>> Monday, September 13, 2010
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Friday, October 22 8am - 4pm
Saturday, October 23 8am - 4pm
Sunday, October 24 11am - 4pm
I didn't get much sewing done this weekend, it seemed to fly by between helping Grandma set up for her fall sale, organizing my sewing room mess and a Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop meeting on Sunday evening. I was, however, thrilled to be helping my grandma with her Antique & Estate sale. She's been collecting amazing pieces ever since I could remember. When we were children we would spend weekends with grandma going to sales, where she would give us a couple bucks to spend as we please. Most of the time we picked up toys, which she would wash in Murphy's Soap as soon as we arrived home. As we played outside with our treasures, gram would wash up her finds as well. She used to swear to us her car just turned in automatically to these sales...it had some special tracking device. We of course believed her and were more than thrilled to be "treasure hunting" with her and her special car. We would find so many great items that most of the time the grandchildren squeezed and sat on each others laps until we got home. I wouldn't trade those memories for anything, as grandma taught us all the value of finding beauty in everything, "Just Imagine!" she'd say, "with a little cleaning and a coat of paint it will be like new." As a little girl she planted this creative seed in my mind and in all the cousins as well. She's been an inspiration ever since then.
While preparing for her sale this weekend I got a chance to look over what she has been collecting all these years as her pole barn is chalk full of great things. For today I'm doing a bit of a pictorial post to show only a fraction of what she has in her 'hidden treasures' that will be available for purchase during her Antique & Estate Sale October 8-10th, 2010.
My faithful companion, Seuss, was with my the entire time while "treasure hunting" in grandmas pole barn. I couldn't believe all the things I wanted to keep for myself!
Some of these pieces bring back a flood of memories from my childhood, like this Hoosier. I used to dream of having this in my bedroom when I was younger to use as a dresser. I wanted to ball up my socks and put them in the flower bin so each day I could twist out a new pair of socks...oh to be young!
She still has the original paperwork and a newspaper ad cutout in the drawer.
Look at her go in her kitchen with her multi-functioning Hoosier..I really enjoy this drawing!
Love this Ice Chest!
Trunks, Doors, Rocking Chairs and Crates
This classic desk/spool drawer is AMAZING! What sewer wouldn't love this?!
Taper Pro children's water skis in great condition!
Chairs...you name it she has it.
I really am fond of this banister...it would look great at my front door!
Crates, Bins, Baskets & more
Old Baseball Gloves & Bats
Windows of all shapes & sizes
More windows, ironing boards, and a great bed frame!
These are so cute! Matching end tables.
Antique Drying Racks...a nice way to display your quilts.
Oh this chair...I've never seen anything like it.
Mens tools, antique coolers, yard games & lanterns
I love the old suitcases...they are filled with even MORE goodies to look through.
One of the many great items: Antique Carriage
Antique Baby Highchair with removable metal tray...I've never seen anything like this before!
Vintage Taylor Tot stroller from grandmas childhood. Great condition!
One of my favorites, a vintage 1950's trike.
This is only a hand full of what is stored in her building, as you can see there are many treasures to be discovered. During the sale we'll have tables full of all the great items, all laid out nice and pretty. I CAN'T wait to see everything she has!
I did manage to pick up one of my all time favorite tables...it already has a beautiful home in my sewing room. Thank you gram!
All of this and more will be available during her sale October 8-10, 2010.