Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yard Sale Treasure

Went out yesterday morning with my daughter. I found this wonderful chippy white vintage cabinet, and the mirror too!

It was the perfect size to use at the side entrance.

Occasionally you can find some really cool things. I wish I could find some grain sacks. I love those that Marian has on her blog I can't find anything like that here.

I have also seen some wonderfully painted furniture in blogland. I would like to try Ann Sloan's chalk paint.  They offer a great range of colors to choose from. There are three distributors in NC.  I can usually find some great pieces to redo at the Salvation Army and yard sales so maybe I can get the paint here before I need it. We have just finished cleaning and rearranging the shed and have installed some new overhead lighting, so it will make a great workshop for painting.

Things at the booth are steady, although a bit slow last month. Still making booth rent, plus some, at least. I now have a couple of Irvin's chandeliers for sale - a six arm chandelier and 2 witches hats.

Eastern NC is in a severe drought. We haven't had rain in ages........ I planted some roses last weekend, so I am keeping them watered pretty well. It's a good thing we have a well and don't have to rely on city water!

Well, you guys take care and have a blessed week.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Took son for allergy testing. He has been having progressively worsening sinus/allergy problems over the past few years to the point that he develops a couple of bad events a year requiring multiple antibiotics, etc. Well come to find out he is allergic to most all things, grass, trees, mold, dust, cats and dogs (we have 2 dogs and 3 cats)!  Well, knowing is half the battle. We will now begin to implement some of the suggested recommendations (minus finding new homes for the pets), and the doc prescribed another allergy medication.

It has been rather hot here the past week or so, triple digits. I would love to get out and rework the front flower beds, but I need to do it early one morning or late in the evening.

Things are steady at the booth in town. It seems people call every day wanting to know where "I" am at. Car ads/signs really do work well! As you recall, I am a vendor at The Seahorse at 907B Arendell Street, downtown Morehead City.  I would really like to be able to open my own business in a few years, selling new items as well as consigning all things "country" - - - furniture, art work, etc. This is my first step to achieving my goals.

I have a few sewing projects planned for this weekend, and I may paint a small demilune table to put at the kitchen door and maybe an old mirror above it.

We had a wonderful yard sale over the Memorial weekend. I have really been cleaning out and this  yard sale really moved some items for me - a wing chair and slipcover, a side table, a swing arm lamp and some shades, pillows, etc. This fall I will cull some more out of the shed, i.e. Christmas decorations, old canning jars, etc. (It should be a bit cooler too!)

I hope you guys have a wonderful week!

Until next time..... Becki