I had a WhisperWood-kind of garage sale day today! That means I found some junk I love at great prices.
And I decorated the house for Christmas.
Yup, this tree is it! That's all I'm doing for Christmas, and I wouldn't be doing that if I hadn't found it at a garage sale today. Three bucks. Handcrafted. Made of sheet metal. Folds flat for storage. My kind of tree.
Let's face it, when you add three adult children, a grandchild, their friends, their dogs, m-i-l and wheelchair, and a turkey to our house, there's no room for a tree. I'll spray the house with pine cleanser or something!
At another sale I found this old copper stencil and frame (two bucks), along with the chippy lock box (1 dollar. I'll put all our remotes in it) and CDs (50 cents each. Village People are great to exercise to and Dr. Oz is the bomb). I want the letters on the sign to pop more so I guess I'll take it apart and spray paint the background black.
A return trip to that sale after the prices halved garnered this cigar humidor, complete with totes and cutters and lighter. Plus two still-sealed cigars. Five bucks. IT Guy and the boys have this manly-man thing going with cigars, sitting outside no matter what the weather and smokin' their sticks. Five bucks! Oh, and the Mexican table cloth for 75 cents.
The leather-bound Louis L'Amour were a dollar each. I love the green Ball canning jar, especially for a quarter. The old platter is crazed just like I like 'em and the price was like I like 'em too. Another quarter.
The chippy black and white medicine cabinet (four bucks) even came with a note:
"This medicine chest came out of the Centerville Texas Hotel, downtown, just NW of the square, before they gutted it and remodeled it into the annex it is today, housing county offices such as the Juvenile Probation, Extension Offices" signed JB.
The belt is to die for. From Canton. Five bucks. The blue and rust wire duck was different enough for me to buy at a quarter.
And that's it. I had an 'ell of a morning shopping.
Eat your heart out, WhisperWood!