Friday, October 23, 2009

What I Got at the Rummage Sale

First of all, I have to say that I had an enormous amount of fun reading your answers to Wednesday's questions. It would seem that the Felixes outnumber the Oscars by at least two to one. And several of the Oscars harbor a secret desire to be a Felix! On the other hand, almost everyone -- Felixes and Oscars -- go to triple red alert the day before they entertain.

So my question is this: What's the use of being a Felix if you still freak out before your guests arrive? ;)

I was encouraged to read that several of you don't feel the need to get dressed up to visit the supermarket. In fact, I'm thinking of emulating Mental P Mama and going to Stop 'n' Shop in my jammies. :)

Not surprisingly, chocolate in any form was the number one comfort food listed. There were several unusual cravings, though. Sorry, Chris, but I don't think I'll be reaching for waffles with cream of chicken soup anytime soon. lol

I do have to say, however, that I am totally down with Chris' wish for a glass conservatory with a brick floor. How wonderful does that sound?!

Anyway, thanks so much for taking the time to play along. Should we make it a weekly feature?

By the way, the photos here show a few of the items I got at the semi-annual Visiting Nurse's Rummage Sale earlier in the month. Don't you love this pair of flower prints? They are hanging above my desk in the library now. And you know I just can't come home without a few pieces of milk glass to add to my ever-growing collection. I love, love, LOVE the little cachepot with the lid!

But then you knew I would, didn't you? ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, dear bloggers!

Edited to add: I'm linking this post to Cindy's Show & Tell Friday. Go visit her at her beautiful blog, My Romantic Home, for other meme participants. Thanks for hosting, Cindy!


  1. Beautiful treasures you found at the rummage sale.
    I don't know very much about milk glass objects but these are pretty.

  2. I love your milk glass! I am so sorry I missed your questions on Wednesday. I enjoyed reading everyone's answers. I love fresh flowers and move so that I can enjoy them wherever I am! I never even thought of it as strange :)

  3. I need to look for a visiting nurse sale in our area, I have never heard of them, but maybe I'm just unaware. You got some great items, the pictures are beautiful and I love the lidded milk glass container:>)

  4. Beautiful treasures. Love the prints.


  5. What wonderful little treasures, Mary! And I am so chagrined that I missed your questions. I haven't been out much lately ...

  6. Hi Mary! Oh, what pretty things you found at the rummage sale. I see you found more milk glass! Is that one pink? The tray is absolutely gorgeous as well as those pretty prints! I'd say you made off with a nice haul! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. What beautiful finds...and I find that if you accessorize just right, pajama bottoms can go just about anywhere;) Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. I just love your home picture above. I just want to jump in there and wrap that lap blanket around me. I know the sound of that clock as it is similar to one that my parents had.
    Your milk glass finds are terrific!! What fun milk glass is.
    Have a great weekend.
    Blessings from
    Ladybug Creek

  9. My mom has a milk glass cookie jar from eons ago.

    Those prints are fab!

  10. I do love the floral pictures and the cachepot. Great finds.

  11. Wow...beautiful treasures from rummage sale, Mary! The prints are just fantastic..

  12. Aaarrgghhh!!! I didn't get to the VNA sale -- we got back from California on Saturday night, and I was under the weather ... no rummaging for me, sadly.
    LOVE the milk glass. I love the brilliance of the prints, too -- very pretty. Warm colors.

    If I get my act together, I'll Show & Tell today about some old pieces from my mother -- boudoir things!

  13. I love the ;milk glass container, it is so pretty and you could use it anywhere with anything, My mom always loved milkglass, now I am a fan..

  14. Mary - you just took me down MEMORY LANE. The milk glass was a constant in our home - the top picture is a piece my mother owned and kept treats in it - as soon as I saw it my mouth started watering! (haha)! You did score some lovely pieces! Have a GREAT weekend!

  15. Very pretty you found some wonderful treasures ~Blessings Heather ;D

  16. i never got around to answering the previous post but enjoyed reading some of the answers.
    i collect handpainted trays which i noticed you have several. i love the way you used them to display your rummage find and the bouquet.
    i have tried to stop collecting anything but it is very addictive. i love milk glass but have never started down that road. the soft pink cachepot is wonderful.
    happy autumn.

  17. What great finds. I love the tray that your milk glass is on.


  18. Lovin' the framed floral prints. That tole platter is lovely, too.

  19. Three lovely new pieces.

  20. What a score! The first piece of milkglass is amazing!

  21. What lovely finds. I am really enjoying your blog. Stop by for a visit soon!

  22. Love milk glass! Those are beautiful pieces! Great finds!


  23. SWWWWWOOOOOON! Milk glass makes me ga ga!

  24. Good morning :) Love those flower prints, the colors are just majestic, wish I could get those here in Aussie Land, they would brighten up my day any time :) Will see you for Mosaic Monday.

  25. What fabulous finds!! Makes me want to get out & scout around for some goodies!

    Thanks for stopping by & your well wishes!

  26. The first two photos are especially pretty to me - thanks for sharing - Jennifer

  27. Mary,
    They are so pretty! I am so glad to see that there are more pink milk glass pieces out there! I am adding it to my treasure hunting wish list!!


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