The weekend started off great with me hitting a couple of yard sales. The first one was a dear friend of mine. We like to barter with each other a lot so I thought I would go see what great things she had. She had already sent me a pic of this Bearington Bear witch. I love decorating for Halloween, especially with cute witches. So when I saw this I knew I had to have her.
I had just said last week I needed an area rug about a 5 x 7. Them I priced them and thought "Maybe not." But the first thing I saw at my friend's yard sale was the rug...in a 5 x 7. Exactly what I wanted in colors that go with my decor.
As I looked around, I saw these little boxes, which I adored. My bedroom is in these colors and I love Raggedy Ann and Andy.
I also found this little better and got it for my friend whose mother has Alzheimers.
She had a set of resin Raggedy Ann and Andy as well. So I got those for a little table in my bedroom.
I like this little basket. It will be perfect to drop my rings in on my dresser.
So what did all these items cost me? Nothing! I traded her a couple of Thirty-One totes from my back stock. I took one to her that day and then I have a couple more to get with her to see which other one she wants because she has some yarn for me as well.
The next yard sale I went to was an Estate Sale for a sweet woman at our church that passed away not too long ago. They had some fantastic stuff at good prices furniture wise, but I didn't need any furniture. So I got this adorable kitty for my cat collection.
And this vintage mixing bowl. Not sure the maker, but I loved the size. I want this for candy canes at Christmas. I have a plan. :)
And this little hen house wall hanging.
But I just fell in love with this chicken. Is it gorgeous.
It was sitting in a basket with some fake eggs and when I got it home, I saw one of the eggs was this little tin Easter egg. Isn't it cute. When I found it in the basket of eggs, I googled it and found out that it is British Crown Colony of Hong Kong from the 50's - 60's. I love it.
So how much did I pay at this yard sale for all these goodies? The chicken alone was priced at $8.00. A few pieces weren't priced at all. So when I asked her how much everything was, she didn't want me to pay because I go to church with her and went with her mother as well before she passed. She loved the fact I would own things that belonged to her mother. But I insisted I pay something so she would only take $5.00. I was so blessed.
Next I ran to Walmart because I was out of most of my cleaning supplies. While I was there, I purchased some new nail polish in some pretty fall colors. Can't wait to redo my nails one night this week.
Sunday was my pastor's wife and my youth pastor's wife's birthdays. So in Children's church, I let the kids make pipe cleaner flowers and then decorate a flower vase for each of the wives for their birthday. They turned out really cute and the ladies loved them.
I spent most of the Sunday afternoon just piddling around the house, replaced some light bulbs, fixed supper and then vegged out all evening. It was a great weekend.