A Box Full of Aprons

Last month while shopping at an estate sale in Tallapoosa, Georgia, I came across a storage box tucked away underneath a table in the carport. I carefully pulled it out and was quite pleased to find that it was stuffed full of vintage aprons. Twenty seven aprons to be exact. I quickly tracked down Steve Lott, owner of Lott's Treasures, who was running the sale, and immediately negotiated a great … [Read more...]

A Creepy Doll Collection

I came away from last Friday night's auction with some great finds.  Some high end newer furniture, a few antique pieces of furniture, vintage puzzles, doilies, and children's books, and..... a collection of older dolls (which were immediately referred to as "creepy dolls" by friends of mine attending the auction). I don't know much about older dolls. I could just tell these had some age on … [Read more...]

So Many Flowers

Last week a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was in the process of downsizing and needed to sell some furniture and miscellaneous items. While professionally she had worked for years as a nurse, she spent much of her free time making gorgeous flower arrangements, wreaths, and other decorative items. While this was a  hobby that she had been passionate about for years, she felt God was … [Read more...]

Best Auction Find of the Year

Earlier this month I found what probably has to be my best auction find ever. While I enjoy attending local auctions in person, I also like to shop online auctions too. Sometimes prices go crazy high and sometimes you can get things for an incredible deal. Well this was the great deal. I have been wanting to purchase a china hutch for a while to go in my breakfast room but I hadn't been able to … [Read more...]

Shopping Scott Antique Market

Last week I did something I have been wanting to do for years. I drove over to Jonesboro, Georgia and spent the day exploring the Scott Antique Market. Now I have friends and family that go on a regular basis but I just never made time to go myself. Now that I've been, I have to say that I want to go back again and again. The Scott Antique Market takes place the second weekend of every … [Read more...]

The Hwy 31W Treasure Hunt – Shopping in Kentucky and Tennessee

Last weekend we decided to try a new highway yard sale, the Hwy 31W Treasure Hunt. This sale takes place every year during the second weekend of September. It is a 150 mile yard sale that goes from Nashville, Tennessee to Louisville, Kentucky. We started in Nashville and made it to Horse Cave, Kentucky. The best sales were definitely in Kentucky. We actually didn't find that many in Tennessee. … [Read more...]

China Finds in June

I shopped several yard sales close to home this past weekend and was happy to find several really nice sets of china. I have collected china for years and have gotten to the point where I am very selective about the china  I buy for myself (mainly because I don't have enough room to add much more LOL). I have been selling a good bit of china in my booth recently so most of my purchases will go … [Read more...]

Church Rummage Sale

One of the many events I look forward to each year is our church's annual rummage sale. I always find so many  interesting things at the sale and this year was no different.  Another bonus is that they use the money they raise to help fund a variety of mission projects. I also visited a couple of other sales while I was out last Friday. I am so glad that itt is finally yard sale season … [Read more...]

Antique Booth: January Sales

While January is typically a slow time of year for most antique booth dealers, this January was actually the best month I have had since opening my booth over a year-and-a-half ago. As I mentioned in my last post,  I opened a new booth at Ben's Furniture and Antiques in Douglasville, Georgia during the middle of January. It is more expensive than my other booth but it is in a great location in … [Read more...]

A New Antique Booth and a Change of Direction

It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I have posted anything on my blog. A lot has happened in the past year and I have decided to change the focus of this blog. My original focus was on home decorating and DIY, and while I will still do some posts on those topics, I want to focus now on what has been occupying much of my time lately. About a year and a half ago, I opened an … [Read more...]