Monday, June 1, 2009

~Garage Sale and Bookstore Finds ~

Morning to everyone. Saturday, Lisa and I were heading to the bookstore and then to lunch when we ran onto a couple of garage sales. At first we weren't going to stop but then we decided to, because you just never know what you might find......and look at this cool tray I found...I love it! The lady.... I bought it from told me it was rather old and for 25cents I couldn't pass it up. We enjoy dinning on the patio and it will be great for carrying everything in and out. She also had these wonderful little recipe books.
They are from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90' favorite one is the cookie recipe book on has some old timey recipes I have never heard of. Sugar Bells, Fig Chewies and Butter Riches. I have no idea if I will bake them but they sounded yummy.

At the bookstore I found some great books for my reading stash. The Elm Creek Quilt series by Jennifer Chiaverini is wonderful. Even if you are not a quilter, you find yourself caught up in the lives of these ladies who love to stitch. I was so excited when Lisa found this sweet book.....
I love Beatrix Potter anything. Did you see the movie? I thought it was wonderful...I think it's a must see and a perfect addition to your film library.

Oh, before I say goodbye I should explain the happy birthday wish was to my sweet SIL, Carolyn (in Texas)....thank you for your hellos and wishes to her. I wanted to show you the little initial I stitched as part of her gift....she has it now so I not giving away the surprise.

I'm making several more and Carolyn is going to stitch some for gifts for the girls she works with. These are fun to do and look sweet tucked just about any place. Well, happy days to you....see you soon...hugs, Linda


Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Great finds..Nothing I like
more than finding great items at great prices.Weekly I am in and out of all thrift stores that I can find.Sometimes I have great day

Mildred said...

You must have had fun rummaging thru those little cookbooks - that is one of my favorite past times! Love the tray and your stash of books looks good too. The stitchery is very precious.

Kelli said...

Wonderful finds, Linda! I love the plate and and Miss Potter is one of my favorite movies. Happy June!

Kathi said...

Linda, What perfect finds. I love that tray and "Miss Potter" is a favorite movie. I'm sure the book would be very interesting. Sounds like you had a great time. I love those kinds of sales. Kathi

Florence and Mary said...

Mrs Potter is one of my favourite films!

Victoria x

Feedsack Fantasy said...

TY for the lovely comments. You should be able to find this magazine QUILT, 30th anniversary, in
either your large supermarket or fabric stores ... it is a major publication ... or online. Have a beautiful week.

HB to Carolyn, what a lovely SIL you are for her.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Heidi said...

Fun day out Linda! I love the Elm Creek Quilts books. I have them all and am even making Sylvia's Bridal sampler. Miss Potter is a constant source of inspiration while I stitch my Beatrix Potter sampler too. I think you and I have such similar taste as you also mentioned loving the same cozies as me too. It is so nice to have kindred spirits online isn't it!

Hugs ~

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh the Elm Creek books are favorites of mine. I like the ones where the story takes us into the past.
And I did see that movie, it was very good. She was a very determined young lady although her Mother didn't give her much credit.
Sounds like you have a fun day.
Mama Bear

Denise said...

Love the little tray and I have never heard of the Elm Creek books.... I am more Christian Fiction..........

I have missed you and will take time and read some past posts.... Hope you are having a wonderfu summer!

Nancy said...

You found a very neat stack of new and old books there. Happy reading. I am reading a new author right now. It is really good. It is by Jodi Thomas called Rewriting Monday. It is very good, even though I am not reading as much right now. Have a good day.

kbbryant said...

You found a lot of treasures! Very cute initial.
Thanks for your kind messages.


Kathy b

PEA said...

Aren't yard/garage sales so much fun, especially when you can find such goodies like you found?:-) I love getting recipe books like those as well. Yes, I did watch the Miss Potter movie and loved it!! xoxo

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What wonderful finds! Whenever I go to garage sales or auctions, the first things I look for are linens and cookbooks! I love the Elm Creek Quilt books! Beatrice Potter is such a wonderful movie. Have a great week. blessings,Kathleen

Michelle said...

That tray is really neat! You got some great things.. you did a great job on your "C" and it looks perfect!


Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Love your great finds!:o)
Had a min. to visit o thought I'd stop by and stay hi and hoping you're having a great wk.
Life is too busy

Joy said...

Hi Linda, looks like you did well at the Garage Sales. I want to hit some this weekend too but I work so won't get to spend long going to them. I love the Jennifer Chiaverini and I have the Potter movie on reserve at the library. Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

I love the tray and cookbooks and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the Beatrix Potter movie as well.

When I was a little girl, I had Beatrix Potter artwork hanging in my bedroom - I think that my Dad made them by pasting lithograph prints on a wood background because that's how they appeared. Not sure if these pieces still exist in my parents' garage, but I'll have to check now.

Just came across your blog through another blog. I'm a Linda also -- Nice to meet you here.

Linda in Illinois :)