Sunday, July 18, 2010

My finds

Auction Finds

Here are some of my auction finds for the last couple of weeks.

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P1010775 P1010763P1010755 P1010773 This is just the big stuff!  I have more in boxes!  Gotta go through all that sometime and get it ready to sell!  Yikes!  Never enough time!

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P1010778 P1010779 Here are some booth pics too.  Running out of room.  I need to sell more stuff or get a bigger booth.

Sitting Pretty!



My five dollar ugly duckling has turned

into a swan!  I just love how this turned

out.  The colors really pop!

This was my first so called upholstery

job.  I used the staple gun and it was

so easy.  Hope you guys like the


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I actually won something!

I am so excited to say that I won the giveaway over at Red Door Home

The Hip Hostess sponsored this give-away and I won a cool new apron!  Their aprons are tres chic.  Love all of their designs.  I picked the wild melon splash.  Love the colors and the paisleys.  It is too cool.  I never win anything so I am very surprised.  I think I am going to get a few of these for Christmas gifts.  Too cute!  

Stop by and check out Red Door Home.  It is a great blog with lots of great ideas.  Thanks Stacey for the opportunity to win this cool apron!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

My cute little ladder sold and cool crate shelves are gone.

I already miss my sweet little ladder.  Now I have to find a new one.  The other one I got was swiped by my husband.  My old crate shelves are going to need to be replaced now too.  Have to get some more character going in the booth.  I think I will just take my primitive chair I was going to redo and sit her up there for a little shelf for my basket of flowers and to hang baskets off of.  Was going to use her on the patio. 


Not much is going on here.  My babysitter is gone to Florida til Sunday and I sure miss having one of the girls watch Willow while I need an hour or two to get some stuff done.  There is a BIG auction next Saturday that one of them is going to get hired for.  ha ha Too hot to drag a 2 year old out in 100 degree heat for a blasted auction.

It’s never too hot to drag me out.  That’s when all the prices go down. 

Ya gotta be able to take the heat or you will miss an awesome deal.  Not me!  Bring on the sun!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

White Wednesday

P1010377 This was the ugliest chandelier when I got it.  A coating of shiny white paint and this ugly duckling turned into a swan.   Amazing makeover I think!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hoo are you Tuesday?




I just found this fun little button on Paisley Passion. Her website is very cute.  You should check it out!  I Thought it would be fun to know a little about everyone that visits.  If you want to participate I would love to hear from you!

1. What is your favorite restaurant?  Goldie's ( cheese fries) buger joints in Oklahoma --- Texas Roadhouse- Love the bloomin Onions

2. What kind of music do you like? Red dirt country (Cross Canadian Ragweed)  Alternative - Fave is Candlebox

3. What do you watch on TV?  Antiques Roadshow, House Hunters, and love Royal Pains

4. Do you enjoy reading and if so what kind of

books do you read?  Like Country Living, Flea Market Style and other shabby chic decorating mags

5. What is your favorite color?  Black to wear!  also Like shades of brown and love the color magenta (looks ugly on me though - magenta that is!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

My “made in Italy” terra cotta planter

This is my 50 cent planter!  What a find!  I almost kept it but went and put it in my booth.   I sold my ugly 2 dollar desk today too.  Made twenty bucks on it! Would have made more if I had repainted it, but was lazy.



Sunday, July 4, 2010

Great Garage Sale Finds

Yesterday was a great day with lots of good buys.  I got a nice Home Interiors mirror plus another mirror with shutters from another retailer for 4 and 3 dollars.  Sold them before I got them to my booth in the parking lot.  Sold each for less than they were worth but I still made 20 bucks plus my money back.  Bought some planters for fifty cents (one was a HUGE terra cotta one)!!!! Sold those in the parking lot unloading my car.  Found another wooden step ladder for a dollar too.  Hubs says he is keeping it.  Already used it and said it was perfect!  Could have turned a profit on that one probably.  I got some other cool stuff for next to nothing.  Will have to get pics up. 
I sold over a hundred dollars in my booth this month and figured that I only spent about 12 bucks on the stuff that sold.  I made all my money back from last month’s auctions and paid my booth rent before that.  Hubs was impressed that I did well.  I still have a whole booth full of stuff to turn a profit on too.  I LOVE doing this.  Wish I could do this for a living and go do shows.  That would be the life!!!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010



HAVEN’T BEEN BARGAIN HUNTING FOR TWO WHOLE WEEKS NOW!!!! Hubs is watching Willow tomorrow so I will get to hunt without watching little hands grab and want germ-ridden toys.  I also won’t have to worry about her breaking something mommy doesn’t have the money to pay for either.  She, luckily, has never broken anything.  She is usually really pretty good about looking without touching, but she is starting to get a mind of her own now and will occasionally grab what she can reach.  Not good when what she can reach is an antique glass dish that costs more than a couple of dollars.  I will not know what to do without her.  I am excited at the thought of roaming in the heat til my heart’s content though.  Watch out!  Here I come with a pocket full of ones!  Ha HaP1010655

With momma’s purse—a bargain shopper in training!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yet another giveaway post!

Junkology is giving away a cool hat or tee in their "What is it?" give away contest.  I couldn't figure out what it was, but I am sure someone knows.  Plus, of course, there are other ways to win.

I woke up at 6 am this morning.  I laid Willow down and fell asleep with her at 9 and didn't wake up til this morning.  I even fell asleep with my contacts in.  I slept really good.  I didn't even want to go back to bed after I got up.  I have been looking at the give-aways ( I don't know if I am spelling that right).  Maybe I will win something.  I don't really have much else to post about.  My camera was locked up and hubs just got it fixed for me last night.  I did sand down my delapidated old table with a sander to get the gorilla glue blobs sanded off.  I used an electric sander all by myself.  I used the elbow grease method for the rest of it.  Still have a little bit to go, but it is getting there.  Weeded in the yard which should be a before picture.  Almost down with the landscaping around the front of the house.  The back of my legs really hurt from bending down.  Today I think I am going to try to dig up the old shrubs in the front that I hate.  Hate little cedar trees.  Just ugly.

Red Door Home: Why Wait to Celebrate and a Fantastic Giveaway!

Red Door Home: Why Wait to Celebrate and a Fantastic Giveaway!