Sep 19, 2011

Estate Saling Addiction

I took a hiatus from estate saleing because it was burning a hole in our already holey pockets. I get such a rush from finding that unique item...shopping and eating are stress relievers for me and I can get really selfish about that whole instant gratification thing. It is hard to deny self and it's my prayer the Lord will help me rise above my own wants.

That said, I regressed a little by hitting up an estate sale THREE TIMES. Three days in a row. Because first day you pay full price, then the second day it's 25% off, then 50% the third day.

I found so many treasures, some of which I will pop on Etsy, the others I will keep, and others I will use in my craft booth display.

Some pretties include one of those fabric baskets, vintage Christmas glass ornaments, vintage fabrics, oval embroidery hanging, and rug for kitchen.
Oh yes, the winner of the Spincushions giveaway is Jessica. Congratulations; I'll email you. More for You Monday is on a wee break while I prep for BlogSugar/craft fairs/etc.

I'll end with some randoms:
Globe collection is underway. They are an expensive thing to collect. Maybe I'm just not buying at the right places?
As showcased in above photo, our house is always messy.
I had Lasik eye surgery a few years ago.
I like to wear pants above my belly button.
I'm stumped on what to wear to BlogSugar (I'll be there Fri-Mon so that's alot of outfits!).
I'm wondering if I can craft in the airplane on way to L.A. or if they'll say a needle is a weapon.


life chasers said...

great finds!!!
yay for high rise pants!
i am only down there for saturday/sunday and i am still stumped.
this preggo body is NOT fun to clothe. but unfortunately, naked is not an option.
are you flying by yourself?

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and a little bit vintage said...

what lovely finds. :) my mom has the exact same oval embroidery hanging...small world. :)

karamurano said...

I live in So Cal so I only have to have an outfit for Sunday and I cant find anything. lol! glad to know I am not the only one stressing about what to wear.

Ash said...

You should write a post with photos for outfit options and we can vote :)
You always look so cute anyway...
One day I really, REALLY want to go estate saling with you. I've never been and I think it would be a blast.
Must keep an eye out for cheap flights your way...

M.M.E. said...

I have a love for estate sales as well. Great globe collection! So neat! Good luck finding something to wear!

Anonymous said...

I've read your blog for awhile now and stayed in the shadows. I also think you should post options of pics of outfits and let us vote! Also, you can fly with a needle! I did last May and I took a pair of finger nail clippers w/o the little nail cleaner on the inside (the little thing that can poke out) so I could cut the thread, since I don't think scissors are allowed!

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

wow goodluck seems stressful!
I'm sure you will find something to wear!!

come visit!
xo kait

Liz Lowrey said...

Is a needle a weapon? Oh my, YES!!

melissa said...

Globes would be an excellent item to collect!
I wish I had just one.

I love your blog!

Mrs. T said...

Oooo... I LOOOOOOVE estate sales!!!! AHH!!!!

Laura said...

That needle point is amazing! What a great find!!

va said...

The yellow fabric with little flowers...grandma Dorothy made my kids a blanket out of that material! I love it!

melissa said...

Hey Mindi!
I couldn't find your email so I'll just comment again! :]

On my blog, there is a link that says "follow blog" on the sidebar that I created and links you to the GFC. And I'm following you on Twitter now!

Can't wait to catch up on your posts!

melissa said...


(I feel so silly!)

Ashley said...

love your finds!!! i know what you mean by thrifting can be a stress relief....i aways joke with my husband saying it could be worse...i mane i could be shopping at sakes....but lucky him that's not my taste.

i know that i need to seek my fulfillment in Christ..rather than thrifting, it's something i am working on too!

I am your newest follower!

Patty B. said...

I'm *pretty* sure you can bring a needle on with you as long as you show that it goes with a craft project. Although, last year I tried to get knitting needles through on a flight from The Bahamas and they almost got taken away from me.

I love globes too! I've always wondered why they're so darn expensive...It's not like the maps are always changing :P

Eric's Mommy said...

I had lasik too, 5 years ago :)

Bonnie Inc. said...

This is a great post! Found you on Soleil Selene. Were you able to craft on the plane? hehe I know they won't let you bring knitting needles anymore but what about a sewing needle?