Thursday, February 7, 2013

See if you can squeeze in!

We had a White Elephant sale in our community and there was a great turnout and some neat stuff!

Here’s my ‘loot’!

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My hubby stood on the sidelines and took photos…

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but you know me! I got right in there and found some white elephants! (I don’t think I’m in this photo though…if I am, I am just a BLUR! LOL)

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I had SO much fun and found some really neat things!

But my favorite? HANDS DOWN….

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this charm bracelet.

Here it is with the one I’ve had since I was a teenager. (a REALLY long time…like over 10 years..WAY over!)

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(was my wrist small or what? heehee)

You can see how well traveled I was! Let’s see, I lived in Arkansas and went to visit my Aunt Vi in Shreveport, LA and got a charm there. That’s it! lol

I’m joining Time Travel Thursday ,

and Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

Which treasure was your favorite?

50 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the charm bracelet - I have a beautiful one from when I was a kid. I'll have to get it out and take a picture of it.

Della said...

What a neat find! I have been to all of the states on your new (and old!) bracelet. I was really surprised to see Montpelier on the Idaho charm. That's where I lived! It's a small town, but is gaining notoriety from the Oregon Trail Museum in town. A bank in Montpelier was robbed by Butch Cassidy back in the late 1800's.

Oh dear, I do go on sometimes lol. Your charm bracelet is my favorite!

Laurie said...

beautiful bracelet but I like the cup with the wide eyed little girl, thats so sweet, have the best day!

Kim K. said...

You really found some lovely treasures. Love the charm bracelet and that cup with the sweet little girl is just darling!!

Jane and Chris said...

When I was very tiny I thought a white elephant stall sold white elephants...I was soooooo disappointed when I found out what a 'white elephant ' really was.
Jane x

Cranberry Morning said...

Love that charm bracelet! that would have been my favorite too. :-)

Simply Shelley said...

That sale looks like fun...so many happy people too :) You found some wonderful things my dear. I love that mug...so cute! Blessings

Susie said...

The charm bracelet is wonderful. I love the dolls. That was a huge crowd. xoxo,Susie

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my gosh that charm bracelet is so awesome. What a great vintage piece of Americana. How sweet that you have the grown up version now.

peggy said...

My fav is the girl cup! Wish I could have been there.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Sweet!!! Love that bracelet and little girl mug!
Dorothy

Debby said...

Oh that looks like fun. Carlene of Organized CLutter would love that cup. That charm bracelet is so like yours. Wonder who the owner was. Alot of people at the sale. I hoe they sold out.

Vee said...

Wow! You really found some neat things. I do love the charm bracelet. Mine is hanging in my sewing room from the bulletin board. I may have a state or two on it. Love your good sense of humor! Yes, your wrist was wee.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane my eye went straight to that charm bracelet! How cute!!! All your finds were great! Looks like a lot of fun!
hugs,
Linda

annie said...

I love vintage jewelry! great bracelet, that's some photo with everyone looking for a bargain under the crystal chandeliers!

Brenda said...

How fun to find the same bracelet! That white elephant sale looks like a thrifter's heaven!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow I am so impressed with the turn out! Your finds are great too.
Nicole/Beadwright

Elizabeth and Gary said...

What a fun day you had...I love the charm braclet! I have a charm braclet too, what I keep adding to everythime we visit a new place on vacation. The states are a fun charm to have. How great that you found one just like the one you had as a little girl.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Ellie VanCaster said...

Charm bracelet hands (or wrists) down!
Have a good weekend

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I have to say that my TWO favorites are the little pink purse and the charm bracelet. How fun that looks to be among all of that great stuff!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the charm bracelet! I understand they are making a comeback...Lucky you!!!

J said...

I recognize two charms on your bracelet. I had the little cylinder with a $1 bill inside of it and the piano - since mother made us take lessons - which I hated!

Elizabeth said...

Looks like fun, I just went to my mail box and Had a very nice surprise! Thank you!

Christine said...

Great finds and the bracelet is just so cool!

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

From the amount of people in the picture that looks like a fun event. Better yet, you came back with some cute finds. Can't wait to see where you put your dolls. I've always loved charm bracelets, but I don't remember seeing one with the states before. Looks like starting one would be fun when you travel.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Debby is right. I would like that kitschy little lady. I like the charm bracelet too.

Donna said...

I love the old charm bracelets! I didn't know they had state charms - how cool!

I had one as a teenager, but I have no idea what happened to it.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Now that is one crowded sale..with a lot of items.

Cute charm bracelet.

And the dragon fruit, you slice it, and peel off the hot pink rind...it's good.

Jen

cynthia lee designs said...

Wow...that looks like a great place to find some treasures!! Love your new and old charm bracelets!! I still have my charm bracelet from high school. Plus I have a couple newer ones...one with hummingbirds, one with sewing charms, and one with yorkies. Bet you can't tell that I love charm bracelets!
hugs,
Cindy

Marcia Pilar said...

How fun!! Love that you found that bracelet just like when you were a teenager. I love it!
XOXO's

Robyn said...

The charm bracelet is adorable!.. That sale looked huge and SO many people how on earth were you able to find anything!?!?

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Diane,
Thank you for your loving words about my little grandbaby boy. He is such an answer to prayer. He is already blessing our lives in so many ways.
Your treasures are the best. Oh, how I love that vintage mug. I can only imagine the roar of all the people buzzing around looking for bargains. Your charm bracelet is a delight and will be so much fun to wear.
Blessings to you my sweet friend,
Carolynn xoxo

Jen said...

What a great find! I think it was meant for you to find it :) Now that looked like a huge sale and so much fun! Wow! You got some wonderful treasures to :)
Blessings, Jen
raspberrywillows.blogspot.com

It's Just Dottie said...

Great treasure. I have a bracelet like that one too!!!Smiles, Dottie

Leave It To Davis said...

We wore charm bracelets in elementary school and the teachers would get so irritated by the noise they made, they would take them up and give them back to us at the end of the day. :) Thanks for the memory!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG what a turn out!!! I am surprised you did not get trampled! I love the cup and the bracelet...Good finds!

Carol

GardenofDaisies said...

That is the biggest rummage sale I have ever seen! The state bracelet is so cool!

delia hornbook said...

WOW first i have to say what a great turn out of people buying. You bought some lovely things there i love the dolls. You enjoy your lovely goodies, dee x

Debbiedoo's said...

That loot had your name all over it. And yes, your weather has been too amazing to speak of. It's really chilly here right now and I am over it.

Cameron said...

I don't blame you, I woulda dove right in, too!

What are the odds you'd find a charm bracelet like yours? How fun is that?! :)

Jann Olson said...

Wow, what a crowd! You found some sweet items. The bracelet awesome. Love that it matches the one you wore when you were young. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Katherines Corner said...

what wonderful treasures! xo P.S. thank you for sharing at the hop

FeltByRae said...

I adore that little pink bag ~ it's just my style!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Maybe I should dig out my old charm bracelet!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a neat post...and a great sale. I don't wear jewelry at all, but that charm bracelet would be so much fun. Cool idea. The contest pkg you put together in the post above looks like so much fun; I'm definitely not entering it because I'm already here in the sunshine as you know! But I'm going to go learn about that travel towel, so wanted to thank you for posting.

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

You little bracelet as our town on it, how cool is that? I haven't seen anything like it before, I can't even find a magnet of Arkansas!

Jill said...

Looks like fun - the charm bracelet is so cute...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is my kind of shopping! I'd love to have been there. The charm bracelet is so cute with all the states. What a neat idea! Great finds.

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