First Florida Estate Sale!

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I decided the last minute to go to an estate sale.  It was actually his suggestion since he knows how much I love going to them.  We didn’t find much vintage charm or many old treasures, but you know me, and I managed to find a few vintage items.  Hubby found some cool little tools.  He got a bunch of plastic and metal clamps, and while he was looking in the garage I found some old metal drawer pulls that looked just like the ones I took off my grandma’s old furniture.  Then I found some other tool like items, that would be really boring to photograph, like a battery air pump/ deflator/ worklight and another air mattress pump thing.  

Anyway, onto the vintage goodness:  

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Another vintage suitcase!  Not a pretty color but at $2.50 I can figure out a way to cover or paint it if I’d like to later.  

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“Chrome” salt n pepper shakers, and yes these are as big as they look!  I got the set for a buck.  They got a little scrub a dub dub and they shined up pretty nice.  I may paint them pink.  I have a chrome set of kitchen canisters that I got for a bargain at a thrift store in PA.  They are pretty beat up and I think I want to paint those pink to go into my 50’s pastel kitchen that I will soon begin to set up.  (Our furniture and stuff is coming this weekend!!!)  Once it’s set up I’ll be sure to photograph it. 🙂

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These vintage and vintage inspired linens.  Someone used this tablecloth as a rag I think.  What a sin….. 😦  I did my best to get the stains out but alas they are there to stay.  It will perhaps find its way into my someday quilt.  I think the tablecloth pieces were .50 each, and the napkins sets were $1.50 each.

I also found 5 white curtains that I snatched up for less than 50 cents a piece.  I doctored the one to look more vintage, sweet, and shabby chic.  I will show you the before and after in another post!  It now resides in my kitchen.  

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Our big purchase from the day was this set of two chairs and a chaise lounge.  Since I got into this house with a lovely screened in patio, we have been seeking out some furniture on Craigslist.  So far we have 4 folding chairs which we scored for $20.  And the set of three from the estate sale was $35.  We still need a table, but I’m on the prowl.  

And that was it for the sale!

But wait there’s more……

After we got home I looked on Craigslist for a table, and some other items we have been wanting to get.  One such item was a Total Gym, because ya know, hubby wants to look like Chuck Norris, and I, Christi Brinkley.  Our bargain bonanza (as hubby called the day) continued when I saw a newer model Total Gym XLS, just posted for $75.  I didn’t even waste any time emailing, and called the seller and within the next two hours we were the proud new owners of the Total Gym.

All in all, a wonderful way for us to spend our 2 year anniversary, and we scored some major deals for our home.  

I always love seeing other folks fine vintage treasures and finds too.  What have you all found lately?

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I’m Back!

You might have wondered what had happened to me.  Without going into much depressing detail (because this is a happy place and every cloud has a silver lining) a very close family member has gone to be with the Lord.  I was honored to have taken care of this person and helped them along their pathway.  Because of these sudden events, I had to also alter the timeline on my own life plans.  But as always, everything in its own time.  When any major life altering event happens, you really find out who’s got your back!  Several connections were broken, but several were made extra strong.

Now it is time for me to forge ahead!  In the words of Mathew Wilder “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride.  Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh-no.   I got to keep on movin”

AND… I have moved, both figuratively and literally, and so far I love it!

After having a long distance marriage due to career and illness, the hubby and I are finally together!

So with that little summary taken care of, here is what you can expect soon on the blog:

  • Hubby and I celebrated our two-year anniversary by going to an estate sale.  My first in our new area of Florida!  We got some good deals and I’m going to of course recap that soon!
  • With Florida weather, I am learning that I’ll need some new makeup products.  An E.L.F. haul is soon to come!
  • AND a makeup showdown/ review between two makeup setting products, stay tuned!

I’m really excited to be back and sharing my thrifty and beauty tips with you all again.  Till next time…..