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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A quick trip to Colorado and a short stop at a couple of sales!

I'm back from my camping trip to Colorado for the rug hooking workshop. It was fun and I thoroughly enjoyed getting away for awhile.

Of course I had to stop at an antique shop on the way home and accidentally found a rather large garage/yard sale I couldn't resist!

I've been picking up these Shawnee flower pots lately and I spotted this little pot in the antique shop. I almost passed up the old white shelf but I'm glad I went back and grabbed it too (covered in South Dakota dust).

A small collection of 'stuff' from both the antique shop and the yard sale. I forgot to include the 2 aqua Ball jars I picked up for $1 each.

I'm trying to gather a bunch of glass towels bars for our next home and about dropped when I spotted 4 of them tied together for really cheap!!! Kind of hard to see here.

2 large tablecloths, the one on the right is Wilendur for sure and I'll bet the other is too, has the same look. They were at the yard sale for a very good price, no holes and a few small stains that will soak out.

And a few white dishes that were in a box for $1.

A rusty Crown bird cage for $5!!!! I couldn't pass that up. I was thinking I might paint it white but let the rust come through...but for $5!!!! How could I not get this and this was at the antique store of all places!

I can't leave out a few shots of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The woman who organized the rug hooking workshop is also a good friend of mine. She took me on a tour of Estes Park and drove us up the mountain to Rocky Mountain National Park. That was the best day! We had delicious buffalo burgers and awesome homemade pie in Estes Park at Molly B's and right next door to my friends summer shop, The Wool Basket, we stopped in a quilt shop called Maggie Mae's. This sweet little woman was just the coolest lady and makes beautiful embroidered quilts.

Thanks for a fun day and great workshop Karen!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Faded Charm for White Wednesday

Savvy Southern Charm for Wow Us Wednesdays

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My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE THE LINENS and the Birdcage! Awesome.
Nice photos of the mountains.

Ido said...

What a nice trip, I lived in Colorado for a few years and really enjoyed it. Love all your finds!

Trisha said...

You did find some amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing!


DearHelenHartman said...

Came by from Wow us Wednesday and had to tell you I loved your finds!

Fishtail Cottage said...

fantastic finds.....love those towels! xoox, tracie

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness I love that birdcage & such a bargain too!!!

ImSoVintage said...

Love the chippy paint birdcage and shelf. Well actually I love it all 8-)

I found and followed you through the White Wednesday link.

I would love for you to visit my blog.



A Cottage Muse said...

Loving that birdcage...what a steal!

stefanie said...

wow, its beautiful there!!! and great finds, love the birdhouse!

BECKY said...

More great finds, Faye! My fave is that bird cage!! Just lovely! You have to show us the makeover!!

Hope all is well with you sweet friend, and that you're having a great week!


Dixie said...

Great finds on your trip... I don't usually have any extra space for stuff when we go to Colorado! My hubby proposed to me on top of a mountain in Estes Park (the one the lift goes to)... Many fond memories of visits to Estes Park and Rocky Mt Nat'l Forest. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

Blessings. Dixie

Anonymous said...

Glad our state treated you so well with the great sales!!! You found some wonderful things- love the vintage linens and that birdcage is a great find!

Miss Gracie's House said...

You have sure found some great treasures lately...the bird cage and the pink prom dress...so pretty!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, I do love that birdcage. And for 5.00?! You got the deal of the day!

Anonymous said...

Wow~ amazing finds! My favorite is the rusty birdcage!! Love it!

Our Back Porch said...

That rusty birdcage is fabulous! Have a lovely weekend!

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Susan said...

Awesome treasures! My faves are the white dishes and tablecloths!

Jann Olson said...

You really got some great finds. Have to say that the birdcage is my #1 fav. It is so sweet. Beautiful country, I've been to Colorado a few times.

Sherry said...

You found some great finds! I love the birdcage. Very pretty shots of the mountains. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!

Betsy said...

I can't get from point A to point B without stopping to do some junking. You sure found some great treasures. What a deal on that bird cage for $5. Beautiful scenery!