Thursday, February 27, 2014

That's What Friends Are For

My friends and neighbors are in estate sales. I know that their job is lots of hard work and dust and grease and tears (parting with worldly possessions can be heart breaking. Or the classic "will Momma know I loved her if I get rid of these three chipped water goblets that I'm sure she and Daddy got for a wedding present in 1937?"). They are able to sort, clean, deal with the clients and shoppers, and make money for their clients and themselves. This week they let me come visit them early and see what they had to sale.

Mr. J&C and I went over Tuesday morning and 'found' a breakfast room table, it's perfect and it was the right price. So, naturally, I asked if I could come back again with a friend of mine, known for her clever decorating, quilting, and the ability to spot treasures almost anywhere - the Colorado Lady.

Many thanks to whoever made these wonderful items.

Suzanne came away with all kinds of things (check out her Thursday post Vintage Thingy Thursday).  I got a quilt and a few baskets... a couple of embroidered table runners... and a child's apron... did I mention my quilt?

My new picnic quilt.

Thing is, I would have had fun even if I had not found this lovely blue quilt all because a friend was with me. I hope you have people in your life who help you through the tough times, cry with you, laugh with you, eat & drink with you, and, of course, shop with you.  That's what friends are for...



LV said...

What wonderful vintage finds. I go to estate sales, but yet they make me feel sad. I realize one DAY THAT WILL BE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY LITTLE TREASURES.

TexWisGirl said...

nice that you invited your friend to join you on the 'preview' estate sale items. :)

Sue McPeak said...

While you and Suzanne made some amazing purchases at the Estate Sale, your appreciation for the things you found and the consideration of the people who were working and selling a family's possessions is priceless. Lovely post...and yes, your quilt is a treasure. Enjoy it and think of the woman who made it as a forever friend.

Janey and Co. said...

I enjoy these type of sales..but like so many..feel a bit of sadness ...especially when I see a box of old family photos! Yes, I have such a friend, but she is 300 miles away.

YONKS said...

Oooohh, I love a nice quilt! What a find.

sue catmint said...

I think when the time comes I would be happy if someone got my stuff and appreciated and enjoyed it. Recycling - good for the soul as well as for the planet. Especially shared with a friend.