I just “heart” yardsales…it was another fun weekend, hitting a great neighborhood sale. I had to stop after I ran out of money & it was time to go to my spin class at the gym anyway. It was all I could do not to keep going, but oh well, sometimes you gotta just quit.
I’ve slowly been replacing all the brass fixtures in our house & have most all of the regular ones covered (you know, the hallways, those little lights in the bathroom, extra bedrooms, etc)…found many at yardsales & I’m even doing the changing out by myself. Did I tell you my DH is not handy…well, he’s not, but he’s fine with me trying new things. So, I do. Just call me Ms. Electrician now. I’ve got all the fixtures switched to bronze, except the foyer, breakfast area, DR chandelier, & a couple more in our master bathroom, so I’ve really done well finding many at yardsales & redoing them as needed. One bedroom & my DH’s office, I’m adding ceiling fans with lights eventually. This one will get a coat of bronze paint & it will be beautiful in my guestroom. The girl I bought it from said…”now, why didn’t I do that?” when I told her I would be painting it….it was $5.
I love finding namebrand clothes at yardsales. These are all really cute & in excellent condition. All were $1.00 each. The green stripe is a nice weight long-sleeved sweatshirt from the Gap. The left little flowered red tank is from Inc. & the other wild pink/black/white print is by Donna Toran (who I’ve never heard of) and appears to be great quality too. I love adding little things to my wardrobe for pennies! Two hardback books that of course, I had to have…$1.00 each. The Heart of France is beautiful & will sit on my coffee table. Nell Hill’s Style at Home, I was SO excited to find. I know many gals who love MC Garrity (Pat, esp. you!) & this is my first book of hers, so I can’t wait to sit & browse it.
Here’s The Heart of France on my LR coffee table, along with the little bird tray I got a few weeks ago.
And Style at Home on one of the side tables in the LR…don’t they look great here?!
Iron wall pocket, $3. I think I can get this to hang on the front door, so of course, I’ll have to do an arrangement in it too! I’ll show ya’ll when I get it done.
Two more creamware urns to add to my little, but growing collection…these were $5 for both…they have a nice crackle finish to them. For now, I’m putting my collection on top of the china cabinet in the DR. This is what I have so far & all of them came from yardsales or the thrift store…grand total for all 4 = $11!
After disassembling my Easter vignette on the foyer table, I moved the cloche to the DR table & finally remembered my big silver platter that’s a perfect fit with it. Left the eggs under it for now, but I really like the mix of silver and glass together. Closeup of the cloche & silver platter.
Here’s the foyer table back to normal, with the iron birds from Tues. AM I found not long ago & the welcome rock I found at a yardsale last year for 25 cents. The stack of books are also yardsale finds from the past.
I found so many things I would have love to have brought home…like a black iron & glass console table, a pretty oil painting of France (new, not old), & some pieces of majolica that were so nice…but, it wasn’t in the budget right now.