Friday, October 12, 2007

Yard sale trinkets

We stopped by a neighborhood yard sale this morning, in what had to be the world's most organized home and basement. Fast food utensils neatly bundled for the free pile! Old rope tied with string!

Their lovely home gave me a glimpse into a way of life I know my husband would love. Note to self: work on organizing, even as you haul home their carefully labelled cast-offs.
Picked up a handmade tote in fall colors (.25), a natural wood puzzle (.50), and a Pampered Chef dough roller (.25).
Oh, and a fake autumn branch (.05). We're making acorn people with clothespins later; the leaves will make fine dresses.

13 comments:

Angela said...

Meredith, I was wishing you had photographed that organized home. ha! Wouldn't that have been fun? I can't wait to see your acorn people. Thanks in part to you, we are slowly moving more toward wooden toys (we sell a LOT to get a little wood) and it's so beautiful. We end up having much much less yet they get played with more and look beautiful on the shelf. We're even starting a nature table. I can't wait to see your acorn people! The wooden owl looks so nice! Have you ever found an Ostheimer figure at a yard sale?

BethanySue, CFO said...

Your website it just so lovely.

Laura Leigh Dobson said...

thank you so much for your website. i am a regular reader and find much inspiration here.

Anonymous said...

Your tree likks so AWESOME!

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Celticspirit said...

Very nice blog! I found it recently,I don't remember where but it's very enjoyable.

Ruth said...

pampered chef dough roller for a quarter! wow. that is indeed a steal of a deal.

what are acorn people?

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Yard sale treasures are my favorite! I find ALL my best stuff there.

Will you show us how to make acorn people? :)

Joy said...

I love yard sales! You had some good finds. I just love your table scape. Your blog site is wonderful, and I really enjoy reading it.
God bless
Joy

Anna S said...

Yard sales are so fun aren't they?!

Annie said...

Beautiful finds! Especially the sweet owl puzzle.

Stephanie @ ATime4Everything.com said...

AH! I have been wanting that exact rolling pin and have really been hoping not to have to order it! I continually find ways I could use that nifty little gadget! Now if only I can find one too!

Anonymous said...

A similar dough roller can sometimes be found at TJ Maxx though not as inexpensive as your find.

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Looking forward to seeing your acorn people--what a great idea!

Many blessings...