I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but last weekend, Ripon (which is a nice little town just south of me), was hosting it's citywide yard sale. When my husband asked me if I wanted to go, do you think I said no???
So, we stopped off at the Ace Hardware store in Ripon and picked up this really hard to read little map that listed all the homes with sales that day.
We started in the downtown area, and saw quite a bit of junk and ugly particle board furniture, so of course I was getting a little discouraged and frustrated, especially when I saw a pick-up truck go by loaded down with the cutest wicker porch furniture!
You know that terrible feeling you get when you just know everyone else is getting all the good stuff!! Ack!!!
So we drove around a bit more and I did find this cute little chicken timer, not really the kind of stuff I was searching for, but cute nonetheless!
We finally gave up on the old part of town and drove a
little further north to the newer subdivisions. My husband was getting a little hot and cranky at that point........
oh wait, maybe that was me??...........
anyway, we passed by numerous homes with mostly junk (no offense anyone!) until I spied these lovely orange creations perched on a table......Aren't they the cutest? And only $1 each!! I only bought three, but of course later I was thinking I should have bought them all!!
I always feel slightly guilty shopping with my husband though, he doesn't quite 'get' my urge to nest and decorate, he is much more practical, although he never makes comments, I feel like I can read his mind..."what in the world are you going to do with all of those??"
She also had this lovely vintage silver tray that she topped with an old cake dome!!
Three people picked this up and looked for a price before I snapped it up!! I could hear one husband telling his wife "This is great, you should get it! You know your Mom is always bringing goodies over" and I'm thinking...."Noooooo" Thankfully, they put it down and walked away, that's when I made my move, grabbed it and walked around with it until I found the owner...
She also had this cute vintage jar with a wooden lid that has 'PARIS' etched on it!! Too cute, and I knew it was perfect to fill with the pound of lavender I just bought!!!
We were getting hungry by then and I had to pee, so we started heading back when I saw what appeared to be a syroco mirror!!! Me: Oh, just what I've been looking for!!! Him: Do you want to stop? Me: Yes Please!! Him: slight groan and rolls eyes....
I feigned interest in some nearby objects, all the while my eyes were glued to the mirror...I circled it, looking for major defects, oh it's in perfect condition! She had it marked at $28, but I figured I could get her down a bit, my husband said offer her $25, I thought no, I'll just ask what she would take, and it worked! She said she would take $20!!! WOW!! Ok lady, thank you!!
I've seen these listed on ebay and etsy for much much more, plus there is shipping on top of that!!
I was thrilled with my find!! After a little painting, sanding and glazing it turned out just as I had envisioned!!!
Love the rosettes!!
What do you think? Did I get a good deal??
Have a happy day everyone!