Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Surprises are Always a Treat...

Somehow  I always seem to forget how busy Fall, plays, school conferences, afterschool clubs, etc.,  and we are a laid back family when it comes to things(I don't believe the kids have to do everything!).  Anyway, so that is why things have been quiet around here.

Our new kitten is doing great and fitting right into the family. Mason just loves her to pieces and thank goodness the little thing tolerates him.

I got a call yesterday from a local florist who is retiring. I was at her yardsale in the Spring and she took my number down and told me she would call me when she had her Fall yardsale.  I had totally forgot about it, but it turned out to be a great Friday surprise treat.  The kids had off school today, so my daughter babysat while I went to the sale all by myself.
OK, I don't want to hear anything from the peanut gallery about how I don't need more stuff :)   I've been very good lately, so I don't feel too guilty about today's haul!  And the vast majority I already know exactly what I'm going to do with it. Plus, the prices were so darn cheap that come Spring I can resell it at a yardsale if need be. It's these kind of yardsales that really make me hate Goodwill. When everything is 10 or 25 cents it just makes goodwill look so expensive. Which I have to mention, has anyone noticed the insane prices there lately.  $9.99 and $7.99 for a lot of their shirts! I could buy new cheaper.  And some of the dresses were marked $49.99!!  I know the money goes to helping people, but come on.  Anyway....

So here are my treasures....
 Lots of wood boxes. She used the big one to deliver her orders in.  I'm going to put a Christmas tree in it. And see the black box on the right, it's an old mail box.
 Here is a vintage wire basket with some velvet deer.
 A fantastic old basket and a bunch of faux greens. The greens were only .25.
 Another box of green and pics and berries.
 An old store stand. If actually folds up flat for storage.  I will spray paint it, add some wood to the shelves and it will be a new plant stand.
 Love the greens!
 And a ton of little loot!

 And I found these bells at goodwill a few weeks back. I'm spray painting them and turning them into something nice for Christmas.    I'm going all out this year with decorations since Cameron will be home from bootcamp and it may be his last Christmas at home for awhile.  I actually plan on starting to decorate the day after Halloween ! :)
Happy Friday everyone!



  1. What a great haul!! Lots of fun stuff.... can't wait to see what you do with everything!

  2. Wow! Great bunch of goodies!!
    I love the greens! Enjoy ~Sara

  3. Holy Cow you sure did find a lot of nice things..
    What a wonderful idea on having the house decked out for Christmas..
    Have a great weekend..

  4. Those are the sales I love too. I know you had lots of fun..what a great way to end the week. I very seldom go to goodwill. The last big on I went to it was so packed with stuff I don't know where they would put one more thing...don't they realize the stuff is not selling and why. I don't remember which thrift store it is, but if clothes don't sell within a certain time, it is packed up and sent to other countries.
    Have a great weekend
    Smiles and hugs

  5. I can already see the potential,lots of pretty holiday displays.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. You're going to have fun with that little lot. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
    Laura xx

  7. Of course we want to see what fantastic projects will become of all this awesome stuff but hope you will include some ~how you did it~ instructions for us un-crafty types

  8. Wow, you got a great haul Tiff !! I can't wait to see your house all decorated for Christmas !!


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