Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Morning Church Sale



This morning I was on my way out the door to a church sale I had seen advertised all week and my husband called out, "wait I'll go with you"......now normally Rob does not "do" sales which is fine with me because if I have heard it once...I have heard it a thousand times over our 35 year marriage...."what are you going to do with that?" or "do we really need that?" But, wait I did and within a few minutes we were on our way......



We arrived just before 9 a.m. and there was a line of anxious customers at the door......Once inside...the first thing I noticed was the sign that said "everything on these tables is either 50 cents OR $1.00".....my heart started to beat real fast.....I'm a dollar kind of gal. So guess what? All these flower frogs were only 25 cents each with one thrown in for free.....that was a bargain at the bargain table! The cigar tin is from Holland (I love the color and graphics).....



The book room was filled with books.....25 cents for soft cover and 50 cents for hard cover.....The book above was 50 cents.......it has absolutely beautiful pictures......(I filled a box .....got some great titles and some great colors....I do collect books for their colors too). This was the room where Rob spent a lot of time... books, old tapes and albums.....



I just love this 3 tiered blue and white stand.....



4 Danish oval dishes, a white McCoy vase and a white crock.......all for $3.00



Fountain pen on marble base.....50 cents



I liked the gray background.....go figure....25 cents......

Now here is where it started to really get good......



Glass door knobs.....candelabra with some crystals and.....a full length stained glass window! Rob actually pointed it out to me. I couldn't believe it was there..... a piece of paper taped to it read "From the old Archer Methodist Church, November 25, 1893".... It was beautiful.......Rob seemed willing....a pane was cracked but nothing too serious....the price was reasonable and when I asked if they would take less....the minister reduced it by half! As I was writing out the check, the old fellow in charge of the cash box said....."you know, there is another door downstairs....one that has more color in it....would you like to see it? Maybe you would like that one better." Would I like to see it?....sure!.......Downstairs we went.....dirty, dusty....with stuff piled up in front of it.......



We came home with both doors.....and the Mother Mary as well.





























Now.....if Rob had not been with me I might have missed seeing the first door, or might have been reluctant to try to bring something this size home (it's hard to hide a door). But he did come with me, he did spot the door first, he was willing to pay for both and he carried them out and loaded them in the car! All without a complaint! For that, he was rewarded with a hot dog on the church lawn! What a fun Saturday morning church sale!

27 comments:

Queen B. said...

LOOOOVE IT ALL.......ESPECIALLY MOTHER MARY.....XO

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

WoW you really scored and having shopped with you and I know how much you love $1 items....if it's a dollar you'll buy it. Now don't tell me you got the madonna for a buck.
The doors are to die for. Even if you had to hang them on the ceiling to make room for them it would be worth it. Hey there's an idea...with lights behind them!!!! Nice to hear that Rob is getting into it with you. Now there's no stopping you.
Have a good night!
Carole

one gal's trash said...

Hi,
I linked over from Anything Goes Here. What a treasure trove you found today...and those doors!!! Oo la la!
Pam ~ One Gal's Trash

Anne Marie said...

dead silence.....





my jaw dropped - sorry


and here I thought I had a great story to tell of my finds at the nursery - I evend said OMG (goodness)...which I never do

you just blew me out of the water - and you are VERY lucky that I don't live close to you, because I'm sorry, but we'd have to arm wrestle over that stained glass....

wow - really - wow!!

Breathing Beside Us said...

Your blog is so beautiful!
Blessings,
Deb

Bonnie said...

Oh lucky lucky you.......it is like you have won the lotery...........
I am a bit jealous..........
Nice day

A Box Of Dreams said...

Wow indeed! The glass door knobs ,candelabra with crystals and the blue ans white stands are also what i would fall for!! Great findings!! Greatings from Belgium, An

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I have never, EVER been to a sale that had even remotely as many fabulous "finds" as yours had!! Those doors -- oh, those doors...

But you know what? The absolute BEST "find" was right there in your home all along -- your hubby!! What a sweetheart!!

You are one blessed lady!! Enjoy ALL your treasures -- new and old! ;)

Ruth

Deb said...

Wow! What a fabulous thrifting day you had! All your treasures are wonderful, but the Madonna and those doors are absolutely gorgeous!!

Livs Lyst said...

Wow Laura!
You really got a lot of nice things this time. And so funny that it was in a church!
And you have a really nice husband I must say! ;O)

Enjoy!
Smile from your friend in Norway ;O)
L-jo

Anything Goes Here said...

You know they are good for SOMETHING. My husband often comes with me, complains, but is a willing carrier! It all works out...he carries for hot dogs too, Nice stained glass! Good finds,,,and you know how I feel about flower frogs. I did the garage sales and a parking lot flea market today...scored TWO dress forms! xo Joan

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, what great finds and what a great hubby. You are a lucky gal!!! Enjoy all the beautiful treasures!

peet said...

Wow what a treasures !!! you find , i love them .
My husband loves flea markets . Luckey me .
I think your husband loves it too now !!

Enjoy your findings .
Love Peet

Rosemary said...

That is fate my dear!!
Wow!!
My heart beat faster with every photo. I have never been to a church sale like that before.
I have to say the curch sales here don't ever have very good stuff. People don't usually donate great things. I can't belive the flower frogs and all the rest, and those window/doors.
It was meant to be.
Enjoy!!! Yay to your husband.
Rosemary

Frippery said...

Woo Hoo, I was drooling over all the little goodies you found and then..... Wow! What fabulous finds! Good thing your hubby tagged along.

Michelle said...

You hit the mother load! I can't believe you made it out of that sale alive, without anyone mobbing you for all those fabulous finds. Have an awesome week and thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

Les Cotrions said...

Oh my God! Lucky girl! You bought so many lovely fiends! The doors are stunning and all the other things too! Great! We haven't similar sales in Italy!
Have a nice week!
Vale

Debby said...

WOW!!!! So may beautiful goodies, love those doors.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Aren't the church sales the BEST! Always fabulous things, at great prices. And those doors!?!?! What an amazing find! They are stunning!

Corine said...

Nice story, nice stuff, nice pictures and a nice husband!! Greetings, Corine

jade said...

..what wonderful things you found - and how good, to have such a great husband!!! I also have such one - every week he comes with me to the antique market and he does everything to make me happy!!! If my english would be better, i would like to tell you more, but........

Hugs Jade

Barb said...

Oh my! Unbelievable.
I'm so glad for you, but also green with envy.
Where do you all find these great sales anyway??
I think i live in the wrong part of the country or something.

blessings, and great finds!!

barbara jean

Pherenike said...

I SO wish I could have been to that Church Sale. I can t believe the treasures you found, the candelabra, the doors, the books. All lovely.

Utah Grammie said...

I just ambled into your blog..and scrolled down..and can I say..

i hate you.... i am soooo jealous!

Just messing with you..YOU SCORED huge! I LOVE love love those doors and I so totally relate to you with your hubby - when mine goes {also reluctantly} HE spots the great - and often LARGE - items I wouldn't be able to sneak in (I thought I was the ONLY one!)

I really enjoy church sales and can I say you did an amazing job - good for you! Now, I need to stop typing so I can see more of your darling blog!

terrylee said...

i've been blog-hopping today and stopped in to read yours. am SO glad i did! what GREAT treasure finds at the church sale ... those stained glass doors are truly magnificent!

love your blog. am bookmarking it for next time!

hugs,
terry lee

Anonymous said...

The Goddess works in mysterious ways, her wonders to achieve!

Glenda... said...

Uhhh!!! I want to comment, but I can't,
I'm speechless...
I don't know when I have seen anyone find anything like those doors. Uh oh, I guess I just made a comment...lol