Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall yard sale finds!

I haven't had much time lately to peruse yard sales but I did manage to find this jewel at the Salvation Army store for $1.50! It is originally from Crate and Barrel.
For now it has taken center stage on my centerpiece tray on my dining table.

We (my husband, Sweet Girl & I) all stopped at a book sale/yard sale at a local church Sat and went through books galore. You could fill up a paper bag for $5 so we dug in to see what we could find. My husband and myself are both avid readers and already my 4 year old has a love for books. Needless to say we filled up the bag!

In the midst of all the current books were some oldies. I picked up these two mainly because of their looks, but at some point I would enjoy reading The Scarlett Letter again. These two made it onto the shelf for now because of the fall/Halloween colors!

This last little shelf I picked up earlier this summer for 50 cents.
I spray painted it black and for now I am using it on my counter to break up all the white!
You see my Yankee Candle and jar full of matches??? I LOVE fall candles...sometimes I'll turn the air down low and light a fall candle to give me the feeling of fall since sometimes in Atlanta, fall doesn't arrive for awhile. If you love fall candles and are interested in winning a fall candle head on over to Cyndi's at Lovin' Life as a Pastor's Wife. Cyndi is Traci from Beneath my Heart's sister ( I adore her blog)! Cyndi is just entering the blogging world and what better way than to have a giveaway?!?! Go show her some love. :)

Edited to add: Click on over to The Persimmon Perch to see what others are up to!

That's all for now folks....

~Victoria~

16 comments:

Meg said...

I LOVE your little glass pumpkin! Maybe I'll start having more time and catch up on all of y'alls blog posts I've been missing.

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

love the little shelf in black!!

Gwen said...

I like white pumpkins:)

Darlene said...

I love your great finds!!! That pumpkin is ADORABLE and what a fabulous price! I too LOVE books!!! Your shelf looks great painted black. Aren't Yankee Candles the BEST. I think they are the most fragrant and I burn them all the time! Hope you are having a wonderful day.

The Persimmon Perch said...

I love that little shelf; it looks great painted black. I hope you will join me for Made it Mondays. Mister Linky is up and ready for you to enter.

~~Carol~~ said...

That PB pumpkin looks great under that cloche! Great deal on it too, because I know anything PB is $$$. And a book sale at a church, and fill the bag up for $5? Sounds like THE perfect day to me! I love books, and those two on that shelf look perfect for fall!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great finds here. I especially love the orange and black books stacked and looking so Halloween-like!!! And great job on the little shelf makeover.
M.L.

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Thanks for the shout out for my sister! She is estatic! I thought of you when Cyndi asked me to do a blog with her. She thought we would have fun doing a "sisters" blog. I told her she was just trying to steal all my followers! :)
Hope your doing well...
Traci

Carrie said...

I love the white pumpkin its so great I am getting in the mood for Fall everything looks so good.

Maisy said...

you got some amazing finds. i just love that little pumpkin...and ohhhhh...that shelf turned out amazing!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Great finds! I have a little pumpkin like that and it is one of my very favorite items for fall. Enjoy!
~Michelle

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great little pumpkin. Now if I can just locate my fall decorations I can get some fall going on around here. Jackie

Cyndi said...

Thanks so much for posting my giveaway on your blog. I love your blog. Looking forward to following it!

kimmcl said...

OH what beautiful finds Victoria. And how you transformed them - incredible!!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! You found some great treasures! That's it. I'm heading to the thrift store today! haha

Love your little pumpkin!

Roeshel

Christina said...

Love the shelf and of course the little white pumpkin. I know we share a great love for fall and surprisingly for Atlanta in Sept. it is in the air. How exciting to not be decorating for fall when it is not 90 degrees.

Love your books too. I'm going to have to get busy now.