Restocking is so Fun!

On the road again...
People often ask me where we get all the stuff for our sales.  "Everywhere!", I say!  And that's the truth.

This week I've been 85 miles south of my house on Tuesday to pick up a few things I won in an online auction - two shelves and a vintage folding sewing table.  Always fun to see what I really won vs what it looks like in the online picture.  Yay - not too bad but lots of gas. 

Ok - so I've got some painting to do!
However, it's MN Shop Hop time so I stopped at three quilt shops on my way and picked up a few pieces of fabric and some new quilting magazines.  And then I had to visit an antique shop across the street from the auction...picked up a nice little yellow magazine stand - for my new magazines and a cute little stool.
Might have to be aqua for my sewing room!
Oh, yes and then there was a garage sale that was open a day early so I got some really cool items there - large glass and copper vase-type containers that were filled with plastic fruit - ugh! - that will look really cool with pine cones or some silver glass ornaments or fresh evergreen branches.

On Wednesday, just down the road was a moving sale with lots of lampshades - remember the 12 to 1 ratio on whether the shade will look good on the lamp??? - got lots of stock now.  I love the 1930 -1940 style dressers and bought one that needs some lovin' and fixin' - gorgeous three paned mirror.  Can't wait until Bob fixes that one.  Mirrors are a very popular item - scored a beautiful ornate gold one and lots more great finds.

Hubby's truck was in the way so this is as good as it gets right now!
Today I headed to a town 45 minutes south of here to a Sisters Sale that I try to get to every year.  Our checkout counter came from there a couple of years ago for $5!  I love the tables made with the old iron sewing machine legs - got one!  Another old white, ornate chair and lots of cherry canisters (might live in my kitchen for a while) and a great real wood little cabinet with four drawers that needs to be a fun color. 

Needs some cherry fabric on the seat I think!
On the way home I spotted another interesting garage sale where I picked up a nice wicker coffee table, window mirror and two tablecloths along with other treasures.

So after I got home I had just enough energy to weed my weed garden (4' x 8') and sprayed for weeds.  I never use weed spray so hope it does the trick.  I did pick a hand full of sugar snap peas - so good in our salads tonight.  Not much for veggies this year - tomatoes are usually very plentiful but I've picked two good sized ones and the other 6 have been really small.  They still taste so good though.

Tomorrow is another trip up north to the Deerwood Summerfest see what we can find for the sale!  Meeting a good friend for the sale and lunch afterwards.  Oh ya - and then a visit to Wooden Nichols at Garrison on our way home.  Crystalie has such great stuff and fun ideas at her little cabin store in the woods!

Take care,



  1. Oh, what FUN! I'd love to be out there searching with you....well, I guess I am when I read your posts! Thanks for sharing...pat


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