29 April 2013

A Sneaky Garage Sale and All the Fun of the Fair

I wasn't going to go to any Garage Sales on Saturday.. 
I just HAPPENED to drive past a church sale
and so Iris and I just ducked in.

I only had $5 on me
and it was 10.30 
(very late in the garage sale-ing day!)

So I wasn't holding out too much hope.

But there were no other shoppers, 
a relaxed vibe, and we got:

(I can't resist little 10c and 20c stickers!)

* A couple of 80s crown lynn mugs.
* A bag of souveneir dolls like my Mum had
* A Made in Japan pheasant plate. Love those colours.
* A girl making a funny face.

* A cushion for the bed.

* A rose needlepoint that someone has slaved over.
beautiful. In a frame, under glass.

 * A Crown Lynn pattern that I don't already have.
* A tokens pot (for milk tokens) for nostalgic reasons!
 (The pens are in this, beside the phone now!)

* Iris also got a very cool puzzle (not pictured)
that she has literally done about 40 times since Saturday morning.

I think I spent $3.30.
Bless them. 

A good shopping experience!

ANd yesterday
we went to the Waikato Show..
A few pix:

This one looks like an album cover, don't you think?!
Completely candid, standing on some hay bales, watching the views!

Alpaca Love.
(Did you know they make a noise like a kazoo?!)

Mr Roberelli concert in action..

Best kids' music ever!!! 
(Here's their blog)
(Yes there were other kids there apart from mine! Mine are the lunatics that aren't shy to dance!)

She actually loved it!

Hamilton Heartbeat sculpture and a Moody evening sky.

Happy Days

And I want to say a big thank you to all the lovely commenters, followers and stalkers..
Y'all are ace!

Linking up to The Nifty Thrifty @ A Living Space


owlinalarkworld said...

Oh that is a stunning needlepoint. Also loving that team slide pic. Looks like good fun.

Tania @ Out Back said...

Great finds! I especially love that yellow cushion...looks like a great time was had by all at the fair :)


nancyworegreenstockings said...

So many amazing finds, and for such good prices too! I'm jealous of the lovely needlepoint and cushion. How is it possible you got them so cheap?! And what a fun day at the fair!

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

That heartbeat at least looks marginally better than that red liney thing by the stadium and heaps better than the mousetrap thing in central plaza or whatever the place is called :D
Love the hay bale shot :D

gabrielle said...

the fair looks great fun, I used to love those huge slides with sacks at the Easter show

Jill said...

I think that was $3.30 well spent!!

Beautiful pics of a fun day for your family..

Mariela said...

It awesome when you get a great deal. I went thrifting Saturday, I got 2 pairs of straight knitting needles, 2 circular knitting needles, dead stock darning needles, and 4 yards of fabric for ... . . $1! Yep the older gentlemen always gives me a great deal.

The needle point frame is beautiful and so is the cushion.

Mum said...

Looks like a great day out. Love the needlepoint. Look after it!
Love from Mum

Brooke F said...

Oooohhh, I have garage sale envy. Love that pheasant plate and the needlepoint is just beautiful. Looks like you all had a blast at the Waikato Show.

pastcaring said...

It's a lovely feeling, isn't it, rescuing some treasures from landfill, and getting great pleasure for such little money?!
Love the rose needlepoint picture.
You and the kids had a blast at the show. I love pics of kids with solemn faces, even when they are having fun! Iris was taking her ride VERY seriously! How great that your kids aren't too shy to get up and dance. Good for them. xxxx

Anonymous said...

What a great cushion!

Lady Linda said...

Found your blog through Jill...so cute. What a great bargains at your sale! Don't you just love it. Cute kids.
Linda Lou

nz green buttons said...

all those 10c and 20c stickers remind me that you do not live in Auckland! I think I need to move :)