Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MORE GARAGE SALE GOODNESS....AND FABRIC AWESOMENESS

I looked for the post I did in Amerika Samoa about these dishes. I had taken an eight place setting with me and these dishes you see here are the ones that were left behind in storage. So as you can see, I have easily a 16 place setting.

My very first garage sale I found the desert plate for 25 cents....I just loved it. For four years I collected these dishes. At the risk of repeating myself, these were Diamond Shamrock Premiums...you were given stamps for however much gas you used and in return you could turn the stamps in for dishes. I don't really know how old these are but I think the premiums went out in the 70's...not sure. If somoeone can help me with the answer, that would be great.



I just loved these little angels that Tudy, Tudy's Craft Cupboard, made.... Don't you just love them???
She also does awesome stitchery, and has in the past given me a few pointers. If you haven't been to her blog....it is a must see.



Got these fabrics from Burgandy Buttons...I was floored at how fast I got them...not like waiting weeks in Amerika Samoa.



My niece Toni gave me these beautiful fabrics for Christmas.



I also was so delighted when I won 3 patterns over at The Pickled Dish Patch. If you haven't been over to visit Vicki, you really need to go. She is so creative in her designs. Check out her store and patterns. I hope to have one of the patterns that I chose done real soon..when I do, I will post it then.

18 comments:

Hands Sew Full said...

What lovely fabrics and WOW to the smokey glass dishes. I hope you are settling in to your new home.

Rachel said...

Wow, I never find great stuff at yard sales. Those dishes are lovely!

Love all your fabric, too. It sounds like you're settling nicely into your new home!

wackywoman said...

So you collect fabric and dishes. If I did that, I would have to have a much bigger house. Lovely fabrics and another set of great dishes.

SewCalGal said...

I love that your niece realizes fabric is a wonderful gift for you. Beautiful fabrics. Love your prizes and dishes too.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

JustCindy said...

I love those dishes! What beautiful fabrics.

Tudy said...

I am so glad you loved the angels. Enjoy them.

The Quilting Pirate said...

You are winner Ms. Barb!! Look at all the goodies!!

The fabrics are soo bright and beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with these!

Crispy said...

Ooooo lots of pretty fabrics!! What a great win!!

Crispy

Nanci said...

There haven't been any stamps collection dishes etc for years here, but one of the food stores had pots and pans for saving the receipts and after spending a certain number of dollars one could get a pot.
I love those dishes....you must have had a lot of stamps.
Fabrics are always welcome to our homes.

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful fabrics. I've been to her blog and thinks it's great. Hugs

Royce said...

Beautiful fabrics! Yes Burgundy Buttons does ship fast. They ship almost every day. The lady who owns it is in my quilt guild and is super nice.
Great find on the dishes. My sister is a yard sale queen and finds wonderful stuff too.

kpaints said...

I love all the yummy fabric, I bet you have already started something with them! Those little angels are so cute. I am sharing them with a friend.

Needled Mom said...

You are jingling my memories again today, Barb. I remember getting those S&H Green stamps as well as the Blue Chip stamps. It was so much fun to put them in books and redeem them. Do you remember getting places of silverware when you made bank deposits too? Ahh.. the good ole days!

I'll bet you are loving having fabric arrive so quickly. What a difference for you!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow,they are great dishes. I never have any luck at garage sales!
I love the little angels !
and fabric you are going to get use to how fast it will arrive now! Such pretty ones!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Gotta love a Garage Sale, love what you've found. I'm sure I'd be banned from the house if I started going to Garage Sales. We got rid of so much when we moved recently. Not allowed to fill this house. LOL!

Joanna said...

You have such good luck at garage sales. It must be fun when you find something so nice as the dishes.

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE the dishes!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Those spool fairies are the cutest things ever - I've got a big box of spools too - now for the wooden beads. Fun Fun!