Saturday, May 8, 2010

maven

I bargain, therefore I am.


Today's treasures: Vintage wicker hamper (found at antique store, 15% off = $18); ubiquitous (but strangely missing from my classroom decor until now) Sunflowers print; Anne Lamott's Grace (Eventually) (brand new hardcover, $1); IKEA mirror painted sky blue; rolling file box (also brand new, $5); wooden tray; ceramic plaque that says "you rule" that I might have to keep for myself as affirmation at the end of every school day; 4 sturdy plastic bowls for camping [which I do twice a year, maybe, but still want good cute bowls if I must go]; wrought iron napkin holder with package of "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" cocktail napkins; handmade pillow that will be loved in my classroom.

A better view of the hamper's marbleized top. Where I'm sure I'll frequently find this damn cat if I don't keep our closet door closed.

This is my favorite way to do Saturdays.

6 comments:

Fantastic Forrest said...

I have great lust in my heart for that sunflower print. Is next Saturday another garage saling day? I want to go with you, but I also have to do the Hazel Dell Parade. Would you and your people like to parade with us, and then we can sale? :)

The Girl Next Door said...

Awesome hunting. But I need to be on the other end and therefore am putting on blinders as I drive through neighborhoods. Sigh. Maybe I'll send you a list of things that need to go before I move and you can just choose? I'll mail free but you might have to wait another 10 years to get it, wait that means I'll end up moving it and then mailing it. sort of defeats the purpose. Sigh. I guess I will just donate it all....

Lisa said...

What a great way to Saturday. And what a great haul of bargains! I need to go yardsaling....

Jason, as himself said...

That is one fancy hamper! Good bargains, good Saturday!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am so impressed with all you do after teaching teenagers all week. I love it, but am beat by Friday. Dinner and a movie is about all I can handle for the weekend. Well, that and laundry.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

That is some awesome booty. Good finds!

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