Summer is here! It’s hot, my daughter’s been repeating the dreaded phrase “I’m bored”, the pop-cycles are chillin’ in the freezer, and there seems to be a yard sale waiting for me every Saturday morning. A cluttered, junky yard sale on a Saturday morning is my idea of Summer!
I usually walk or bike to a neighborhood sale with my mom, but this past weekend I rode with both of my parents to an estate sale in a neighboring town held in an old mansion overlooking the water. I should have taken pictures, I wish I had thought to. It was beautiful… shake siding, wrap around porch, gorgeous stairwell, and ceilings that touched the sky. I was so busy gawking at the storybook house it was hard to get to looking at all the lovely things!
I often get overwhelmed as I enter a good estate sale, especially if it’s an old mansion on the water. Pinch me please! A couple of really cool pieces were snatched up right before my eyes as I was busy thinking, and thinking – bad habit! I finally got my head out of the clouds and started picking some items up, iron stone platters, a set of teal napkins, and my mom spotted a beautiful Ball jar.
These are some of my junk sale staples, especially the napkins. We use cloth napkins with all of our meals to help do our part in keeping our pretty green planet green. So when I find a lovely soft teal set like these, out of my way people!
This last new piece has got me be-boppin around the living room with a happy smile plastered on my face. It’s not from a yard sale, it’s an heirloom trunk from my aunt and I am in love. I’m thinking it’s going to get painted, maybe a chippy cream or blue. Yes, I’ve got the go ahead to pretty her up with a lovely new shade! Grin!