Headed out at 7:30 this morning to a church rummage sale (always the BEST sales!) over in McLean. I hopped in line behind about 10 people and by the time the sale started at 8:00 the line had about 50 people. The lady in charge told us that the money was going to build houses in Guatemala for widows and their children. Then she promptly opened the doors and we herded inside down the longest corridor before reaching a large room with tables piled high and deep with lots of used booty!
I grabbed a couple of baggies with vintage Christmas ornaments for my BFF Suzy (Georgiapeachez) to use in her fabulous ornament wreaths as well as a vintage Dream Pet reindeer for her collection. Before I could look at the other ornament baggies, a woman thrust her hand in front of me and snatched them away! Sigh...
Outside of the sale was a nice assortment of furninture, bikes, and exercise machines. I saw this painted cart from Costa Rica and just had to snap a picture to show you the details!
This was for sale for $10, and as cute as it is, I just don't have space for it. I also saw this sweet little faded red trike cozied up to a big boy bike.
This is one of my favorite purchases at the church sale. I love it when I find things to use in my crafts!
Aren't these trims cute? I KNOW I'll find lots of uses for them on totes and pin cushions and MORE!
I drove around the corner to the McLean American Legion post which advertised a "rain or shine" yard sale. The sale was in the Am. Legion hall and out in the parking lot with several vendors.
And here are the vendors outside. The air was growing increasingly humid but they all seemed very happy under their umbrellas and with their coolers full of icy beverages. The Foreign Legion gentleman were happy to have them there and even brought out folding chairs for the vendors to use.
Here is what I bought from the folks at the Am. Legion:
I just love these sweet vintage wooden figures in their soft and cherry colors! I will probably use them on wreaths--I'm thinking of using the pink and aqua angels for a Christmas corsage wreath. What do you think?
Also I got this wonderful vintage concrete Cardinal, and I think he looks content in my garden.
I love his painted bullseye. Speaking of cool garden ornaments, my friend Debbie, owner of Bayberry Cove, came over on friday bearing delish Subway subs and icy Diet Cokes! We sat on the deck and enjoyed a lovely lunch, which was topped off with some fabulous Ben & Jerry's Cake Batter ice cream and chocolate cake . Then Debbie gave me this awesome concrete gnome for my birthday (which was a week ago but we were out of town)!!! Don't you love his silly expression. I think he looks like a Bob, so that's his name!
Well, that's it. The rain is on the way. Maybe it won't be so muggy afterwards. The plants sure like it though, but I'm not sure if Bob does ;)...Take care!~~~XXOO, Beth