Somethings Old

by Jenny Bryde 1. May 2010 12:11

Last night, my fiance floored me by suggesting that we spend our Saturday afternoon going out to Walcott to peruse the annual community-wide garage sale event.  As a smart and capable gal, I thought to myself, "Self, there has to be a catch here."  There undoubtedly was some boat or truck or tool set or golf related item that he knew would be out there.  Buuuuuuuuuuuut, I took the bait.

So we got up a little early and headed out to Walcott (aka "Walk-It" as my good friend Rip likes to call it...probably because you can easily walk from one end to the other during the garage sale day...), and beat the crowd that was beginning to surge into this little community.  After a couple of garage sales full of nothing but baby stuff, I started to see some interesting things...interesting wedding things...  You know me, I got turned on and started to come up with wedding decor vignettes at each new garage sale.  

I've probably shared in the past, that we are heading towards a bit of a vintage themed wedding...not heavy vintage...just light vintage...  That probably only makes sense to me.  Hmmm...maybe timeless might be a better term.  Anyhoo, I love seeing pictures of weddings where they have incorporated a mixture of lines and vases, and everything looks relaxed and comfortable...nostalgic.  I'm rambling.  Again...  

I ended up being the only one of us who bought anything.  Wait, I take that back.  Midway through our morning, my fiance spotted the pork chop sandwich slash bake sale at the church and wanted to stop for some munchies.  THAT must be why he wanted to come all the way out here...  

I ended up with an amazing assortment of stuff...


A few vintage linens:






Some vintage canning jars which will serve as candleholders:






This awesome work caddy that might hold napkins or condiments at the bar:






A lovely assortment of milk glass vases and compotes:






And my favorite, this adorable old fan... I don't know what we will do with it, but for $1, I had to have it!







Even though my fiance was there for the food and I was there for the goodies, we had an added element of fun spending a gorgeous day outside talking to all the people who had come out for garage saleling. Everyone had a story to tell, and I'm excited that we are going to incorporate somethings old into our wedding day. Soon we will have a story of our own to tell...


Oh, that was so cheesy...


So, spill it. What unexpected amazing "something olds" have you found? Or somethings new, borrowed, or blue?

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