Somehow I always seem to forget how busy Fall is...soccer, 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!