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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weekend Wrap

We are in recovery.
From eating, driving, and shopping.
 Not regular shopping, not Black Friday shopping either.
If you read this blog you know it is not surprising we went to a moving sale on Friday, in Athens, where we were visiting.
It was on frat row near the University of Georgia in a lovely Tudor house.

The six of us descended on that moving sale like a family of vultures.
We are awful. But not shopping at midnight awful.

I bought two boxes of vintage items and my SIL, Sue, bought about the same amount of non vintage items. We are perfect thrifting partners as she buys newer items and I buy vintage.
The 1940's heavy glass bookends, pictured above, were acquired weekend before last at a yard sale and were made by the Federal Glass Company. 
I am not keeping them and this table looks nothing like this today as we spent yesterday decorating the yellow house for Christmas and I changed my game plan for this table after the aforementioned moving sale.

I will be taking photos this week and next of our finds from that moving sale and sharing those with  Christmas posts.

Linking with the darling Joy at Savvy City Farmer for Thrifting On A Thursday.

may joy and peace surround you


  1. Sounds like you and you SIL had a great time! The book ends and the photo are gorgeous!

  2. sounds simply wonderful!! i want to see your treasures!!

  3. I decorated some at 1515 (my other house) a few weeks ago so when I go back it won't be so rushed.
    look forward to seeing more of your finds!

  4. Nice finds. Great bookends and I love your holiday header.

  5. Your header is wonderful, Olive! Great finds! I love going to moving or estate sales. You never know what treasures you are going to find!

  6. I like the scroll'y' tree in the background...

  7. You were in your glory, Olive!! I love those book ends! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


  8. I love going to those sales, too.
    Glad you had fun and found things you love.
    xo bj

  9. Meant to add that I love your pretty header...:)

  10. These photos are fabulous Olive!

    I used to have a set of those glass bookends. In fact they may be packed away somewhere!

  11. You always find the best tresors Olive!... love those bookends... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. Can't wait to see the rest! Love your new header! Ann

  13. Olive -- what a great sale! We are totally out of sale season here now but I do have my thrift stores to fall back on for my fix :)

    Great haul my friend :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  14. I always love ALL your finds, and I want to come and live in that house with you!! Love your new Christmassy header by the way.

  15. Beautiful post and photos.Love your new header.JoAnn

  16. Nice horse heads. Sounds like you had a great time and no one was maced in the process.

  17. Happy belated Thanksgiving and lucky you - great finds! I love shopping with folks who don't like the same things as I do; it's so much easier to be nice that way. ;)


  18. I do not know where you two find the energy for all this treasure hunting :)

  19. Olive,
    Sounds like my kind of shopping! I don't do the Black Friday madness either.
    The pictures of your finds are beautiful.

  20. Olive I love the way you choose to spend a day shopping :-) Lucky for you that you and your SIL have different preferences. If it were you and I, there my be a knock down drag out.
    sending hugs...

  21. Sounds like you had a great time at the sales.Love your buys.You make everything look so pretty.Blessings. Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  22. Now that's my kind of Christmas shopping! The Black Friday sales are for crazy people! Lol! Vanna

  23. Beautiful glass horse heads.

    You can come tour my house. It's an English Tudor. :-)


  24. Those books ends are so neat! I buy the new and the old!...but I also get rid of stuff (sometimes..)
    Thanks for stopping by,

  25. Ooh!
    That sounds like fun!
    That is my all time favorite thing to do.

    Have a good weekend !

    White Spray Paint


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