Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fab New Finds...........

Oh man, did I have fun today..

I hit a few "Occasional Sales" today in the town of Buffalo, Minnesota, about 45-50 minutes from where I live and there were lots and lots of treasures to be found today. So many great things I would have loved to buy, but sadly, my budget wouldn't allow. These sales in Buffalo are only held one weekend a month (always the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each month). Lucky me, I was on vacation today so I was able to make the sales on the first day before all the good stuff was gone.

The stores were crazy busy too with lots of ladies out shopping the sales. It was so crowded in a few of the shops that you could barely move, or take the time to really stop and look at the offerings up for sale. If something caught your eye, you had to grab it and run before someone else decided they wanted it too. I typically don't enjoy shopping when it's that crowded as I like to take my time and make sure I'm able to see everything, but I do make an exception for these occasional sales. It's definitely an experience that's for sure.

These are my treasures I found today.

A cute little bench, painted of course in the palest pink color.....

A beautiful vintage tablecloth with a lovely red, pink and blue floral design for only $12.00....

And an adorable pink wicker cabinet/wall shelf. Another thing I'm not quite sure where I'm going to put it yet, but with a price of just $10.00, I couldn't pass it up and leave it behind...


And a view with the cabinet door open....

Oh, and I almost forgot this one last thing. Yep, another crocheted potholder to add to my collection. This one a green and cream color in near perfect condition with no stains. Just the way I like to find them.

I plan on hitting some more antique shops tomorrow, but I'm not quite sure which ones yet. It all depends on how much driving I'm in the mood for. I hope I have the same good luck tomorrow as I had today.

Well, it's almost time to get dinner started. All that shopping today has made me hungry, so I'll say goodbye for now.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you have planned for it.

9 comments:

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

What a beautiful tablecloth!

I don't like super busy sales either. I need lots of time to let my eyes take it all in. :)

the rusty cupboard said...

love the items but especially love the tablecloth...have a great site...

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Thanks for showing us your treasures, Kim! Oh how perfect that the cupboard is already Pink! I've learned that wicker is NOT easy to paint! ♥

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It looks like your lucky "pink" day! Good deals and how come you always find the best little vintage pot holders??~Hugs, Patti

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Kim,
Good finds! I really love your vintage tablecloth!
Valerie

vickie said...

Hi Kim, I'm visiting you from Connie's "Collection of Romantic blogs". I love your collection of potholders, and enjoyed looking at your pretties.
Vickie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hello! So happy to have found your blog through the "cottage blogs" website! Seems we love a lot of the same things. I went back through your older posts to see what I had missed. I have decorating inspiration books I've made and it's so funny because ours looks so similar- many of the same photos! Love seeing all your cute vintage finds. I really love the way you used the jewelry display as a vintage potholder display! And that new little stool and that gorgeous tablecloth are so perfect!
Michelle

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Kim
Great finds in Buffalo...I haven't been there in ages..I don't like "fighting" the crowds either..but once in awhile...go for it.
I hope you find more treasures this weekend.
Trying to keep cool too!
Deb :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there shabby sis! I think I can comment even though I have closed my blog, I'll try under anonymous and see what happens, it's Katie.

Glad to see you are doing ok! Same here! Just waiting for the heat to leave of course! Many happy thoughts to you!