4.20.2011

What I've been up to!

In the past few days I have been busy making Easter cookies. Three of these went out yesterday:




I can't say who the boxes went to, just in case any of the recipients pop into blog, but I hope they enjoy them!

This past weekend I went to my first ever Estate Sale.  Now, if you have never been, I have to tell you...it was sort of a strange feeling.  I mean, it would be like someone walked into your house and put a price tag on EVERYTHING, just exactly as it sits.  They even had a price on 1/2 used bottle of vanilla...I passed, however I did pick up these two items.  I should back up and say that I went on Saturday...only because I had not seen the signs sooner and it was 1/2 off day!  From what I understand now, estate sales, when run by outsiders, are typically priced rather high.  Maybe that is why there was still so much stuff in this house.

Anyhoo, I picked up this cute little secretary...isn't it the best conversation piece EVER?!




It has a little skeleton key (I was also given the keyhole "plate" that needs to be reattached).  I don't know how old it actually is, but it is solid wood, and it even has these cool removable velvet drawer liners.  I have not decided what exactly, I am going to do with...I thought I might redo it for one of my guestrooms...Melissa thinks I should consider redoing it and selling it.  Sadly, it will probably be a while for either...the temperatures are rising here and if I have learned anything about painting in the last year, it is that you will not get a good paint job, if it is too hot!

My other find was this cute little table and chairs:



As kids tables go, this one is very good size!  It is super sturdy and the chairs are big enough that even Thomas at five years old, can sit on them.  I have not decided if I will be refinishing this to keep at "Nana's" house or what, but I do know that I might have enough time to get this done sooner!

Needless to say, I am now obsessed with Estate sales, so much so, that Melissa and I are going to hit a couple tomorrow.  It will be the first day for both, so I really don't know what to expect...probably chaos and FULL PRICE items!

Don't forget, I still have Cinco de Mayo cookies to share...I will post those in the next few days...they make me want to throw a "fiesta"! 

Till then...happy baking~


There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!

4 comments:

Just Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those cookies look delicious! The estate sale finds are awesome!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First - whoever gets those yummy cookies (with the darling bunny butts) is pretty friggin' lucky. I know from experience!!

Second - HOLY @*$&BALLS!! That secretary is friggin' AH-MAZING!! I'm certain that you're refinishing it for ME! Right?! LOL

Third - Thomas and Taylor are so lucky to have such a clever and creative Nana!!

Miss you mucho!!

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum I want some cookies now!

Don't you just love finding furniture and refinishing it?? I can't wait to see what you do with these pieces :)

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMGOODNESS!! The Secretary is ah-MAZE-ing!!!

Great finds! Now to go enter your giveaway..I could use some good cookies ;)

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