Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Monday night about to go to first pack meeting.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This weekend's yard sale finds

This coffee table I plan to paint the top white or cream. I like that is has a shelf underneath maybe for some baskets with magazines etc. Not sure where it's final place may end up, but a lot of new things start out here in the front living room. The cedar chest that was here we moved up to our bedroom.

Most people would not look twice at this ugly orange chair - but I see some potential. I am thinking of painting it white and figuring out how to reupholster it. Any ideas?

I like this little carved detail on the top.

And this one on the side.

I just can't take the orange for now though so it's in my office / library room covered in an old Ikea shower curtain. It is very comfortable though!
So stay tuned for the re-do on this chair, it may be a month or so coming though, I have been having back / leg pain on and off for 2-3 months and after several doctor visits I am now scheduled for a herniated disc surgery next Friday.
I'm hoping for a quick recovery so I can get back to my goodwill and garage sales!
I may just have to pass the time on the couch with the laptop browsing blogs for a couple of weeks. I am stocking up on some magazines and books too.
I'm linking up to:

check it out for more thrifty finds out there....

Watch out Taylor Swift

Chris bought Kate a junior guitar and is teaching her some chords.

Friday, September 25, 2009


here's a good giveaway to enter on the blog Homebody

She hosts "Thrift store Thursday" which I've blogged about a few times.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Yard sale-ing Saturday morning

for me:
3 chairs for outside - $1 each
green tea pot (no lid but fine for display) - 25c
box of wooden animals (will take to my class) - $1
basket - 50c
2 ikea pillows - $2 each
turquoise decorative birdcage - $2
dessert rose reproduction soup tureen (I think that's what it is) - $1
We have a lot of this china see here.
old camera - 50c
My favorite thing is the old coffee grinder (25c!) Chris wants to try it out, but I looked on ebay and there is one just like it for $80!
look HERE

for the kids
wooden dominos in box - $1.50
puppies book - 25c
shirt for Kate - 25c
spiderman walkie talkies (need batteries) - 50c
star wars mini lap top - $1
cat in the hat video - 50c
peanuts books - 2 @5c each
some other little toys - 25c

total = under $20

and then we went into Houston for Thomas to meet his Tiger Cubs group and buy his uniform and accessories, and here they are eating their donut on the way out :)

* I'm linking this post to Today's Thrifty Treasures on the blog Southern Hospitality

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Autumn yet?

No, it is not much cooler yet in Texas, and Chris did roll his eyes a bit when I asked him to get down my boxes of fall decorations from the attic, but I love my cheap white dollar store pumpkins!

This was the wreath the kids made with me last year.

pumpkin in the bathroom....

there's my little white pumpkins, aren't they cute on this pedestal?

a couple of accessories added to the mantel too

So is September too early to start decorating? I do have one more box of stuff but that is more "Halloween" so we'll wait for October to bring that out.