Monday, April 8, 2013

Part #1 of My Four Day Shopping Experience

OK, so as not to bore you, I am breaking my last shopping trip down into sections.  This is part #1.
Last Wednesday, I left Tulsa and drove to Joplin, MO and shopped about six hours by myself.  My sister who lives in Neosha - Jeannie - was working that day and my other sister - Rita - was not coming to Neosha until Thursday.
You see, Neosha, MO has a City Wide Garage Sale the first weekend in April (unless it is Easter weekend) and the whole town is covered in garage sales.  They shut down a lot of the streets and make a lot of additions one way in and out so the traffic isn't so bad. HA!
But, this is our Sisters' Weekend and has been for many years.  We literally shop (and eat) until we drop!
I figure I shopped approximately 34 hours in 4 days.  That did include the one day I shopped in Joplin.
So, here are "some" of the items I found:
Look at this darling baby's cup!
I don't think this was particularly old, but it was so cute.  A precious little cottage with a tree sitting on a tray.
But, you turn the little cottage over and it's a cup!
A sweet little dark red urn and SURPRISE - a set of salt and pepper shakers with Bakelite tops!
I found a red transferware creamer and a vintage Scotty dog planter.
Do you see the yellow bowl in the background?  It is McCoy! Would you believe the lady I got it from (and it's stamped McCoy) said she couldn't imagine anyone wanting something that old and crazed. I started to tell her "but, I am old and crazed too!" - but I didn't.
This is a very old wooden frame - probably holds about a 5" x 7" photo.  It needs some work.
The white piece is a beautiful pitcher, the frame in the background is a vintage one on a stand, there is a set of bird salt and pepper shakers, a little Dutch girl and a vintage folding tape measure.
So, needless to say, we had a ball.  I did stop on the way home at two antique/flea markets in little, tiny, out-of-the-way towns and found a lot of my goodies.
So, stay tuned and I'll share some more of my wonderful purchases with you soon.
It was so much fun having the time with my sisters, niece and two great nieces.
I also hemmed a pair of tuxedo pants and made fresh flower corsage and boutonniere for my great niece and her date who were having their Prom on Saturday night.
Till next time, Judy 



  1. Sounds like a fun weekend, Judy! Glad that Joplin, MO recovered from those tornadoes a couple of years ago. xo

  2. Love it all! I have the bookends that match your scotty dog planter! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheery wave from Bev

  3. Of course my favorite is the salt and pepper shakers with the red Bakelite tops.

  4. Wow- Judy! Some really great finds. I LOVE that baby cup and I think you SHOULD have told her you were old and xo Diana

  5. These are some really great finds!

  6. This is a great tradition to have with your sisters and what a great day you had alone. I picked out that bowl as my favorite piece in your first picture. And the S&P's are so cool. Looking forward to your next post!


  7. What a treasure trove this is, Judy! I can't even imagine you've got even more to share! I just love that little red transferware creamer. My one day of shopping at three thrift stores pales in comparison to this garage sale!

  8. What a fun trip! I wish I was related to you and could join in! I love the sweet baby cup and you've got me looking for salt shakers every time I thrift shop! Can't wait to see more! Hugs!

  9. So jealous but I have been threatened within inches if I bring more stuff into the house. I better sell some so I can have some more ;) J

  10. This sounds like a super fun way to spend time with your sisters. I'll have to remember the big garage sale dates for next year. It would be fun to make the drive down.

  11. PS- I think I am legally old enough to be considered crazed, too. ;-)

  12. It all sounds like a lot of fun!! I love city wide garage sales!!

  13. What a fun time with your sisters and getting to shop and shop and shop...makes it pretty perfect! I can't wait to see more of your finds but so far I'm loving the little red urn and the s&p with red Bakelite tops! Lucky you!

    hugs, Linda

  14. You did very well, I bet your vehicle was full.


  15. Sounds like such fun and what treasures you brought home!! Love the baby cup! Have a great week! xo Heather

  16. Sounds like an absolutely fantastic few days of shopping and spending quality time with your family. You certainly came home with lots of great goodies. Best wishes, Tammy

  17. Fun finds! I enjoyed seeing your new-found treasures. I have a weakness for cute old Scottie dog planters and such. They are collectibles with personality. I wish I would find a Pomeranian planter sometime though.

  18. I missed the first three parts of your shopping trip so I guess I'm going to have to go look at your older posts. On this post I like that little red and white pitcher. I think I actually have a cup and saucer that match it. It could be different. I can't really see the pattern that well. But I like the baby cup, too. Remember when we served babies out of breakable dishes. And they knew not to throw them off their high chair tray! LOL Babies today are different. Maybe we should go back to those breakable dishes so parents would learn faster.

  19. Lucky, lucky you! I would have fought you for those birds, lol. Aren't they beautiful! And the Scottie. So fun.

    Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry morning!

  20. Wow, sounds like alot of fun! I love city wide garage sales, park the car and walk everywhere. Love those adorable salt & pepper shakers. Great finds:)

  21. What a great trip. The best kind in my opinion. Blessings

  22. Oh my gosh, sounds like a thrifter's paradise!!! Great little finds... looking forward to the next reveal! :)

  23. You are unearthing the McCoy for sure Judy. The red tranferware pitcher is pretty too. The Rust Goddess and I found of all things an Opium Bed on Saturday. xo, Olive



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