Friday, August 1, 2008

Yard Sale Finds

Hey girls....I decided it was time to share a few of my yard sale finds.  So this is going to be a mod podge of pictures. This season has been filled with me gathering little treasures here and there. I love finding something old and used that I can bring home and make it feel loved and beautiful.  You don't have to spend a fortune to make your home  more you.

One of my favorite little vignettes of goodies is this one. I would much rather have it on a bookshelf with a collection of my old books, but don't have one in this house that I can use, but someday. typewriter vignette I have had this fan for a while now, but it has been in storage because I didn't really have anything else to put with it.  I got the typewriter at a antique shop near my house, and Michael bought the camera.  My girlfriend gave me these little glasses in the case. 

Old it, I have two pieces that I picked up at different yard sales for $1 each. luggage I would like to have one more so that I could eventually use it as a table if the opportunity presents itself.   At the moment, this is atop my shrunk surrounded by some of Longaberger baskets. 

Lookie what else I found along with Boyd's bears( I don't have pictures of yet)queen bee doll Isn't this doll to die for?  Definitely one of my new favorites.  I couldn't wait to get her out.  At the moment, I have her hanging on a door.  Haven't found the perfect home for her yet.  But I will. 

Now for the last find that I will share today...this is my new secretary, but will tell you that it has changed quitesecretary a bit since I took this picture.  I will have to share another updated one soon.  But this is it several weeks ago.  Two weeks ago I picked up a antique chair for $2. that I have sitting here now.  Will try to get a updated picture this weekend.  Plus I have picked up some cute little desk-y items.

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for new ideas to display and arrange my goodies, so if you have any tips or hints, I would appreciate hearing them. The past two weekends, I have been rearranging and playing with my new goodies.  Trying to find the perfect little home. I should probably take some ariel views of the rooms so you can see things all together.  That would give you a better idea of what I have to work with.  Huh?



Pam said...

Hey Cindy! So glad you shared the fun seeing your treasures. I've been thinking I'm going to do some of the same on my homemaking blog, just little things around here that I love. By the way your secretary desk is wonderful! I'd so love to go to yard sales with you... Well, I forgot what else I was going to say. ;) I'm so tired tonight. Have a great weekend...pam xoxo

Robyn said...

What great finds! I have to admit I'm not much of a yard sale afficianado - I love a good deal but not great at finding them.

Have a super weekend.

Julie said...

Hi Cindy,
I so enjoyed seeing your lovely old treasures. I would love to see what you have done with your secretary. As soon as i saw it I straight thought what I would do with it if I had such a beautiful piece. I have a real think for French Provincial (sp?) so would probably paint it off white and rub bees wax for shading. I wonder what you did mmmm....I'll patiently wait and see.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care & God bless. xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Cindy, congrats on your finds, they're wonderful. How special to find Boyd bears too. I love your secretary, I'm looking forward to see it with more desky stuff on it & the chair. I hope your week is starting well, hugs

Lori said...

Hi Cindy!! I love all of your goodies!! Have a nice evening!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

Judy said...

Hi Cindy! I LOVE your secretary! And the rag doll...I love rag dolls, & have a whole display of them. Yes, I would love an arial view of your goodies. I love 'peeking' into homes like this & getting ideas, ect. Thanks for sharing Cindy. Hugs!