Sunday, May 16, 2010

Yard Sale Finds

Our local Civic Center had a 'Monster Flea Market' yesteday and my sister and I just 'had' to be there. There was probably 50 different vendors set up for the day. Some professional vendors that were selling antique dishes, toys, books, etc... Other booths had collections of comic books, records, sport memorabilia, hand made jewelry. And then others were locals that just had yard sales stuff. We got there early and were there probably there almost 2 hours. We didn't end up spending a lot of money but I think we got some good deals. There were two things that we 'went back' for but had already been sold. We learned a very valuable lesson...if you are thinking about getting it...then just do it. If you come back it may be gone.

Here is my stuff...

One vendor had a box full of old prints. We went through and picked out 8 of our favorites then we split them. We now wished we have gotten more than eight of them. We fell in love with so many of them but we were trying to keep some money back for the rest of the tables.

I also got a scrapbook for $1. It's a simple one but it will come in handy for a special project or event. I think it was a great deal. It is brand new. I took the wrapping off of it when I got home.

I also got this adorable 'box'. On one side it says 'BLESSINGS' and the other side says 'HOPES'. It will be used to hold some scrapbooking run-ons in my studio. I love it. It was only $2.00. When I first looked at it the vendor had $4 on it. I decided to walk around a bit and when I came back she had marked it at $2. I grabbed it up instantly.

I love little you can tell. I found this little box (and another one exactly like it) at another table. They were both marked $2 each and I immediately picked them both up. My sister and I have matching boxes.

When I opened it up I found out that I could use it as a 'file' box for index cards. This might come in handy for my job but it may also end up being used for scrapbook emblishments. I haven't quite decided yet. Who knows...I will figure it out.

I got this picture at a yard sale we stopped at on our way home from the civic center. I just love the look of this picture. I have held it up in three different places in my home. Where it ends up I do not know at this point. I may need my sister's thoughts on the!!

I love this little bell. The vendore ended up coming down to only $3. I just fell in love with it and had to have it. I would have paid the $5 she had on it but when I asked if she would take less she said $3. What a blessing...

I have never really decorated with sea shells but out there in blog-land, I see a lot of people have shells all around and I love the look that they give to a room. So when we found a vendor that offered a 'cup' full for only .50 I had to buy some. For this entire bowl I only paid $1.25. Can you believe it? We couldn't. It was a great buy.

Over all Terri and I had a very successful day. We thought it was well worth going. And to top it all off, we had so much fun together. Just being together, no matter what we do, we have a blast. Living in the same area and doing 'life' with my sister and her family is one of my favorite things. Thanks Terri for a wonderful day....

A Week in the Life Album

I am sorry that it has taken be so long to blog my 'almost' finished 'A Week in the Life' Album. My sister and I set out on this journey together to document a week in our lives. Neither one of us has done this project before. I was fun. I have the bulk of the album put together but I still need to add a few emblishments and the journaling. But here it is.... We started our week on Saturday, April 17th, 2010. This first page is my cover page. I still need to add some journaling, some emblishments and a photo of me and hubby...
This is Saturday. My sister and I got up early and started our day with some yard sales. We have so much fun together. I also got my 'new' license in the mail so my old one (from another state) was no longer valid...I put it in the book. We took Terri's daughter and a friend to the mall. Some great photo opportunities...Sunday started off with my devotion, then church, then some scrapbooking and then that night we (my sister's family and ours) had dinner together and game night...Monday started out with a walk around my neighborhood...tried to get a nice pic of the sunrise but it didn't turn out the way I wanted...I will try again. Pics of lunch (my hubby and I are on a diet), me uploading my A Week in the Life photos, my nephew Johnathan (he needed my help with a school project for Tuesday so he and Terri came over). Tuesday started off with my morning walk again, and then some pics of the outside of our home. Today was also 'grass mowing' day. My hubby on the riding lawn mower. Then Tuesday night ended with me going to a Republican Mass Meeting to support a friend that was running for the Chairman position of our county. She won. It was a nice way to round out the day.Wednesday - this in my route to work...I am blessed to work from home. My office is upstairs. I enjoy being home throughout the entire day. It is wonderful. That night I went to my sister's house so that we could 'color' each others hair. I hate this chore but I hate grey hair even more. We both inherited premeture grey hair from our mother. Thanks Mom... Thursday starte (again) with my morning walk then my quiet time with God. (my daily devotion). That night Terri, her girls and I went to Michael's and Platos Closet (a consignment shop for teens and tweens). Laura and Lyndsey had a blast. They sold some clothes and made some small purchases. We had a great time. We alwasys do when 'the girls' are together. Friday Terri (and her kids) came over before the socces game and then again afterwards. Terri and I never cease to be amazed when we show up dressed 'exactly' the same. It must be a twin thing. However it still freaks us out. We do this sooo often it's freightening. We ate dinner before the games, had icecream after the games and Terri and the girls helped me with a work project. It was a fun way to end the 'A Week in the Life' Project.
Terri and I both enjoyed the entire project of documenting everyday normal life. Things you don't really think about doing. We will definately do this project again. Hope you enjoyed getting a glimps into my 'daily life'. Thanks for stopping by.