Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Since my last post, I decided to change the days of our garage sale to Saturday and Sunday. You see, I thought I would spend Friday getting ready for the sale, ya know pricing items, deciding what I would sell and what items I would keep, etc. Yep that was plan alright! So what have I done in preparation for the sale? Very little. Sure, I've gone through some cabinets and drawers in the house, pulled some things out and made too many piles in the formal dining room of items that will be for sale. We had a garage sale in December and a lot of the items are already marked, many aren't. I work better under extreme pressure, so I'll get everything done tomorrow morning, 2 hours before the sale starts. So what did I do today? Meet my mom at an estate sale, we bought very little, just couldn't afford the outrageous prices.
Then we went to our shabby chic guy's house and spent some money! We bought some really cool stuff for unbelievable prices. I promise to share pictures in a couple of days.
Here is our agenda of things we will do in California, the first weekend in May. First stop is this place.
While we are there maybe we will be able to meet this blogger and seller at Country Roads Antiques and seller at the Irvine Flea Market, first Sunday in May. Ya, we'll be there, to excited. Let's just hope there's room left in Suburban by Sunday. The back of the Suburban gets re-arranged many times to have more space for stuff!! A couple years ago we were at a flea market and we went nuts buying stuff, unloading our flea market carts and going back for more. We had to take everything out cause we needed more space. We did this about 4 times. We were barley able to fit everything in and I mean barely. We always run out of space before running out of money. I think a u-haul truck would be suitable for our buying frenzy, hahaha
While in California, we'll head over to Coronado and visit this place. Maybe we'll be able to meet her. I've followed her back in the days when she was selling on ebay and was even lucky enough to buy some of her items.
Our buying trips consists of traveling to one place to another. Trying to hit all the shops in such a short time. Loads of fun and laughter.
Well, it's off to the store and get some poster boards for signs for the sale tomorrow. Maybe I can make a sign like this
Have a fabulous weekend, Janice
Monday, April 13, 2009
This Friday and Saturday, April 17th & 18th me and my mom having the second part of our yard sale. We had our first one in December and now we're having another one, to try and sell the rest of the stuff. My mom comes over the night before the sale and helps out with all the prep work which can be a little exhausing, but boy I tell ya, I couldn't do it without her. She is super organized and loves to help out. She brings things over that she wants to sell and helps me get all my junk, I mean treasures priced and organized, we have a lot of fun doing it all.
You see, here's my strategy. Me and my mom are going to California Friday, May 1 and staying until Sunday, May 3rd. We usually do this once a year to have a mom and daughter trip. We'll be shopping the whole time and spending like crazy. On Friday, the Suburban will probably be packed full of goodies from our favorite antique stores. Our first stop is always the City of Orange, a beautiful quaint little city loaded with the most adorable antique shops. One of our favorites is Old Country Roads, lets just say it loaded with eye candy, my heart always starts to race upon entering the store! Can you tell how excited I am about this trip, I just keep rambling on and on.
Ok, back to my strategy. My garage is loaded, no room to put anything, not even a car and we have a 3 car garage! We have a little walk way in the garage and that's it, kinda like a fire escape route. So, when I bring home all my treasures from California, there's no room to put them (not that I intentionally buy stuff just to sit in the garage although my husband would have a different opinion about that). So we need to clear away the stuff already in the garage to have a place for all the new/old stuff, make sense?
I would take a picture of my garage so that you could truly appreciate what I mean about having stuff but it wouldn't really be a blog worthy picture. Maybe after we get it all set up, I can snap a picture and add it it my blog.
If your in the area this weekend, stop on over, we would love to see ya. Wish us luck, I really need to sell alot of stuff!
I'll be adding another post about all of this, this week and adding some wonderful links, so stay tuned, Janice
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I always go outside to find stuff at estate sales and I seem to be the only one who does that. Lucky for me cause I get first pick. Isn't this cement dog just the cutest with the sweetest face? She is all chippy and battered but still intack.
Here's what she looked like when I found her.
I think she looks much better wearing her vintage hat, don't you? Now all she needs is a rhinestone necklace or a strand of pearls.
Another picture of our finds.
Vintage pictures with the prettest ornate fames. The frames have a few spots of missing gesso. I was thinking about painting them white to conceal the blemishes,What do you think?
Clusters of flowers on the frames, gorgeous! I paid $10.00 for both frames, what a deal!!
These pictures were $1.00 a piece. Who could pass up a deal like that. One of them has a water mark but that didn't stop me. Love the scalloped frames.
Notice the watermark?
Another set of pictures.
I'm heading over to Trader Joes to get some fresh flowers to put in it.
The pitcher has beautiful grazing and the colors are my all time favorites.
The lady who puts on these estate sales is having an estate sale every weekend this month. She said next weekend is another sale full of antiques and I'll be there early waiting at the front door to get first pick. Oh, how I can't wait!! I'll be sharing pictures of what I find at the next sales.
Have a relaxing Sunday, Janice:))