Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday Morning Finds at the Springfield Garage Sale

Sometimes a gal just needs to cut loose and have a little fun ..and well that's just what Abbey and I did today .. 

I've been working so hard lately sewing our new Farm Girl Fancies Upcycled Flannels and filling custom order for other items that beyond heading to the local thrift for some clothing finds it's been all work and no play and I hear that can make you a dull person .. LOL ! 

Last year Abbey and I went to our local indoor garage sale which is held at the fair grounds .. and needless to say we had a lot of fun and came home with some fun finds .. So when the ad for it rolled through on my FB page in December I was so excited.. truth be known I had forgot all about it till I saw that ad. Well since then I was counting the days and today finally arrived

We were in line early .. and it's a good thing we were cause I couldn't even see the end of the line I think it was miles long .. 

At the garage sale its varied from people selling household items, new clothing, blankets, signs, and a mix of old and new junk .. just whatever you've got to sell you throw it out on some tables or display it nice and pretty ... 

of Course Abbey and I are the antique,vintage and rustic lovin' gals so our eagle eyes are on the lookout for some scrumptious vintagey goodness ..

Well this years sale didn't dissapoint at all  we shopped for about 2-1/2 hours  then went and had lunch and then headed back for a few of the larger pieces we needed to pick up after emptying the car, laying down the seats and rearranging everything and literally we were left with not an inch to spare .. we know how to shop right LOL!

Well here are a few of the fun things we found today ..

Victorian Era net lace dress and vintage petticoats and old floral millinery hat..

Ooodles of vintage lace cause seriously I am obsessed with antique and vintage lace and was thrilled to find all this .. I collect old sewing notions so the wood bobbins of thread were a must and that big one at the top .. its like 4 or 5 inches tall .. I LOVE IT !  and of course I'm swooning over the vintage cloth tape measure.. yep I collect em .. that is old tape measures .. being a seamstress that's probably a no brainer .. but I love them and started collection about oh 10 yrs or so back and filling up an antique glass pickle jar with them ..

On the more rustic side of things are these old cow bells .. with their leather straps still attached .. I love them .. I just wanna pick em all up and ring em at the same time .. wow that would be loud I may need some ear plugs along with the rest the fam and old Flossie dog would be scared to death from the noise so as much as I would like to these cuties are going to be fairly silent except the odd clank or two when moving them .. I was thinking wouldn't these make cute tie back for curtains ... I sure think so.

well I guess I better EXIT for now .. we filled the car with many other fun vintage and antique pieces which will be headed to our shop at Camp Flea .. photographed for our Etsy shop and a few pieces we will keep... 

It was a nice day to be away from sewing .. to get out in warmth and sunshine of a beautiful day .. as another round of cold weather is headed our way next week ..

Hope you all have an amazing weekend ..

Farmhouse Blessings


  1. Oh my goodness, that dress makes me thing of a summer wedding . . . it's perfect:)

  2. Sounds like a perfect day to me:) I love old lace:) Have a blessed day dear Sara, HUGS!

  3. LOVE the dress!!!! I would have snatched it up!!!


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