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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Week End Treasure Hunt

I haven't done a week end treasure hunt post in forever!   
 Truth is,    there hasn't been very many yard sales to go to for several months.      I saw that Amarillo Texas had several yard sales,  so we took a day trip over there to do a little shopping,   antiquing,   and of course have a yummy lunch.    Amarillo is about an hour and a half drive from where we live so it's an easy day trip. 
 If you look back on the kitchen counter     (behind the island)  you can see a glimpse of the goat and pig that I found while we were out..

Can't see them very well way back there,   so here's a close up!

The goat has the sweetest ears .....and so does the pig.

They were both 50% off at Pier One.     I have kind of quit buying seasonal decor,    but even though these were on their Easter clearance table,     I thought they would work year round with my farmhouse style kitchen decor.

We went to a couple of pretty good yard sales.     

I loved this vintage ice cream freezer.   
The lady that had the yard sale said she spent many an hour churning ice cream with it!

It's a White Mountain Triple Motion

The parts all all there,   but I really doubt that we will make ice cream in it. never know!

I plan to use it as a container for floral designs on the front porch.

I always look for pretty sheets to use in my decorating projects at yard sales.

I found this king size set for $10,    you can't buy that much fabric for anywhere near that price!

It also had two shams......

We visited several antique shops,   but this umbrella holder was the only thing we found that begged to come home with us

It looks perfect in the entry.     Guess I better keep an eye out for some more umbrellas since I only have one!

A day trip for me isn't complete without a visit to the garden centers

Sutherlands had these hanging strawberry baskets for  $10

They are loaded with blooms and strawberries

Last,  but not least........I have a big bouquet of lilacs that H cut from our bush in the backyard.     

The kitchen smells heavenly!


  1. Penny,
    The umbrella stand is what really caught my eye!!! LOVE it!! The animals are so sweet and will fit in perfect with your lovely decor! And those flowers are amazing!! Still no signs of Spring around here.... It was in the 20's this morning when I came home from work..

  2. Don't you just love a day of going gallivanting and finding treasures and spending fun time together?!!! Sounds like a perfect day!

  3. I have never seen an umbrella stand like that one- it is really darling. Those pink poppies in the ice cream bucket are lovely.
    Have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

  4. Wow! What a fun day of browsing and picking up some great treasures! I adore your pink flowers in your new found ice cream freezer, but I do hope you make at least one batch of ice cream in will probably be the best tasting ice cream in your life. My grandpa had one exactly like that and I remember so fondly the summers of his delicious peach ice cream.

  5. Hi Penny,
    First visit to your blog. I love your home and finds! I especially like how you combine pastels with farmhouse elements. I'm so jealous of all your cut flowers; Spring won't arrive here in Maine for another month and I am so ready.Living vicariously through your photos. ~Cheryl

  6. Love all the goodies you found. The ice cream bucket is my favorite. I have a few old ones like yours that I use for flower arrangements as well but I love the wording on the metal parts of yours.

  7. Penny, love all the new finds.. And, the critters are just to cute! Have a good week! Leticia

  8. I love your ice cream maker, everything was a great find.
    Thank you for stopping by OMHGWW w/Linky this week.
    Have a wonderful week!

  9. What fun you had, penny. I like those sheets with lovely roses on them, and your pink poppies look great in the wooden container. So pretty!
    Jesse (from Simply Neutrals Tuesday)

  10. I smiled several times reading your post--the animals and the pink roses (my fave) sheets were my favorites. It sounded like a great day; it's my idea of close to perfect! I have several crocus up here in Maine; we usually have lilacs for Memorial Day.

  11. Beautiful finds Penny! Enjoy :) Thank you for sharing at Simply Neutrals.

  12. Love that umbrella stand!! In fact I love everything!!!

  13. Wonderful treasures & what beautiful lilacs! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  14. The color on that ice cream freezer is literally heaven. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch.

  15. Our thrift store has had a couple of old ice cream makers on the shelf...I keep thinking I should get I'm inspired!


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