Saturday Finds

Last Saturday, Shannon and I had the BEST LUCK EVER at yard sales and, strangely, it was almost all vintage stuff — that hasn’t happened in a while. I’ve been buying mostly things for the babies these days. (We went yard saling while in Fayetteville during this last visit and my niece Alex bitterly said, “All you ever do is look at kid’s stuff,” and I realized with horror that SHE WAS RIGHT.) I knew I wouldn’t have that kind of luck this week, and, sure enough, I didn’t find nearly as many goodies as last week, but I did all right.

This is a small part of the Fisher Price train set I got — I was too lazy to put any more of it together. Originally around $85, I got it for $7! This will be carefully tucked away for a few years and we’ll probably pull it out for a Christmas present. It’s in beautiful shape.

The other high-priced item I found yesterday were these shoes for Emme:

This brand is Pom d’Api, a fancy FRONCH brand that costs an obscenely amount of money (seriously, why are you paying $80 for a pair of shoes your child will wear for 6 weeks, tops? If you’re in that much of a hurry to get rid of your money, drop me an e-mail — I CAN HELP). These are practically brand new, work maybe once or twice. They’re SO cute, but I don’t know how much Emme will like them — they’re heavier and more non-bendy than any other shoes she’s worn. It will be the Fall before they’ll fit so we’ll see. She has become a shoe fanatic. I am going to have to start painting the bottoms of her shoes red and assuring her that they are Christian Louboutins.

These are just Target cheapies but we’re not the type to have to have fancy French shoes for our kids, so they’ll do.

These are giant alphabet cards — I have no idea what I’m going to do with them but they were cute and only $2, so I figured what the heck. In a perfect world, we’ll have a playroom in the next place we live, and they would be very cute on one wall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaking of a perfect world…I have started amassing quite a bit of stuff that I have earmarked for the twins’ theoretical bedrooms — you know, when they have their own. I don’t know when this is going to happen. I mean, obviously, space is an issue right now, as we don’t have enough bedrooms in our current apartment…but I also wonder when they’ll WANT to be separated. I think they love sleeping in the same room. When they wake up in the morning or from a nap, they can chit chat with each other for, easily, 20-30 minutes before they get mad that no one’s coming to get them. Since the trip home, we’ve even started napping them in the same room, since it worked so well while we were on the road. I’ve always felt bad that Jack had to sleep in the pack and play — it can’t be THAT comfortable. So truthfully, we’re probably looking at 5 or 6 years that I’m going to be hanging on to some of this stuff! Ridiculous, seeing as how there’s bound to be a move in that span of time. But still, when you find a great deal, one that you doubt you’ll see again, it’s hard to pass by. That’s how I ended up with this chandelier:
I was thinking over a little reading chair in Emme’s room, or over her dressing table (my Mom got me a dressing table when I was in high school — I LOVED that thing). Of course, someone in my house will have to figure out how to wire it. That could be an issue.
I also found some lighting for Jack’s room:
For his desk! How cute is that? Needs to be cleaned up, obviously, but otherwise it’s in tip top shape.
I figure I can deal with a couple of Tupperware tubs of stuff that I tuck away someplace for the future for these one-of-a-kind type of buys (the chandelier wasn’t one-of-a-kind, obviously, but it was only $5 — I couldn’t say no).
Richard Ragsdale - July 31, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Those alphabet cards are sa-WEET. I’m a sucker for an alphabet…

Katie - August 1, 2012 - 10:21 am

We use similar art cards as giant flash cards!

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