I have always thought about how cool it would be to be like that. To not worry about things! Don't take this the wrong way... I am not there. I have resided to the fact that I never will be! Some people are just worriers/planners/type A's. Is that changeable (word I made up!)?
One thing that is "changeable".... the ability to walk up to a yard sale!! I think my aversion comes from sitting in the car as a tween, slinking down in the seat, while my mom laughs and cuts up with the people at every yard sale in a 30 mile radius. (That's another fact about her... everyone LOVES her from the very second they meet her!). Up until the last few months I have still had the aversion. But.. change is in the air! I've realized that there are treasures to be had out there and that they are CHEAP!!
Here are a few of my favs finds from this weekend.
Pillow fabric ($2)
A woman hand embroidered this fabric! She had sewn it into a chair cover that I ripped apart and was able to get 2 pillows out of it. It is so beautiful. She said she did it 20 or 30 years ago. I think she has amazing talent and taste! Does anyone know what this technique is called? She told me and I have completely forgotten!
It seems trophies are everywhere these days. I found this really heavy cute little thing at the Goodwill for $4. Today I am using it as a vase and I think its adorable. It is engraved with "Best Camper, Camp Hemlock, 1967".
This pharmacy style lamp was a pretty bad brassy color but for $3 I couldn't turn it down. A quick spray with Krylon Fusion in Nickel Shimmer and this sweet little lamp look perfect on my desk! I found another pharmacy lamp online in this same style for $399. That is just absurd!
I had to go back after this guy after not being able to stop thinking about it all night! The owner told me it was called a "bundle bin" and was from a local factory. It is wicker, huge, heavy, and has the greatest huge easy to roll casters on the bottom. I wish so badly I had a place to keep this guy at my house but off to the Hendersonville store he went. Is it weird that I am hoping it doesn't sell?!?
Here's to being a little more like my mom every day!