Monday, 10 October 2011

BEAUTY

Monday morning.

Today, for me, it is a rest day. To catch up on housework, cooking and just mooching around the house.

What was supposed to be a quiet weekend turned into a hectic one. On the drive into town to do the food shopping I spotted a garage sale sign and slammed on the brakes to take a detour.

That's what youv'e gotta love about rural.....lots of hourders and this garage sale was actually a farm clearing sale of massive proportions. I was in heavan and the grocery shop was thrown out the window (at least until later in the day).

A casual glance through the local paper that night uncovered an interesting event in a nearby town. A "whole town garage sale and market". mmmmmm

Up and out the door at 7.30 am (eldest son in tow) and off we went for a fun morning of treasure hunting. Although Master W detests all things 2nd hand, he was quite happy taking charge of the town "garage sale map" and navigating us from sale to sale.

We left arund 1pm, mostly because we could not fit anymore in the car, went home, unloaded and then back to collect my hoard from the farm the day before.

I was exhausted last night, but today is another day and keen to get cracking and clean and sort my finds.

I wasn't going to blog any "words" today, I was just going to put up images, but it really is important to tell you how we came about them i guess. They don't just "appear", they are searched and sourced and scoured and hunted over many hours.

I will do my image blog as they day progresses and as I sort thru and photograph everything.
There are some really interesting pieces, some that I find beauty in, but that only another vintage lover would understand. The farmer thought I was a bit nutty I think when I started gushing over some old metal boxes, but to me, they were beautiful. Anyway, photos to come....stay tuned.

Wishing you all a very happy start to the week.

Vintage Girl
Bec

2 comments:

Septembre said...

oh Bec, how lucky you are !!!! we went also to the "monster garage sale" town in Gippsland this week end... only problem it was a bit late...grr around lunch time with grumpy hungry kids he, he...it wasn't easy but we still found a few interesting pieces, love your new house in the country, the hills, how refreshing!!!! xx

Bec & Simone said...

Thanks Virginie,
Yes, grumpy kids DO mkake it a little harder don't they? Glad you still found some good bits. See u soon.