Sunday, October 24, 2010

My house's first yardsale, awwww

Yesterday we (my mother-in-law, Renee, and I) had my house's first yardsale :) And guess who forgot to take pictures... lol... yeah, good one Clare! It went over really well. Between the three of us, we made around $150. Oh yeah! It was the New Athens town-wide yardsale, so of course I took a break to go looking around. Here are all the goodies I got.
Renee is an antique dealer. She is my MIL's best friend, and I adore her as well. She and I have very similar tastes and a passion for vintage jewelry. Renee brought out her "no-sells" from flea market... two small boxes, and I scored a whole bunch of fun stuff! (and Renee wouldn't let me pay her... Thanks Renee!!!)
Here's some of what I got wandering around town....
2 fabulous tea cups that were made in Korea. They don't match exactly, which I think is fun. 10 cents each
One fabulous;y funky 60's tea cup, also 10 cents. I want to start a small collection of these as well. I just want to pick them up one at a time, so the collection varies in colors and patterns :)
ooo-lala, red beaded heart Christmas ornaments. $3 for all six, not bad, not bad at all :)
A Hebrew Tanakh (Their Bible). It's in English, and it is like our Old Testament, but in a different order. I loves me some Holy books! 50 cents
Scrabble... now do I play it or use the tiles to make those fabulous resin pendants I keep seeing everywhere?
50 cents
oh so cute little owl napkin holder. For 50 cents I just couldn't resist it :)
Ok, so this is not sooo exciting or adorable, but I needed some lamp shades for two shadeless lamps I would like to use. I got these both for $1. These are going to turn into a DIY lamp redo, you'll see :)
Renee also brought this fantastic, happy, HUGE painting. It's like 36x36" It's so happy. I kept staring at it, and she told me to take it inside. (Gotta love Renee) She wasn't gonna let me pay her for this either, but I slipped the money in our change box when she wasn't looking :)
It's like a Van Gogh, Monet, and that guy who did the still lifes with crazy black cats... (Kristina will smack me if she reads this...) It's probably gonna go in my kitchen, but it might go in my living room...)

NOW, if you are very observant, you probably noticed all of these pictures were taken on something very large and very orange... well, my observant friends (and all of you who were like, "there was something behind the pretties?") that is the best part....

so good, I'm gonna make you scroll a bit again....

Because just like my secretary desk, this is too good to spring on you quickly....

so what is big, orange, comfy, and living in my living room?

My new chaise lounge!
This is admittedly not really the style I was going for, BUT it was only $5 and it will hold the spot for my dream chaise lounge. (But I will also admit that the more I sit in this lovely piece the less I think of my dream chaise, lol... It is super comfy!)

OK, so now the question that is burning in my mind.
2 pillows?
no pillows? (or I will make a little lumbar pillow)
or 1 pillow?

Please let me know what you think about how many pillows... I don't have a clue how many to use... It came with three, but three was way too many...

Alright now to go wake up my husband, and see if he wants to make fondu! Later (gators)

Pay no attention to this link... it's a give-away that I really want to win!


  1. That chaise if awesome! Just wanted to answer your question (there was a non-reply message on your email) about the bed I made into a loveseat. I wasn't too hard. I went all the way around the inside seat with 2x4's and then cut a piece of old plywood for the deck. It sits on top of the 2x4's. The cushions came from a friend who was getting rid of an old loveseat. I was shocked when they fit --
    perfectly. I need to recover them....
    Thanks so much for following!!!

  2. GASP! $5 for that chaise!!!! That's amazing! I'm kinda liking 2 pillows!

  3. $5 for that chaise what a bargain!! I love that owl napkin holder super cute!

    E :)