I love to put things in threes....all around my house you will see, I put things in multiples of three. These garden frogs I just picked up this weekend at a flea market for only $10.00! Wow!! I know you are thinking why? I just love them, there shape and who knows I might even use them! The colored boxes show above I stacked together in threes on my cabinet shelf...they were also a great find for only $6.00 big ones!!! I know they are not old but they look great together. Some other ideas.... small houses shown in threes on top of a small cabinet, you can stack small benches, glass cloches on a table top or three small chairs hung on a wall.... the ideas are endless!!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I just need to sound off....I did my usual ritual looking at the newspaper on Wednesday morning to find the best sales...things are getting pretty grim with the end of the summer sales and back to school sales but I did find one ad that intrigued me, it was only on Thursday from 8-5 about 26 miles from my house. The ad read: antiques, collectibles, old Disney items and NO CLOTHES!!!I hopped on my computer and googled the address so I was all set to go! ..anyway, I counted my stash and got myself up early that day so I could give myself plenty of time...you know Time is the key to getting the good stuff ...It had rained that night so it was pretty gloomy out when I headed out for my adventure..and what an adventure it was!! I was able to find the street but unfortunately part of the road was closed for construction!! Yikes!!! My palms started to sweat and my heart was racing..where was this friggin' sale???? I was out on stone roads in the country looking for this SALE..I wanted to SCREAM! I circled around two roads I knew to see if the sale was on the other side but NO, IT WAS NOT THERE..I was so upset at this time, WHERE WERE THE FRIGGIN' SIGNS????? No signs anywhere for this sale, people have to understand that if you put an ad in the paper, you must put up signs so people can find the friggin' thing! I rode around for 1 hour looking for this sale, wasted my gas and time for NOTHING! I was soooo disappointed, my weekend was heading for a downward spiral.....
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
There is nothing better than getting something for free! I was at a neighbors house and admiring these chairs..they were black and white with a lot of chippy paint, he wanted $15.00 for them and I kept himming and hawwing about it, I really did not need them so I did not care if I got them or not, well...the next thing I know he is giving them to me...he said he had to downsize and wanted to clean things out. I said okay, I liked the style of the chairs but did not really know what to do with them ( I already had chairs for the back yard). I thought about giving them away but to who? After a couple of days, I went to Wal-mart and checked out the paint section, this color caught my eye, it was colorful enough for summer fun! Then, I decided to stop at Home-Depot, they had all their outdoor pillows on sale....voila! I picked these cushions up for $6.00 a piece. I think they turned out pretty good! See what a little paint can do? I spent about $5.00 on the paint so I have invested just $17.00 I have a new look, I have seen these chairs at flea markets for soooo much more. The white table was also FREE....I helped a friend of mine price her things for a sale and we bartered, the table for my help...it is a great way to get items without a price! I just love it in my back yard! The small three drawer was given to me by another friend of mine...she was going to burn it and I saved it! Nooooo, I knew I could give it a good home, the drawers had some painting of small houses on it, I just painted them over with some yellow mustard paint (I have some really good paint but it is expensive-Olde Century Colors, have you heard of it? Great stuff! it comes from North Bend, Indiana and goes on smooth...sorry, for getting off track) I put it in my kitchen and goes with my colors. It is true that best things in life are FREE!!!! Try the barter system with a friend, saves so much!