October 12, 2011

i promise....







if your front yard ever looks like this
i will show up
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some people love bowling or nascar races
some people love square dancing or rock climbing
personally
i love rummaging
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i didn't buy a thing at this sale
and
regret just a tiny bit
not coming home with those pink and burgundy theatre chairs
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i didn't have room for them. and they weighed a ton. but aren't they cool.
and that brown couch with its amazing feet. 
can you imagine that reupholstered anthropolgie like. swoon.
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someday i imagine myself with a shop filled with finds like this. where the really cool things have all been prettied up by my hubby who has a workroom in the back. and in the window is a sleeping cat who takes care of the mice that sneak in, since we're in a really old building where all the walls are exposed brick. and during the winter, we have a sign that says we're open when we feel like it, because somedays wrapped up in a old quilt watching movies is better then working.
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33 comments:

  1. Maybe someday you will realize that dream...but for now, having the dream is almost as good as the real thing. xo

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  2. I could totally imagine you doing it...Keep the dream alive :-)

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  3. Ohhhh...next time you see a sale like this...let me know! Those theater chairs were pretty cool!

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  4. My heart skipped a beat at those chairs and my eyes brightened up scrolling through these photos. I'd love to rummage there!

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  5. If you open it, I will come.

    ;)

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  6. i used to love doing that too. but unfortunately now i live in a place where garage sales and second hand shops are alien concepts.

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  7. "we're open when we feel like it"... mmm...kinda like doin' our blog writing... i love that!
    i love rummaging around, too... i could've adopted some of those side chairs - given 'em a good home! wish we could go together...
    thanks!-xok.

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  8. I love this kind of thing too... and yes that couch is pretty cool!!

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  9. i like your dream! (but don't forget your photographs would be neatly framed and for sale, there, too.) and i wouldn't have been able to resist the faded blue wicker chairs...

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  10. What a great sale. I would be there in a heartbeat if I lived near it.

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  11. Load up those wicker chairs and drive them down here to me if you would pretty please. I need them!

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  12. oh my!

    it's why i love having a truck :)

    i'm learning to savior the treasure hunting even more that the hauling home, it's so tricky to find that balance!

    you're fantastic photos and fabulous shop fantasy that i will someday visit fed me up for a while ♥

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  13. Gotta keep dreaming...:-)!

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  14. That is my kind of yard sale. I can't resist them-- not ever. I hear my wheel screeching the minute I spot one :-)

    Would love to have a shop just like yours with the ability to work when I felt like it and be surrounded by all thing cool. That's my idea of the perfect job.

    xo jj

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  15. I saw lots of great stuff there! Sometimes you just need to haul a trailer around just in case!

    Sounds like the perfect kind of shop to me! A dream job!

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  16. I saw so many great things I'd love to have - in the past, not having the space wouldn't have stopped me, but these days I do think twice. I hope you get your shop one day!

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  17. Hey Beth, this looks like heaven to me! What a terrific yard sale, wish I had been there.
    Please let me know when your dream shop opens ... and which days you'll really be open!

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  18. If my front yard looked like that, Rick would be ecstatic! I, on the other hand, would be a basket case, pulling back in those wicker chairs, a wonderful piece of wood furniture and who knows what! I think the thought of dealing with my stuff draws more terror from him than any monster could!

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  19. i would wait until you WERE open if you had a shop like that. it would be SO worth it.

    xoxo

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  20. That blue couch is very tempting. So classic and cool. How did you come away from there without buying anything? Your shop dream sounds right up my ally. Can I work for you?

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  21. Sounds like Beth heaven! I truly hope that you get there soon. Such fun!

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  22. you are too much fun!!!

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  23. You passed up the purple wicker??

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  24. I dream of a beautiful old barn
    (just out back)
    that holds such treasures
    as they're being restored
    and is roomy and bright enough
    for it all to be resplendent
    and inviting
    and a cozy place to hang out
    (and, of course, breezy enough
    for dust to never, ever settle)
    Throw in a roaring stone fireplace,
    awesome coffee and a fridge for bubbles and such.....heaven.

    -Jennifer

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  25. No way! You cannot have my dream! LOL! Okaaay i'll share.... Funny hubs and i think we would like to do that very thing....wouldn't that be something fun to fiddle with in our old age?? :) Its totally on our to do list when we accomplish the move to CA. deb

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  26. that's just one rummage sale?! looks like a whole flea market! :o)

    i can't get enough of auctions. too broke these days to tempt myself however.

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  27. those pink theater chairs are DIVINE...I would have fought you for them and made room for them cuz they are fantastic!

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  28. Swooning over the pink chairs, the wickers chairs, but I must tell you years ago I bought a chair that matches that couch. I need to have it reupholstered like anthropologie does one of these days. For now it sits in my office. I tell myself the brown would make nice teddy bears.

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  29. I wish I lived near you and would go in with you on a great big shop like that! We would have to serve coffee and baked goods in the used book section too of course...

    I love those pink chairs too...but I would definitely have gone for that blue couch...look at the feet on that one!

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  30. All those goodies..my hands were twitching!

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  31. I liked this story about you.

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  32. yup, those chairs are fab. I couldn't have walked away :)

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  33. hilarious... if my front yard ever looks like this, my landlords will kick me out!
    =)

    again... jealous. looks like some great stuff!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth