When I was a bit younger if you’d asked me if I wanted to be one of those ‘ladies who lunch’ I would have answered with an emphatic ‘yes’!
Who wouldn’t want to be free as a bird every day, with the disposable income required to meet your gal pals at fancy restaurants for lunch. I could totally see my future as a lady of leisure.
But in reality I’ve pretty much had a full time job since I left school. That was … um … egads … 37 years ago. However, every once in a while I take a staycation and try to pretend for a week that I live that way all the time. You know, I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet that I’ve been off work all of this week!
But I should have known that I’m not really cut out to be a lady who lunches. I’m much more of a lady who skips lunch to go to garage sales!
So yesterday my friend Meggan (a.k.a. the thrift doctor) and I headed out to the Roseville city-wide garage sales for the day. It was a total luxury for me to be able to go to a neighborhood sale that started on a Thursday! This was the second time Meggan and I have done this sale, we did it two years ago too.
Once again we had a great time and we managed to fill up Meggan’s SUV, and in fact Mr. Q and I had to go back later with our van to pick up this pair of twin beds that I found.
Aren’t they going to be amazing with a coat of paint or two?
I also brought home a mid-century piece.
Technically I think it’s a table and it has these clever little pop out leaves that make it bigger, but I think this would work beautifully as a desk. The blonde ‘wood’ is all Formica, and the legs are metal. I’m debating painting the legs … maybe? Or maybe just cleaning them up. Either way I’ll definitely clean the piece up a bit, stage it as a desk and then see if I can flip it on Craigslist.
I also ended up with a bit more mid-century glassware.
The crazy thing is that I first purchased the set of tall glasses with a matching ice bowl at one sale, and then found the matching shorter glasses at another!
Seriously, what are the chances? Cocktails anyone?
I mainly purchased this gorgeous Atlas for the color. It’s the most lovely shade of green.
But it also has some gorgeous blue and green colored maps inside that would be awesome framed.
I also found this set of books that will be perfect for staging photos, or for filling up a bookshelf.
Obviously I couldn’t resist this little doll sized dresser. It’s the perfect shade of aqua blue, and you know I’m obsessed with miniature furniture. Since it was only $5, it had to come home with me.
As for this toy truck, the fact that it was the perfect shade of “Millennial Pink” sold me on it. It’s missing its cab, but hey, it’s a Ford. I can see it filled with succulents, or maybe with some pink vintage ornaments at Christmas.
I brought home a few other odds and ends as well like this sweet little copper watering can and a perfectly lovely little Oxalis plant that was only $2.50.
I also found my Lula’s sister …
She may not look like much yet, but I’ll work her over and add some vintage details. After all, the original Lula started out in similar shape to this and now look at her.
I found a few more bits and pieces that I didn’t have time to photograph, so all in all it was another successful neighborhood garage sale.
All things considered, I think I’ll stick with not being a lady who lunches. It’s so much more fun this way!