All in a weekends work. The rain gods were good to us this weekend. The big downpours held off till after the Saturday morning yard sales. In this case, it was a mixture of basic sales and amazing estates. I was very lucky though...the first sale of the morning, a little cottage on Doughty Lane, held two treasures for me. One a living room side table. The old mahogany style (very heavy) with a leather top. It is square in shape on a lovely pedestal and two tier. The exciting part of this is, I have been looking for a great table to showcase my sons high school woodshop project this year. When your kid asks where he can set up the chess board that he made with his own hands, well...if you are me, you say, I'll find a great table for you and you'll be playing chess in no time. So, here we are, the rainy part of the weekend, and look what the kids are doing!!!It does a moms heart good. I also found a very cool bread board, made in England, hand carved at the same sale. Now on to the next five sales, not much of anything, but then there was the huge Victorian house with the 30 rooms. The ad in the newspaper said, moving sale and of course there was a line of people waiting. Well worth the wait. There was a lot of very old stuff in that house, Most of which was over-priced, or not usable. I did manage to snag some really fun sheet music, with the most fun graphics, that I will use in projects in the future. The woman in blue is the cover for the music. Let me call you sweetheart. I just couldn't believe how neat it was to find these under the piano bench, in a box, on the floor. I'm like a bloodhound at yardsales. In addition to scoring the music (pun intended), I also found this hand made Noahs Ark pull toy. It has wheels on the bottom and the roof of the ark lifts off to store most of the animals. This was a big find for me because Noahs Ark happens to be one of my favorite stories as my children will tell you. They had to listen to me read it to them way too many times when they were babies. I really am a sucker for anything handmade. One other item found at the sale was this delphite blue, lazy susan sewing caddy. Now, I do not need anything else in my office/studio, but how could I resist this? It stores sewing machine bobbins and the center will keep all sorts of odds and ends. I may have to reorganize the entire room just to find a good spot for this. I may have to reorganize the room, just because I spend too much time looking for things. It makes me crazy!
Now for the cook and the candles. I have been blessed with a husband who loves to cook. Not the basic day to day stuff, although he is very capable of doing that, but the difficult, 25 ingredient recipes that he enjoys. After traveling back and forth across the country, or after a stint in Europe, he loves to come home and cook! It relaxes him. So, here is the cook, whipping up a delicious linguine with clam sauce. Lucky us, the man can cook. Very yummy dinner. And while I was reading your blogs having a wonderful time for myself, he also set the table. How romantic was this? I was tickled pink to come in to set the table and find it already set with candles, lit and flowers. Weekends without plans are sometimes the absolute best. Like I said before, a good yardsale, a man who can cook, kids playing chess, and dinner by candle light. It really doesn't get any better than this. Oh, and we didn't have to water the vegetable garden because it rained..lucky me.