I spent less than $50, but I came away with some things I love.
- A heavy duty table (coffee table size) for the deck, unfinished or rough finished. I'll paint part or all of it in the bright colors I've been using on the deck fixtures.
- Another table that is metal structure and inlaid tile top. The tiles were loose, but for $12, it is worth taking time to re-grout the top. I have no tasks on my plate anyway, you know! LOL! [no photo on this yet]
- I got a small, simple wooden bookshelf. It, too needs painted, but it's a nice size for small items. I'm not sure where it is going. [no photo yet]
- I got a mirror, 36" long and about 15" high. The frame is lightly distressed red, and it has five coat hooks across the bottom. I've hung it in the hall, right next to the front door and the dogs' leashes are hanging on the hooks.
- There are several kitchen items, a very heavy duty saucepan, a couple Corningware pieces, an insulated casserole carrier, and a pestle & mortar. I have one already, but occasionally I want to do two different herbs without mixing them, and this gives me that option.
- A nice small suitcase. I have one of a similar size, but this one has more room. It was only $4. The woman said she used it just once when she had a suitcase damaged and she bought it to get home. When her other was repaired, she didn't need this one.
- And a few books. Who can resist books at estate sales?
Linda spent a lot more than I did, but she got some pretty marvelous buys. I came home and hung the mirror, used the heavy table for potting some plants, and made some plans for the shelf. I think I know what I want to do with it, but I don't know where it is going, so I won't paint it till I'm sure what it needs for it's location.
Don't ya love estate/garage/yard sales?
I'm going to Tucson next week and help Jim with an estate sale. I don't know what I'm walking into. I hope he is already deciding about prices, 'cause it is hard to set a price on someone else's possessions. Linda will be here with The Kids, so I don't have to worry about home and occupants. They've become completely comfortable with her, so they won't miss me too much.
Nothing like having beautiful flowers with beautiful mountains as a background.
And then there are the sitting pots (as opposed to hanging pots).
This is one of my cast iron kettles. Much of the plants are returning from last year, but I've added some new things. See the grass at the back? Linda calls it "Shih Tzu Tail Grass"!! LOL!! (you may need to click and enlarge to see it.) I don't remember what its real name is, but I thought it was cool.
This morning I decided to plant the marigolds to deter the deer. I got 62 plants in the ground. Whew! Glad it is done! While I was out there, I saw this fellow:
A huge horned toad! He is about as long, from nose to tip of tail, as my hand, from finger tips to heel. And that chubby body was almost as wide as my palm!
Not long after I was back in, you'll never guess what happened. I know I couldn't believe it!
Yep, you're seeing it right. That is SNOW!!
It has been coming down pretty regularly since then, but the temperature has not changed much. The temp on the right side is the outside temperature. Now it is still 52° out there, two hours later and after a lot of non-sticking snow!!
I live in New Mexico, the Land of You-Never-Know!