Wednesday, September 19, 2012

One of these days...

One of these days I will help my mom with a garage sale and I will not bring home more/bigger things than I brought. I will blame Frankie this year because my garage sale boxes are stored at the back of my garage which is currently filled with his ever growing assortment of furniture for his house. I brought 3 boxes and got rid of probably 2 but what did I acquire?

At first I was doing good and had only snitched this squirrel and a bear planter which were in my mom's stash and some Tupperware from the neighbor. All have a practical use. Well, maybe not the squirrel.

When I got in trouble was when my mom's friend decided she was just going to throw her leftovers in the free box near the end of the day.

I had been successfully avoiding the purchase of her Melmac but I couldn't resist it any longer as soon as it was free. And a dishwashered piece of Pyrex. Still not too bad I guess but...

The worst thing I took, which is currently hiding in my "studio" area because I am even too embarrassed to let Mark see it -

A very beat up wagon wheel light fixture missing the shades. It is fortunately small and not a monster full sized one (I'm hoping I would have restrained myself if that was the case). Since it looks like it has been laying out in the yard, my current plan is to paint it red? or aqua? and hang it in my future laundry room.

I guess it could have been worse. Last year I brought home a chair.

1 comment:

  1. I have the same problem. It's gotten much better since I moved to another state and can't help with garage sales anymore! =)