My rule for evaluating sales this summer goes like this: If the sale sounds like it would be more fun than a couple hours of gardening, I'll go. There haven't been, well, any. Until today.
In addition to the typewriter, clocks and folding yardsticks, there was a dog.
And pretty glasses. They're not Swanky Swigs - maybe peanut butter glasses?
Boxes chock-a-block full of recipes. This one is sweet. It sounds a little bit disgusting, but I like the sentiment.
There were a fair amount of linens - among them, aprons left, linen towels on right - and clothespins to hang them up with after they're washed. My love for vintage clothespins is embarrassing and inexplicable.
I rediscovered the joy of being the first person to walk in a room and behold a table full of ornaments.
This set of Jewelbrite ornaments are my favorites.
A deer, glittery snow, a bottle brush tree. Times four.
And finally, since we're on the subject of deer and trees, a little felt souvenir from the Adirondacks.
Having enjoyed this sale quite a bit, I went on to one where it was guaranteed I would find lots to buy.
My local greenhouse has been having a different sale every weekend. Two weeks ago, it was $2.99 daylilies. Last week it was $5 hibiscus. This week, annuals for $1.99.
I thought the terra cotta coleus would be a nice late-summer touch.
And yellow lantana is good any time.
I'm enjoying this summer quite a bit. Hope you are, too.