I really didn’t plan on hitting any yardsales this weekend (no neighborhood sales near me), but spotted an estate sale in the paper Friday night close to home, so decided I should pop by there & see what they had. It was actually a lady whose yardsale I had visited last year (and bought a very nice bronze light fixture from then) and she had tons of stuff out there. I didn’t buy a lot of stuff, but it was sort of serendipitious nonetheless.
See this chair below with the beautiful needlepoint chair cover? I bought it several years ago at a yardsale. It actually had another needlepoint cover on it & I bought this one on Ebay & switched them out. This cute little harp-backed chair is sitting in my livingroom next to the console table. I had just told myself not too long ago that if I ever found another one for a decent price, I’d get one for the other side of the table.
Well, as luck would have it, this lady had a chair very, very similar to mine for $8. It has a funky fabric on there, which I can’t wait to change out & it needs gluing on one side joint, but for that price, I don’t mind! My first chair is a little prettier & better made, but they really look so close that I’m tickled to have them both now. I’ll probably look for another needlepoint for this one too, since I love needlepoint so much. I used to work for Ethan Allen & managed to snag some discontinued fabrics, so I may put this one to good use until I can find another needlepoint.
Here’s a shot of both of them in place. Aren’t they a nice addition to the livingroom?
Found this pretty aqua plate at Petals from the Past flea market for $4.00. I’ve been adding this aqua color to my entertainment center in the den & it’s such a nice addition to the seashells.
Found 2 more pieces (finial & candlestick) in this color from the chair lady…these were $2.00 each, so I had to have them.
And, one more cute little red transferware plate from the Petals flea market for 50 cents. When I find another one, I’ll add these 2 to my foyer wall, where I have 4 in this color already displayed.
So, all in all, a fun weekend. I went on Sat. with a friend to the Tannehill Trade Days, a once a month flea market. There were so many people out that we waited in line for 30 minutes just to get inside the gate. It’s a state park & very pretty, so I’m not surprised that there were a lot of people out on a weekend like this…perfect weather. We had to laugh though….only in Alabama will you find flower vendors who sell the tackiest flowers for gravesites. I have never seen anything like this in my life, but we saw several vendors with the ugliest, tackiest, gawdiest, brightest flowers you’ve ever seen, in styrofoam vases ( or sprays), just right for those gravesites! Have you ever? I have not! I told my friend that I can just see Bubba walking along checking out all the junk at the flea market & then saying to wifey, “Honey, what say we pick up some flowers for Mama’s grave? These are so purty!” I actually saw people hauling them out to their cars (or trucks, maybe!). I had to laugh!! I wish I had taken a picture…they were so very bad!