I didn’t do a lot of yardsales this weekend, but did stop by a couple of them on the way to meet up with a long-time online decorating buddy that I met up with in Oxford, AL. She was in Atlanta on business from CA and drove over to meet me. I’ll share that later on. We did some antique shopping.
One stop, I found this pretty lamp for $5. Not sure where I’ll put it, but I really loved the shape and colors for that price. It actually looks pretty cute in my laundry room.This summery and bright dress was $2.Not the most flattering pic, but I even have some pretty pink shoes to go with it. There is pink in there, even though it looks all red. And I found a bag to match for $5, by Cappelli. I found this at an estate sale and oh, my gosh, did it have the stuff. And by that, I mean, the lady could have been on The Hoarders show. This was all in the driveway. Lots of retro old garden and porch things. This was all left on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday they were having a 1/2 price sale. There was a TON of stuff left.And out-building full of Christmas stuff.
Basement storage, more Christmas stuff. This is just a small part of what I saw. Upstairs bedroom.Linen closet.
And this was the master bedroom, FULL of shoes and purses and clothes. TONS! They said the lady was in her 70’s and loved to buy things. Really?! This sale gave a whole new meaning to the phrase, “you can’t take it with you”. When I go in estate sales, it does make me sad to think about the end of a person’s life like this. All their things out there for people to rummage through. Do you think about that too?
This was FREE from another sale, a solid wood pantry or cabinet door of some type. I figured it could be made over for something useful.
The back side of it, it actually looks like it would be perfect for a chalkboard, all you’d have to do is spray this side with chalkboard paint. If I don’t use it for something, I’ll pass it on to someone else.
So, now it’s YOUR turn for the party this week! What have YOU found lately. Add your link to the Linky list and remember our guidelines for the party:
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Let’s have some fun this week with the Thrifty Treasures party!
My mother had that exact same lamp in our living room when I was little! Ha!
And yes, that cabinet door is perfect for a chalkboard.
Thanks for hostessing!
Look how cute you look in that cute dress, Rhoda! Love that and the purse. Can’t wait to see what you do with the door…
Kathy :) says
Good Morning Rhoda…just wanted to pop in and let you know that the Welcome Sign I won came in the mail on Saturday…thank you and Jodi so much 🙂
Have a great week,
**Heading back to read your post now 🙂
I do think a lot about the people at estate sales. Most of the time I tell myself that their treasures that they saved up their entire life are going to be loved by their new owners. It’s almost as if the person gets a second life as their belongings are sold to hundreds of people.
Kristen @ More Than Mulberries says
What a fun summer dress! You need to be holding a frou frou umbrella drink in your hand when you wear that one!
Seeing estate sales with one’s things laid out makes me want to clean and clear out my home more. It’s so sad to see. I gave away my babies crib yesterday and while it’s hard to see material things go sometimes due to memories attached to them…well, I’d much rather not have the piles of “stuff” and take pleasure in knowing it’s getting used and making new memories elsewhere!
Thanks again for hosting, this is one of my favorite blog parties!
Oh wow! I wish I was at that sale with you!
Mostly I try not to get sad but instead really appreciate that person’s life and try to learn a few things about them while I’m there.
What great finds! Love the lamp. Oh, I would have loved to go through this house! I agree with you about going through someone’s stuff. Creepy!
Keep Calm and Decorate says
Great finds and loving those free doors!
Sunny's Life in Rehab says
Hi! I usually do a post on the day I link up letting my readers know where I am by featuring the buttons. That way, if I’m submitting an older project like this one, my folks will still be able to discover you! If that’s not acceptable just let me know, and thanks for hosting!
P.S. LOVE the bag.
I love your decorating! I need advice on how to put it all together. I shop at thrift shops, antique stores, and bargain stores but how do I know what to buy? I am picky but when I see something I like I don’t know where I will put it? I have a large older home with plenty of room. I like to paint, tile, and sew but I just don’t know how to decorate like you do. Please help!
I couldn’t link to your party this week but I wanted you to know I love looking at all the finds that people find each week. Have a great week!