Sunday, July 19, 2009
Well, we went to about a dozen garage sales this weekend, and it was pitiful! LOTS of baby stuff, which is great for someone with a baby, just not what I'm looking for. I bought this picnic basket at an antique store on Thursday, which is the day my mother, my sister and I go antiquing every week. I got excited when I saw it, but at first I wasn't even going to look at the price. These go for ALOT of money on Ebay, and I never see them at antique stores. Well imagine my surprise when it was 1/3 of what they go for on Ebay! WooHoo! A nice addition to my collection.
I got this metal candleholder for $1.00. It's about 3' tall, and I've already painted it, but it's not done, so I'll show the results in my next post. I didn't really want to buy it, but at that point we had been to about 5 sales, and I hadn't bought anything yet. Not a really good reason to buy something, but I knew it had potential, and it made me feel like the whole day wasn't a bust!
These perfumes were 25 cents each! I never spend money on perfume for myself. To me they are a luxury, as I'd rather spend my money on flowers and antiques! I guess everyone has their weakness, and perfume is not mine. Let me tell you I was pretty excited to get Estee Lauder Pleasures, Beautiful, and Beyond Paradise, and Perry Ellis, all for a quarter! I'll be smelling fancy for a year!
I got a set of four of these trellises for $6. I had a metal arch mysteriously break and bend in half in the back yard, so my Sweet Autumn Clematis desparately needs something to take over, and these will be perfect. I swear, that plant is like something out of Little Shop of Horrors! I'll show this in my next post.
Remember this mirror that I couldn't figure out how to hang?
Well, Sarah told me to get my butt to the hardware store and get those plastic thingies to hang mirrors with. Duh! How did I not think of this myself?! They worked perfectly, and were so easy to do. This is part of my vintage mirror collection. As you can see, I "need" a couple more small mirrors. There's too much empty wall space! Sarah has a gorgeous collection, which I am very envious of!
I had my morning cup of coffee at the patio table on the back porch, and MimiLucy decided to join me. She likes to watch the birds as much as I do!
A couple of minutes after she plopped down on the patio table, a hummingbird came to investigate that lantana in the picture above. I knew it was a good idea to put it right by the table, because hummingbirds love lantana. It's amazing how close they will come if you sit very still. I want to go sit out there later, with my camera, and try to get a good shot, because I've never gotten a picture of a hummer. Don't worry, the hummer was never in any danger of being eaten by Mimi. She is old, overweight(she asked me not to use a full body shot), and lazy! I hope you had a great weekend, and maybe found a treasure or two! And if you would like to see other bloggers' thrifty finds, go to Southern Hospitality, where Rhoda is our lovely hostess!