...is MOST definitely my new treasure!
First, I must apologize to my mother for all those years of snubbing yard sale finds in favor of shiny and brand-new-straight-from-the-store. I'm not sure if it's my change in tastes or the fact that I'm doling out my own very hard-earned dollars to feed and clothe myself and decorate my home, but I'm now totally all for scavenging each and every yard sale I come across.
I've had an eye out for an old typesetter's tray for ages and I've had lots of luck finding them at the plethora of antique stores and flea markets along Highway 65. The prices, though, have made me gulp and pass on my lucky finds. I just can't justify paying thirty dollars for another thing to add to my already-full craft room.
But for $2? Yes...yes, I think I can swing that. Imagine my delight at spotting this from across the yard. My eyes lit up. I might have squealed just a bit. Silently, of course...because one must always put on a game face when you're about to do the yard sale price haggle. Except, I'm not much of a haggler, so I usually just dole out what's asked. And when the unsuspecting older lady hesitated at asking two bucks, I may have given myself away by flying to the car to grab my purse. No haggling here. In fact, I almost felt bad paying just two dollars.
So now this lovely is residing in my craft room and is slowly being filled with bits and baubles. I love it.
What have you scored lately?