I admit it~ I am addicted to shopping estate/garage/yard sales! I don’t need a 12-step program because I know I can control myself and adhere to the monetary limits I impose upon myself every week. (well, sometimes, I guess I can get a little carried away….)
Mr. Sullivan actually feeds my addiction upon occasion. He did it just this week when he handed me over a “Benjamin Franklin” and told me it was for my garage sales. What a guy! So what can I do but refuse to fight my addiction and continue to find more pretties like the following:
I seem to have begun a collection of sorts of old keys, door knobs, and locks. I found this beauty of a lockset at a yard sale. It was $8.00 and is currently on display on in the black wall cupboard in the kitchen.
Its shelf companion is this $12.00 doorknob set. It has a glass knob on one end and a metal one on the other. Guess the fancy glass one was in a more formal room? I like that the key plate was included, too.
The keys in the frames have just been stitched onto a fabric background.
A sepia-tone rendition of the cupboard.
This oval glass dish holds an assortment of old crochet thread. The contrast between the whites and the ecru gets a jolt of color from the blue spool. The entire collection, including the glass dish, was a mere $6.00.
I found these Bingo cards at a booth in one of my favorite vintage/antique stores. These are not the flimsy cards of recent years- they actually feel like cardboard.
This has to be one of my favorite finds of late. This gorgeous blue display plate was a dollar at a garage sale and I topped it with a cloche that I purchased at the same sale for $2.00. The cloche actually came with a dark wood pedestal base, but I thought the two separate pieces looked great together. Not sure what I’m going to put under the dome, as of yet.
I don’t think that my addiction is really not a bad thing, whatsoever. I figure I’m being “green” by reusing all these items that people have discarded!
And I’d venture to say that there are more than a few of you who are just like me………
Am I right?
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