Sat. May 22, 2010. It started out like every sat. morning yard sailing trip with Connie. But it ended quite differently. We went to this sale and there on the front porch was a picture of the Blessed Mother ?? It didn't matter, I was buying it any way. The frame was broken. An earlier yard saler before us had picked it up, dropped it and had broken the frame. The seller was going to trash it. I came along right afterward and offered to buy it. Luckily the owner had picked up all the little pieces from the frame. We came home after a morning of great finds. Connie left, and my husband and I headed to the hospital to visit his father.
When we got home latter that evening, I glued all the pieces back together again. My husband came in the room and said, Look why don't you trash the frame and buy a really good frame for that picture. I said NO!!! The frame is worth more and quite beautiful. I need to save it as is. I glued and then went to watch TV.
Nothing on, as I was flipping thru the channels I stopped on the Catholic channel EWTN. I never watch this, but there was this movie on about St.Rita.It was interesting, so I watched, as I was I kept looking at my new picture. So I googled St. Rita, guess what she is my picture and not only that but her Feast Day and Death are May 22! Talk about things happening for a reason. She now hangs proudly in my house and she is not for sale. I think I was meant to be her keeper.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Posted by Dona at 10:19 AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sailing is always fun when your best friend is beside you. Connie and I did very well. We ran out of money 1 hour into the morning and had to find an ATM machine. So you all know that is a good day sailing. Broke happy and tired. The finds of the day for me were a wonderful hand hooked rug. 10X12 room size, the perfect colors for my library. Now just have to get going on hardwood flooring to go under it. I also found a great pair of antique frames, a pair of large heavy vintage chandeliers to go on E-bay, and my favorite a rather interesting little girl figure with real hair.She reminds me of Betty Davis the actress.
Sunday was spent with the entire family celebrating my in-laws 50th Anniversary. A day of fun, family and a lot of memories.
Posted by Dona at 12:20 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Ran out this am to find what sales were to be found. Not much! In fact nada, nothing, zippo or what ever you want to call it. It was bad for sailing.
But, yesterday was the day, here is the funny find and story of the weekend. Went to this sale in town. An older couple with all kinds of nice books on antiques, collecting, prices etc. They were selling all these little dust collectors, you know glass, figures, and what nots. All my dealer friend were also there. Every one is looking at the books and the prices on the what nots, and they where not priced cheap let me tell you. And then there are these two antique chairs, and every one is whispering "She wants a $100 a piece for sure" but, no one asks. Except me. " Excuse me, How much for the chairs?" and the lady says $15. So I get out my $30 to pay her., and she says " No honey that is to much money. They re $15 for the pair"
Well you could have blown me over with a hiccup, and all the other dealers were cursing under the breath. Oh, well good finds to be found.
Posted by Dona at 7:56 PM
Monday, May 3, 2010
Great day finding some great finds. It was hot the weather and the finds. Once again on my own sailing and I did not go far from home. I had to be quick because my niece was making her First Holy Communion and we had a 1 hour drive ahead of us. The finds of the day were two beautiful Infants, the coloring on the largest is just great. The next find of the morning a fireplace mirror, and then the next sale a peacock folding fireplace screen. I was very happy with these few items and headed off to the party. It would be great if all sales were this good, but then there would be no fun in the hunt.
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Posted by Dona at 10:13 AM