Fondly referred to as “Treasure Hunting” by one of my friends, hitting yard sales on a warm summer day thrills me. The last few weeks of treasure hunting, including a couple estate sales, yielded modest results. I’m trying not to fill our house with things we don’t need, but it is hard – especially when yard sale finds are so inexpensive!
I found a great mid-century chair (solid oak and teak) for $25 this weekend, but walked away. We already have two random teak chairs (guest room & living room) and have no need for a third. A pair I would have taken home, I’m not going to lie. But what we need is a chair Hubby can use for his (currently imaginary) desk. So I’m holding out for something perfect.
While I may exercise restraint for larger items, the smalls get me every time. Here are two of my recent favorite finds, plus an oddity I couldn’t resist.
I found this gorgeous, spike-y glass vase for $4.00 at an estate sale last week.
|I need another vase like a hole in the head.|
I also found another McCoy Planter (the smaller white one), to add to my growing collection, for only $1 at a yard sale last weekend.
Yesterday (among other finds) I picked up this cute little trivet, thinking some spray paint would spruce it up. Then I saw it is stamped “Finland”. Now I hate to paint over it, but it has seen better days . . . thoughts?
Do you go treasure hunting? What great finds have you taken home recently?