Monday, September 24, 2012

70 Mile Yard Sale Treasures

                                                                          Hello everyone,
                               I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. I had fun going on my annual treasure hunt at the 70 mile yard sale on the eastern end of the Island. I came home with a car load of 'junk' so here are just a few of my finds. The Royal Minton Grimwades tea cup above was $3 and the old pitcher was $2.
                                     The Royal Dalton country rose teacup was also $3.
                                         This Skye McKhee covered dish was $5. and I have a few other pieces of this pretty pattern.
Some pretty curtain panels and some very old handmade lace and linens.

                                             A new basket filled with odds and ends.The jars were only $1 each and the plate was $3
                                                            Cute little teapot for $1.
                              Another cute teapot for $1. I also wanted to show you the lupins and the wild aster blooming along our road. Seems like a mix of spring and fall flowers blooming together.Lupins will sometimes put on a bit of a second show.
                                                       I love these two little teapots.

 The rain held off pretty good for the sale although I think some places had showers here and there. There were so many places that I didn't get to and the sale does last all weekend but we were back home by noon with our loot.I love all the unique treasures you can find on this weekend.
  I will show you more later this week when I get some photos of them.
  On a different note I was really excited to be part of a feature in the Saltscapes magazine that is out on the newstands now. I was especially happy to have been hired to take the photos of the other two lovely gardens(on the right) featured in the magazine. It was my very first paid photo shoot. We also enjoyed a lovely visit with the gardeners as they came for a tour of our garden a few weeks later and a spot of tea.
                                  Another lovely treat was a copy of this beautiful Tasha Tudor book was sent to me by              a lovely couple from Japan who came to visit us one sunny summer day.
I have always been a Tasha Tudor fan and I love all the beautiful photos in this book taken by photographer Richard Brown. I will enjoy this book many times over and thank you so much to Yukiko for sending this to me.

Hope your first week of Autumn (Spring for some of you) is off to a great start.

Take care,


Jill said...

I am so jealous - we had to come to PEI in August so didn't make it this year for the 70 Mile Yard Sale, I found so many great things last year - hopefully, we're there next year.... It's such fun....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Wow! You did well for yourself at the Sale. We didn't get there this year unfortunately. I have yet to find out what my DIL found. Looks like another nice day today.


Penny Phillips said...

Great finds! I love the teapots! Hugs, Penny

Deb said...

That covered dish with the feet ...well, I think I would have arm-wrestled you for that. Gorgeous. You found some real treasures for next to nothing. Everything is so sweet. Love the tea-pots. Enjoy your new finds. Deb

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What great treasures you found! Everything is so pretty!

Andi's English Attic said...

Oooh, white polka dots on blue. My favourite.
I would love to go to this sale but I would probably buy so much it would cost me a fortune to ship it back home. xx

Lori E said...

What a great bunch of goodies. Congrats on the paid photo shoot. Your gardens are so beautiful and now they can be shared with even more people.

Ruthie Miller said...

I am so shocked at those prices. Unbelievable!!! Fabulous finds and you found colors I know you love. Great, great!
Ruthie from:

Jonell said...

OH, NO- Carolyn don't temp me- I may have to run away from home. I still have not shopped the entire length of THE LONGEST YARD SALE that starts in north Alabama and meanders northward. you found some ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL treasures.

I hope you will visit the Harvest Tour of Homes...You can begin on Like Grammas House and link to the host at Stringtown Home ~


Sandy A said...

First, I must tell you I think your blog--your gardens and home--are the most beautiful!! I just love looking at all the pretties! What great finds at the sale--love everything and your style of photographing...

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I LOVE Tasha Tudor, too! There's something about her 'spirit' that emanates form the pages of her books that reminds me of my late mom-in-law's gentle nature - they seemed to have had a lot in common. I have her Christmas book and enjoy it over and over. It's truly lovely.
Congrats on the wonderful mag article - picked up my copy last week! Glad you had fun on the treasure hunt.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Lavender Cottage said...

You made quite a haul at the yard sale Carolyn. Congrats on being paid as a freelance photographer; a door may have just opened for you!

Szara Sowa said...

Everythings is wonderful and shocking low prices. The teapots are sweet.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, fabulous finds at the yard sale. Congratulations on you first paying photo shot. Doesn't if feel humbling? hugs, Jen.

Merlesworld said...

You did well at the sale.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Your treasure hunt was so successful! I love everything you got and your photos are always so pretty. I can't believe the beautiful lupins growing along the road! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your photo shoot, too.

Bernideen said...

What is it about the "HUNT" for the bargains that is so exzillerating??
I know that isn't spelled right but spell check has no idea what I am will!

Congrats on the magazine - you deserve to be in all of them! Everything is so lovely!

Pamela Gordon said...

I can't believe all the great bargains you got at the yard sales. Your vignettes are so pretty with the aqua basket and your vintage finds. Congratulations on your photo shoot! Have a lovely week. Pamela

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a great and beautiful finds!
Congratulations!!! Very well deserve sweet lady!

Have a lovely week!

relevanttealeaf said...

Such wonderful china pieces so inexpensively. So happy for your bargain treasures... being featured in a magazine [you should be in every publication, and in time you will be!]... your new photography job... and the lovely Tasha Tudor book!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

You found some great finds there! Great prizes too. Can´t wait to see the rest you brought back home. The book look really nice and congratulations to your first photo job! You did very well.

Have a nice day,

iris said...

félicitations pour votre
parution dans la revue
toujours de très belles
présentations de théières
à bientôt

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely new items to grace your tables in the next little while. You did a wonderful job of the photography for the magazine. Congratulations. Valerie

Marilyn said...

What beautiful finds! Yes, I could say jealous! But then again I love that you share with us in your photos.


Você encontrou belos tesouros. Se eu estivesse aí precisaria de uma mala bem grande para trazer lindos tesouros também.

Parabéns pelas belas fotos de outros jardins e pelo reconhecimento. Fico feliz por você.

Um bom final de semana e um belo outono.


Katy Noelle said...

Oh, GEESH! You lucky, lucky ducky!!!! =D

First, a pile of treasure!

Second, being featured in a magazine - just getting to share the beauty that you've been nurturing with your hands. (Isn't that what the beauty is for - to share?! =])

Third, getting paid to take a photo?!!!

Fourth, a Tasha Tudor book given with sweet and kindly thoughts!!!! (It looks like the one that I don't have... perhaps I should meander on over to Amazon...)

I'm so happy for you, Carolyn! =]