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Sunday, February 27, 2011

How was your weekend?

What a weekend it was. I thought I'd share what occupied me:

Friday Lunch: My friend/colleague and I hit a few "estate" sales. They differ from garage sales in that they usually encompass an entire house. And as the name implies, charge more. But sometimes the goods are worth it.
We 'hit' three estate sales in one hour!

One on the south side of town. One on the north side of town. One somewhere in between.

I bought this little cutie at the estate sale on the north side. It's not heirloom quality, but it's cute.

This piece of paper was stuffed inside the piece. It was brittle, as if it had been in there 24 years. How did the piece get from Tulsa to Lubbock?

Saturday morning: 7:30am. Decide that yes, you are going back to see what was left. Saw this cutie on Friday. And it was still there. Silverplate. 

The little vases can be removed for cleaning. Will make a cute accessory on a tray or small dining table, don't ya think?

Also purchased these cuties.

One dollar a piece. Should have picked a third one, but it was a different shape.

This is one of 5. 3 Christmas ones and 2 that are blue and white. Owner's son called them flower boxes. She used to give them as gifts. 

This is what the top looks like. If you put bulbs up there, the water won't touch the bottom, I dont' think. But, can you say centerpieces?

And by 8:30 I was back home. Since we I moved couches, and bought a chair and rearranged, I had to rehang the artwork. That means measure, mark, spackle the old holes, paint. Done. Notice the open doors and the sunshine outside. It was 82 degrees. Dusted, cleaned, did laundry, did not take a nap.

Watched Regan watch the birds. Gosh, I need to clean those tables and chairs outside!

Regan took a nap. Of course the eyes open when the camera shutter turns on.

Went out Saturday night to listen to Little Wolf play at La Diosa Cellars. Great band, good musicians. Lots of fun.

And then Sunday we met up with this: a dust storm, high winds and warm temps! But who would want to be outside in this? We bought groceries, some Easter goodies and then headed back to the house, watched old movies and cooked. 

Thanks for dropping in. I hope that your weekend was filled with pure pleasure. 

"Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume"
Jean de Bouffiers

Am linking up to the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday.. be sure to drop in for a lovely visit!


Dianne said...


I love the darling silverplate vase. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Regan is such a handsome kitty. What color is he? he looks like the color of my kitty Punkin, but with much shorter hair.

Millie said...

I'm in love with the glass / silver server. It looks like it might pivot. Divine! Also glad I wasn't the only one hit with with 'open up the windows and start spring cleaning. ...lol. SO ready for light, air, warmth and more cheerful colors.

Miss Char said...

You certainly had better luck at estate sales this weekend then I did Marlis. There was only one in our area on Thursday and Friday and I didn't see anything that was worth the prices. Your finds are beautiful. Happy Monday morning.

A Hint of Home said...

Sounds like a fun weekend and you got some fantastic finds. I love the little "trumpet" vase. So elegant!

Kuby said...

The silverplate vase is beautiful! You have such an eye for neat stuff! That newspaper page really is food for thought. I used to buy old sewing machines and imagine a woman with hopes and dreams making curtains or a school dress for one of her daughters. I love the poem in the sidebar also.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Gorgeous finds! All of them are amazing!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow Marlis, you got some amazing finds. Such great stuff. Thanks for sharing your weekend with us at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Love your new found treasures. They will make great table accessories!
Good to get the Easter things now even though it is so late this year. It gets picked over quickly!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! You had a busy AND productive weekend! I love your estate sale purchases. I have a very similar trumpet vase. I love it, because it makes an arrangement so easy and unique. Love that coffee server. It's beautiful! And the blue and white pots are so pretty. Sounds like a fun weekend (with the exception of the dust storm, but you even turned that into fun). laurie


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