Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekend Finds & Halloween Matchbox Swap


 Bought this pretty ceramic tree and I am going to keep it! I also bought a green one which is going to the booth.


Most of these are from a second day estate sale and 1/2 off!  We went to 5 estate sales yesterday. Two were 1/2 off. Since Christmas is around the "corner", it's time to Load Up the Booths!



I did the Halloween Match Box swap that JoAnne had. My partner was Oliva and she sent MANY Halloween goodies. It was more like a Christmas box!


She made the "wicked" banner, all these Halloween cards and the very creative matchbox below!!!


You MUST go to her blog and see her pictures of this matchbox. It is an easel and under neath is another Halloween design. Isn't this little pumpkin darling!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

It was a busy week! Aren't the weeks just flying by! I made a "Memory Book" about MaryElla and finished it this week. I'll share it with you soon. I'm glad I made one!

Hubby bought us each a "smart" phone! LOL!! Yes, my phone is smarter than ME!! LOL!! Oh, My! It does so much! Grandgirl said she can help me with my phone! Yes, it takes a 9 year old to help this gal! I must say I'm feeling a little sassy with it! I had one that was so old it didn't text, or have a camera and was fat! This one is so narrow! I think I might lose it!

It was a wonderful fall day today! The sun was shinning and it was warm! The puppies loved their walk! So Thankful for these days!
Warmly,
deb

28 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great tree, Deb! Love your matchbox from the swap. I've got one on the side in case I join in on a matchbox swap in the future.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Great estate sale finds and super cute "wicked" banner!
Hope you have a fun weekend Deb!
Erica :)

JoAnne said...

Deb, you and Oliva both did such a wonderful job on your swaps. I'm glad you took the big plunge and joined us on flickr, lol.But now I see you have a smartphone!!!!!!! It won't be long before you can upload your pics. Seriously though, SO happy you joined us. xo

Helen and her Daughters said...

Love your estate sale finds, especially those patterns!

Kim K. said...

What fun estate sale finds and I'm smitten with all your amazing Halloween goodies from Olivia. Have fun navigating your new phone!

vintage grey said...

Sweet finds and look at all those cute Halloween goodies!! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the pretty tree and the hankies that you found. I really look forward to this holiday time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lots of great finds and swaps, Deb! It has been beautiful fall weather!

Andy's Attic said...

Hi Deb, I understand about the phone. I call mine a dumb phone since I can't text. It is a camera but I don't know how to transfer the pictures anywhere!! Wish I had a 9 yr. old around.

LBP said...

Great finds this weekend. I found some cool things too but haven't gotten around to taking pics yet. You hit the jackpot on that swap! What fun Halloween bits and bobs..

Linda

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Deb, What a find...the white ceramic tree. I've seen them in the green, but never in the white...love it.

ImagiMeri said...

5 estate sales!!!!! Wow, I can barely find one or two in our town and they are never on a weekend when I have money.......go figure.

Your swap goodies are gorgeous, she's very talented.

Hugs,
Meri

Theresa said...

What a wonderful collection of goodies! Love the swap pretties:) Have a blessed and beautiful Fall day dear Deb, HUGS!

TammysVintage Finds said...

You were one busy lady this weekend Deb! Nice finds. About 25 years ago, I made one of those trees like you have pictured. Mine is green with white snow. I still have it and it works. I display it in my office at work at Christmas. I always have people commenting that they remember those and that they are cool.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lots of great finds!! I love that you made a memory book for ME. I think it's a great way to help process it all. You do the best swaps! I haven't had time to do any 'creating' while here at Mom's, just cleaning and organizing...such a big job! Hugs, Linda

craftyles said...

Wonderful estate sales treasures. Love that cute matchbox. I just got a smart phone after having an antique one too. I'm still trying to figure it out!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I hope you love your smart phone as much as I love mine! Your finds are great! I think it's wonderful you made a memory book about your friend. Twyla

Joy said...

I love that banner and the cards..so cute and sweet.
Thanks for kind words about Salsa and coming to see me :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

what a great swap! The patterns are fantastic! aS alway, thank you for visiting me!

Shirley Hatfield said...

We are partners again for the putz house swap! I am so happy to trade with you again...I hope you don't mind getting me again. lol!

Creative Breathing said...

Don't you just love the little pumpkin pull on your matchbox. So clever! E

Sandy said...

Deb,
OMG! What a stash from your swap! I really like the white ceramic tree also....so different. I am making one of those ( only bigger) for a friend here in AZ in my ceramics class.....It is surprising how many steps go into making them... miss you! Sandy

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Great finds! I recently got a new smart phone, too. Makes me feel stupid! LOL!

Diane Mars said...

Well Deb stop on back over and take a peek.... it's a Bunny!! and the whole post is all about "Bunnies" and Christmas... LOL Hugs, Diane

The Pink Geranium said...

I love the goods from the recent estate sale..I just picked up a box of vintage patterns.. not sure what to do with them yet..but I know there is a re-purpose for them...

Jan from The Pink Geranium!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Deb!
Oh my, i just Love your white tree. Many years back i found a green one and am tempted to paint it creamy white.
Gosh i cannot be,ieve i havent visited you in quite a white. Beought out some sweet goodies we swapped last year, so i had to come by and say hello.

Hope all is well with you!
Big hugs..Lorena

Oliva said...

Hi Deb!!! I had so much fun swapping with you! Thank you so much for all of the Halloween treats, and your thank you card...sweet! I hope we get to swap again.
Hugs,
Oliva

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Fun stuff...so glad you are keeping that white tree, love it :)