The other night I got a text alert for this chair. A friend walks the neighborhood streets on trash pickup eve and sends me text alerts for stuff she thinks I might like. I look at the picture and evaluate whether I think it is worth putting on clothes and driving over to pick it up. Sometimes the pictures aren't very good so it's always a gamble. About half the time I don't feel like getting out and about half the time I go out I don't bother to pick up whatever it is. I thought this was worth a do-over. So it sits with my stash. I'm glad to have it. Free!
Then it was Friday - garage sale day. I did some painting for a neighbor friend a few weeks ago and she wanted to take me out to a few sales - her treat! Ummm yummy!
I had seen this little plant stand at a sale the night before and wanted to go back to see if it was still there. It was, so I picked it up along with a lot of the items you see below. We were looking for some things to use for the front porch decorations for the 4th of July. I love this plant stand - I think it would be way cool as a bedside table. I don't think I have a spot for it in any of my bedrooms though so I'll have to think of another use for it. It is probably a little too aged and delicate to leave outdoors year round. That tote bag got turned into a no-sew decorative pillow for the 4th of July.
I planted up one of the smaller buckets with red petunias. I put the little Canada Dry sign in my planter dresser. It has filled in nicely don't you think? Everyone should have one of these. You won't regret it! See how I did it here.
That wooden crate is an egg box! I used it on the front porch along with the tea towels, blue dishes and the metal and wooden stars. I was excited to find this little neon sign. Of course it doesn't work. I kind of blocked it in the picture - it says BIRD'S It's pretty delicate so I think I will mount it on a board to keep it safe.
I found this mop bucket at an estate sale - in the basement of course. The basement is my favorite room at estate sales. I don't think it has ever been used. The wooden ringer thingies are pretty pristine. The jury is out as to whether I would have bought this without inspiration from one of my favorite blogger friends.
I like the bent up pewter vase. It kind of reminds me of a trophy. I'm not using the little ladder for anything yet. I don't really like the blue so I guess I will paint it at least. That box in the background is a work support - it is a tripod with an adjustable T-arm that works as a 3rd hand with long things like boards when you are sawing. Ok so your not getting the vision....click here to see one. I thought I got a good deal @ $6 but new ones cost less than $20 so maybe not. But I have one now. I would never have thought to buy one - but I will be infinitely safer working with wood pieces and saws.
Seems like all this stuff combined was around $60. I feel pretty happy with all of it.
Thanks friend Joan for a great day of shopping!
Make something wonderful today!
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