Oh hai there

6 Dec

There are things going on…it just seems like there are TOO many for me to sit down and write a blog post about them. I do have a flea market treasure or two to share with you, though. And this wreath–I made this! I found a couple of bags of ornaments at a sale last spring and figured that I would give this project a try…turns out I needed a ton more ornaments that I first projected. Retro Renovation.com has instructions if you want to make one, but I just kind of winged it. christmaswreath So…from the flea market, we have this. Do you know what it is? 001 Well, yes, it’s a Double Cola bottle…but it’s the stopper that makes it a laundry sprinkler! I’ve heard of these things but I’ve never found one for cheap. Apparently in the days before you had a steam setting on your iron, you would sprinkle your clothes with water prior to ironing to create that nice, crisp finish. The stoppers were made to fit any old soda bottle. This is a 16-oz bottle…I’ve seen several old ads advertising this size of bottle as “family-sized.” It’s a far cry from our modern-day 32oz Big Gulp, which is a drink for just one person. I bought it to put in the booth but probably I will have to try it on my own laundry first.
003 I also found this super-cute Enid Collins “EC” bag at the flea. Very nice condition; all gems attached…I like these darker-colored ones for fall/winter. This will head to the booth.
005 This sign is courtesy of the wheeling/dealing skills of the Mister. That guy has zero shame in his bargaining game…we got this in a house that smelled SO strongly of cat pee that I’m not sure how the estate sale setting team dealt with it. Whew! Stinky house. Cute sign, though (it doesn’t stink, don’t worry). It’s headed to the booth, as well. As for the booth, we had our biggest month ever in November…and now I need to be back to the sales to keep it going. Fortunately for me, the slower estate sale season means fewer hours in my regular job so I can hit a few sales. Hope you are having a happy holiday season! xoxo, Mrs. T

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One Response to “Oh hai there”

  1. Shirley Turcotte December 6, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Hi Lauren…I remember this sprinkling bottle so very well. My Mother, also myself, use to sprinkle all the items to be ironed; wrap them in a towel and put them in the “ice box” and
    later refridgerator to keep them damp until ready to iron them. Those were the days!!!!!!!

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