Monday, 5 May 2008



Well the MIL’s Garage/Yard Sale went quite well.

She made a profit of about $600 so that wasn’t too bad.

I managed to pick up a few little things for myself.

Much to Max’s disgust this pink hat was one of the things I got – he just looked at me and shook his head in disbelief

A little cream stool, a pretty pink tulle hat, scrabble letters, 3 of the same pretty pale blue trays with puppies on them. a sweet pink embroidered bag I thought Chloe would love and also a green vase that was given to my MIL as a wedding gift


60 Years ago my mother and Aunt had a double wedding. May 8th is the Anniversary.

My mother is the bride on the left and my Aunt Rachel on the right. My Aunt Nancy that I have written about before is the bridesmaid seated on the right

My Aunt and Uncle had a wonderful afternoon party to celebrate the day. Sadly my mother passed away 15 years ago. It was really a difficult celebration to attend as it reminds me of what I have lost. They played a DVD of photos of the wedding and all of the wonderful family times that were had over the years. It was really hard to watch my mother up there on the huge screen; so many a tear was shed.


Today is my sister-in-law Judy’s birthday.

My bother Greg and Judy have been living in Singapore for about 7 years.

Greg is working for an airline and Judy is a volunteer at a school for handicapped children.


Lori said...

love what you snagged at the yard sale Alison, in spite of Max's opinion, i think the pink hat is lovely:) The brides are beautiful...Happy Birthday to Judy!!!

love.boxes said...

That hat is great! What is Max talkin' about! I love all the other pink things around your place as well. :)

Unknown said...

LOVE THE PINK HAT~! it's awesome. thanks so mcuh for your visit. She is feeling better, so I hope we are on the uphill climb now! :)
Jen R

CIELO said...

Good morning, Alison....Happy birthday to your sister in law across the sea.... wow, I love that pink cake holder, so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by my house in the roses; pl/come back soon.

Have a great week


Cathy said...

Absolutely adorable pink hat. I think it looks just like something Marie Antoinette would wear!

The display for your SIL birthday is luscious and so are the beautiful treasures in the background. I just love your hutch filled with goodies.


Mosaic*Queen said...

I also think the pink hat is lovely!
I, too, would have shed many tears watching your family video.



Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I think that pink is great!!

Victoria xx

Susan Tuttle said...

Very cool finds from the yard sale - I'm diggin' that hat - guys just don't understand - lol!


Heartinmyhand said...

The Pink hat is wonderful. I also really love the little tray with the dogs.

Anonymous said...

I love the hat too. What a sweet family you must have.Happy Birthday to Judy.

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the hat! Happy Birthday to Judy!

xx Nancy

savvycityfarmer said...

The pink hat looks like a puff of cotton candy..adorable

Anonymous said...

love the stuff ya snatched up!!! lucky gal! I have a new kit in my shop!! you should check it out I think you would like it! hugs


SweetAnnee said...

I love what you chose!!
all so sweet and
the hat
will you pose in it for us????

cherished*vintage said...

What? How can Max not be loving that pink tulle beauty of a hat? It's wonderful!!! I totally understand why you picked it. :o)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

LOVE the hat. I wish we could all wear hats like ladies used to!!!

kari and kijsa said...

What great goodies- the hat is a true confection!! Happy Birthday to Judy! Have a blessed day!!

kari & kijsa

Cami said...

So much pinkness... Just wonderful. And congrats to your Mother and Aunt. Quite an accomplishment. And what a divine picture!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh goodness that hat is fantastic!!! It's like a big beautiful bunch of fairy floss! Just as well you loved it, I have to disagree with Max on this one and put his opinion down to men not really 'getting' it! lol!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Sound like you had a fun weekend of finding cool treasures and tripping down memory lane! Have a great week! :-) Rosie

Jessi Nagy said...

wow, gorgeous!! i love that pink cake plate. yummy!!
happy bday to your sissy.

Unknown said...

What fabulous finds! Love the hat.
What sweet celebrations and memories of your mom.
Have a lovely day.

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Beautiful wedding picture and I love the way you are sending greetings to you brother and sis-in-law.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
I love that little tray with the puppies, adorable. You got some great stuff. I love garage sales. Have a great day.

LeAnn :)

Michelle said...

I love your goodies from the sale! What a beautiful wedding photo ~ how special to have a double wedding.

I'm in love with that cake plate you are showing!!


Simply Me Art said...

You got some Gorgeous finds. I ador the picture of your mom and her sister, what a fantastic memory to have a double wedding. That Pink Hat is the best! My hubby would have shook his head too. Happy bday to your SIL too. Jamie

Linda said...

Neat little treasures from the yard sale...I love the pink hat, very reminds me of frosting.

Love the pink cake plate and cover and I think the tiles wishing your SIL happy birthday are so cute...I hope she has a great day too. Hugs, Linda

Stink Bone Jones said...

I requested this photo for my flickr group. Super cute and so sweet of you to set it up like that for your sis-in-law.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful treasures Alison!

blessings said...

That pink hat is scrumptious!! And the cake stand is oh so yummy too! Blessings... polly

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

OOOHHHH!!! I love that hat!!! I saw one very similar at an antique store the other day.
If hubbie makes you get rid of it send it my way!!

Tara said...

Aw! My heart is with you knowing your Mom could not be there!


Unknown said...

Hi Alison, Love your finds. What a treat to be a part of a family that celebrates life. I am sorry about the tears, but am thankful that you have others around you that love you, too. Happy Bday to Judy! Love the embroidered change purse and the little stool.

Tammy :)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

$600.00 is I think a great sale! And I love the frothy pink hat you got. ~ Lynn

Adla said...

Alison, what delight you collected at you MILs sale. Love the embroidered clutch. And Ooooo you brought a tear to my eye.. I'm very watery these days blame it on the little bub inside. I'm sure it must have been difficult watching pics of your mums wedding.I feel for you but I have to say the pictures are super lovely. And a Happy Birthday to Jude.Talking Singapore , I am having cravings for some Singapore food as we speak :)

chat soon, Adla

shabbyfufu said...

I LOVE that Pink fluff hat Alison! Happy birthday to your SIL and the anniversaries too. And....Happy Mother's Day right back to you~Janet~

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Great buys! Love the pink cake stand and cover for the birthday celebration! Thanks for your input on the mystery item. I'm with you and hoping someone can tell me what it is! Giggle.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

that cake plate is amazing!
Thanks for all your visits and comments! I really appreciate them.

bluemuf said...

Alison, I just love the pink hat. You picked up some nice items at the sale.


Sherry said...

That pink hat is just to pretty to pass up. I get the "uhuhs" a lot and the raised eyebrow with the shaking of the head. Sometimes I even get the "what are you going to do with that?" but not very often. Beautiful finds, cake for you sil and beautiful wedding pics!!

Tara said...

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No one is you ...& that's your power said...

Hi Alison
I love your finds especially the hat, can you post a picture of you wearing it please?
I expect you really do miss your mum. Its a lovely photo of your mum too.
x Dominique

Anonymous said...

The pink hat is the mark of a true diva-lol. Love it.

I'm also coveting that gorgeous pink cake cover and pedastal. That is so beautiful!!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Oh Alison Goodness you deserved the little treasure from the Garage Sale. Happy Birthday to your SIL, I loved the picture of your Mother and Aunty, beautiful memories!

Mary said...

It's perfectly obvious that the pink hat was MEANT for you! I just love vintage bridal photos. I always wonder about the people in the pictures...your mother's photo is beautiful, and I'm sure she is looking down from heaven and smiling at this post. :)

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Hi Alison,
im sooo glad the sale was a success and HELLLOOO i would have snapped that hat up as well! Its like Cotton Candy!I love it.

Im sorry you cried watching the photos of your mum.....but i bet it was nice in a way too, to see her and remember...

Hey we both have the RG cake stand. Oh we have the best taste dont we, LOL.

Luv Ya
Shann xo

Lori said...

Alison, First off I know how hard it is to lose our Mom's. With Mother's Day here on Sunday shes on my mind constantly. It'll be three years this August for my Moms passing and I miss her so much. Your pinkie cute hat looks like a cloud of cotton candy or a mound of pink whipping cream! Love the bridal photo, glad you have it! Sending you love,Lori

Anonymous said...

So many celebrations. The double wedding must have been so much fun.
Have a blessed day.


Sea Dream Studio said...

Allison~ Love your finds!! The hat is fab!
The wedding photo is so sweet. What a lovely memento. I am sure you keep your mother's memory close to your heart.
I appreciate your kind words on my blog so very much!

Cindy said...

LOVE the hat! And the puppie tray and the green vase...just some awesome finds. And the brides are so pretty and what a wonderful thing, but I can certainly understand the tears. This will be my first Mother's Day with out Mom. I've been in a funk all week. Happy Bday to your cuz.


Lina said...

I love the pink hat Alison!!! It is so sweet! And thanks for the well wishes...went to the dr and got some antibiotics so i should be better soon!! Talk to you soon.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Michelle,
What a beautiful weddning party. I can only imagine how bitter/sweet it was for you to attend the anniversary party.

Although I love vintage and hats, I think I might be with Max on this one. LOL!
Patricia :o)

Unknown said...

What a fun post. I loved the pink cake pedestal. It is truly lovely. I decorate cakes for fun so I would love to snag something like that someday. You're lucky to have that. What a cute idea to use the scrabble letters on your blog pic to wish a Happy Birthday to your sis. Sorry the party was so hard for you, but I'm glad you have the lovely memories of your mom. I guess I'm thinking of that because I lost my mom 15 years ago, too and Mother's day is coming up so I can relate. My mom taught me to tat, my favorite hobby.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Wonderful buys from your MIL sale! Love the scrabble letters! So many great things can be done with those!

I lost my mom 3 years ago, so I understand the bittersweet feelings you must have been having...

Anonymous said...


We never get ovewr the loss of our moms do we? We just learn how we will live with them missing... And missing them!

BEAUTIFUL photo! I clicked on it and thought it was lovely enlarged!

finally, LOVE garage sales! I did not know other countries do them too. Arn't they the best?

hugs for you about your mom!

Betty said...

Alison, I just wanted to send you a virtual hug! I lost my father 17 years ago and I still miss him and get teary eyed at pictures of him.

Birds of a Feather said...

hi alison ~
it's fun to boggle their minds every now and then! pink frouffy hats will do that! you are so blessed, what a wonderful anniversary, i can't even imagine what 60 years is like - hope we do someday. thanks for sharing. take care sweetie! xo heidi

Unknown said...

Alison, I love your treasures, especially the pink hat. What an amazing thing to have a double wedding. Happy Birthday to your sister. Blessings, Karen

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi! Sorry I haven't been over to say hello in so long!

The hat is so cute! What great wedding photos. 60 years - whoah!!!

zakkalife said...

I actually like the pink hat too. I'm sure you'll do something fabulous with it. :)

Barbara Jacksier said...

Great garage sale finds. I found a similar hat a couple of years ago at a tag sale (I was the last customer of the day and pickings were slim) and the woman let me have it for 50 cents. I saved it to give as a gift to a friend on her 50th birthday. She always wears pink.
She loved it.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Nice things you got at the garage sale. Love the tule hat! and the photo for Jude who lives far away is a sweet touch!

Debbie Egizio said...

What fun garage sale finds! The pink hat is fabulous. Men just don't understand. Great pictures of your Mom and Aunt. A double fun.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...
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LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said... found some great goodies! Wish I had time to make the sales like I used to. Miss it....

Great page!


Joy Zaczyk said...

What a beautiful photo of the double wedding! That is so lovely!

blah said...

I love that pink hat - it is fairy floss in a hat!! Now we want a picture with it on!

Linda said...

Hi Alison, have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to you too. Hugs, Linda

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
What great things you got - love that pink hat ;)
What a nice Happy Birthday wish for Judy!
My heart feels for you missing your Mom, my Dad's been gone a long time too - but there are many memories to cherish and it sounds like you have lots and lots of them, Alison.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ha, that is so funny about the hat! Totally what my husband would do.

I love that tray with the dogs! How cute is that?

Happy day!


Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
Love the pink hat!! That photo of the double wedding is so amazing.
Hope Judy had a Happy Birthday!!
Have a great weekend,

Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
Love the pink hat!! That photo of the double wedding is so amazing.
Hope Judy had a Happy Birthday!!
Have a great weekend,

Dena said...

I love that pink hat you scooped up and I can't get over how much your MIL made! Goodness that is fantastic!

What beautiful brides, I just love that picture :) Happy Birthday to your sister in law too!


Anonymous said...

omg...Alison! I LOVE that hat!!!! It's a pink frothy pile of goodness! What a great hat!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Allison! Love your yard sales finds!! That hat is so cute and the doggie tray is adorable! Your hutch looks so pretty in that photo!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

How wonderful to have a double wedding. That must have been very special for your mother and her sister.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
What a fabulous hat! Great to hear that the garage sale was a sucess.
Hope you have a great Mother's Day.
Sarah xx


I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day with your children Alison!


bluemuf said...

Have a Happy Mother's Day Allison.


MJ Ornaments said...

Hi Alison, I hope you have a great Mother's Day too. Love the pink tule hat. ~Martha

Siobhan said...

Happy Mother's Day Alison! xo

Gabriela said...

Hello Alison,

I love these pink cake stand, it's amazing!

Warm regards,

Gabriela Delworth

Anonymous said...

WOW Im loving the Pink hat!! super cute!!
happy Mothers day sweetie!!

Anonymous said...

i'm LOVIN' that hat - wow!!! =) debbie

Anonymous said...

I love this post, your yard sale finds are fabulous.

I think it's so cool that your mom and aunt had a double wedding, that must have been so fun. I can only imagine the close relationship they must have had as sisters.

I'm sorry that you lost your mother, I know the video must have filled you with joy and sorrow at the same time.

So glad I found your blog!

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Alison,
I always enjoy your blog and the beautiful wedding photos of your mother and anunt. So sorry you lost your mother...mine has passed on as well but we still have so many wonderful memories to treasure. I also enjoyed the photographs of your dolls and tea set. Just darling.

Peta said...

Gorgeous finds and I adore that milk glass vase! I also love that Robert Gordon cake dome, would love to add that to my RG cupcake collection.

kari and kijsa said...

That is the CUTEST cake stand!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Connie said...

Great post and eye candy my chickadee! Hah. Actually lovely blog. Would you like to exchange links? I would

ittybittybirdy said...

That is the best hat I ever laid my eyes on! I want to eat it up!

Chelsea Ann ♥