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Awesome Weekend

July 18, 2011

So I’ve got some sort of bug that’s been leaving me feeling like absolute crap for the past week. At first it was allergies bothering me and now I’m just super sick. That’s why the intermittent posts. Cold medicine always makes me feel so much worse so I usually just drink a ton of fluids, get as much sleep as I can, and eat a lot of fruit. My method usually makes it better.

Anyway, we went all the way to Dade City this past weekend to check out a liquidation sale put on by one of our favorite antique vendors who was in the middle of moving to a smaller building, and you’ll never guess what we ended up with.

Pictures will be following in the next few days as I get the stuff organized and straightened out, right now I’m just super excited but also drained. So I’m compromising by telling you about it.

We went Saturday and came home with an old peach crate with the label still on it and in perfect condition (which is fitting since, you know, I love peaches!), which we filled with old canning jars WITH GLASS LIDS which are freaking awesome and which I love so very much.

After that purchase, I went to go sit in the truck since it was super hot and you know me with heat, right? Can’t handle it. The Wonderful and Handsome BF comes out pulling a cart piled with old wooden doors, wood framed windows and two mirrors.

AND!

An original and blue Ball canning jar with a zinc lid and ceramic insert!

As completely awesome as that was (and yes, I really am that excited about one blue canning jar -it’s super pretty!), he came home yesterday with several even more exciting things! I didn’t even know that was possible!

I was all sick and sleeping and feeling pretty funky, right? And he’d gone back up there yesterday without me – because of the aforementioned general yuckiness  and also to go pick something up relating to Man Stuff – and so he called me and said he was bringing home two plates I saw Saturday that we didn’t get because I thought we’d gotten enough stuff.

They’re sweet, and smallish, and have fairy tale images painted on them. One’s based on Cinderella and the other has a scene from The Nutcracker Suite.

But that’s not even all of it!

I’d also seen this amazing bed while we were there and I asked the shop owner about it with no intention of ever being able to afford it. She said it was from the forties and showed me the rest of it, but then we got sidetracked by I don’t remember what and it didn’t matter anyway since I knew I’d never buy it.

Well, the BF (have I mentioned how Handsome and Wonderful he is? He reads my blog, you know) told me on his way home yesterday that he also got the bed. And so then I was all excited and felt bad for grouching at him after he told me all the stuff that was sold that had previously been way out of our price range but went for like $10 to people other than me (he always likes to tell me when he finds out that something sold for super cheap, even though he knows I really loved whatever it was and can’t have it now).

But seriously, that’s not even all.

He surprised me even more by bringing home the MATCHING DRESSER WITH MIRROR!

It’s missing one drawer pull and the thingies that hold up the mirror, but that’s okay because I’m going to replace the drawer pulls with little glass ones and we might luck into something similar to the original thingies for the mirror and even if we never do I don’t care because it is just so awesome!

It’s also okay because what a sweet surprise, right? I wasn’t expecting it in the least, and he’d even pulled an all-nighter Thursday to come with me and his mom to see Harry Potter and then fly out of state for work.

He’s such a sweetie. If our oven was working I’d make him cookies.

Oh also I didn’t even tell you one of the best things about all that stuff, which is this:

It all cost less than what we’d spend if we went for fast food.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2011 11:46 am

    Do tell, where is this wonderland of antique savings????

    • July 18, 2011 12:22 pm

      It used to be called The Peddler’s Village and it’s in downtown Dade City. Now, she moved to a different building so I don’t know if she’ll keep the name since it’d been called that by the previous owners, but in any case: her new shop is in the old Kumquat Kuriosities building. Really we just happened to be in the right place at the right time when she was unloading a lot of things she wasn’t going to take with her.

  2. July 18, 2011 12:01 pm

    Awesome!! How on earth were you able to get all that stuff for so cheap?!? I *know* there’s no coupons for amazing bedroom sets and canning jars! 🙂

    • July 18, 2011 12:42 pm

      Haha! Nah, we just happened to go at the right time. We got super lucky for once! I’ll have to take some pics so ya’ll can see what we ended up with. BF is all excited about the mirror that came with the dresser. I don’t know why he loves it so much, but he’s been on a mirror kick lately lol.

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