Just in case you were wondering?
My spring entry and I are so happy you are here.
If you are joining us over here from Carena’s? Welcome. It’s so nice to meet you.
Yesterday I told you about what’s on my list for thrifting this summer. But what about all the finds that I’ve already found?
What about all the yard sale and estate sale thrifting stories that have yet to be told?
One of my favorite finds is somewhere in this picture.
Can you guess?
Do you know what it is?
If you’ve been following this blog for more than a hot minute, you already know. You heard about the cartwheels that happened….
….when I found this.
Right there on the wall.
When you are a true junker or a yard-saler or an auction-goer or an estate-saler or a shop-by-the-side-of-the-roader….
….hope springs eternal.
No matter how many broken dishwashers you find at the end of the yard sale rainbow.
No matter how many times you dig through boxes of junk at the auction and find nothing worth anything.
No matter how many times the “GIANT MULTI-FAMILY YARDSALE” sign lets you down.
You know that you know that you know….
….the next great find is just around the bend.
I get it.
That’s why this find makes all those empty-handed shopping trips worth it. Last spring I went to an estate sale where I was looking for absolutely nothing. I’ve found that’s the best approach. It’s when you are looking for absolutely nothing….
….that you find everything.
Can you see why my heart started beating faster? I didn’t even know what it was.
But I knew I needed it.
Do you have any idea what it is? I asked on Instagram and here are some of the responses that I got:
- a loom
- a sock holder
- a sorter
- a thread winder
- a game
Not. Even. Close.
In fairness, I had no idea what it was when I walked up to it. The people running the estate sale had to tell me.
It’s a BALLOON MOLD.
A mold that they used to use to make balloons. It’s a little worn and a little vintage, but to me? It’s a prize beyond compare.
I couldn’t wait to show my husband. I brought it in off the back porch and presented it with great fanfare accompanied by tiny dolphin claps and hand-waving and asked him if he could hang it up…
….he seemed slightly less impressed.
He stood there for a moment and raised his eyebrows.
And then sighed…..
….and asked me which way was right side up.
I think he was done with truly appreciating a treasure 477 yard sale signs ago. 🙂
And just in case you wanted to see the rest of the spring entry?
Here are a few pictures.
This space is one of my favorites in the house.
I love the flowers.
I love the dresser.
I love the stairs and the chandelier and the light and the windows and the mirrors.
But most of all?
I’m blown away by my entryway estate sale find.
Pun totally intended.
PS Be sure and stop by the next stop on the tour over at my wonderful friend Libbie’s!
Wait until you see her tile doormat!