Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day....Yard sale kind of day

I went to my friend, Betty Ann's this morning to watch the Middleboro Nemasket River Canoe race, and  another good friend, Shirley joined us. We sat and cheered everyone on and wished them... Good Luck!
Betty Ann lives right on the Nemasket River. The weather was very sunny and warm, a perfect day for the canoe race.
The race participants have to portage their canoe's out of the water from one side of the bridge to the other. They carry their canoe's cross the street, and then reenter the river at the edge of my friends property.  The race has several categorises to compete, mixed couples, youth, doubles, women and kayaks.
Photo below...Reentering the River for the final leg of the canoe race.

Here is a picture of one of the couples after they rentered the river.

When the race was over we headed off to a giant yard sale that benefits the Middleboro High School scholarship fund. We got to the sale late, and so it was mostly picked over. You could fill a  plastic shopping bag for $1.00. I filled two bags. I found some craft books and magazines at one booth. At another booth I picked up some kitchen ware, and also some taller glass pieces to use for garden totems.
I still need to find some more glass.
We started to head for home when we saw another sign for a yard sale further up the street. Betty Ann asked me if I wanted to stop. My answer was ....of course!
 I am so glad we stopped, as the prices were very reasonable.
As I was looking at the tables of items for sale, I found a cabinet card of a baby girl. There was also a container that had  some old lace, linens, crocheted doilies, and other hand made  pieces. I bought some lace and a small crocheted doily.
I also picked up some floral water colored old tally cards with tassels. The cards have embellishment's made from tiny shells. I spent a total of a dollar. Awesome!!!!
Here are some photos of my finds of the day. I can't wait to alter them or use the pieces and the baby photo in an art project. I will post pictures when I complete a project using my new treasures.

tally cards on doily, and baby girl cabinet card

closeup of cabinet card photograph

assorted vintage lace I found

All in all I had a marvelous May Day. Don't you just love my lovely finds at the yard sale?

Last night we celebrated my mother's 87th birthday. I gave her a party at their home. Approximately 40 guest shared the evening. The buffet table was over laden with a wonderful assortment of delicious food. Here are a few picture's I took.

my parents..Dad 91 1/2, and Mom 87
they look great for their age, don't you think?

my oldest son, Tommy holding my niece Trish's twin boys
Kyle and Cody.

(L) my granddaughter Katie's friend and (R) Katie.
Katie is Tommy's daughter
All in has been a great weekend so far. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the 80's again.
My lilacs are just starting to open, and they smell heavenly.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am mine.
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Lenna Young Andrews said...

dear elaine,
So nice to share your weekend, sounds like fun! Steven is working on refinishing (well, fixing!!) an old sailboat with help from my dad, and I have been working on ATCs for a colour combo exchange. It is really nice to hear from you!

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow, I love all your cool garage sale finds. I need to go to some garage sales in our area.
Your parents sure don't look their age. I never would have dreamed they were in their 80's and 90's. I enjoyed looking at all your family pictures too.

Nancy B said...

What a haul you got for $1.00! You make me want to go to garage sales now. I love the cabinet card and lace!
Tell you Mom I said Happy Birthday!

ShellyRaeWood said...

Elaine, what a wonderful day you had....great finds and FUN family times. What more can you ask for? :::Smiles:::

Patti G. said...

Elaine, great pictures, and all your family look GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You did score at the garage your treasures....what an AWESOME and happy family you have....your mom and dad look amazing!!!!

Furniture removals Melbourne said...

It seems like you have a wonderful family.
Happy birthday to your mom and Happy Mother's day!