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Tuesday, October 20, 2015


We went to a few yards sales Saturday morning and then spent the rest of the day at the auction.     We hadn't been to the auction in a while and it was fun to chat with our friends.    I was busy visiting and missed one of the items I had intended to buy....oh well,  friends are way more important!

I have been in a nautical mood recently and thought these ships might be a fun item to decorate with.....

These glass boxes were in the same box with the ships.   They were pretty dirty,   so they got a good scrubbing in the sink.    I don't have any ideas for them yet,  so they may be headed to my booth.

I always buy pretty sheets when I see them at a yards sale.    This king set was $4 and I will probably use the fabric to upholster a couple of  vintage chairs that I have.

$3 vintage apron....

I had these roses left over from the wedding buffet and when I saw this wrought iron planter for $2,   I thought of them.       I can also think of many other ways to use it.

I remember playing with these when I was young.....

I got the bid on this piece at the auction....$10.    The mirror is pretty well shot,   but the frame will be gorgeous painted white.

  There is a 62 mile long  yard sale next Saturday  starting in  Lubbock Texas that we may go to,   but there are also two big auctions here in town....maybe we'll just flip a coin!


  1. You could actually paint that mirror with chalkboard paint, Penny. It would make a fantastic piece, I think. I have an old crocheted apron like that, too. Fun finds. xo Diana

  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    Des petits trésors qui vont trouver une seconde vie ! C'est fantastique...

    Gros bisous ☼

  3. Beautiful items! I just love them all. Good bargains, too. :) Enjoy figuring out which place you'll go this weekend - both sound like great fun!

    Blessings - Julie

  4. The ships are so cool!! I love the crocheted apron, the perfect colors!!!

  5. Penny,
    Love the ships!! I think the mirror painted will look beautiful!! some really great items!! How is the weather there? I saw on TV where there were severe thunderstorms rolling through New Mexico and i immediately thought of you!! It is supposed to hit 70 today!! It is Indian Summer here.......

  6. I love the ships, they are so lovely

  7. The knee is better, thank heavens, so maybe I will be able to hit some garage sales this weekend. That would be lovely.
    You found some great things. For a lover of pink, that apron is a wonderful find. Imagine the work that went into that..heavens!!

  8. LOL..that apron is as blue as blue can be. I must be color blind. Can't wait to see the mirror frame all painted. Sweet!

  9. Oh I love the apron and the wrought iron planter box. Thank you for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

  10. those ships are cool, my father in law would love them, that apron is lovely and the mirror is so pretty!

  11. Penny, looks like you had a fun time junkin. Love the sheets, and what a fabulous price. I have an apron just like that only red. The mirror frame will be gorgeous painted white. The ship collection is fun as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. You had a very successful junking trip. The rose sheets are lovely. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  13. These are great finds Penny! I love the ships! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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