Monday, August 11, 2008

~Busy~Busy~Busy~

Hi everyone. Look at my beautiful storage shed...well, I think it looks wonderful...you should have seen it last Tuesday. We decided to have a garage sale this past Saturday. I worked three days organizing, de-cluttering and getting ready for the sale. I'm so happy to get some space to be able to turn around and move seasonal things in and out. Carl..........................
worked on this unit. It has fun things, our bikes camping gear and even has some room left for yard equipment.
I just have these few crates to inventory and then I'm finished. I'll put them in my shed and still have turn around room. What a job, but it feels great to get so much accomplished. Our Saturday sale was fun...we sold lots of treasures, gave some things away and the rest went to Goodwill this morning. I'm so happy to get rid of so much "stuff".


Don't laugh when I tell you on Sunday we went to the second Sunday WX Peddlers Faire. I just bought a few things, really. I love doilies and these were so colorful I couldn't pass them up. This little silhouette reminds me of Thanksgiving....
and I plan to just set it out during November. Lisa......
loves purple and I found these pretties for her. The embroidery work is so lovely and the pillow slip in the front with the little crocheted edge I think is especially nice. Whenever I buy hand worked pieces, I wonder who made them, did they make them for someone special....why are they being sold at a street faire.......all I can tell you I love these pieces and so does my daughter...we think they are treasures to love and enjoy.

Have a happy day...I'll be stopping by....until then...hugs, Linda


24 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Garage sales are a lot of work, but it looks like yours paid off -- what a great feeling to be so organized (I'm imagining, anyway! :)

Ronda said...

Looks like you had a good sale, and then found a few good sales, LOL. The doilies are lovely.
Love & Prayers,
Ronda

Vintage Tea said...

It's great having a big clear out and finding room to move again, I did one at the weekend.

Victoria x

Vintage Tea said...

It's great having a big clear out and finding room to move again, I did one at the weekend.

Victoria x

Nancy said...

It always feels so good when you get something organized. Your little finds at the sale look really nice. You do have to wonder why people sell what they make like it is nothing. Their loss is your gain though.
Have a good day.
Nancy

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Don't you just Love getting a declutter job behind you?lol I DO!!!!
Love your Treasures.
Hope you're having a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I hear yard sales are work, but it's great to know you were able to get so much cleaned out, sold and given away. Yahoo!
The new treasures you found are beautiful. Enjoy them.

cherished*vintage said...

I'm on the same path - I'm trying to clear some things out too. I really should be having a garage sale. I laughed when you said you went to the faire. Doilies don't take up much room and they are so lovely! Whoever took the time to create them would be so happy they are being enjoyed by you guys.
-Karoline

Jackie said...

Love your purple pretties, they will make a lovely gift.

You are doing a great job organizing.

God bless.

Rosemary said...

Isn't that why we clean things out, so we can buy more?
That's what I do!!
Rosemary

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Linda.OH my goodness that is so funny.. My mom wore White Shoulders and I used to wear it for years.. My hubby liked this one so I got it.. Goddess..
but lastyear for Xmas he picked out a Givincey- Organza Indecence.. it was about $80.. ugh alot of money for me.. well dear gotta run hugs for now..Patty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those pillow slips and the Thanksgiving picture!!

Our daughters are planning a garage sale next month. Hoping I can get some cleaning and organizing done, too!

Pat

Betty said...

Linda,
I am always so happy to clean out a space or even organize it so at least I know what's there....

Thanks for visiting and commenting...I'm always so pleased to see you've been by....Betty

She'sSewPretty said...

Good for you! I need to have a garage sale too. You wouldn't believe how much linen I have. When I cleaned my garage where I was storing it in chests and boxes I was shocked at the quantity. The very best is in hat boxes in the house. I may have a linen buying obsession/addiction. LOL

white o'morn cottage said...

beautiful! I'm sure Lisa will love them. How nice to have someone who knows what delights you and then buys it for you! ...Love Pam

The Ballinger Family said...

Oh...that looks great. I have an attic that needs to be tackled when you have the time. ;o} thought I'd pop in and say hi!
Tracy

Love Bears All Things said...

Is that a miniature cookstove on top of those crates.
I never have a yard sale anymore. I just find a charity or friend to give things to. The mid south seminary students are treated to a yard sale every year. They get to choose household items to furnish their apartments while they are here in school. I have already called to schedule a pick up of items I am not moving.
Your shed looks so organized. I store my Christmas and other hoiday decor in the bonus room. I have no idea where I'll put it when we move.
Mama Bear

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I went thru a cleaning frenzy this past winter...hated doing the job but it felt sooooo good when I finished. Wish I could have come to your yard sale. They are a lot of work aren't they? I have a shed too. We don't have attic space in this house so my shed is full of mostly Christmas stuff. I wanted to make it into a cute little guest room but DH poo pooed that idea. :)

Michelle said...

Hi Linda,

I had such a good time at your garage sale ~ love all my treasures. Have a great rest of your week.

Michelle

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I'm so glad you got a lot accomplished. Your shed looks greast.It has been such a busy summer I miss stopping by.
ginger

TinaTx said...

How wonderful to get your storage space all cleaned out! I need to work on that so badly. You can't turn around in either the garage or the attic. (most of the stuff in the garage belongs to my kids!) It is just too hot to work on it right now but I'm hoping to get to it and maybe have a garage sale in October - before the quilt show so I'll have some spending money! LOL

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Linda I feel the same way you do when buying handmade pieces or even old china. I always wonder who owned it and what was their life like. Have a wonderful weekend, blessings, kathleen

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love doilies too and who can pass up a good find???? Hope you have a great weekend. Dianntha

The Rose Room said...

an enviable storage shed! Rachaelxo