Monday, May 27, 2013

Finders keepers: neighborhood nostalgia & thrifty treasures {along with a little something extra!}

Last Saturday I hopped on my bike and visited a yard sale on the next street over.  I had seen hints at this neighbor's house a couple of days before, eluding to an upcoming yard sale.  I was so glad when I rolled up on my bike to see the yard sale was going on and that once again they had awesome junk stuff that I couldn't pass up.  This house was the place where I purchased our very utilized and loved porch table last year. 
With just a few dollars in my pocket, I was able to score some fun items to keep, gift and possibly sell. 

Sell you say?  Yes, sell is exactly what I said!  I had the thought the week before this yard sale that maybe I needed to open a vintage shop on Etsy!  Truth be told, I've had the dream at several times in my life to one day have an antique shop possibly with my mom.  Having an online Etsy shop seems like a much more realistic and low risk way to go.  So my goal is to open an Etsy shop this summer!  I will be keeping you all posted of the "opening" of my shop!
So, with my little vintage shop on the brain, I went to Goodwill today with my sister-in-laws.  After all, most everything was 50% off for the holiday... holler!  I found a couple more goodies that were too fun to not purchase and I think could be nice additions to the shop.  I especially love the plaid thermos! 
I look forward to bringing more vintage goodies to y'all and "opening shop" very soon.  What do you think of the finds and starting an Etsy shop?! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Make it over: craft desk {&} mom's day dinner

Well after much time has passed, I finally got my craft desk finished last week!  It was one of those projects that you start and then don't get finished for several months later.  The last touch was adding on the casters, making it the right height and easy to move when needed. 
This desk was a purchase last summer at a neighborhood yard sale for only $5!  I did take before pictures, but finding them now several months later is proving to be more difficult ;) 
I'm glad I finally got this project done so I can enjoy using this desk for projects and crafts!
On another note, I hope you all had a great Mother's Day yesterday!  We had my mom over for dinner and got to treat her special.  I happened to find this beautiful Spring-y plates just a few days before mother's day and couldn't resist getting them.  I knew my mom would love them as much as I did, probably because they remind me of my great-grandma.
For dessert we had mom's favorite, sugar cookies and I tried my hand at mini fruit pizzas...delicious! 
Hope you got treated special yesterday or made your mom feel extra special!