Monday, September 6, 2010
My Weekend Finds and A Dirty Little Secret
I was wondering why there were so few garage sales this past weekend, until I remembered that it was Labor Day weekend. People were trying to squeeze the last bits of fun out of summer!
So I had to rely on the old standbys, thrift stores and the flea market. This picnic basket came from a thrift store. Sure it's pretty beat up, but beggars and basket collectors cannot be choosers! Anyone know how to get baked on tape residue off of this, without taking the paint off too?
I found some holiday stuff too, like these Halloween decorations.
And this little leprechaun is perfect for St. Pat's Day. In all my years I've never seen these before, and now this is my second one this year! One of the coolest things about this one is that it says "Made In Japan" in Irish on the bottom.
A Goodwill find, this old Lefton piece is so cute, but man are those kids grubby! This is going to need a good scrubbing.
This birdcage was my only garage sale find. It's a great start for prettifying the top of that armoire.
This is what the other end of it looks like. A dusty catch-all for stuff that I don't want to put in the attic or basement. It was my dirty little secret. Until now! I love that armoire, but I didn't think you were ever going to get to see it until I cleaned that mess up. Now you know. Please tell me that you have a place in your house that is never going to be seen on your blog too. I can't be the only one! I'll share an AFTER photo soon. So, did you find anything good this weekend?