Monday, August 24, 2009
Weekend Finds-Some Found At The Curb!
Garage saling was the pits this weekend! I didn't buy a single thing while antiquing on Thursday either. I've decided not to buy so many little things, and just save my money for the big stuff. Like a round pedestal dining room table. It would be so much more roomy in there if the table was round. And I'm saving for a BIG etched mirror for the living room. I've seen the one that I want, and it's in my Mom's living room, but she won't let me have it! Can you believe the nerve?! Anyway, my sister found this mirror for me while she was out antiquing with her husband. She just gave it to me and wouldn't take any money for it! She's the best sister ever, and this is another great addition to my collection!
She also found this book for me. I had no idea that Jane Austen had written so many books! I will be diving into this baby come winter, and I'm sure I'll like all of the stories, because Sense and Sensibility is one of my favorites!
I found these next three things curbside. Such a cute little birdbath! It's about 18" tall, and made of resin. I'll need to scrub it a little, but I can't wait to fill it up for the birdies!
Next is this cement poodle statue. It's poor little tail was broken off, but it was sitting right there. How kind of the people to leave it there for me! Does anyone know how I woud go about performing a tail reattachment? Do I need to use cement? Even if I can't reattach it, I still love Fifi. That's what I've named her. I'm so obsessed with cement statues this summer! So far I've found a cat, a goose and her goslings, and a girl. I would love to find some old cement urns at a garage sale too!
These two old Christmas tins were also sitting at the curb, waiting for me to swing by! I love these, and I always buy them when they're cheap. FREE today!
For those of you that saw in my previous post that I have poison ivy, an update: after 3 itchy, tossy- turny nights, I think I might sleep peacefully tonight. A friend told me about Zanfel, which her father had used. Her father lives across the street from me, so I went over to see how it worked for him, and he gave me the tube to try. Let me tell you, it's been an hour since I used it, and I've not been itchy! God Bless the makers of Zanfel!!