Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Christmas in June
Remember that feeling you used to get as a child on Christmas Eve? You'd be so excited that you could hardly get to sleep? That's the feeling I get every Friday night during yard sale season. I'm usually wide awake by 3 or 4:00 a.m.
Remember how you couldn't wait to open that first present but your parents made you wait until everybody was seated around the Christmas Tree? That's how I get on my way to the first yard sale of the day. I'm always the first one there, waiting until things are set up.
Remember how you were so excited that you started tearing through presents and didn't even stop to play with something before you were on to the next present? That's me too. I waste no time browsing, selecting and paying, and then I'm off to the next sale.
Remember when you were done opening all of your presents and you were disappointed at how quickly you blew through them? Uh-huh. I wait all week for the thrill of the hunt and then just like that, it's over.
Remember Christmas night when you went through your pile and started playing with your new toys, one by one, realizing that you don't even remember opening them?
Only now, I don't have to wait a whole 365 days until the next hunt. But some weeks, it sure feels like it.
This weekend, being a holiday weekend, there were not a lot of yard sales to be found. We went to a couple, but for the most part it was a bust. For the first time I even left a church sale empty handed.
Not a good sign. I did walk away with a free terra cotta planter.
I bought this awesome book for $2.
I checked out this planter at the same sale and the seller told me I could just take it with me.
All because of this.
No problem, I'll just turn it around!
So it was on to the local flea market where we were much more successful.
I found this little sign for only $3 and it looks perfect in my kitchen.
This adorable ceramic bunny serving piece was just $3.50.
So French Country, oui?
I showed these nesting table in a previous post. I've seen these Florentine Tole nesting tables before, but it's rare to find a complete set. I have one next to my desk that holds my printer, but it's the smallest one and it's resin. This set is papier mache tole. Most of the sets I've seen are resin. Either way, I love them and I was thrilled to get this set for just $25. It's very weathered and worn, which makes even beta to me!
I originally purchased them for my Etsy store, but they look so perfect in my Dining Room between my two windows (sorry Denise, I'll make it up to you I promise, and I owe ya fifteen bucks).
These next items are definitely going in the store, and they are all tole pieces, my favorite!
A silent butler with beautiful colors.
A floral tole tray - perfect condition.
And 2 identical florentine tole trays in a rust color.
So all in all, not a bad haul. And only 3 days and 12 hours to go until the next hunt......
Today I'm linking up to the following parties:
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Twice Owned Tuesday at Creating a House of Grace
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday at Decor Momma
Garage Salen' Sunday at Debbie Doos! (sorry my sweet friend!)
Thanks to these gracious women for hosting every week. Be sure to check them out for more great thrifty finds!