Friday, August 28, 2015

Summer Haul & a Chicken

I'm lucky to live in an area where there's a yard sale every weekend.

Used to be I just couldn't pass up a bargain even if it was something I didn't need
but I have become a little more discerning in what I buy at these sales.
Now, I'm trying hard to buy only what I absolutely love.

At this last sale, I bought a metal plant stand, a rug, some books,
a metal candlestick, and a gorgeous white bed skirt and shams.

Here's my most recent haul.

How could I not buy these lovely pillow shams with the fancy cutwork?

This little chicken basket was free and I did absolutely love it.
So it came home with me.

 I knew the rug's design and colors would look great in the guest room 
and it was in excellent condition. Here it is in its new home. Perfect!

My rule is to get rid of something every time I buy something. 
I read this in a book about de-cluttering and it seems to work pretty well.

Does it count if I get rid of a paperback when I buy a table?
YES, of course it does!!

I have a list of things I'm watching for at sales including ironstone, a glass cake stand, 
a French enamel water pitcher, old breadboards, tall wooden candlesticks, grain sacks 
and interesting chippy, rusty, old worn goodies.

Somehow, I usually come home with things that weren't on my list.

But I did absolutely love them.

And look who found a perfect little nest.

On a Personal Note . . . 
I just hit 5,000 page views and just had to add a personal note to this blog. 
As a new blogger, I wanted to let you all know how much your comments mean to me. 
Someone is actually reading my blog! 
I couldn't wait to read my first few comments and I'm still excited to see what you think. 
Everyone has been so positive, I appreciate your taking the time to say a few words of encouragement. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 
and I hope you keep reading and letting me know your thoughts. -- Pat

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  1. Hi Pat. Glass to see you are getting the guest room ready for when I visit. Hugs, Debbie H./Maryland

  2. I love it, does it count to get rid of a paperback in lieu of a table...that's my kind of thinking, Pat!
    The pillow shams are beautiful and that rug sure looks great in your guest room.

  3. I love the thrill of the hunt! Keep going and you'll find those treasures on you list. '-)
    The rug looks to be a perfect fit for your guest room. Great find! I think your chicken looks very content in her new home.

  4. I love every one of your finds!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  5. I really like your blog and the way you think- a paperback for a table! Very nice finds.

  6. Hi, Pat! Nice to find your blog from Bella Rosa's link party. Congrats on hitting so many views for your posts! I am a brand new blogger as well, and am always thrilled when new people stop by for a visit, so I share your excitement. All best to you and your lovely home & garden. I love vintage!
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

  7. Hi Pat - just saw you over at The Shabby Art Boutique - what a great haul - and I LAUGHED out loud when you mentioned getting rid of a book for a table - omg - that's just too funny - because I can't even get rid of a book for crying out loud - BUT you've given me an idea........
    I could throw out a cardboard box or something like that - and justify what comes in I suppose LOL !!!
    Nice to meet you !
    Congratulations on your views - I can remember feeling that way when I even hit 100 !!!

  8. Ha! yes it counts when you get rid of a paperback...your too cute!

    Boy did you score with those goodies, good job Pat!

  9. You found some wonderful treasures! I laughed at you getting rid of a paperback for a table. That's my version of that wise advice too. I have a small house, I need to do better! Love that little chicken basket found a home with someone who would appreciate it!