Any one else just a little worn-out with yardsales?? I know, I can’t believe I am, but I’m dragging a bit these days (I get like that in August) and if it wasn’t for one in my neighborhood that was advertised as an antiques dealer clearing out some inventory, I might have wussied out this week. And there was one more near my house, so I stopped by there and did manage to find a few things.
But, the first bit of business before we get to that is the Sticky Life giveaway. A big woo-hoo to Jamie at Blonde Mom Blog, who won the giveaway. Congrats, Jamie and have fun with it!
I got 2 pretty things from the antiques guy, this gorgeous green platter was $2 and would be pretty hanging on the wall like this pic shows. It’s a USA platter and nicely crazed.
From the same guy, this loverly McCoy vase was $2. Love the shape of it and it will be nice to add to my white collection.
I’ve got plans for these 2 white frames to go in my master bath water closet and they will be perfect for a pair of shell prints I’m ordering from this talented artist. I’m going to put 8×10 prints in here and add an additional mat around them to make them work in these 16×20 frames. I love to use smaller prints in large frames, it gives them a lot of impact. The frames were $5 each and brand new, so I can’t beat that deal. They already have nice mats and glass.
On the way to Grandma Eleanor’s house on Saturday to pick her up for another day of sewing, I stopped by one last sale and found this beautiful upholstery weight fabric, gorgeous colors that will look great in the den. I thought about making pillows out if it, but I think now I’m just going to cut it into a nice big throw by hemming it and adding some pretty fringe around it. The back side is nice and soft too. At $10 for this 2 1/2 yard piece of beautiful material, it will be fabulous on the chocolate sofa.
And see how pretty it looks with the blue and brown houndstooth fabric I’m making pillows out of?? I loved the blue in this fabric mixed with gold and brown and it has a bit of orangey-red in it too. I’m sure she paid a lot more for this new from the fabric store.
I’ll plan to continue Thrifty Mondays at least through September and then we’ll probably stop until next Spring. We still have lots of yardsales around here all the way through October, but I know many of you will slow down.
How about YOU? Did you get out and about this weekend and find any treasures. You know how it works.
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