Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekend Finds, Crunch Time and Sad News

One of my favorite yardsale destinations is the over-55 communities.  I always seem to find the most incredible home decor at these places.  This weekend was no exception as we almost cleaned up at one particular home.

Here's a quick look at everything I got.

Most of this stuff came from the same woman who just moved from a larger home into this community.  I've bought from her before - the prints over my family room sofa came from her (you can read about them here).  I absolutely love this lady's taste, and her prices are amazing!

The arrangement was $2 and the large red urn was $5.  I used both of these to decorate my brother's office.  The wire chicken and little brass piggy were from another home.

She sold me BOTH of these Southern Living At Home sconces for $2.  I kept one and hung it in my powder room and the other I used in my brother's office.

This beautiful picture is huge and Rosemary (we're on a first name basis now) sold it to me for $10.  I also used this in my brother's office although I hated to part with it!

A cute iron scroll that will go in my stash for now.  That was $2.

I bought this beverage tub for $3, but have to find a base for it.  I'm sure I'll come up with something and for $3 who cares if I don't!

These next few things came from a different yardsale in a different town.  Our favorite town to go yardsaling is Pitman, a sweet little historic town close by that we just have a lot of luck with.

Most of these things are going to Clover Market with us on Sunday.

 On a much sadder note, Denise's sweet Mother-In-Law passed away yesterday.  It was expected, but still very devastating.  As most of you know, Denise is my best friend, and also my business partner.  Together we've been planning all Summer for our big premier at Clover Market this weekend.  The funeral is on Saturday.  Somehow we are not even worried as we both know that it is in God's hands now.  Fortunately, we worked ourselves like crazy this past weekend getting as much done as we could, preparing for the worst.  Please pray for Denise and her family at this difficult time.

I'll leave you with a pic of Baby Bliss and Mr. Bliss.  It was Cole's very first Eagles game and they were both very excited to have some male bonding time.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!


Jemsmom said...

Those are some awesome finds!!! And so cheap!!! I can't believe how big Cole is! I am glad that got to bond over football. Jemma loves football! She watches it with her Daddy. What was funny was I had cookout here on Sunday for my sorority girls and famiilies. Tom is in Germany right now, but I had football on for the men. One husband was sitting there and Jemma popped right down next to him and said, "So... who's playing?" Cracked him up!

Sending prayers of comfort to your friend. Even when it is expected, it doesn't make it easier. Good luck this weekend.

eleven-o-one said...

Great finds! Shopping trips like that are a great feeling aren't they? Prayers for Denise and her family...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great stuff, Kim at fantastic prices. You always find good deals. Sorry about your friend's loss. Look how big your little on is already. He just can't be that big!

Traci said...

WOW! Great stuff & great prices! You can't ask for more. So sorry about your friends mom.

Love Of Quilts said...

Fabulous fines this past week end sorry to hear about your friends mother. Your little one is a doll. Trish

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a cutie pie that Cole is and hubs not bad either ha ha!!
Love all your great finds my dear friend..Sorry about your BBF lost..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Rebecca said...

Great finds my friend. I'm so sorry for your friend's loss. :(

Blessings as you press on!


Kimberly said...

Great finds and the baby is so big. I am going thru the same thing as your friend, Denise. It isn't easy. I will be thinking of her.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What fabulous finds!!! And those prices??? Unbelievable!!!

Love them all...and the ballerina print....soooo pretty!

Lou Cinda :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love all of your finds!! I need to start checking out yard sales I love all of the stuff you get. Sorry for her loss.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Prayers for Denise and her sweet family....

Becca said...

Look at little monkey ... he's absolutely adorable and growing so fast! And, what fabulous finds, Kim! You're right ... she does have great taste ... just like you! I can't wait to see where you place everything. And, so sorry for your friend's loss.

Michele Smith said...

Fabulous finds! I love how you're on a first name basis with her LOL
Your son is a cutie!

I am sorry for your friend's loss.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. What great treasures you've found. You little guy is adorable -- getting all those football fan tips from Dad.

Country Dreaming said...

Super duper finds! Looks likie you did good.

Sorry to hear of your friend's loss--blessings and prayers for her family.

Love the "male bonding" pic!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Those are some great finds! Don't you just love treasure hunting? i came across your blog while over at Grits and Glamour. I'm a newbie and your latest follower. I hope you'll follow me back! Many blessings!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friends loss.

I love all your new treasures!

Your son is adorable.


CAS said...

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss. Even when we know it's inevitable, it's still difficult.

You have the best luck finding wonderful things. I might turn into a "hoarder" if I was exposed to all that wonderfulness.

Your little guy is so adorable. Cute pic of the two "dudes" together!

Have a terrific week!
:) CAS

Orange it Lovely said...

love all the great finds! How did it go on Saturday??
Im so so sorry for your friends loss. (hugs)

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kim,
Nice to meet you! Thank you for your visit today!! I'am happy to follow you too!!
What great finds you found thrifting. I would never have thought of that age group but you are so right most of them are downsizing into smaller homes. Great idea/tip.
Sweet little boy, look at all that hair! My daughters had lots of hair when they were born too...
So sorry, to hear about your friends loss, I wish you well this weekend.
All the Best,

Linda Anne Young said...

Great finds! You are one terrific shopper and decorator! So good to see Daddy's and their babies playing together! My grandson and his daddy were also watching while we girls attended a baby shower!
God bless and comfort your friend at her time of sadness! love, Linda