Antique Yard Sale
Our Love For Antiques
Mr. Cottage had to work that afternoon but he took mom anyway because the truth is he loves a good treasure hunt as much as we do. We’ve trained him well *WINK*.
The Yard Sale Haul
They soon returned with two gorgeous wicker chairs, a box full of musty yellowed vintage pillowcases, silver cutlery, Christmas records and another carload waiting to be picked up. These are the days we opted for the Pathfinder instead of a little car like Mr. Cottage. I swear that thing is like the wardrobe from Narnia- it’s bigger on the inside.
Upon further investigation of the box, it turned out we had scored 30 beautiful pillow slips, all matched sets and all needing a good soak. Mom put them in the tub to soak (tutorial coming soon!) while Mr. Cottage and I picked up the rest of our treasures.
A Touch of History From The Yard Sale
My Own Yard Sale Finds
Without The Voice Of Reason
It just so happens I didn’t stop there- my purse probably wishes I did but without mom to be the voice of reason and Mr. Cottage urging me on I continued through Antique Heaven drooling all the way. And suddenly stopped in my tracks, Mr. Cottage practically stumbling over me. I grabbed his arm with a little more force than necessary and shook it as if to pass on some of my excitement. For a minute I was speechless, taking it all in…
There before me, was one of my great loves!
Stacked as tall as I am.
Vintage, chippy, worn, well loved… in all of their glory- SUITCASES!
Not the brand spanking new ones you find in stores, OLD ONES.
Old ones with stories and a musty haven’t been opened in years, well traveled and well worn. Just the way I like them! Immediately I drug dad over and fell in love with the big black one at the bottom of the stack, with initials embossed next to the handle and rusty latches.