This is an older post that I'm recycling (how green of me!) for the favorite thrift/yard sale find party being hosted by dear Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. She's a darling lady with a wonderful blog.
I hope no one minds that this is an old post but this was my all-time favorite yard sale experience ever. Soooooo...Here we go!
Girls, I am absolutely giddy this morning! I dropped my older son off at preschool this morning and passed a garage sale in a pretty swanky neighborhood. Never one to bypass a potential bargain, I grabbed the baby out of the car - still in his jammies - to take a look.
Now, keep in mind, it's Friday, it's raining and it's cold. The place was packed! I never thought to have a garage sale on a Friday. What a great idea!
Clearly the lady of the house had either redecorated or is a compulsive shopper - like me! So much of what she was selling was exactly what I wanted. I guess that's the point of a garage sale. Someone else's trash is my treasure. And MAN! This was the good stuff. No Target knock-offs in this house. Not to disparage Target knock-offs; my house is full of them.
Look at the great things that I picked up...That pineapple is about 18" tall and weighs 8 lbs. Yeah, I weighed it. I'm all about accuracy. The bookends have a price tag of $44 from a swanky decorator shop! The candlestick was originally $69!
And all of this stuff too! That mirror is is from a custom frame shop. My price $3. And that urn weighs 11lbs! I'm such a weirdo.
But wait! There's more! I have big plans for these picture frames.
Not done yet!
And just for perspective, here's everything together...
Now, I know you're dying to ask. Go ahead. You can ask. I won't be offended. How much did I pay for all of this amazing treasure, you ask?
A grand total of...
It's so exciting I can hardly bear it!!!!
Doot Doot Doooooooo!!!!!!! Dancing around the room!!!!
The possibilities for all of this stuff are just swirling and whirling through my mind. Oh the things that I can paint!!! What to do first?
Just for humor's sake, I'll share this last picture. My hubby said that the urn is the best knick-knack I've ever purchased. Want to see why? He says it's just like drinking out of the Stanley Cup.