Antique Shops and Yard Sales

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This weekend is one of the good yard sale weekends in my area….ish.  Every year there is a 75k Yard Sale that runs from Truro to Parrsboro.  I actually don’t live that handy to this but it’s close enough to call it my area-ish.  I’m not sure if I’ve taken this in since Catherine and I went way back a gazillion years ago, like when we were very first friends.  But I wanted to go this weekend and so Michael, Hannah and I headed out.  I wasn’t sure about taking a 5 year old and a husband….but we all come home together again so we’ll call it good! 🙂

We fueled up, both the car and our bellies and headed straight for the gold – the antique shops right in the heart of Great Village.  We started with my favourite, Nesting Antiques.  The antiques are displayed so well and it is such a lovely shop, it is by far my favourite.  Most antique shops I visit are measured against this one.  She has no website or FB page but she did give me her number, so I’ll make another trip up soon and pack my camera, not just my phone.

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Then we headed to the other shops right there and then started working our way back to Truro, stopping at some yard sales, bypassing others.  The driving is crazy, vehicles parked everywhere and stopping at a moments notice.  We took my car even though it would’ve made more sense to have a truck in case we saw something large we had to have, but I knew it would be nuts and that truck is long and awkward { well, if I’m behind the wheel, anyway } so with only one girlie and an empty trunk, we did okay!

Hannah was adorable shopping today.  It is so easy for kids to want everything they see while out and about at yard sales.  But Hannah decided she only wanted to buy finger puppets.  Ah, sounds great, Hannah, they’ll be inexpensive and small, PERFECT!  But then she saw the tiniest little dog stuffie and wanted it.  I couldn’t say no, she had a dollar with her 😉 and so she went to find out the price.  If you’ve seen Hannah, you know she’s a charmer….so she walked away with the little dog AND her dollar!  { Thank you, kind Quilt People!! }

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Further down the road and she spots something else, with a price tag of $1 on it.  She picks it up and Daddy asks if she’s sure she wants it, seems random to him, I guess, but I loved that she wanted it.  It was a small copper bowl.  So, again, we walk up to the sellers and the elderly lady asks if Hannah thinks it’s worth a dollar, Hannah nods and then the lady strikes a deal, Hannah will get the bowl and some change – did Hannah think that would be okay?  Away Hannah went with her little bowl and 2 quarters.  Her final purchase was a $2 globe piggy bank.  She’s pleased as punch with the deals she got and enjoyed her day with us….I think!

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Here is what I scored today { my total was a little higher than Hannah’s….;) }

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Three teeny, tiny wooden shoes – a pair of unfinished wooden ones and a tiny, lonely delft blue one!  Have I mentioned I love wooden shoes??

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An old grater.  I saw one used as an earring display….thought I might transform this one!

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Two folding rulers to add to my growing collection.  I love these things!

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Seven decorative spoons to be made into earrings.  I love that three of them have writing or designs in the bowl, will make for interesting sets of earrings! Anyone been to Kenya???

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A piece of Nova Scotia pottery.  I absolutely love the colour!! I had a hard time deciding which to get, there were three different sizes in this colour.  I adore pottery!

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Two retro bowls.  I bought them thinking they would go directly for the Homegrown Vintage Market, but I like them….so we’ll have to see!

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Three dishclothes.  I don’t crochet.  I love these dish clothes.  And then!!!  And then!!!! I saw this scrubbie!  Just a small thing crocheted with some kind of netting/mesh woven in!  Genius, I tell you!!  Can’t wait to try it out!

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My biggest purchase of the day – an Eastlake parlour chair.  It may or may not have tape on one corner, but it isn’t as if I was keeping the fabric, anyway.  And I got it from the sweetest guy, some people are just so friendly and engaging.  The chair is in great shape, it doesn’t need anything in terms of repairs or paddings, so a lick of paint and new fabric and it’s market ready!

Alright, that ‘s the scoop on that part of my day!  Tonight I was street side for our local Lobster Carnival Parade – maybe I’ll share those pictures tomorrow!

Happy Yard Saling to those heading out tomorrow!!

Terra and Sylvia – Marco!!!

To be continued,

Lori

PS I didn’t share what Michael bought while tagging along with us because he purchased nothing.  I don’t quite understand that….. 😉