Sunday, August 23, 2009
Be prepared, little rant ahead-
I was so bummed this weekend. I went out with my list and found nothing! I mean I actually came home with NOTHING! I was hopeful when I stopped at one sale, but the lady shooed me away. She said they would start at 8am. I looked at my watch it was 7:45 or so. Um okay, well it looked to me like they had everything out, but who am I? Nope, I did not go back. My thought was if you don't want people to come and buy your stuff until a certain time then don't put out signs everywhere leading to your house. Am I wrong? I just really couldn't believe someone would send people away. Did she really think people would come back? Okay, enough of my little rant. :)
Anyway I wanted to share some pictures of what I found at a local thrift store later Saturday morning. I found these 5 beautiful golden yellow plates for $9. They're J. C. Penney Home and I love them!
I found a platter a month or so back in the same pattern and put it back. I am so kicking myself now! I am thinking they will look great displayed against my formal dining room accent wall. I am hoping to find a hutch to go there too, so these would take up the space above it!
Since I didn't find much this weekend I wanted to share a few great finds from before my blogging days. K and I headed over to a "yard sale" at some model homes a few months ago. Apparently with the slowdown in building the models had been closed up, but some hoodlums started breaking in a stealing the appliances and furniture. The realtors decided to cut their losses and empty the houses for the time being.
We brought home this beautiful coffee table for a mere $25. It is Thomasville and not a cheaply made piece. I love the inlay pattern on the top and the detail around the side.
We also scored two chairs to go with it, they were only $20! I went on the website for the manufacturer and the cheapest chair I could find in that style was $140! Paired with the coffee table I have the beginning of my "library" area.
I was also able to get this adorable little metal table for my garden. It was only $5.