Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a fun day out

There are many reasons I love working for A Primitive Place & Country Journal but the top reason is the wonderful people I meet. I have liked everyone I have met but sometimes you meet a person and have a instant connection. You talk with them like you have known them for years. This happened in the spring and we planned a day out together "hunting" in the summer. This day came Saturday. Donna was kind enough to drive the 2 hours to my home so we could hit my favorite spots. I planned out what route would get the most in but didn't worry as I knew being together would be the real fun. Donna arrived nice and early and we hit the road. Being Saturday we passed and stopped at many yard sales . Hit a few antique shops and ended the day going out for lunch. As usual I came home with the most after all I seem to have pack rat in my genes..lol
Here are my treasures.Pewter found at many yard sales and not much money spent...gotta love that!
A set of 6 for 15.00
This measure I picked up for $3.00.....great score!
I love the look of this candle holder and for $2.00
I picked up this sconce for 4.00 ,it is copper and made me think of child hood memories putting pennies on the railroad tracks with my best friend Allison.
This was my favorite purchase bought at a shop rather than tag sale still I got a great deal and it was a tax free day.Turn of the century piece that just came from a private collection so it hasn't been on the market in over 40 years.

It was such a fun time I can hardly wait to get together again.


  1. What fun...good friends connecting and shopping together, Audrey! Everything is great, but your blanket chest is special indeed! It looks beautiful...nice find!


  2. um, k- that chest made my jaw drop. I'd look into it, it might be worth more than you think. Fraktur style painted furniture is very desirable. Yes, my jaw dropped again.

  3. Beautifuk finds! The chest is amazing! Glad you had time with your new friend.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. WOW Audrey you got some FANTASTIC goodies!! Love the wood double candle holder amd the price, $2!!! BARGAIN!

  5. Wish I could find bargains like that! Love the pewter!

  6. Oh Audrey...Love all of your finds Awesome prices too. The chest!!! AMAZINGGGG!!!! Love Love Love IT! I'm sure you will find the perfect spot for each of them.

    Glad you had a wonderful time while making a new friend at the same time. Now, you will have a memorable moment to share for years to come.

    Hugs 2 ya,

  7. Thought id stop by and say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa.

  8. WOW...you hit the jackpot!
    I love all your pewter pieces. There are some treat pieces in there :)
    I also love all your other goodies, can't wait to see where you will put everything.
    Have a great week!

  9. Dang girl! I was gonna say that I need to come and go shopping with you because of all the awesome finds... but I found out that I live 1,574 miles from you and it would take me 1 day, 2 hours to get to you. So I thought it best to sit here and be envious instead... much cheaper, lol! Can't find pewter out here in the Midwest. =[ Awesome chest you found, love it!

  10. Sounds like a great day! What beautiful treasures you came across!

  11. Sure do miss your blog posts!