Backing up a few days first.....floors sanded and ready to go. I have a taste of living like a hoarder with the cat's dish and litter box in my bedroom and the overflow of furnishing
Earlier this week, I spent two hours and twenty-seven minutes on hold with Yahoo! and never got to talk to a person. One of the websites I manage for a non-profit has been compromised. Online help keeps sending me in a loop with the end result of wanting to send an email to the email address on file WHICH IS NOW NOT MINE! So, see I do need to talk to a person at the other end of the line and, no offense, hopefully located in this country. Plan to try again today.....perhaps on Sunday their call volume will not be as high as on a week night. I passed the time reading and playing Mahjong and trust me while not getting irritated there is only so much time a person can play Mahjong.
Also a bit of retail therapy for me. I hit some antique and consignment shops locally as well as headed to Lancaster County PA for some shopping. Got some great deals on some things, 10% knocked off others and bartered $20 off another. Some I might have paid too much for, but definitely got steals on others so overall I was a winner. Starting left to right......cute maple end table/night stand for $30, a Martha Washington sewing stand which I negotiated $20 off, some accessories, a wrought iron floor lamp, in front of the bench a chalkboard for my kitchen, the distressed bench and a J. P. Coats cabinet for 10% off.
A couple of colorful pieces for accent and had to snag the buttons for the Rosewood Manor Barnwood Buttons 'next up' stitching piece.
Love the bench.....originally thought I'd use it as a coffee table but really like the look of it on my front porch. If I were to paint door and shutters black next summer it will tie this piece to the porch for sure.
The J. P. Coats cabinet I am sure it not authentic but I do believe it is old or at least constructed with older wood and I did pay less than asking price. I buy what appeals to me regardless of age and I didn't want the regret of not buying this like the one I let slip through my hands a few years ago. I hope to line the drawers with felt and I know I can make good use of it.
Last bargain, the wrought iron floor lamp for $35. Not a particular fan of the beaded shade but I can work on that.
So that's me this week. Minor stitching done. I seem to have slowed to a snails pace on that front with no stitching today for me. Dust and clutter is everywhere. I hope to put things back in the two hall closets today which will alleviate some of the mess in my bedroom and sooth my soul a bit. have promised myself to use an honest and critical eye when returning items to each closet. Hopefully that yard sale/Goodwill pile will grow today!