Wednesday, August 3, 2011

SAVED from the thrift store/dumpster!!!

A couple of weeks ago a "friend" called and said that her MIL's estate sale was over and they needed to clean out the house..would I like any of the "leftover's" before they go to the thrift store or dumpster.. YES, I would!!! Here is a Wedding Scrapbook made many years ago..



It tells a story about LOVE...




and looks like it was a Wedding Gift..so cool!






These just HAD to come home with me...






and all of THESE... LOVE the oval blue enamel pot and spoons..the electric clock works..






all THESE old books HAD to come home with me...






...and THESE too!!! Pretty cool stuff that was Saved from the dumpster and or thrift store! I love phone calls like that! Bummer...I did MISS the estate sale...don't know how that happened!!

I also picked up 2 small maple dressers for Granddaughter and 1 vintage one that needs to be painted.

Sweet Pea is a STINKER!!! She has escaped/dug under the fence 3 times yesterday into the neighbor's yard to get a "critter"... and on Monday she escaped out the front door and RAN almost 2 blocks away..crossed a busy street and Kailee and I were chasing her in our bar feet. Thankfully a nice guy pulled over to help us, and a few desperate prayers were prayed while running like I was on fire...Sweet Pea of course thinks it's a game! Hmm...how do I stop that thinking!

Today I can have the windows open..YES!!! I know most of you are having the heat & humidity like us...so thankful for a "normal" summer day!

Stay Cool!

Deb :)



36 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow I am so glad you were able to save all that great stuff! Love those books but my fav for sure is the cute blue enamel oval pan. Oh no Sweet Pea is a runner...glad she didn't get hit by anything! Enjoy your cooler day.
hugs,
Linda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Deb, what great treasures were saved from the dumpster!! Love the books. They look wonderful!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Debby said...

Imagine if you would have made it to the sale. Can't believe the goodies that were left over.
Our SPringer has only gotten loose once. My poor husband almost had a heart attack following him. He was headed to a busy highway. We love this dog so much, as I know you love yours. My husband finally sat down and our dog came over to him. I really don't think he was running away, he just didn't know what was happening. I wish I knew how to prevent them running off. Oh, I was in the car trying to find both my husband and doggie.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those beautiful books and the scrapbook is amazing! I'm having MORE GIVEAWAYS on my blog today! Come by when you can! HUGS! ♥♥♥
http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

My Vintage Mending said...

Lucky lady. These are amazing finds. I cannot believe they were not picked up during the sale. Nice to see that someone is getting cooler weather. Enjoy it for me please. Keep a can of beans (dry beans in an empty coke can next to the door) and shake it when SP approaches. Usually the sound will deter him from the door. If the beans aren't loud enough add pennies. Smiles...Renee

Kim's Treasures said...

That's a lot of great stuff!!!

I hope my dog doesn't decide to take off on me. That would be frustrating!

Have a nice cool day, it's much cooler here too!

Kim

A Vintage Green said...

Great save ! What a collection of 'real'. Love rescuing. The open windows are a treat after hot weather.

JoAnne said...

Great save Deb!!!!

Debbie Kay said...

Wow Deb, you scored!!! I just love those old hymnals. We used ones like those in church when I was a kid. So sweet.

Hugs,

Debbie

Into Vintage said...

What a haul! And nice you didn't have to go in a dumpster to get it. :-) Great job saving all those bits of history from a terrible fate.

m said...

I'm jealous of those tins (at least they appear to be tins.)

Emily said...

Great finds!! Glad Sweet Pea is okay too.

~~Carol~~ said...

It's always so sad when a family won't keep something like that wedding album, but thank goodness you rescued it! Love everything, and that Magic Slate brought back some childhood memories. I think we all had one of those!

oneshabbychick said...

Hi Deb, What a fun haul you made, saved from the dumpster! Some great stuff! I love the thrill of that. Thanks so much for your lovely comment at oneshabbychick,! Cheers ~ osc

Theresa said...

You are one lucky lady to snag all of these treasures headed to the dumpster:) Love OLD books, I am forever picking them up at Estate sales!

Enjoy your perfect weather, ours is certainly far from perfect!

HUGS!

Pam said...

The thought of that stuff possibly going in the trash is making me hyperventilate. Thanks for saving it all. The books are extra special.

Scrap for Joy said...

You did a great job of rescuing those treasures. The books look very interesting and the baby shoes....so sweet! I'm glad you were able to get Sweet Pea back home.
xoxo
Joyce

Queenie said...

Oh my goodness Deb...that Sweet Pea is something else...I think she's havin' fun that's for sure...sounds like the snauzer I used to have!
Love all the treasures and what a pretty Bridle Shower you hosted...love that you got the centerpiece for a great deal...that's cute :)
Hope you are having a fun week...stay cool...
Big hugs,
Queenie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great saves!! I love the price...FREE! Sweet Pea was just trying to get to me! I had a friend who always chased her dog when it ran way then one day while chasing it she turned her back and started walking back home and sure enough the dog followed her when she called it's name and kept walking....Hum worth a try!

Carol

decorator to the stars said...

LUV YOUR BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI, WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON :) GIO

Nelly said...

wow to all that stuff I would have been thrilled too.Well done on saving it all.

Faye said...

You got some really good things! I can't imagine throwing any of that away! It sure is nice to have the windows open again!!!
Faye

Something Special said...

oh Deb, I love the scrapbook very much. You are fortunate to have saved it!

Linda said...

Glad you found that little imp Sweet Pea! Great treasures...love the scrapbook and what a haul of books!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What a stash! Good for you...and to think where these goodies were headed to. ; )
~Michele

BEAR's Mom said...

OMGosh...can you say WOW :D
even though you missed the sale
you did get some super treasures @ a great price.......FREE :D
love the blue oval pot and spoon :D
the wedding album is a real treasure...sad to think no one in that person's family wanted that keepsake :(
OH Sweet Pea...I'm going to send BEAR over and give you a lecture on what's lurking outside your safe yard!!!
Going to the beach with Amy and the Boyzz for 4 days...wish me luck
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Barbara said...

What fun...I too feel I have to "rescue" things. You saved some lovely things.

Stampin D Amour said...

Deb - these are FAB finds!!! These are wonderful items that we only dream of finding! I can't believe that no one wanted these...

-pamela :)
mybooth96.blogspot.com

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Amazing stuff you saved from the dumpster. I can't believe all that good stuff were leftovers.

Danielle

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Fabulous vintage treasures...especially the scrap story book and the other books. I can never resist these!
Hugs,
Coralie

Carol said...

Wow. What great things you were able to get! The enamel pan is terrific, the little clock, the books.

Linda said...

Fabulous saves! good for you. Nice summer day here too.:-)

kpaints said...

Holy cow what a haul!!! Lucky you...such interesting items too. A real variety! Have fun.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh thank goodness! I can't imagine any of that goodness going in the trash!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Deb I'm SO GLAD you were able to SAVE These Treasures from the dumpster....How WONDERFUL for you....I bet you 'played' with everything for ages when you got them back home.... :o) !!

I'm GLAD we have cats & HIGH fences....The thought of them running about in the street fills me with DREAD....I hope you're able to find a way to nip this behaviour in the bud somehow....!!

FINGERS CROSSED....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I missed this post when I was at the WLYS. You did great "cleaning up" after the estate sale. I can't believe there were that many treasures that no one wanted!!! Lucky you!!!