There was a quiet little holiday weekend neighborhood sale in Minneapolis yesterday. The Armitage and Kenny neighborhoods combined forces and there were about 45 houses participating.
It was a gorgeous morning, and because of the holiday there wasn’t much traffic or competition for the good stuff.
Although I didn’t fill up the truck, I did come home with some great stuff.
I will paint the blue suitcase and the little wonky stool in front. The vintage desk lamp will be great in future desk photo shoots.
I found a fun old Spartus 35 F camera, a fabulous old movie camera and some great vintage gardening books.
I’ve been adding stencils to old breadboards, and I found 3 good ones!
I’m hoping the glass shade will fit on a fixture I already have.
The chenille bedspread is a new reproduction (Martha Stewart in fact), and it is in great shape. It’s always good to have extra white bedding.
We were home just a little after noon, and I already slapped some paint on the little stool. First a coat of MMSMP in Flow Blue, followed by a thick coat of MMSMP in Eulalie’s Sky. I wanted it to look chippy and old.
I popped it into the garden and took a couple of quick photos. That host in the front is June. I’m not sure what the little plant with the purple flowers is, I bought it at a garage sale! Naturally. It’s really looking gorgeous this year, covered in those purple flowers. It will re-bloom later in the summer, but it won’t be as full of flowers as it is now. Does anyone know what that is?
Can I mention that in the last week or so the garden has just popped?! Stuff is up and blooming and looking fantastic. I always love this time of year in the garden, before the slugs start eating the hostas, or a huge hail storm turns everything raggedy. The fresh growth is pristine and beautiful. Maybe I’ll have to take some more photos to share with all of you.
I staged the chippy stool with my new vintage garden books, and a fab vintage garden tool that I picked up at the estate sale while playing hooky.