Yesterday morning I ducked into the Annual Bazaar, Food Fair and Rummage Sale at the Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Macedono-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church (phew, that was a mouthful). It's a pretty little church in my east-end neighbourhood. It's so close to our house that I walked there.
I was charged $1.00 to enter the sale, which I thought was a bit cheeky of them. What if there was nothing I liked? Oh well, I guess it's all for a good cause. And it was only $1.00. I shelled out and went in. Turns out it was worthwhile. When I hit the basement, I was greeted by an army of seniors eating a hearty Bulgarian lunch. I contemplated buying a sausage, but decided to save my pennies for the rummage sale. Here's the first thing I saw.
Oh, Pyrex. You knew I'd be coming. Here's my turquoise mini mixing bowl with roosters and Amish folk. I have the butter dish from a sale last year. I've started a new collection, I guess.
A couple of months ago, my husband and I ordered a Shaker dining room table, which is being made by Amish craftsmen in Ohio as we speak. I found this pretty hand-embroidered tablecloth. It will look stylish on our first ever beautiful dining table.
The tablecloth is fairly large and features geometrical patterns in the centre.This needs a good ironing, but I couldn't resist this hand-embroidered fabric featuring swallows swooping down on poppy flower heads. I can see it turning into a wall hanging.
I loved these little wooden carvings. They seem Scandinavian, but could be from somewhere else.
In my recent post from the Japanese Anglican Church Bazaar, I mentioned how I try to find something from the culture of the church sale - if the church is affiliated with a particular culture. At yesterday's sale, I found these cute little Bulgarian churches (I think). They both said "Bulgaria" on them at one point, but the word has rubbed off one of them. I'm wondering if I can turn them into Christmas tree decorations.
Everything you see above (not including some goodies for Misty - the winner of my thrifty contest), came to $5.00! The woman originally asked for $8.00, which I would have paid, but she didn't have change for a $20.00, so she just took my fiver. Sweet.