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Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Great Day






Connie and I headed out early on Saturday morning. Our own houses needed to be cleaned, laundry piled by the washing machine, threatening to come down the hallway. And enough dirty dishes in the sink, that somehow never made it to the EMPTY dishwasher. But ten estate sales from here to the Main Line of Philly were calling us. We could here the whisper in the wind. Donnnnna, Connnnnie, come see the finds that are waiting for youuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

Ok, Enough drama, we had a great day. Not as good as some in the past but better then we expected. It was down right cold to. I found a box of cast iron keys. Still had the price tags hanging from them. No clue what I am going to do with 20 of them. But one never knows what project might require them. The lady said she was going to make a border around her kitchen with them. But, never got around to it.

At one sale I found a little wall table, I had to refinish the top, but it is cute. The owner of that home is in jail and the girlfriend was selling everything. And just about giving it all away.

On the way home we stopped by Salvation Army and I picked up a wonderful art deco mirror in really nice condition. I decided that I am going to keep that, and hung it in the powder room. I have a collection of old mirror frames that hang in there. So it was right at home. At the thrift store I also found a toy chest for my dental office, I am now painting it black.

And the finished toy chest. Came out great. Although Walmart must think I inhale spray paint, because I am always in there buying it. But you can't beat .88 $ a can, and I am always spray painting something.

8 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Around here, I have to show ID to buy that much paint! I think I am on the huffing list too!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Around here, I have to show ID to buy that much paint! I think I am on the huffing list too!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Dona,

Wow, looks like you two had a good day! I'm sure my neighbors think that I'm up to something because I'm always in the backyard spray painting! I've had to switch to small projects and craft paint now that the rain has taken over my yard. I love the toy box, that came out so cute!!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Hugs,
Dena

Tracie said...

Dona, Sounds like you found a lot of treasures. I'd like to see the table after you're done (or I think you said you are done). The table one cracked me up - the lady told you the owner's in jail and she's selling everything? Maybe you could write a book about your travels with Connie and all the weird stories you're told... I'm glad you kept that mirror, it looks really pretty.
Tracie

Wanda said...

Ooo! I love the mirrors!

I made the statement about a month ago that I was going to buy the next little half moon table I saw and paint it mustard yellow. I've seen several since then ranging from $30 to $75. Hmph. None of them came home with me. I want some jailbird's girlfriend to practically give me one, too! LOL

Linda said...

Sounds like you all had a good day with some neat finds.I love the mirrow for your collection and the toy box turned out great...pretty stencil work. I'm laughing about the girfriend selling her boyfriend's stuff. I wonder if he knows. Not many sales around here lately, but have been thrifty a couple of times and found some cute things. Have a good week, Linda

Tracie said...

Where are you two going this weekend?

Love the slideshow.

Happy hunting!
Tracie

Rhondi said...

Hi You are making me jealous. We used to live in Berwyn PA and every Saturday morning I had a ball finding great stuff at yard sales in the area. I now live in NC and it's slim pickins here! Lucky you!
Rhondi