Monday, October 10, 2016

What I found At The Yard Sale

Here's what I found for $21.
The annual Fall Community Yard Sale
in neighboring Cooper City was Saturday.
It was just after Hurricane Matthew had
missed most of south Florida so everybody
was happy to be out again.
 New hurricane oil lamps---how appropriate.
New wine glasses- replacing the occasional 
           broken ones
Spice rack turntable with 20 spice jars-
                  they will get new printable
                       labels and transform my spice 
                      cabinet into a thing of beauty.
 The turntable went into the bottom rack 
of the dishwasher. It came out shiny clean. 
 The spice jars and lids went on the top rack.
 Ditto clean. 
 The vintage camelback trunk had a rotted 
bottom. We found a piece of plywood 
(it was saved from the back panel of a TV 
cabinet and finally found a use...yeah!), 
 and used that to replace the bottom. 
It will be a great storage trunk.
 Sofie approved. 
Before and after.
Sofie also thinks I should cover up a 
few of the nicks on the front.
Before and after a little touch-up
with a black Sharpie.
Before and after. 
I washed it, vacuumed the inside, then I
 used a little mineral oil over the outside. 
The 2 red and white pillows are Solarium 
and will go on the patio couches. 
Here's the list of finds. 
1 vintage camelback trunk-$7
1 spice jar turntable w/ 20 jars- $4
2 Sunbrella outdoor pillows- $2
2 new glass hurricane oil lamps-$3
1 wrought iron magazine rack- $3
4 new tall wine glasses-$2
Spending a beautiful fall day in the sunshine, 



  1. Amazing!!! Glad the hurricane missed you!!!

  2. Great finds! Question. How did you wash the trunk?

  3. Great finds! You always have such good luck and I always enjoy seeing the "treasures" you bring home. Thanks for sharing!