Went to an estate sale last weekend on Farnsleigh in Shaker Heights. This was the first estate sale I've been to where I had to wait in a line outside until they opened. Of course it gave me anxiety. All I could do was stand in line and try to come up with a game plan for what room to beeline to first. I decided on the basement...
That plan went straight to hell when they opened the door and I realized it was a duplex. The only way to get to the basement was to go up the first stairwell to the top apartment, then find the second stairwell that lead you down to the basement. Of course once I made it to the top apartment I got distracted and just had to start digging. The basement would have to wait...
First thing I picked up were these classic vintage books; Black Beauty, Roy Rogers, Huckleberry Finn, Robinson Crusoe and a not-so-classic, Look out for Pirates.
C was having a hard time picking out a bedtime book the other night so I suggested reading one of these classics. He then quickly grabbed a Highlights magazine and said "Um, how about this instead!" Sorry Black Beauty. Sorry Huck. Sorry, Roy. I tried.
I also found this sweet little Peanuts Book called Happiness is a Warm Puppy.
This one is definitely getting framed for N's room. Remember my first-ever Twinsie Tuesday post?
But, for $8 (negotiated down from $10 -- aww yeah, mad negotiating skills), this hot mess of a desk is all mine! I've been looking for a small desk for our kitchen and the dimensions were perfect. It's gonna need a lot of work, but when I'm done with it, I'm hoping I'll have a pretty white desk like one of these:
|via Honey Sweet Home|
Ok, so after claiming the desk and dreaming of all the possibilities, I finally made my way down to the basement where it was buzzing with fellow shoppers. Mostly a lot of junk, but I did stumble upon this stack of old 1940's Cleveland newspapers that I quickly grabbed.
A few ideas I have for them is to mod podge a few sheets to the insides of the drawers from my hot mess desk and maybe cut out a some of the sports articles and photos and use them in C's vintage sports room. Any other ideas?
Ok, off to watch the RHoBH Reunion Part II...
Edit: I forgot the RHoOC started tonight too! THANK YOU THANK YOU, DVR. I love you.