Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mildred and Talulah Break Out! ...and a Huge Sale!


Earlier this week, when the sun was shining...
Mildred Grace, one of the girls...tiptoed out onto the deck to let the early morning breeze take a bit of dust off her shoulders.
It was so lovely out...the pink and white dogwoods, the apple blossoms, the lilacs and cherry blossoms were all at their peak.


Mildred Grace called out to her BFF, Talulah Rose....
who promptly rolled out and joined her to see the 
spring splendor in the back yard. 


They whispered a few words...
...and before you know it...


...those naughty girls!


Doing what I can to amuse myself whilst the rain doth fall.
Good thing I took lots of pics when the sun was shining this week!


This is why it is important to keep sunshine in your heart...
...so it is ready to call on during rainy days.


Needless to say...
I woke up to the sound of thunder this morning and...
...the flea was cancelled for today.
That's OK.

Paula and I have other plans...

...like a giant yard sale at her charming home in Connecticut!
...and if there is anything left...
then we will do the ET flea on Sunday.



After all these years of antiquing together....Brimfield, Madison Bouckville, local fleas and such...it is time to clear out some treasures to make room for new objects of desire, time to change some things up and get our hands on some cash!


So, if you are in the Essex, Old Saybrook, Ivoryton, Deep River, Chester, Centerbrook, CT area next Saturday....you are in luck...
...we are having a fabulous sale!


Paula's home is chock a block full of vintage garden and architectural objects... old shutters, windows, corbels and such.
I am not sure exactly what she has decided to part with yet but to get an idea of the kinds of things she decorates with...


Click   HERE, HERE,  HERE and HERE and especially
 HERE 
 to see some posts featuring her beautiful farmhouse.

I will be packing my van full of vintage smalls... 
wire ware, enamelware, dishes and good old American junk
 and trucking it all to Paula's home for the weekend.

There is lots to do this week to get ready!
Hope you can make our sale!
:)

47 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh how I would LOVE to come to your sale...but Ohio is a bit too far. Good luck!! Have fun and make lots of money so you can buy more stuff :)

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, to be able to shop Paula's stash!

Your girls are just lovely!

Hugs,
Anne

cityfarmer said...

drool is spilling onto the keyboard!!!

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Oh my gosh Laura - these photos are taking my breath away.......
I close my eyes and I wish that I would have had a magic wand.
I had grabbed it right away and ziiiped me to you RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!

My son is going to Texas tomorrow and imagine if he would have said to me;
Dear mum, I cancel my trip and go to that flea market and buy all the things you dream off and then I will bring them home to you......
In a private plane :P :P

Well, to be honest - I feel so much happiness for him, going to Texas and I feel very pleased by looking at your photos, so my heart is singing anyway......

Wish you a pleasant evening

Hugs from Mia

LizlovesVintage said...

Ok, who are you? Mildred or Talulah?
Your sale sounds like there will be lots of treasures to be had! I can relate. Yes, that's why I started a Etsy for the same reason you are having a sale. Stuff coming in and Nothing going OUT. I mean NOTHING!
Great pics Laura:)
xxx Liz

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would definitely be there if I lived close enough. Sigh!

KarenSue said...

Ohh Laura...you tempt me so. I could come ya know, I still have my flying benefits. Maybe someday...I'm going to Shelley's for her bloggers lunchen, I'm sure it will be fabulous.
Good luck with your sale!
Hugs to you~KarenSue

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

I wish I lived nearby because I'd love to come see your treasures in person. I love how you had fun with the "ladies" on the deck in the sunshine! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

ariadne said...

My mum has a tomato shape pin pillow too!From the youth!
I told a friend I have in Old Saybrook to come to the sale. I hope she will manage.
AriadnefromGreece!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your ladies just needed some sunshine. :D
Hope you do well at your sale.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
I loved this post!! I thought I was the only one who posted about my girls! Too cute! Your view from the balcony is so beautiful!! We woke up to rain this morning too, but now the clouds are clearing and the sun is making an appearance. Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Lost in Provence said...

I would love to have Talulah's figure. ;)

Wishing you tons of success and fine weather for your sale!

I adore your dreamy blog. Thank you!

Rochelle said...

Those girls are just too cute!
Cheers
Rochelle

Low Tide High Style said...

This is when I wish I was still 21 and considered a 10 hour car trip an adventure...curse you old age! Wish I could be there!

Kat :)

It's me said...

This is so nice cute post....i will have one ...first picture !!!..nice week darling.....love Ria...xxx...

Kris said...

YES!! I want to come to the 'most incredible' yard sale....please post the address for us. Thanks so much! Kris

Karen said...

If I lived near by I would run not walk to your sale. I can't find stuff like that where I live. Good luck, I hope you make lots of cash!!!

Cozy Little House said...

I wish I could be there! Love your girls enjoying the spring air. I'd love to find one for myself. Just don't know where I'd put her!
Brenda

One Cheap B*tch said...

I just love your dress forms! I'm kicking myself b/c I had the chance to get one for $40 at an estate sale a month or so ago and I didn't buy it. What is wrong with me?! =)

Jeanine

Anne Marie... said...

how fun! it will be a great sale!!

Heaven's Walk said...

LOL! I was smiling all the way through this post! How cute, Laura! :) I wondered what your neighbors thought of you talking to Mildred and Talulah..... hehehe! Have fun at your sale, though! I sure wish I lived closer to you! :)

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

You and your friend are SO lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country. Green.

Sweet Young Journey said...

Love the girls and wish I could come to that garage sale!
Cheryl

Jo Farmer said...

Wonderfully inspirational; love Mildred Grace and Talulah Rose. The Farmhouse is exquisite. Thank so much for sharing...

Lara said...

Ooooh! I looove your dressforms! They look great draped in blooms!! I want one (or 2).. waiting to find one for a good price. Your friend has a darling house - love the white picket fence!! Cute post!!
Hugs,
Lara :)

sweetpea said...

wow, your fab girls should meet my fab girls! i would love to come to that sale! i know it will be so killer! miss you!

hugs,

shelley

oldgreymare said...

Good luck girls! I told Carole I want her to pre- shop for me lol
xx
z
i'm sure the sale will be a huge success, wish I could be there :(

English style said...

Wow, your "Girls" are Beautiful !!
Have a great SALE !!!
wish i could be there ....
Have a nice week Laura !!

from me to thee......... said...

Oh, when will we see some new pics of Paula's home, it is my all time FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I could be there..........smiles, Linda

Jackie said...

Laura, I can see you are getting ready to take the plunge to Brim...Yardsales are how it all starts you know:)I may try to make it to your place this weekend. How far are you from Providence?

Leslie said...

I think I may take off work to be there! This is what I call a golden opportunity!!!! I assume you'll post the details, time etc. I am such a fan of you fabulous gals....such talent.....!!!!! Leslie (from Goldens Bridge!)

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Laura
This post is so fun and creative. I clicked away with my mouse looking at all of Paula’s magnificent vintage decorating items; my favorite is the old wire soap dish. Of course, I would love that item since I spend much of my time making handmade soap. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day!
Smiles, Paula

A Cottage Muse said...

Great photos of the girls!
Wish I could visit the sale...looks like it will be wonderful...have fun!!

Wash Board said...

Beautiful photos of the ladies enjoying the sunshine! Wish that ya'll were closer, would love to visit the sale, looks like there could be some gems. Best of luck!

Susanne said...

Too funny, the ladies out on the porch blowin' some dust off! I've got 2 vintage suitcases, I picked up at an estate sale yesterday, on the back porch to "blow some stink off". My favorite line from my childhood favorite book 'Ramona the Pest'.

Your upcoming sale sounds fantastic, have fun!
Susanne.

paperbird said...

So many beauitful things, I love those tiny drawers.
I wonder what mischief those girls will be up to today!

Karajeanne said...

I just came across your blog...it's lovely, thank you so much, it brightened my day...it's rainy here too and all I'm seeing is the grey
I'll be exploring later...following
Thanks again
Karajeanne

MARY PERNULA said...

OMG LAURA! I wish I lived by you both, I don't suppose there is something small from both of you that I could purchase, it would be cool to have a tresure from you both, I have something from Evi and I have ordered a book from Carole it would make me feel complete to have something from the both of you to as well ...........I have enjoyed all of your specail friendship towards each other so much.................Looking forward to your photo's. Hugs Mary

fairchildstreet said...

You amaze me with your treasures. They always make me smile. Charmaine

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Laura,
what great treasures!!!!
Have a nice day,
Hugs,
Yvonne

lisaroyhandbags said...

Your girls are lovely and so are your photos! I SO wish I could be at the sale! :)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh man....I'm having a fit here!

Anonymous said...

I DO live in CT!! I would be honored to attend this sale. Where is Paula located?

Hello Vintage said...

I have a lovely lady of my own named Molly. She likes to scare my little sister from time to time. Lol:)

Carol said...

We were in Brimfield last week and when I saw you were going to sell at the Elephant's trunk flea, we quickly made plans to attend. We were so disappointed when it was cancelled due to the weather. We are now back in Texas and we will miss your sale this weekend. I hope you'll share pics. Have fun. My daughters and I had a big sale in April so that we would have mad money for Brimfield, it was a success, as I'm certain yours will be as well.

Smiles,
Carol

Theresa said...

Love this post and only wish I could be there shopping!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

The antics of Mildred Grace and Talulah Rose - how funny, Laura! Oh how I would love to have a Talulah Rose of my very own!!! Unfortunately, I've yet to find one at a price I could afford to pay. I keep hoping though. ;)

By the way, I just visited each of the links for Paula's home tour. Wow! Her place is deinitely "chockablock" with vintage goodness!

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/