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Added to my collection

Oh, yes I did!

I added to my Tee shirt collection!

I also added to The Curmudgeon’s

Jay's shirt2

And Lucy got a new blanket.

Lucy's new blanket

Homer Laughlin Colonial Kitchen china


     Yesterday was another Wednesday of digging through the clutter of the MIL’s house.  At least this time, by the end of the day, it looked as though we’d made a little headway.  We removed the legs from the desk, taped the folding top down, removed the drawers, and loaded it into the van.

     Once we got the desk out of the room, we turned the huge and very heavy radio/record player and placed it where the desk was.  The bedroom looked roomy. 

     We hauled out several bags of garbage.  Again.  Then we loaded some smaller boxes and crates into the back seats.  We were out of there by five for a change.  However, we were still exhausted on the drive home.

     I did remember to bring one of the plates from the other set of antique dishes home.  I looked up the set online.  It is Homer Laughlin/ Virginia Rose/ Colonial Kitchen.  This set takes up two large lard cans.   All the antique dishes are for sale.  

You know its time for a yard sale when…


     You begin to ask if anyone is looking for a Shawnee Tom the piper’s son teapot in excellent condition.  How about the flowerpot salt and pepper shakers DH’s mother bought with the teapot way back before she married his dad?  No, those WON’T be in the yard sale.

     Then there’s the darling silk and seed pearl headband hat circa 1950 we found that looks as though it was never worn along with three pair of white gloves all different.  It’s getting interesting because the deeper we dig, the nicer the stuff we find.

     We haven’t even finished clearing the one bedroom yet.  However, It’s the next bedroom that should really be interesting since it’s almost floor to ceiling with ‘stuff’ OMG.

     While doing this project G and I have both vowed to clean out our dressers, attics, and basements.  I do believe we’ll have yard sale signs up this summer.  I guess this is a good thing.