Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rags to Riches

Our neighborhood has an annual yard sale.  I view it as an opportunity to purge my home of clutter in preparation of new items that will inevitably arrive in the coming year.  It's funny how we all have an inner Mom and Pop shopkeeper inside our psyche.  Pricing and haggling, it's all part of the fun.

The only problem is that my neighbor's cast-offs look attractive to me and vice versa.  Then we end up just trading our own stuff year after year! 

Taking a break during the sale, I took off on my bike and found two things I couldn't live without:  a book and a bowl.  Here's the book about cadavers that should make amusing bedtime reading.

And the bowl for my animals. 

At the end of the day, as I was walking my dogs down an alley, I came across these items that I had resisted buying earlier.  There they were for the taking and free!

Doesn't everybody need a blood pressure cuff, a single wooden shoe, a wallpaper brush, an old photograph, and pressed dry flowers?

1 comment:

  1. Dumpster diving/salvation army store, etc on your street looks like a lot more fun than mine.