Happy Wednesday! Is it really the middle of the week already? If time goes any faster I’m going to spin right off this planet. If today is Wednesday already that means that tomorrow it will be 2 whole weeks since I brought home these fun finds I’m going to share with you today. Goodness but I really thought I’d share these before now.
A friend of mine, who is adopting, had a fundraiser garage sale to help bring their son home. I mentioned it a couple of times before – how this pillow was a fundraiser for their adoption. This friend always has the best garage sales and since this time it was for a really really good cause I bought even more great stuff.
Darling little rain boots which will fit my youngest daughter, but I really bought them to use as flower vases! I saw some other bloggers use rain boots for vases earlier this Spring and loved the idea. A cut child’s pair will suit me just fine to recreate the idea with my own twist to it. And the small wood hangers were an awesome find for me – I can use them to display my child-size handmade stuff 🙂
Oh the sacrifices we make for our children. I have loved these old concrete flamingos for years. Never seen any others like this, I don’t know where my friend got them. I have thought before that if she ever decided to get rid of them I hoped I was there to buy them. When I saw them with a price tag I sucked in a big breath and grabbed that tag as fast as I could. I didn’t even pause to see what the asking price was before pulling the tag and marking it ‘SOLD’. I feel a bit of a pang in my heart every time I look at them. Somehow it doesn’t feel quite right to see them in my herb garden. Because I know my friend still loves them too. But she loves her boy more and is doing whatever she can to bring him home. And if the flamingos were for sale and someone was going to buy them I’m happy it could be me. And maybe someday I’ll return them to her flower bed after I’ve enjoyed them for a while 🙂
A couple of fun purses. My teenager wanted the purple one. I found the yellow one and I wanted it so I got both – they were $1 each. Guess who has been using the yellow one? Mmmm-hmmmm that would be Miss Emma Kate. And the purple one is all forgotten and forlorn. Since Miss Emma is off having fun at ‘Alive’ the rest of this week maybe I’ll steal the yellow one back and use it for a few days.
I also bought a huge light too. Somehow it didn’t make it into the editing of these pics. You can see it a bit in the top to pics. I’m not exactly sure where we will end up hanging it but I’m excited about it.
That’s it for now! Since it’s been 2 weeks since this haul I’d say it’s about time for another one – think so? And it just so happens that another friend of mine is having a garage sale starting tomorrow! Woo-Hoo! Hopefully I don’t forget.
Sew a Fine Seam
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