Friday, February 20, 2009

Totally crazy....

Raise your hand if you would stand outside for an hour outside someone's house that you don't know, on a cold Minnesota day, with the temperature hovering around 10 degrees? All for an estate sale that you have no idea if there is anything good.
The person I stood with for that hour is my estate sale partner-in-crime Jennifer Murphy who made it much more tolerable by recounting her recent trip to Rome and other delights. Still sound crazy? These were some of my treasures. Totally worth it!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

30 comments:

Barbara Bechtel said...

i live for the perfect sale! the thrill of the hunt!

MyMosaicMind said...

I've never been to an estate sale, but I think it would be worth the fun! I love the white letters. You'll have fun with those.

Kel said...

My hand is raised!!!!
Nothing better than braving the MN cold, in line with others, crazy enough to do the same!!
Reminds me waiting for the Cities 97 Sampler every year.
Painfully Cold FUN!!!
Looks like you got some treasures that's for sure.

Beth Perry said...

Looks like a lot of fun schtuff! ;D
B

pinkglitterfae said...

sounds fun to me! of course I would have a cup of coffee to warm me up. Looks like it was a successful day though, you got some great stuff!

Jeanette said...

Oh oh oh....that must have been worth the frost bites. Wish I could have been there...I LOVE scrabble tiles. I miss the cold weather since I was born in Sweden and now live in California...I need to freeze and hibernate in the winter. :)

MeganSloan said...

I went to an auction and about froze my butt off, so I understand! It was worth it though.... not as much as your estate sale. Those are great finds!

Sonya said...

Worth Every Second You Stood In Line...I am jealous!
Sonya:)

Jori M said...

Ohhhhhhhhh. I LOVE the New Year's hats. That's my birthday and it's my most recent obsession of collectible. If you ever decide you need to relieve yourself of one or two, I'd be happy to take them off your hands. For a price, of course.

Hennifer said...

I'm so jealous of the estate sales you have around your neck of the woods!

vivian said...

just hanging with jennifer murphy would make it all worth while if you ask me! but you did find some sweet things!
vivian

Tammy said...

Hovering around 10 degrees? Oh my gosh! But you persevered and found some great treasures.
I just noticed you're participating in the Easter Egg swap. I am, too. Should be fun!
Keep warm and enjoy those treasures.

paperbird said...

I would have been shivering right next to you!!!

Diane said...

Hmmmm....Kari.....I think the former owner of all of these treasures must have been a kindred spirit of yours!
Maybe she would also have been a "partner in crime". ;-)
Wonderful finds!
Diane

Katie Runnels said...

Totally Worth it! I'm always on the prowl for those white letters! I'd have stood out there with you all day! (Seriously- so much fun to be with the two of you!?)

Jerusalem said...

oh that was totally worth it! what fun!

cindy said...

Ohhhhhh those hats...and those little white letters...

*sigh*

c

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Rising hand over here! I think you have to really love it to do that in MN weather...but of course, we do! You got some fun treasures for your trouble--yeah!
Smiles, Karen

KarenHarveyCox said...

It looks like it was worth it for sure. It must be so much fun, I have never been to an estate sale before.
Karen

Linda Crispell said...

I'm weeping.

michele g. said...

You have the best estate sales. I never find the stuff you find in my neck of the wood in Tx.

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow it sure was worth it. So many fabulous goodies!!
Alison

Ro Bruhn said...

Great finds, love the white letters.
I'll trade you, you can have some of our heat if we can have some of your cold.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent purchases! I would have been right there with you freezing in the cold! Holley B.

knack said...

oh my...... it was totally worth it! LOVE all the letters and scrabble pieces! xo

Casii said...

Looks as though you made good on the wait! I hope there was some hot coffee or cappucino in there somewhere. I'm chilly just thinking about it! Love the goodies though!

happiestmommies said...

I am sooo jealous! I used to live in Missouri and attend estate sales all the time. They don't have too many on my side of Michigan. Very cute canister, by the way!

Katie Trott said...

WOW! Totally worth it, I can see :)

Shopgirl said...

You really had to much fun! I love sales, I can hardly wait for Spring Yard sales. I love all the colors, you do show things so sweetly. Hugs, Mary

susan said...

what exciting things to discover at an estate sale - I think I would have a heart attack if I found any of those treasures at a sale!