Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks & Tailgate finds

First off I want to thank everyone who voted for Shannon to have a space makeover from the giveaway over at Vintage Revivals!  What an opportunity to have Mandi come and makeover a project/room for some lucky winner.  Unfortunately we did not make the top 15 to go on to the next round.  What was really awesome is that we placed 12th in votes out of 127 entries!  How awesome is that??  There are a lot of people who care deeply for my Shannon and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Now make sure you visit Mandi at Vintage Revivals and vote in the next part of the contest!

Tailgate finds and a Story.....

Last Saturday was a beautiful day and Poppy and I were running around doing errands when he remembered that a local church was having a tailgate sale.


So off we went!  The first table we came to I saw with my little eye a pair of shiny silver/silver plate salt and pepper shakers.....Oooooooo....I pick them up and there was no price on them but on the bottom is said Sterling Silver weighted...they were beauteous!  I asked the lady who was there how much but they weren't hers...her partner came up and told me I had $80 worth of silver in my hand....make me an offer!  Well to be honest I had $20 in my purse and about $6 in my pocket.  He said $60..I said no, He said $30 I said I have $20 in my pocket...he said I'll take $20....I thought I was going to pee myself...I was trying to get the $20 out of my purse when I hear his partner say..."If your selling them for $20 I would buy them"  UGH...he comes over take the silver out of my hand and says he's not going to sell them....GRRRRRR....Not a good start to our tailgating!!  So this is what I did get...



The next table we hit had these...I thought they were interesting and besides silver I love anything crystal and if it's etched...LOVE IT!  So I pick it up and was looking at it and the seller says I have 7 of these and if you like them I'll give them to you for $3.00  SOLD  They are so pretty!  She also had a little silver plate bowl for .10 and a little silver pedestal bowl for $1.00!

































To be honest there wasn't much more that I was interested in (except for a couple of books that I hesitated on and when I went back...GONE)

Then Poppy said there was an inside part....hmmmmm...when we went in there was some crafty stuff, some furniture, and a bunch of odds and ends and bits and pieces.  No sooner were we in there when a lady came out of no where and said that everything in the room was now half off....YIKES!!

I came upon a box of bits and pieces of lace and stuff and the box was marked $1.00 for a handful!  I told the lady I have big hands and she said go for it....this is some of what I came out with...





































There was so much more but I'm saving some to put into my first giveaway when I reach 100 followers....yea!!


This was pretty much what I scored!  The hand painted bottle was .25, the little bunny basket was .25, the candle sticks were .50 and the pretty old pink bottle ended up being 2.50....there were a couple of other bottles and I could have kicked myself for not getting them but I liked the pink the best. And the itty bitty rooster was a freebie....he was hiding under some stuff and when I asked how much they said give him a nice home....he's a cutie!








So that was my score at the tailgate sale.  I had a good time although I didn't get the stinkin salt and pepper shakers...LOL

Now what to do with it all......

Blessings,

"MeMe" Sue

Debbiedoos is having a FANTASTIC chalk paint giveaway!  Go check it out!!

Another Nifty giveaway at Lina Beas....pop on over here and check it out!

Linking up to the following AWESOME linky parties:

Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville

Thrifty Things Friday over at The Thrifty Groove

Show and Tell Friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home

Free For All Friday (ffa Friday) at Sassy Sites

Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now - A Mommy's Solution To Staying Sane

23 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

WELL! I would have been upset about not getting the silver. Humph!

Diann said...

Wow, you got some great finds! LOVE those shrimp glasses and what a great price! And a handful of pieces of lace...I would be diving in there too! Thank you for joining TTF. I hope you have a lovely Mother's day!

Susan @ Busy at Home said...

You have some great stuff there! So sorry about the silver shakers. That is too bad. :/

The little chicken is very cute! I look forward to seeing what you will do with him!

I found you from Serenity Now's party!

Bella Michelle said...

I think you hit pay dirt! I love finding vintage items like that. I must say, though, that I thought the 1st seller was not playing fair!!! Also, love the term tailgate sale...never heard it.

Popping over from Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading Party!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute finds! I have missed so many things by not getting it when I would see it... but there's always another treasure around the corner.

Leah said...

Nice job! I love it all, but for the record, the tiny rooster is making me covet or lust or sin in some random way because I want it worse than my dog wants a piece of steak on my plate. Just saying! Thanks for sharing and making me sin and stuff! Seriously, though, I love it all! Nice work.

Visiting from Serenity Now.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, I would have done handful after handfuls of the lace! And the bottles. OHH I love them!

Carol

Sares said...

I've never heard of a church tailgate sale. Just rummage sales and bazaars. They always have great prices on things. You found some very pretty dishes and laces and that little rooster is my favorite!
Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway, it was nice to meet you!

Sarah said...

Well, I think that was just rotten of him to come take your shakers away!! But just think, if you would have spent your $20 on the first sale then you'd have nothing to spend the rest of the time and you wouldn't have gotten all those other pretty things! :) Thanks for visiting me tonight!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great finds!! I love all that neat trim. :)

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon! :)

Sherry said...

Sorry that you did not get the silver you wanted. You did find som great stuff though. I am inspired to get out there and see what I can find.

Robin said...

Great finds. I'm drooling over the box of lace you came across. It is all so pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my bathroom makeover! Your sweet comment made me smile. Thanks.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love, love, love the pink bottle and the candlesticks!!! Gorgeous! You did great!

Debby said...

You are the winner. Please contact me.

Debby said...

I wasn't sure that I could comment......I have had problems with that later.
Anyway you are the winner of my COttage Charm Giveway. Please send me your mailing address. grammypetals@yahoo.com
So excited that you won.

Linda said...

MeMe Sue - You really scored with some cool stuff. You must be Irish ... You are the winner of the 5th Cottage Charm Giveaway at Pretty Is . . . ! So happy for you. Contact me!
Blessings, L

lvroftiques said...

Oh my goodness you CLEANED UP!! It certainly wasn't very nice of that seller to take those salt and peppers from you. I would've been very annoyed....But you more than made up for it with those shrimp cups!! They're gorgeous! What a steal! And I love that painted perfume bottle! I can tell that you have quite an eye for treasure *winks*
You asked if I could get the rip in my painting fixed? I know it could probably be repaired, but I'm pretty sure it would cost me more than ten times what I paid for the painting, so I'm just gonna live with it for now *winks*
Your newest follower (and hoping you reach 100 really quickly lol!) Vanna

Linda said...

MeMeSue- I have not forgotten you! Your pkg is finally packed and will go out tomorrow!
I would love for you to stop by for my June GIVEAWAY and Show Me the Bunny Party.
Blessings, L

Betsy said...

Wow! You sure found some great treasures and the prices are amazing!! Too bad you missed out on the salt and pepper shakers; that just doesn't seem right. I love all that lace!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Despite the loss of the salt and pepper shakers, you did have some neat things. Thanks for your visit and comment. I want to help you get to that 100 followers so have just become one of them. Hoping you will do the same!

Carla said...

What fun! Sorry about the salt and pepper shaker, though. I followed you because I want to get in on some of that vintage trim! It's gorgeous, and I can never get enough of it, that's my favorite thing that you got by far!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Great finds! Oh man, I love the 'hand ful of lace'!

Poppy said...

Such pretty hauls:) Loving the etched glass goblets and the lovely hand-painted and the pink bottle...sooo pretty and wonderful bargains:) The freebie rooster is too cute. Thanks for sharing your beautiful finds and your sweet note on my decorative book covers. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful evening!~Poppy