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Friday, September 9, 2011

~roses, nightwalkers, linens~

The last of the pink roses from our garden.

Vintage clam basket is in the background.

It has been over a week since I posted, I hope you missed me and Joe. 
We had CC and her suite-mate for the holiday weekend. We only saw them for meals and church, I call them Nightwalkers as they wake up when the sun goes down. We did go thrift shopping on Saturday afternoon with them, it was cloudy.

Joe and I went to several estate sales and many garage sales.
We started at 5:30am for goodness sake. We found a literal mountain of vintage and new linens (and three pieces of McCoy) for me to sell on consignment. That's what I have been doing, ironing up a storm. The above pleated shams (new) nearly made me loose my mind. I finally finished all that yesterday and have told Joe to try to prevent me from buying pretty old pillow cases no matter how much I want to.

We are keeping the McCoy. I'll show that later.

I shall be visiting you very soon my peeps♥

I am linking with Debra of Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Honey at 2805 for Potourri Friday.

grace surrounds us


  1. Hi Olive! Yes, we did miss you! What a beautiful rose you have there. Such a pretty shade of pink. I think it's quite sad to think that the garden is now past its best really. I expect you will be glad to see the onset of Fall, when you can get some cooler weather. Can't believe you started at 5.30 a.m. for your estate and garage sales. That's devotion above and beyond the call of duty!! Enjoy your weekend my friend.

  2. Love the pretty photos of your roses. I need pretty makes me feel a little less down.

  3. Hi Olive,
    Haven't been able to blog- read much lately so am happy to know that I haven't missed much here. Your posts are always so calm and inspiring at the same time. My one little rose bush has just started to get pretty with the cooler weather. Yours is a beauty!
    "nightwalkers"... Funny!


  4. MISSING you Miss O!! Your roses are exquisite. Those linens are a find and some REAL McCoy too -- can't wait to see those. I have tossed the idea of consigning some but KNOW I ended up keeping anything I buy to sell -- know myself too well, lol!

    Have a great weekend friend :)


  5. Olive,
    Love those first pictures. Just stunning. I love McCoy. And Hull. And Weller. And Shawnee. And Redwing.....

  6. Did I hear McCoy!!! I did miss you. Glad you got to spend a little bit of time with the daughter and friend. I must have drove my Mom nuts when I was in college. She would take the weekend off to spend time with me and I'd be running around catching up with my friends.

  7. What pretty shams. Can't wait to see the McCoy.

  8. Hi Olive, the roses are fresh and alive looking. I am a rose lover and yours are wonderful.

    Barb ♥

  9. Hi Olive...

    Just read your sweet note and wanted to come over to say thanks for your visit! I always enjoy when you stop in, my friend!

    Ohhh...your pink roses are gorgeous! I think I need to plant some! They look lovely with the old shrimp basket as a background! And...I love your pleated pillow covers...sooo pretty and really worth the pain of ironing! wink! Thanks for sharing your new pretties with us today! Can't wait to see your McCoy pieces. You mentioned my Roseville pottery. You wouldn't believe where I found those. Hehe! My honey came carrying home an old box that had been in one of his parents storage buildings. It was so full of caked dirt that you couldn't tell what was in it. Anyway, I started digging (a little dirt never stops me from digging out a possible treasure). Found that set of Roseville candleholders with the matching jardinaire! Eureka! I did a little checking around...and it does seem to be a bit pricey! Yeeehawww!!! Thanks again for coming by, my friend!

    Have a great weekend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. What pretty photos! Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage will drool over your McCoy, you know...

  11. Beautiful roses! Happy Weekend:@)

  12. I wondered where you were! Enjoy your weekend!!

  13. I love garage sales and estate sales but I don't think I could get going at 5:30 a.m.!!!
    Looking forward to seeing your new McCoy pieces.

  14. Olive,
    I missed you! Wonderful linens. Beautiful roses.
    What a exciting early start to the estate sale/garage sale day!

  15. Your roses are gorgeous, Olive!! I love that shade of pink. The linens are fabulous, too. Are you going to hang on to any? Hope you had a wonderful visit!!


  16. Your rose pictures are so beautiful! Those pleats DO look like hard work to iron! I don't buy large battenburg tablecloths any more for that reason! Sounds like your saleing went well though!

  17. Hello Olive, yes I missed you!... but so happy you have been having a good time... love all your treasures and I can't wait to see your McCoy pieces... your pink roses are stunning... xoxo Julie Marie

  18. Fabulous linens, gorgeous roses, a girl whose hubby goes to estate sales with her....what more could anyone want?

    Yes, I missed you and turned into a total party girl while you were away.

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

  19. Beautiful roses and the vintage linens are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing more. :)

  20. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

  21. Of course, but I for one am delighted that you were having fun in the real world,knowing we would still be here for you on your return. I love the roses.

  22. Oh, those shams are too cute! I love the colors. Your picture with the roses is gorgeous....Christine

  23. Thanks for commenting on my first blog post! I appreciate the advice. I've already had to step away this afternoon when I realized it was 2:00 and I still wasn't dressed yet! This day has gone by so fast. Thanks for following my blog also. I will follow yours in return.

  24. Roses and cloth, life doesn't get any sweeter.

  25. I've had a nice time perusing your beautiful blog. So glad I found it. :)


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