love to read your excitement on finding these beautiful bargains.

Mary said...

I want to go shopping with you!! I never such goodies any more.
Hope you have a great weekend.
God Bless you and your family and keep you safe.

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