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Trunk sale!

Happy Saturday! i knew I had to go to the post office this morning and being that it was Saturday, I knew i had to get there early.  i could not start my morning off right without my coffee indulgence, so two cups later and I was ready for the day.   On my way to the post office there was a “trunk sale” in the village where I live. When I say trunk sale I literally mean people put all of their items in the trunk of their vehicles and set up shop in a parking lot! Plenty of people showed up to sell their goods and an abundance of shoppers were browsing. It was an interesting concept and quite a fun spin on your typical yard sale. My package was mailed off to its destination so I of course made a bee line over to the sale! I found a “Gone with the Wind” style lamp, 2 vintage sifters, a country wooden star candle holder, a small floral pitcher, a cute silver plated dish that was tarnished beyond recognition ( I polished it immediately), and a crochet doily runner. Overall I think I did pretty well.  Here are some of my finds:

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

2 Bromwell sifters

2 Bromwell sifters

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Wooden star candle holder Wooden star candle holder

Small floral pitcher

Small floral pitcher

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Happy Easter everyone! I have a new “find” to show you.

Reluctantly, yesterday I was dragged to the mall by my son who remembered that days earlier I had promised to take him. I hoped he would forget but, of coursed he did not. Don’t get me wrong, I love to shop…I really love to shop. I do not like to shop on the weekend when you are shoulder to shoulder with people. I just don’t like crowds….I think that comes with age because it never bothered me before…just kind of crept up on me. Take me early on a Monday to the mall and I could shop for hours. Ok well here is where the story gets good. Since we were experiencing a spring like day (it was almost 50 degrees). I decided to take a more scenic route to the mall and found myself at a yard sale where I found a little gem of a lamp. This lamp was a upcycled silver plated teapot that someone turned into a light. I scored it for 5.00. I’m thinking of pairing it with a red and tan gingham shade or possibly a barn red punched tin shade I found on line. Now of course I’ve got it in my head that I can duplicated this idea. So I will be on the lookout the next time I go to a sale for something I can repurpose into a lamp. I’m really loving my new lamp!

My new teapot lamp!

My new teapot lamp!