Monday, July 28, 2008

more yard sale fun...

We had a wonderful weekend. We got a few things crossed off our "never-ending" to do list which is always a good thing!

Saturday morning I got up early and headed out to a few yard sales. The weather was rainy and overcast, so I got a little wet running back and forth from the car to the yard sales. The weather wasn't enough to stop me though. I continued on, hoping to find a bargain. Despite the weather, I still came home with a few treasures.

I found this fireplace screen for $5.00. When I bought it I thought I would spray paint it black, but I put it in front of our fireplace and thought it looked okay just the way it was.

I also found three great pillows.

I brought them home, took them apart, added some fringe, and replaced the back with black material.

I think they look a ton better now.

I also found this cute footstool/ottoman. She was asking $30.00 for it. That’s way too high for a yard sale! I asked her if she would take $15.00 for it and she said yes. Sometimes on raining days you can get a better bargain because people need to get rid of their stuff and get out of the rain. $15.00 is still a little high for a yard sale, but I knew I had a great place for it and it's in perfect condition!

After I was finished with the yard sales, I met Shane and the boys for breakfast.

Later Saturday evening we had our dear friends, Richard and Amy, come over for dinner. They used to live across the street from us several years ago and we would hang out all the time! We would get together for cards and dinner almost every weekend. When we moved away, we stayed in contact over the phone, but didn't get together nearly as often as we used too. Just a few weeks ago, we found out that they bought a house in the neighborhood directly across the street from our new neighborhood. They are only 2 minutes away from us now!! We are so excited to be living so close to each other. I foresee lot's of game nights again.

Richard and Amy now also have a precious little boy, Tristan, that they adopted about ten months ago. He is adorable and my boys had a great time entertaining him throughout the evening!!


Sunday after church, we had some time just to rest and hang out! We had a "pizza picnic" upstairs in the playroom on Sunday evening where we watched a movie with the boys. It was a perfect ending to our weekend!

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Cute, cute finds!!!!

I can't wait to see what a precious baby you will get as you adopt! I have heard so many wonderful stories of adoption. It is still a possibility of our future plans. I'm excited to see what happens for your family!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Seriously! You have got to teach me the secret of yard saling! I love everything you picked up! :)

mollyandmarshal said...

I love your yard sale purchases! And sometimes spending a little extra is worth it! Have you heard of the Metrolina Expo? It's in Charlotte this weekend, and is the best place to find great stuff and barter the cost down! Oh, and you're not alone in your obsession with The Nester! She's amazing!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ohh I had so much fun looking at all your thrift finds! I found you from over at the Nesters. Looks like we have similiar tastes. Love the new fireplace screen. I will be back to visit. cherry

Faith said...

Great finds once again! And, good job on the pillows...they look great!

Glad you had a wonderful weekend!

CarolinaGirl said...

I just found your blog over at Kelly's Korner, and although I do love your decorating,I must say, those boys are 2 of the cutest boys I have ever seen! Just adorable!!! I wanted a boy SO bad, but God had other plans, and now I have 4 girls! Holy drama! I do love my girls, we have a ball! Maybe God will bless me again one day with a boy! Who am I kidding, I am DONE!!! I would end up with 5 girls!

Melanie said...

Jenny, you ALMOST make me want to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays to hit the yard sales! But Jeff said there was no way he'd go with me!
I love all of your fabulous finds & the fireplace screen is my fave! I love the little birds! Hope that you all are well, see you soon!

Blissful Nikki said...

GREAT finds!! And I dont think $15 was too much because its in perfect condition! :) Looks great in its spot.