Okay, I spent a lot today. But, I'm happy and so is Ryan and that is key.
Let's get right down to business:
$1.50 - 3 Candlesticks, a case of 4 taper candles, Fekkai anti-frizz cream, a new container of cocoa butter body cream and a "Festival of Lights" large jar Yankee Candle - joy! I can use all of these things! Not bad on the price, eh? They said make an offer so I went for it!
$8 - 3 pairs of pants and 4 shirts. Really cute stuff! The girl gave me a DEAL too, since most of them were marked at $2 or higher. It's such a treat (and so rare) to find a garage sale that has your size and style.
$0.50 - Long sleeved H&M shirt for Ry. He's happy. :)
$2.50 - 4 pillows of varying sizes - I have been looking for 2-15" square pillows to use as pillow forms for the covers on our new guest bed. I've also been on the hunt for a down-filled 18" square pillow for a cover we bought for our bonus room. (I just can't bear to spend $10-$20 for pillow forms, when any old -well, not too old - garage sale pillow stuffed inside will do). Well, I found them! Yay!
My sister also spotted a down-filled lumbar pillow for which I can make a using some of the Anna Maria Horner fabric I purchased on Etsy this week, or just use the existing cover - it's orange silk shantung and could be nice for fall.
$1.00 - Black picture frame with white mat (pictured above) - This, of course, will be used for a 12"x 12" photo I had printed for our photo wall. Frame, mat and glass for $1 makes me very glad. (Side note: I have said before that I'd post photos of our photo wall and haven't yet. Take heart - I've taken the shots, now I just need to post them. We're close!)
$2.50 - a stack of fabric that will be quite useful - our Art of Homemaking class begins in a week. We're starting off 1st semester learning to construct aprons (which will be promptly followed up with some education in the kitchen). It will be great to have this stuff around to supplement the fabric the girls bring.
$10 - side table - this just goes with our house. We try to buy furniture for our home that can interchange among rooms so that we can always pull things from one room to another to keep things feeling fresh. This table will begin it's new life either in the living room as a side table or in our bedroom as a night stand. $2.00 - a leather bag I already love so much it might need to be named - it's even more beautiful in person. Seriously. So soft. You can imagine my joy.
$50 - an 8'x10' cream flokati rug - we've had a 5x7 in the living room for a long time and always thought a larger rug would be better. They had it marked for $75, but I was happy to either pay $50 or not get it at all. They were thrilled to take $50 and I was thrilled to go at it with my Dyson when I got home! (so satisfying!) Anyhow, we like how it defines the space. Not sure if we'll keep it in there for the rest of summer or not, but it will definitely have a home in the fall and winter!
And, finally, the winner of this week's "Tuck-and-Run" award goes to: