Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Back In The Swing Of Things?????

Sort of.......

I'm not sure why, but the last month or so I've been in "blue funk" least that's what my Mom used to call it.

I just can't seem to get going on pretty much anything....and when I'm out of sorts, everything seems to be out of sorts.

The month of June was especially draining at work....June is end year for us, so the pressure is on to wrap things up for the year.  Working 70 plus hours a week takes it's toll on me.

I also don't keep up on the housework, going for my walks or to the gym, watching what I eat, or blogging.

Any who, I'm feeling a little better, and wanted to share a few recent garage sale finds.

This garage sale had a ton of Golden Books and a few Junior Elf ones too. 

The Paper Doll Wedding book is my favorite!! I haven't seen this Golden Book before!!

The bride and the ring bearer are missing, but it's still a pretty cool book!!

A couple of puzzles, a picture of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, and a few vintage Christmas ornaments....

Lap trays, napkins by Vera, (love these), and a jar of buttons

As I look around the Xavier Ct house, I realize that I have a lot of stuff!  I have made a promise to myself, that unless it's really spectacular, I'm not buying it!! 

I know what you're thinking....we'll see how long that rule lasts!!

I actually think I see a garage sale in my future!



  1. I think we all get into a funk at times. What great inspiration you are finding though. I love LG Books, too. That paperdoll one has a little green with envy, too!

  2. Ahhh! So many good things! I've never seen the Paperdoll Wedding! You need to ask Tammy about that, and also look it up on EBAY. That's a rare one I'm sure!
    The buttons look that it doesn't surprise me that I love them! Haa!
    Vera, X-mas...WOW!
    So glad you're back. And yes, I too am trying to live by that motto. It has to be really great, or something that I'm going to sell...or I have to get rid of something else.

  3. Sweet finds Chris!! Love the Paper Doll Wedding book! So cute!! And, we can never have enough buttons! Hope it starts to slow down for you!! Wishing you a beautiful summers day! xo Heather

  4. So glad these vintage finds helped to cheer you up! I've missed your fun posts. I can't choose what I like the best-you got some cool loot!

  5. Some GREAT finds. I love that Paperdoll Wedding book and I have never seen that one before either. What fun things you found. Hope your life gets back in order soon. xo Diana

  6. Adorable finds! Summer is a time to slow down a bit and just enjoy! Thanks for your sweet post.

  7. You scored some great finds! I have a hard time passing up a garage sale and I don't need any more "stuff"!

  8. You really got some goodies! Love those Little Golden books, especially the Paper Doll Wedding! I've always loved paper dolls! Better check it out(before you have a garage sale) - I just Googled & saw one on Amazon for $218.! Some others were less,but a couple on Etsey had been sold so couldn't see at what price. One thing said it was originally published in 1952, one of the earliest of the LGBs, but it looked like there might be a 2013 reprint. If so, maybe you can find it to get the bride doll?
    It all sounds like such fun, and here I am going through all my "stuff" getting rid of so much. It seems endless!
    Happy Summer!

  9. You've been missed. I was hoping your absence was an amazing trip...or some much needed respite. That Paperdoll Wedding book is truly amazing. I've never seen anything like it. I'm glad you rescued it. Hugs!

  10. Happy to see a post from you!
    Darling wedding paperdoll book! Love their dresses! Buttons always come home with me!
    I went to a few garage sales this morning in the 80+ heat & humidity! YUCK!
    Keep cool!

  11. What sweet finds!! Love those cute paper wedding dolls & book! :) Oh and what fun buttons! :) Hope you're having a lovely week! xo Holly

  12. So glad to see you back. You found some really great treasures. My favorite would be the wedding paper doll book too.

  13. I love that wedding paper doll book, too! How cute is that? I hope your getting more rest now that June is over.


  14. The Golden books are incredible! There are some I've never seen...and I collect them! Love the seashore book and Wedding book. I haven't seen those or the Airplanes! WOW! Great buys!

  15. I get into blue funks far too often. It's worse in the fall and winter.

    The paper doll wedding book is a real treasure!

  16. I went all the way to the middle of no-where Iowa to go to a flea market where I did find a few Little Golden Books for my collection and you find them at a GARAGE SALE!?!? Jealous! You might have to start a little collection!