Thursday, May 26, 2011

YARD SALE

Last Saturday a yard sale was held on our street. It took place at the home of a neighbor... Mr. Maye... who passed away last month at the age of 98. I fondly recall Mr. Maye and his late wife Vira... coming to pick apples at my father in-law's orchard. In thanks... Mrs. Maye would gift my in-law's a jar of apple jelly or a hot apple pie. The Mayes were a sweet couple and I thought it would be nice to own something of theirs to remember them by. My first find... an old zinc wash tub...it is my opinion that you can never own to many old wash tubs.... a lovely old tole tray...

be still my heart...not one... but two tablecloths that Mrs. Maye made back in the sixties...

and in lovely condition...

a crocheted table runner...also hand crafted by Mrs. Maye...

a second tole tray...

an old candle mold...

and the grand $3.00 purchase...a cement hen...this baby weighs at least fifty pounds...she proudly resided on the Maye's front doorstep since the seventies... and now she proudly resides on mine!

25 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Wow what cool finds and I totally love those table cloths and the chicken that sat on the front porch.
does she have a place for a plant? It looks like it. I agree with you too, you can never have to many washtubs!!
I like the candle mold too. Lovely things.
Have a lovely weekend my dear friend in Maine.
Cold and rainy and snow. :) Who would ever guess.

Gail said...

What wonderful treasures and what makes them more special is their history.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

So nice to have the Maye's with you and you can fondly remember them when you look at your "new" purchases. I love EVERYTHING!!! But those tablecloths are just awesome!

basketsnprims said...

Such wonderful treasures! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
pam

henbogle said...

Nice finds! Love the washtub, and I agree with you, and the tableclothes are fab. Sorry to hear about your neighbor, though.

Kim said...

That is such a sweet story of your neighbors. I love that you want to keep a part of them in your life. The concrete hen is perfect and those table clothes are treasures.

The Barn Door said...

I LOVE all your finds!!! I have a tole tray just like that only in burgundy not black. It belonged to my mom so it holds a special place!

Julia said...

I'm so glad that you got all this nice stuff to remember your neighbors by. I love that cement hen. It looks like a planter. Have a great Memorial Day. JB

Linda said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile and just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed it. My Grandmother and Mom were big crocheters (if that is spelled right). I hope that you don't mind my lurking around.

Rural Revival said...

What lovely and perfect keepsakes for your own abode. I like them all!

And thanks for asking after Annie, so far so good. The next few days are critical.

Hugs
Andrea

Orange Sink said...

I LOVE the hen planter and all of your great finds! Somehow it's comforting to give items that were loved in someone's home whom we remember fondly a place to reside in ours! I LOVE old zinc tubs too!
Cathy G

Jacque. said...

Julie...LOVE all your finds!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'm having incredible cement hen envy right now ;) Seriously, that's my favorite! But I love all of your finds. How very special and precious they are, on so many levels, especially to you as a neighbor who knew these dear folks! Enjoy! -Tammy

Rowan said...

What lovely mementosof your old neighbours, I love the zinc tub, the candle mould and the hen - she's just perfect for you:)

Courtney said...

What great finds...and so meaningful. That chicken is awesome!
Courtney

Terry Golson said...

Love those purchases! (that tub would go nicely with my infamous bucket.) And even better that you knew the previous owner.

Eve said...

How WONDERFUL! I'm so happy that the Mayes are back together again and that you can remember them everytime you walk in your door! I know they are happy you are looking after such wonderful keepsakes!

Ginny said...

What a find. So nice that you have memories from them and CHICKEN memories!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog so much, love to see the chickens and Winslow. What a lovely post today about your sweet neighbors, your chicken purchase will surely remind you of them everytime you go by the steps. Enjoy your holiday weekend. Dianne Fuller

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love your candle mold! Cheri

Anonymous said...

Wow you sure did find some great treasures. Love the table cloths with the chicken on them. Also the mama chick with her babies peeking out of her feathers. How about some hens and chicken planted in it?

LindaGay said...

You did very well! And the girls will probaly like your new hen. She won't steal any of their food!

Linda
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Seven Gates Farm said...

Boy,did you get some great finds! Love the chicken. Enjoy your holiday and you have sunny weather to get out. Debi

moosecraft said...

Wow! I can tell by the couple of treasures you were able to buy that the Maye's were very nice people! Such beautiful stitching and love that 50 lb hen! :-)

Jemm said...

Wow, that is what I call a great sale! Those are terrific finds :)