this and that on a tuesday #3

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I am getting heady with anticipation. It is hard to believe that it is already week three of my wildly anticipated series, This and That on a Tuesday. It's my chance to share all of the excitement that has gone on in my life the last week. Prince Harry and his girlfriend, what's her name, have nothing on me.

I did go to two estate sales this past weekend and the bidding was frenzied. (Well, I was frenzied. Everyone else seemed to be completely laid back)

This is the house where one of the sales took place. I love this old house. Looks like a four square to me, but we weren't allowed inside so I'm no sure. 

The really sad part is that a big Amazon warehouse has been built right next to it, so something tells me this house will be going. 

Most of the sale took place under this big tent, which was a good thing, because it was 85 degrees out and very humid and we had to stand the entire time. (good thing I have two new knees)

There was a great collection of old coke memorabilia in the sale, but there also happened to be some collectors there and no matter how much I wanted the rare metal coke carrier my purse didn't stretch far enough, and the evil eye I gave the other bidder didn't work.

I did come home with quite a few great finds. 

Here is a little tease of what I found.

The hard part of being a dealer is that I have to sell these treasures. (a girl has to make a living) The good part is that I love finding them and passing them on to other people who love them, and I am a constantly finding new things. (okay, I have saved out a couple of things for myself.) 

I have already started to add things to my shop.

In other news of the week. I have been out hunting and gathering, because I'm actually going to make something today.  Here is my second tease of the day.

I'll be sharing the end result tomorrow. You definitely won't want to miss that, because you never know what is going to happen.

See you then.



  1. Laura,
    Looks like you had fun. Some of the Estate sells around here are fun to go to and others not so much because you already know items will be going for way more than their worth/value.
    I too, have a hard time parting with antiques that I find with the intention of putting in my little booth space at the antique shop. Most of them end up staying with me...I just can't seem to part with them.

  2. It looks like you found a few gems, wow so much fun making the that house with the porch...I am looking forward to seeing more of your blog...I am a new follower....Phyllis

  3. Laura
    I'd hate to see a gorgeous home like that torn down!
    Boy that looks like a lot of collectables.
    You are so blessed to live where they have estate sales.
    You really got some goodies, for sure.

  4. I love estate sales - I can never pass one up! You look to have gotten some good stuff too!

  5. Looks like they had some real antiques! And I can't wait to see what you're making! Have fun!

  6. Looked like a great sale. Anxious to see what your up to!

  7. That looks like a fun sale! Your tease items are great~

  8. I bet that auction was fun! I've never been to an estate auction before. You found some nice things.

  9. Laura, you are getting way too wild for me...sorry you didn't get your coke carrier. Some people just can't take a hint when you give them the old stink eye!

  10. I spy.....I SPIED some GREAT STUFF!! Would have loved to been found some pretties!! Blessings~~~Roxie

  11. Looks like a charming old house. Hope you have a great week!

  12. Looks like you hit a good sale. Can't wait to see what you planned!



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