Friday, April 29, 2011

Garage Sale Season—It's On

Ahhhhh... the smell of spring.

In my house this only means one thing—Garage Sale Season is upon us.

It's been a long, cold winter my friends. I've been cooped up for far too long cleaning house and cooking exquisite five course meals for my family every night. Not really, but I do like to think of my one-pot dinners that way. A girl's allowed to dream, isn't she?

A couple weeks ago, I noticed a subtle movement—a rising in my spirit. I felt the call moving through my bloodstream touching my heart, soul and mind.

The love for garage sales is genetic, you know. Once it's burned into the cellular memory, it cannot easily be erased. For those of us who grew up garage sale-ing with mom and aunt and sis and cuz, it's the only proper thing to do on a beautiful Saturday morning in the summer.

So last week the garage sales began calling my name. And I answered, "Yes ma'am, I'll be right there."

There are always treasures to be had, but you have to know where to look. Stay-tuned: my garage sale-ing tips are coming in a future post.

In the two hours I spent digging deep into the well of passed along goods, I found quite a few items that bring joy to this little lady ~

Take for instance this insanely comfortable pair of Diesel jeans, just my size.

And this cool new pair of kicks. So sleek and fun.

Or how about this adorable pair of Seven jeans which will serve as my motivation to stop eating two full bowls of potato chips every night when the clock strikes 12.

And this brand new pair of sparkling bronze moon boots, tags still attached. Not exactly sure what I'll wear them with, but who cares, they're super fun. I'm sure I can find something.

But perhaps the best find of the morning was this little framed number. A vintage Susan Gantner 1978 offset lithograph of four hippos deep sea fishing.

Seeing this brought me back, waaaay back. I grew up with two of Susan Gantner's lithographs on the walls of every single bathroom I've ever called mine since the beginning of time. Well, not the beginning of true time, just my time.

Currently, these two lithographs have graced the walls of every single bathroom my children have called theirs since the beginning of time.

And now I have a third to complete the look. (Slightly different matte color, I know. But that can easily be remedied.) What a find!!!


Dixie Chicks - Lullaby

1 comment:

  1. Fun. I laughed at loud about "once garage sales are burned into your cellular memory." I agree. Fun to do. Fun to go to!


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