Saturday, August 18, 2007

Is it Christmas??

Today was one of those days that happens only once in a while...when all the moons and jibber jabber are perfectly aligned...I'll explain. Today was the annual parking lot sale at Stampington (Somerset). They're down the street from me so I had to go. I met up with my pals Heather (above) and Tami (below). We had a great time and got some good loot...but little did we know the best was yet to come...

It was miserably hot at the sale. They had a ton of magazines and books on super sale...some embellishments and other supplies, but not "the good stuff" if you know what I mean..

Here's Tami getting a cold drink. We had to wait a long time at the "check out". It was REALLY hot today...in the 90's.

So after Stampington, we got a hot tip from my neighbor (Hi Diana!) who told us there was 80% off on stuff at Michael's up the street. I kidnapped Heather and Tami and took them on the full Luggage tour. We stopped by Casa de Luggage..it was really fun! Then we hit the Michael's. I have to tell you..I have never seen such a good sale in my life! I got a CART LOAD of stuff for...ready? TEN BUCKS! Beautiful yarn, wire mesh, things to alter...I mean they were selling stuff for 14 cents an item! DIRT CHEAP. My bill was $10..so I got $100 worth of stuff. I am still in a swivel about it. Really.

To top it all off, my best friend was in New York this morning. I sent him to Tinsel Trading with a Luggage Wish List and he called me this morning....ALSO on a swivel about how beautiful everything is in that store! That was one hysterical phone call...such a whirl wind, all I remember is 1906, vintage, die cuts and german. I can't wait to see that loot next week! I'll show you when I get it!

Talk to you soon!

12 comments:

audrey h. said...

Wow...what an awesome day you had and I am so jealous that you are so close to Stampington. And why can't my Michaels have any good sales like that :o(

Tami said...

It was a fantastic day. I don't have room for all the loot. Thanks for the yummy lunch, too. And, I have to tell all you luggage fans that the art here is amazing, but in person it is dazzling. That was the best part of the day for me.

(ps... You gotta get a better pic next time..ugh...I look scary. I am going back to curves on monday!)

Emilia said...

You must have a lot of fun!even it was 90's outside..
What 10 bucks for those cool stuff ? I wish I were there in Michael's!

Far North said...

O-o-o it is terribly had not to be jealous!...it sounds like one of those days you will remember as "the best of times"! Now the pressure is on to show us some wonderful magic with all those goodies!...Jan

Jennifer said...

Julie, it is SUCH FUN to read about your great day with Tami and Heather. How fun! Thanks for sharing your adventures. It sounds just fun, fun, FUN!

Godelieve said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time together!

Neda said...

Oh no! I am green with envy! You should have invited us! Lucky girl...now get to your studio and show us what you did with all the treasues! :)

Debbie said...

What fun stuff you got. I saw Tami's loot on her blog. What did Heather get? Hey, I hear they got to see what is in the box. Oh, man, I shoulda been there. I want to see what's in the box! lol

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I am soooo jealous! you lucky ladies! I bet you had a wonderful time!

Kim said...

You all are so darn cute! So glad you all had a great time!

Cathrine StClair said...

Glad you had a great time - enjoy your loot!

Heather Grow said...

Thanks for a great day Julie. I'm still recovering from my craft-bargain induced comma. Thanks for the tour (especially the peek in the box) and lunch. MMM yummy.