Sunday, May 25, 2008

On The Prowl!

Don't you just love old millinery flowers. I'm afraid that this is one of the items I have a hard time re-selling, especially the pastel colors. They are not so easy to get your hands on so I'm afraid they stay with me.

Yesterday we hit the road again, checking out estate sales. We didn't purchase a lot of small things but we were on the look out for a table for my hubbies computer and we did find that, at our last sale. This sale looked to be a good one, the house had that look, a little run down and a good neighborhood. When I walked into the house it looked like a lot of things were gone but I didn't give up hope I headed into the bedroom where I spotted a great cubby cabinet, perfect for my sewing room and only $3.00, wow what a deal. With those kind of prices I was hoping to find more. I headed to the basement, I love basements, I think that is where people put things they are tired of and don't want them on the main level. Usually it's old chippy painted furniture, just what I like! There wasn't a whole lot in this basement but under a pile of items was the table perfect for the computer and guess what $2.00. You can't beat that!

Next, we headed for the builders re-cycle store. This is a store where they have old windows, doors, everything you can imagine from houses that were torn down, a very fun place! We ended up finding a cute bookshelf. Instead of hauling the shelf all the way to our truck. We were told we could drive around the corner and pick it up. Yeah! as I'm the one who helps with the hauling. As we drove up with the truck piled high with the booty of the day, the man working there asked if we are dropping off donations. I quess we did look like the hillbillies with our old furniture stacked up in the back of the truck. We all had a good laugh! Oh, the life of a "shabby gal".

Today we are working on getting my craft room set up, lots to do, but it will be so nice to get it out of the kitchen!
Hope everyone has a nice Memorial Day Weekend!


Shab-n-Chic said...

That table is awesome! Sounds like you have a fun day girl. :) Have fun setting it all up.

Myrna said...

I just go a whole bag of old flowers--a dream come true for me!
Can't wait to see your room after you get it fixed up!!

A Thing for Roses said...

You got some great stuff! love the cubby cabinet.