Wow, what a morning hubby and I had at the sales. There weren't many but we decided to hit 2 places. The first was a craft fair in a local neighborhood. They had some lovely crafts and I picked up a few gifts, but they also had a section called "Nana's Attic" which held all the yard sale type goodies. I got the prim snowman bowl, the stocking, the repro coverlet, the hooked chair pads, some nice pocketbooks ( Vera Bradley and 9 west, plus some great hard cover books on quilts, cooking and the like. Everything was 50 cents each. I wish I had gotten there earlier. Next we stopped at a sale that was in an old barn. We got a ton of stuff there. The man said everything had to go and to make a pile of what we wanted and he would give us a lump sum price. I was a bit nervous, but it seemed like he was a reasonable fellow so yeah, it was 10 dollars for all! Hubby got an old scythe for the yard ( not in the picture because of it's size) an old yoke, the early footstool, a gourd dipper, the corn dryer, the old birdhouse in great old blue paint, the brown crock, an old buoy in old chipped paint ( which I collect) the yelloware and green pitcher, a few old barrel spigots and a great Early peg rack in a reddish brown old paint! I know it is kind of hard to see it all in my pictures, but it was a great haul, and for 10 dollars! We have had a lot of luck at the sales lately. The antique market is slow for dealers I think because of the economy so they are selling dirt cheap. I have a few more things to show you from previous weeks. Now to find places for it all !
Hello, I have loved and decorated in the primitive/farmhouse style for over 30 years. I love to shop for antiques and love garage sales and thrift shops. I like to try to repurpose things that I already have and live a pretty thrifty lifestyle. My husband and I live in a late 1800's farmhouse style home along with our 3 children and numerous cats and one dog in Massachusetts. We have lived in this house for a year and a half. We have been collecting antiques for many years. I am always thinking of new ideas for display of my beloved prim accents, and wanted to share them with others. I will also be talking about my prim style gardening when the seasons allow, family life, pets, cooking and whatever else comes to mind.