Week-end wrap up

I had an amazing weekend. Started out Friday morning heading out to a neighborhood yard sale. First place I went, I found two of the Rudolph characters stuffed. I adore Rudolph and was so happy with them both.

I have been looking for a "skinny" table for my wall in the dining room since May. Finally just gave up. Walked up to the next yard sale and this was the first thing in the driveway. I asked the price and she said "It's 1/2 off day on everything so you can have it for $10.00." she didn't have to tell me twice. I was so happy to get it. 

Then as I was paying, I spotted this for just $1.00. My initial I use a lot and on it was my all time favorite bible verse for the past 15 years or so. You know I had to have it. I like it with my decor for fall.

The next stop had this basket for .50 cents. I am always a sucker for unique baskets. I liked the shape of this one. 

But my heart nearly stopped when I saw my favorite Corelle pattern in a lot of pieces. When I left the house Friday, all I thought was "If I could find my Corelle platter in Indian Summer, I would pay up to $5 to get it." My lips to God's ears. Except instead of $5 for the platter. I got every single piece seem below for the $5.00. I thought the price must be wrong so I even asked the lady if she knew how collectible these were. She said she did and she just wanted rid of it. Score! Big time! For five bucks, I wasn't walking away without it. 

While she was packing, this little Corelle teapot I've been wanting was on the next table for $2.00. It was in excellent shape and the inside has never been used, you could tell. It is spotless. I just love it.

The last thing that caught my eye was the nesting hen for .50 cents so she came home with me as well. 

Friday night the kids came over for dinner. I made homemade spaghetti sauce and everybody said it turned out great. I happen to agree with them. I have only made it one time in a small portion so this was a challenge since Allen always did the cooking. We ate on the new plates. Afterwards, we all vegged out in the living room.

One of the kids put on Zootopia and we all got hooked on it. 

Having all my family under one roof just touches my heart deep inside. But it sure was lonely when they all went back home. 

Saturday morning, my daughter and I had planned a shopping trip. I wanted a brown purse. But first I asked her if she had any brown purses I could just borrow instead of buying a new one. She had a few and I fell in love with this one. My family passes purses around a lot. Mom gave us this one when we went to West Virginia this past spring. I had forgotten Diana had it. So I claimed it and told her she may not get it back. The leather is the softest leather I have ever seen on a purse. I am loving it.

Our first stop was Charming Charlies. I had seen this card holder on line on clearance for $3.99 and couldn't believe our store actually had it. I love the red and black.

I have been looking for a small change purse type thing just for my change for the snack and drink machines at work. This was the perfect size and also on clearance for $3.99. 

I can't seem to find the perfect bag to carry the things I need for work every day. My Thirty-One bags I have just don't work out right for a variety of reasons, so I decided to see what I could find in a light weight tote bag. I found this at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale 1/2 off so I got it for $4.50.

And since our call center we share desks, I carry my pens and pencils back and forth in the my purse but couldn't find a pouch that I liked. The same 50% off section had this for just $1.98.

Their Christmas crafts were on sale for 40% off so I picked up a pack of snowmen you could make with pre-cut pieces. It was less than $2 for the pack. I made them Saturday night and I am in love with them. They had snowmen and gingerbread men. I wanted them for my little tree for the dining room. I think I will go back and get the other two styles.

I wanted something that I can put on my new little table that I could change out every season or holiday. I found this bird case on clearance. I think I ended up paying about five bucks for it. It is just too cute. I put my fall stuff in it for now. May set a witch or ghost in it for Halloween. I'm sure you will see every time I change it.

I moved my McCoy pitcher on the table for now. I don't know exactly how I am going to decorate the table but I'm still trying to decide if I want to put a lamp on one end. instead of the flowers.

While we were out Saturday, I found my two favorite movies on DVD at Target on the $4.00 section. Now I am sit for October. I usually watch them on TV but might miss them the way I work. So I just went ahead and bought them. Knowing me, I will probably watch them 2 or 3 times before Halloween.

You gotta admit I got some really good bargains. Time to start saving up for my next shopping spree. Sunday was amazing. Our homecoming had a great turnout. One of our historians, Debbie Cline, told the history of the church for the past 133 years and talked about some of the older folks who have gone on before. It was so good. She is an excellent speaker. I got to visit with people I haven't visited with in awhile. And Ms. Bonnie Keck made her famous chocolate peanut butter cake so I ate too much as usual. It was an awesome day.

After church Sunday, I decided to just lay on the couch and rest all day. Four and 1/2 hours later, I woke up. I must have been exhausted. I felt so refreshed but the down side was I didn't get sleepy until later and then had a hard time going to sleep. But all in all it was a fabulous weekend. Now time to head back to work to see what this week brings. 


Mary Hutchins said...

Great finds Brenda, that initial B is great and I really love the teapot! Big score for you!!

Terri D said...

That nap sounds SO good, but I am like you - if I nap, then I have trouble sleeping. I love all of your amazing finds! Bargains just seem to jump right out in front of you! It's great that the whole family was there for dinner! I agree that it is too quiet when company goes home. Wishing you a good week ahead!

Empty Nester said...

I need to go shopping with you! Those are all great finds! But the skinny table is my favorite. I'm looking for one too. I know what you mean about a full heart when everyone is under the same roof and the empty feeling when they leave. I don't think I'll ever get used to the leaving part.

Debbie Huffaker said...

I'm pretty sure I still have a huge collection of the Rudolph characters. Probably in the back closet with LOTS of other Christmas decorations!!! ;-)