Sunday, September 1, 2013

August Goodbye September Hello

Welcome September.  In late August I went to a lovely estate sale and had a great time visiting with the relatives holding the sales.

The sale was being held because the parents had happily moved into assisted living and agreed to let their family help let their unneeded possessions go. I spent 2 hours visiting with the grandchildren and children while I revisited the 40's and 50's and 60's in fabric, china, cooking ware, tools, furniture...

I was 2 1/2 hours late to the sale and still found many items to take home. The potty chair had authentic wear that I thought you might enjoy. No sanding, waxing or chalk paint used here. It even had the potty.

Loved the age dirt on the sealers, the Polar Stumping Powder box was the unexpected extra.

I have a love of old office tools. The two hole punch in green is a keeper.

Welcome September. Cooler evenings, crisper days. My favorite season.


  1. It is always nice to meet new people especially at estate sales nice finds. I went on a road trip with a friend yesterday and we hit a yard sale in Hixton will post the finds tonight. Have a awe sum Sept. 1st ttys

  2. That " potty " would make the most awesome planter!!!
    Great finds!

  3. How lovely that you got to meet the relatives and learn about the items that were for sale. You certainly did find some treasures.

  4. Hi Joy! You got alot of good stuff!

    Take care!


  5. It's so nice that this sale was a happy event for all and you found such great pieces. They can move on to new homes with no regrets!

  6. Hi Joy,

    Thanks for dropping by today and helping me celebrate Blue Monday’s 5th Blogiversary!

  7. Love all your finds Joy. Those Big Little Books have really been loved, but they are special and quite collectable. Love the little potty chair too. Glad you got to know the family.
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Looks like some great snags there. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)!

  9. Fantastic finds. I love this season too! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  10. that must have been a hard sale to hold--knowing they are never coming back

  11. Hi! This is JOY from Joy's Jots, Shots and Whatnots. Found you over at Brambleberry and checked out your blog. I really enJOYed the cruise through and finding our tastes of decor are very similar. I too like to take pictures while I'm yard-saleing and just a simple visit to the local Peddler's Mall just to inspire me. Look forward to checking out your blog in the future.

  12. Those little books are a fabulous find! They are just the sweetest! I'm enjoying seeing all of your vintage goodies! Hugs!


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