September 1, 2014

Celebrating the end of summer and sneaking in a fun estate sale

A week ago, Chris picked up this moose bell for the a frame.  Before groceries were unpacked at the cottage, Chris had it mounted at the door.  We are officially ready for guests!!
Friday evening was a bit rainy, so we got all cozy with a few board games and books.  
Saturday morning, Chris scouted out an estate sale with thirty minutes of the cottage. 
In addition to a mini bookshelf,  we filled two boxes with vintage holiday and crafting supplies.  I promise to take additional pictures later this week of my stash.
The best deal were these stack of fiestaware that were left behind in the basement.  
I surprised my sister with them on Sunday.   Speaking of my sister, the two of us were brave and went tubing behind the boat. 
After screaming ourselves silly, We both agree that this kind of tubing is more our speed.  
On Tuesday, the girls and Chris start school.  
 Although we are officially saying goodbye to our summer schedules, we are looking forward to visiting the lake as much as possible.  
Happy September, everyone.  I hope your Labor day weekend was a restful one. 


Shirley Hatfield said...

I am so happy today...It's finally fall! I have so enjoyed the posts about your cute little A-frame. Seems like it was a good estate sale weekend in blogland...yay, Fiesta! Any sister who likes Fiesta is a sister of mine! I know you will miss summer at the lake, but I have always wanted a little cabin to decorate for Christmas. Will you have winter access?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sister fun is just the best kind of fun. You both look cute with your swim toys! heehee! It's been a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the week to come! Hugs, Diane

Lynne said...

What a fun summer for you!
Water, sun, cottage, family, estate sale finds and much more!
Happy School Days!

Margaret said...

What a great weekend! You have so many more beautiful days to look forward to. Can't wqit to see your treasures! We never have good estate sales here! Maggie

Cheryl G. said...

Great finds!
Love the bell! Love your A frame!
Your girls are looking so grown up! Darling!
What a fun treasure of a place you have!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Kim- Finally getting back to blogging! I have missed you and your girls and your summer adventures. Our grands all go back to school tomorrow, too. I can hardly believe summer is over!

SweetCheeks finally asked if she could take her doll house (the one you made) home and play with it in her room. So I let her. She has a ball of clay that never hardens and she has made all these pieces of "furniture" and "food" and plates and cups. I cannot believe the amount of joy that has brought her-and the amount of creativity that she uses with it.

Happy Labor Day. xo Diana

GardenOfDaisies said...

Sounds like a lot of fun for everyone! :-)

Nellie said...

Your week-end has been a lot of fun! There should still be some good week-ends to enjoy the lake, though football season and band season are going to be monopolizing some of those week-ends! xo Nellie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Yep, I agree with your kind of tubing:@) Sounds like you had a nice weekend, No doubt you'll still have lots of great visits to the A-Frame before winter-enjoy:@)


Everytime I see a photo of your lake, I smile and think how awesome it is that you have your cottage on the lake! I'm with you, I would just float in the lake...Nice finds!!!
First day of school for my grandgirl too!
I bet it will be so pretty at the lake this fall!

Blessed Serendipity said...

It looks like you had another fun weekend at the lake cottage. What memories you are making. I love the vintage goodies you scored at the last sale. I spied a cute pixie in there.

xo Danielle

vivian said...

I almost drowned once tubing! lol! but it makes for a great story.. not one I can tell here cause it requires my acting it out!
so glad you had a nice weekend. Im sure you get a bunch more weekends at the lake! have a great week Kimmie!

ThrifterSisters said...

I spent many trips around the lake behind the boat on a tube. Those stationary tubes are definitely more my speed too! Looks like you had an awesome end of summer weekend. Can't wait to see the rest of your estate sale goodies~


vintage grey said...

Happy September!! Looking forward to seeing your goodies! Enjoy the week! xo Heather

Jboo said...

What a great weekend!! Tubing -- you sisters crack me up! Very brave in my book! Have fun at back to school everyone!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! It looks like you had a fabulous weekend at the lake! What a fun sale too. I am drooling over that Fiesta ware because I have it too and I broke one green plate! I wonder if I can buy one somewhere!

Hope you have a great short week!