Thursday, July 7, 2011

One Man's Trash...

Last weekend I did something that I have never done before...
I went Estate Sale shopping!!
I have been wanting to go estate/garage sale-ing for so long.
Especially now that we live in the suburbs (I don't know why I feel like the suburb sales are better)
There are two things about my lifestyle that don't really fit into "sale-ing" as I will call it.
1 - I don't get up early.
And to get the good stuff at the sales, you have to be there early.
By the time I wake up, drink coffee, catch up on blogs - most of them are already closed.
And 2 - I don't carry cash.
It comes in handy when you want to purchase things!

Last weekend though, I finally talked Michael into going with me.
We mapped out our route, took out cash, no we did not get up early (yes some sales were already closed) and we went sale-ing!
Or, I went sale-ing and Michael sat in the car with Buster! Ha!

The ones I went to were both estate sales. 
Want to see what I got?
Vintage Scarves
 I got these at the first house I went to. I have never been to an estate sale so I don't know if they are all like this, but the house was COMPLETELY full of stuff. 
You could tell a grandma had lived there.
And you could tell she hadn't thrown anything away in 75 years.
I was beyond excited when I found a huge box full of vintage scarves!
I'm wearing one of them in this post.
Lots of future projects!
I know Michael thought I was crazy when I walked back the car with these in hand.
He was most thrown off by the shutters, but after I showed him some things on Pinterest I think he's more on board. 
He does not understand sale-ing. 
He would rather go to Home Goods.
I told him he would thank me later.
Like when the bills are due! Haha!

Lastly, Michael was doing a service project with the kids at a homeless distribution center and brought home this beauty!
I was more than a little excited!
Such a beautiful start to my collection!

Anyways, I'm so excited to get started on these projects. 
Michael leaves tomorrow for Wilderness Trek in Colorado (prayers appreciated) so I will (hopefully) be getting lots done this next week!

Sad Estate Sale Story: At the second sale, I found our exact dining room table. 
I love our dining table, except for the fact that only 4 people fit.
The table at the sale came with a leaf (I don't know how to spell that!) to put in OUR TABLE!
The lady wouldn't sell me the leaf separately.
I wasn't going to buy a duplicate table.
I left without a leaf and still have a 4-person table.
I'm still bitter.

1 comment:

  1. I'm creeping old blogs... But did you ever do anything with the shutters?? Haha


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