Friday, August 12, 2011


This year Mr ALC was not looking for anything in particular and with all the heat he shopped but not like this addict umm dedicated shopper!
These are my favorite items from Mr ALC's finds
This great Craftsman toolbox for $2
 And this coffee can full of tools for $1
See I am not the only thrifty person in this household!

The countdown of my favorite finds from WLYS 2011 begins...
 Top Eight Favorites
coming in at #8
 I was really happy to find this Pink Gooseberry bowl

This Pyrex baking dish has already been used in my its size

I have been looking for these raffia mugs and was so happy to find four

This hand embroidered scarf just tugged at my heart with it's beauty

You know how I love my Flamingos and even with the damage this one is a great addition to my collection

These Bluebirds of Happiness brought me just that

This was a close call but this cute milk glass bird with a Santa hat made me really smile and came in at #2

My Favorite Find of the WLYS 2011
 The Baby Brownie Camera just thrilled me when I found it and remains my #1 favorite find this year!

Now for what I found for Deb who was my winner of the 
"let me shop for you" giveaway
Deb gave me a list of some items too look for and I hope she is happy with what I found
Here are some close ups
Deb loves vintage buttons on cards

These vintage playing cards are so cute and could be used in some of the altered art and card making that Deb does

This hand embroidered dresser scarf is so pretty 

And two vintage hankies

Deb I will be sending this out to you next week!  

Thanks to all of you for coming along with me on this years trip!  I hope you enjoyed it.
A special thank you to Mr ALC who spent 2 days 'Driving Miss Linda' !
 I'm going to play with all my treasures now!




Ann said...

Great finds, all of them. Your favorite is awesome. I bet Deb is going to love all the things you found for her

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you found some real treasures. You are braver than I am dealing with the heat.
Enjoy your weekend.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Lucky Deb...she'll love all her goodies. I enjoyed seeing your TopPicks....and you know I loved seeing the hankies and buttons. Great photos of all your finds. MrALC sure hit the JackPot, too.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to your winner - she will love it all.

You done good! I like your favorite pics too. I would recognize you with the Flamingo and birds.

Love it all!

tammylovesdishes said...

I have to say I love your each and every one of your top eight treasures! And lucky Deb; very cool stuff you found for her, too.

BECKY said...

Oh, LInda! What wonderful finds for yourself and your winner! I laughed when I saw the flamingo! I have a teeny-tiny one you gave me, which I'm sure you remember! I can't pick a favorite from your items! I love them all! One of these years, I gotta come down there for that sale!

Pondside said...

Has it already been a year? It's gone by so quickly! It looks like you've been as lucky this year as last.

SavannahGranny said...

Love all the treasures Mr. ALC and you found. Looks like you have had a great year. I somehow missed this festival, next year.
Congrats to Deb for winning some beautiful gifts.
Hugs, Ginger

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Linda Sweetie...
You know I love going along on the Longest Yard Sale each trip. Looks like you found some real beauties again this year. Love the dishes and those hankies, are they not gorgeous? You know it is the little things that make me so happy.

I must have missed that you love flamingos. Have I got a gift for you sweet friend. You must send me your mailing address.

Thanks for sharing. I love traveling along with you.

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PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Yup. I pink puffy heart that embroidered dresser scarf! Enjoyed this post!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You found some fun things Linda! Love the cute hankies:@)

Jojo said...

I love everything!

DearHelenHartman said...

All wonderful finds!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Both you and Mr. ALC did great at the WLYS. I agree with you favorite find...the camera is a cutie!!! I'm sure Deb will love what you found for her...Congrats Deb!

Gina said...

That little milk glass bird is so stinkin' cute! Lovin' the pyrex too. Looks like you scored big time.

Diann said...

Looks like another great time was had at the sale this year! What fun finds and congrats to Deb for winning such fun things!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Linda,
You and your hubby found nice treasures and YES, I LOVE the treasures you found for me!!! They are just perfect :) Thank you so MUCH!!!
Happy Weekend!
deb :)

Annesphamily said...

My mother had those raffia mugs! Hee Hee! A blast from my past! I love your fines and that you share so generously with us. Love you! Anne

bj said...

Well, bless ya'lls hearts..both of you found some great them all.

Ninny said...

Hi Linda,

Had some catching up to do on my blog reading. Enjoyed catching up on yours very much! I've always wanted to do TWLYS, and with all the goodies you found, now I want to even more!

Betsy said...

I enjoyed your countdown! You have to know that my favorite is that camera also. Love it! They're getting harder and harder to find these days. You found some amazing treasures.

Natasha in Oz said...

I love all your treasures too Linda and that camera is fantastic! But, being the Christmas girl that I am I would have to say that the sweet little Christmas bird is my favourite find!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Angela said...

Great finds! I also just returned from "TWLYS" we did the Alabama-Georgia-Tennessee leg of the trip. So much fun!! Great finds!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I loved reading about your adventures! The bluebirds are so pretty and I'm so glad you found two. Very sweet! So many great finds. Looking forward to seeing the tangerine dishes at Halloween. Well even tough it wasn't the best trip to one of these, it still sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Zootsuitmama said...

Love the Pyrex especially!~ And the little repaired flamingo, well let's just say a lot of mine are like that! Still love them!

Laura said...

You did great-
Pyrex -for me- is impossible to resist. My middle daughter is also a collector.
She is on the hunt for anything turquoise in Pyrex.

Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I can see why that brownie is #1! But all of it looks grand! glad u were so successfull.

Charlotte said...

My #1 would be the flamingo! So glad you had a great time. Maybe next year I will be able to go!

Ames said...

Looks like Mr. ALC had fun too! I love old buttons and hankies. They bring back good memories.!~Ames

Dianne said...

Love the blue birds too, I have one just like the larger one. I used to have a brownie camera when I was in my teens. Thanks for bringing back some teen memories.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Linda I have that same birdie avon bottle!!! Mine actually came in the box and i paid 0.25 for it! Love love all of your finds!!! so much fun!!!

The Joyful Thrifter

The Woods said...

Linda, Thank you for commenting on our blog to adopt Blake, I appreciate you taking the time to do so. Your kindness warms my heart.

AshTreeCottage said...

That baby Brownie camera is toooo cute!!

Susan and Bentley

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love the old Brownie camera so sweet.
I have four on my shelf in my dan!!!! all four belong to my MOM.. Thank so much for visiting my new Tablescape.
I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Jean said...

Oh, what great finds! Lucky girl.

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

You did great. I love that toolbox too!
Your bluebirds and santa bird are fabulous too.
Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Mary said...

Oh, what pretty pretties you found for Deb! I love the bluebirds and the raffia mugs and the Pyrex especially-- although all were great finds! I'm especially fond of vintage hankies :p

mrs. c said...

My favorites are the tool box and the pyrex! We did not even go out this year, too hot. Maybe next time!

gail said...

Linda, you are the cutest! Great finds as usual.
Thanks for always being there for me!

Jenny said...

What fun finds! Such a happy, sunny post! Too bad you don't live would be so fun to go garage saleing with you!

dogsmom said...

I am running around late, trying to catch up. Give Mr. ALC a hug from me, not only for being your sweet chauffer (every thrifter should have one, to park the car while she runs ahead to snag a deal) but also for giving me a sweet memory of my father, and the world's heaviest toolbox. As a kid I wanted so badly to help my dad but I could NEVER lift the box. I had to learn early what each individual tool was.