Sunday, August 7, 2011

Garage Sale? Who needs to go to a Garage Sale?

Not me it seems. I just need to go to a garage that has all my things in storage and start rifling thru.Thats what I have done this weekend at LLs place.I have gone thru every box bar 3 large trunks and culled and sorted and repacked and found treasures I had lost,misplaced and forgotten or I swear never knew I had.
The below pics are only a few  of what is in there and some of the lost treasures  I found.

This is what I was faced with.This is after I sorted 1/2 of it yesterday

 Found -
Misplaced pics everyone  say AWWWW 
 Chenille bedspread.
 Wire bags
 Bags I forgot about, the gold one I swear I have never seen before!! Breeding bags maybe?
 My grandmothers leather rain hat
 2  dresses with my name.
 They are pretty ugly tho
 Ugliest silver dress in my dress up box.Wonder who wore it.
 More wedding dresses!! Here comes the bride part 3 coming to your channel soon.
 My steampunk boots I knew they were packed somewhere.
 Beautiful hand made glasses.
 Bag full of kids drawings. I mean my own kids  the ones who are 27,23,21 and 16. Me sentimental or what?
 80s velvet dress gotta love this one.
 Leather bag.
 2 hats which give me the erks when I touch them they must go.
 I trapped myself in the corner and had to call Master 16 to help me out.
 Yes I am weird and very tired but I found a hat.Photos taken while stuck in the corner.
 These are what I have to go thru yet.
 So as you see I dont need to go to garage sales I just have to venture into my own storage area.Wish you all could come and play in there with me.xx

 And before I started the shed I finished staining this table.
 We bought it in 1990 it has followed us everywhere since then
 I call it the heirloom table as I engraved each of my kids names on a corner way back.Now have to add the grandkids names.Also my kids have drawn under the table when they were small.LL says she was sure this table was bigger  as it used to be used as a cubby house too.Its going to be my craft table eventually.(when house gets built and I have a my own sanctuary)
I have also been painting furniture  and finishing off some gifts that I will be sending away.Will share all very soon.When do I do housework you ask?Whats housework?

Nelly xxxx

Ps I found these bags in boxes  too.Yes more bags but...

 wait there are more ...but thats for a later post.


Kimmie said...

You have a 27 year old???!!!???? No way!

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh - if you ever get tired of that chenille bedspread or the tooled bag in the last pic, let me know Nelly!

"Gives me the erks" is my new favourite expression!

Sarah xxx

Kylie said...

I want to come over and play in your shed Nelly and then you could come over and play in mine...two of them and both choc-o-bloc. It will be a happy day when I can finally unpack everything x

ps love your bedspread.

ladychiara said...

Oh Nelly how I would love to visit your garage LOL!
Awwwwwwww re the pictures such a good looking couple!
LOVE the chenille bedspread!
*Giggles* at the breeding bags.
Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely wedding dresses.
I still can't believe you have children that old...
I like the 'erky' hats LOL
Love the names of the kids carved into your table, that is awesome.
Glad you were rescued from the corner so you could share all your rediscovered treasures with us all. :)

Miss Peregrin said...

Wow, you have a real treasure trove in there! I love going through and finding old things that I had forgotten about. Love the steampunk boots!

I also wanted to thank you for the kind words on my blog post about depression. I hope that sharing my experiences will be helpful for someone out there. I'm sorry to hear about you & your daughter suffering - in my perfect world no-one would have to deal with these things. Thanks again for your lovely words. :)

Erica Louise said...

Id like to visit your garage too! That tan leather satchel is awesome!

kit and nancy. said...

haha...that silver dress is amazing! :) what fun! i'm sorry but i sold the sad boy. will keep an eye out for you though. x

Lyndel said...

Nelly !!! !!! I can't start to imagine what's all in that Storage. oh my. would love to come for a look-see.
Know what you mean about those angora hats, probably early Kangool ones.

VintageSweetheart said...

Ahh I would be ok getting trapped in that garage! You could open up a shop! I have some Janelle dresses too.

E :)

Rachel said...

Wow, it must be nice to have your own overflow stock of dresses and bags! I'm sure it was fun going through it all and rediscovering all the things you forgot about.

Vintage Coconut said...

My goodness as soon as I seen this I tried getting a plane ticket.. they told me all flights are booked. LOL j/k
But my gosh what a bunch of lovely stuff you have got! Even a pic of you with a unborn coconut. *How cute* If you don't like the Janelle dresses use the fabric for some kind of craft and cut the labels out and frame them. =)

Please may I? said...

Wow Nelly what a treasure trove you have! Such cute photos, bet they brought back a few memories for you?

I like you have loads of my children's drawings, they still make me smile.

Adoring that leather bag... And the names carved into the table is such a nice touch.

X x

Helga! said...

I say a big AWWWWWWWWWW!!!
Holy cow,Nelly,I'd LOVE to come to your garage sale!!! There are some amaaaazing treasures in there!!That leather bag!EEEK! That ugly silver frock I suspect Desiree could make very desireable.....she works metallics so well! Sorting through stuff is tiring,but so exciting!! You are inspiring me to do the same.....sometime......!!!
You may have been tired,but you look gorgeous in that last pic!Love your smile!

PJ said...

oh those trunks are to die for!

Nick said...

Ye gods girl. And there are three chocolate covered trunks to go. I can't wait to see what is in them. Bet it is a gold mine!

Miss Claire said...

Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to explore your garage!!!! Wow, so many amazing things! Please show us photos of your next sorting session :) I almost bought a shell bag just like the one in the bottom picture from the market last week because I thought you could add it to your collection! Lucky it was over priced or you would have ended up with another one, haha!

Have a lovely week :) Xoxox

Vintage Jane said...

You are soooo lucky having all that storage space. Your garage is as big as my house ... and I am not joking! Love all those bags! M x

Krista said...

What a fabulous place to play, look at all that treasure! That bright order velvet dress, sweet that thing is FIERCE!!!! I have never seen wire bags, what a trip. So much awesomeness!!