So where was the best yard sale of the season so far? You guessed it: On a blog.
Kim at One Woman’s Cottage Life had the amazing idea to bring her yard sale to all of us in the blogosphere. How cool is that?! And she definitely had good deals, even with shipping taken into consideration. I scooped up this apple green lamp for the guest room for $7:
Love it! And I also bought a vintage red sundress for $5 that I planned on using for one of my planned self-taught Tailoring 101 “classes.” But then the dress arrived, and it’s super cute and in perfect shape! So it looks like class may not be in session after all. (Phew! Another reason to delay learning how to sew! Although...I would like to. Eventually.) I would have scooped up some of the fabrics she had for sale, but as usual I “overslept” and missed out on the early bird sales.
I love the idea of hosting a yard sale on your blog. We’re all sort of kindred spirits, if you will, so you know that your swag will go to a good home. I thought about doing it myself…until I saw this yard sale update photo on her blog:
Wowza! Wait a minute Mister Postman, indeed. Poor guy probably got a hernia. And I’m tired just thinking about all the work that Kim wound up putting in to this (bet she’s wishing she just dragged it all out to the driveway on a sunny Saturday!).
Here’s a peek at the lamp in its new home:
It’s happily illuminating my$10 sassy lady “art” (in quotes, but it’s art to me!). I’ll post before and after photos of “The Green Room” in its (teeny tiny) entirety later this week. I seem to have misplaced the before photos. Even though they’re of nothing but bright blue blank walls and scuffed woodwork, they help me feel a small sense of accomplishment. :-)
Applaud Kim for her creative yard sale by checking out her beautiful blog. Her recent post answering reader questions on her DIY kitchen is great. I think I want to DI *MY* kitchen!