Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dazzling Discoveries

Last weekend my friends Brittany and Katie (who are avid yard salers) took me deep down into Mississippi to dig through the tables. Last Saturday was the day I realized how addicting yard sales can be. Looking for things for my current little apartment and what I can use in a few years in my new home, just made me want to go more. Here are the things I found....

This little magazine rack was my favorite purchase of the day! It is from the 50's and it will absolutely get a lot of use now that it is in my care. It was priced for $2 but I ended up getting it for $1!

Here are some shower curtain rings I found for 50 cents! Not too exciting for a normal person but these are deffinetly needed. There is no way I could find these cheaper anywhere else.

These 2 frames both have monogramed birds inside. They are very colorful which almost turned me away until I realized how fun they really were and how much life they could bring to a room. The frames are a little messed up but they just need a little love to be good as new! I also discovered that on the back of the frames it has who the frames were given to and who stitched the birds. The artist was Margaret Turner and they were given to Matte on
May 26, 1985.

This little duck Jason and I discovered at Goodwill in Memphis. At first I didn't know if I would be able to paint the brass or not but I tried and this is how it turned out..

SO PRESH! This bottom picture is truer to the actual color of the paint than the first one. I LOVE my duck. He turned out better than I could have hoped for!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I love yard sales and thrift stores too..i am lovin the magazine rack and $1 is a steal!