Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday Shopping

Saturdays have been quite crazy for me lately with auctions scheduled weekly.
This week we decided to take a break from the auctions.
A break was badly needed.

So on my morning run to the post office,
I decided to hit a few yard sales.

I'm so very happy that I did.
There were some amazing items waiting for me.

Rolling pins are always on my list of things to find.
This is the third one in a week, so it'll join the other two.
Rolling pins look much more interesting when they have company.

This metal stand looks a little bland.
It'll be all better in a few days.

My youngest was concerned that it was coming apart,
and he gladly put it all back together -
only to find out that he'd be taking it apart tomorrow
so that I can paint it .

He has tons of patience with me,
even when he doesn't quite understand what I'm up to.

I've been wanting a small ladder.
I'm thinking of attaching wire baskets to the rungs.
Storage is always needed.

Wire baskets filled with brushes and paint?

Something to organize my little bottles of this and that?

Or should I used it to hold flowers?
Some pretty petunias in pinks and purples?
Or maybe red and whites?

Decisions, decisions!

I couldn't resist this cute little stool.
The top has little flowers.
Tiny leaves are carved all down the legs.

This is going to be gorgeous
 in a turquoise with some black glaze.

I might even try my hand at distressing it with a bit of sandpaper.

I've always loved breadboxes.
I don't know why.
Maybe they keep things tidier.
But I think it's that they're a small piece of furniture.
Such wonderful work can go into them.
This breadbox is old and quite sturdy.
He'll be gorgeous with some white and glazing.
Maybe I can hide some goodies inside!

These doors are amazing!
I was astounded to see them with $1 on the price tag.

But how was I going to get them into the car?
Sheer will!

With a bit of bending and twisting (me, not the doors),
and after two failed attempts at squeezing them in the car,
on the third maneuver they fit.

It's just very fortunate that I didn't have a passenger with me,
or they'd have been walking,
or maybe holding onto the doors alongside the car on the drive home.

One spindle was missing, but it was located under a seat in the car.

My youngest washed them down.
Tomorrow after they've dried, they'll get a good rubbing down.

I can't wait to see what they look like then!


  1. You found all these treasures in one Saturday? I am so envious! I love all of it! (@TheFreelanceMom)

  2. following you through the blog hop

  3. Awesome Treasures! Love the doors and the breadbox.

  4. New follower from the Monday blog hop! Would love for you to follow back at Thanks!

  5. lots of great treasures I love to find treasures as well come see me at I am your newest follower

  6. love all ofyour new treasures!!! visiting from monday blog hop!

  7. Very Interesting, Love it! Nice site, I will be sure to come back to visit! Following you from Monday blog hop!

    “Mommy freebies, coupons and Advice on using coupons”

  8. Hi,
    I'm your newest follower.

    Wow - cool items, good luck with the auctions.

  9. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation :) Thank you!

  10. What great finds!! Thanks for linking up with Thursday's Friends Cafe! New follower.

  11. Hi new friend! I'm following from the blog hop! It would be great if you could follow me back :)

    Have a blessed day!

  12. That stool is SUPER cute!!! I know it's gonna look gr8 afterwards. I even like the antique and worn looks of it now!! :D I love shopping for finds and things like that!

    LOVE your blog!! Really enjoyed poking around here!

    I'm a new blogger, and now happy to be following you. Follow back??

    Haver a STELLAR Thrusday!

    Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

  13. Stumbling you from the Stumble Through Thursday Hop. My post is

  14. just found your site from junker newbie party. love your finds and im your newest follower.

  15. Amazing yard sale finds, especially the doors!!

    Btw, I stumbled this! Please stumble Tooth Fairy Pillows on Etsy back.

  16. thanks for finding me! Love your goodies, i'm always a sucker for rolling pins too :-)


  17. I love the ladder and the bread box. So much potential!

    I stumbled you and my post is if you want to stumble back!

    Jamie @

  18. Those doors are amazing!!! So much possibility. Do you know what you are going to do with them?

  19. and thanks for linking up to my party!



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