Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Classic Church Rummage Sale

Last Thursday I attended a local church rummage sale that is one of the biggest in the country.

It has a special place in my heart for a second reason in addition to it's size. It was the first church rummage sale I ever attended more than 30 years ago when I moved to the Chicago area.

This year didn't disappoint.

This dome is huge. It is 12 inches in diameter and 18 inches high.

Imagine me getting it out of the church through crowds of people without breaking it.

And a second smaller vintage dome to add to my "It's all better under glass collection."

Lastly, I got this nice group of metal flower frogs.

Like me, do you have special vintage shopping locations that bring back especially fond memories?

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  1. Be still my heart!!! What awesome finds! I love church garage sales, they are my favorite. They always seem to have more vintage items than a home garage sale. Like you said....this one did not disappoint.

  2. I agree Church Rummage sales are the best. Love the domes, but what a score on all those flower frogs! I keep hoping to find some one day.

  3. Oh, church rummage sales are awesome and so are your finds. I went to a fabulous garage sale, i went back three times. I still think about that ladies treasures...

  4. Wow! That is a great church rummage sale! Great those frogs!
    Wish I had some great ones close to me...maybe I should check those church sales out more often huh?
    Have a great day!
    Tammy :-)

  5. Oh I love the dome and the frogs. Great finds!! Have a great Wednesday. Susan

  6. Church sales are my favorites too!
    That dome is awesome!
    Have a wonderful day Joan...

  7. Lucky Girl. My mom had a frog and it got lost in the move. I am determined to find one here in Georgia. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  8. Great finds. Love those flower frogs.
    ~ Tina

  9. Church rummage sales are always the best, but I've never seen anything like this at one! Those domes are amazing, and so perfect for you!

  10. Sounds like it was a good sale. I stopped at a church rummage sale last Sat. and it was a disappointment.

  11. What a wonderful, wonderful find!! I'm sure you had a great time going through all the items at that sale. I love your flower frogs too. You don't even need to put anything in them. They look so nice just grouped together like you have them :-)

  12. Those domes were a fantastic find!! Love the collection of frogs too.
    xo, Sherry

  13. Great finds. What a nice collection of frogs. And you even got the dome home in one piece.

  14. Just popped into your blog and LOVE it! I wish I lived closer...that looks like it was a great rummage sale. and You really scored on your glass dome! Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston, TX

  15. First, I'm in love with your blog and a new follower. Second, love that Etsy shop even more. So, glad I found you. Third, (just having fun numbering things now) what great finds for a church rummage sale. I'll be back for more.

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

  16. Fun things! I used to shop vintage, even primative sales back in the day. Then, my taste completely changed and I wouldn't stop at a garage sale, vintage store or antique shop for decades. Along comes blogging...a few little treasures are starting to appear around my house again!

  17. I hit the best estate sale last weekend- I plan to go back THIS weekend for more goodies- ohm AFTER I get home from Wheaton!

  18. Hi Joan,
    Lucky you, those glass domes are fabulous! I love how you use them around your home, just beautiful!
    Have a great day.

  19. Hi Joan, That must have been one amazing church sale!! We don't have many of those around here--darn it!! Love your finds!! By the way, are you planning on having a Halloween vignette party? Just curious, cuz I wanna participate! Julie

  20. How many different ways could I say, AMAZING.... The Score of the Century!

  21. Joan ~
    What a thrill !! Don't you just love
    finding such awesome treasures !

    It is a great time of year for great
    sales !

  22. Wonderful purchases! I collect flower frogs as well. Great collection! Jean

  23. I love flower frogs!!!! and the dome is great.

  24. Joan, that dome is simply amazing!!! All great stuff. I managed to make it to a very small church rummage sale in my neighborhood this weekend (sales twice a year) and got a few great things for very good prices so I was very happy.


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