I've been steady reading my new favorite book of design "I Brake for Yard Sales and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions and an Occasional Dumpster" by Lara Spencer. I'm learning a lot and I love love love the idea of designing rooms or homes around reusing other peoples furniture, art work, etc. In lieu of my current situation, hoping and planning to move in the very near future and not wanting to buy really one more thing, I had an idea. Since I love "saleing" I'll go, but I'll virtual buy treasures....I'll photograph them and walk away not purchasing them and create a design with them later. I'll start a file with these items in it and go from there. Actually I don't even have to "end up" with the item, someone else can be buying it...I just get a photo. So that's what I did today. I found some great items at some great prices that had I been able to, and had a truck, I would have purchased. I also hope to maybe have some sort of shop where I find and buy these fabulous things and then resell them.
Below are the finds of the day. All the prices are the ones quoted with no negotiation since I did not plan to buy them.
The next 4 pieces were all at the same home. Very eclectic.
So I guess I'll start my file/pile of photos and see if this really pans out or is just a whim for today. I've got other photos of stuff I've bought or liked so I'll add them in too as most of them were found the same way. I already have two estate sale notices for this week so we'll see if I make time to go. With this new idea I can go the first day and see and possibly photograph anything I like since I'm not going to buy it. The first day is always the highest day so I usually don't go. Maybe I'll change me tactic. I'll let you know how it goes.
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