Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Perfect Day.....

Yesterday was a really nice day. A perfect day, really.

 My neighbor, Ruby, came over for coffee and we did alot of girl talk! Five hours to be exact! I loved it! We ate banana bread and drank coffee.... It was a really relaxing day and I needed it! I miss my friends in Buffalo and I am so glad God sent me Ruby. She has lived in Texas for only a year, so we are new together!
She really is a gem!
I am getting to the good part.......

My husband came home from work and we had to bring his car to the dealer, make a stop at the pool store and mail some letters at the Post Office.
I was following him in my car and on the way out of our development I saw alot of stuff on a heart was doing leaps! We stopped at the stop sign and kept going. Oh well..... I did spy a green cabinet that I liked and hoped we would stop on the way home (more like talk my husband in to it).
 My car has a mind of its own and it will stop at every garage sale, estate sale, trash can it finds along the way! lol

Not my hubby, but.....

When we got to the car dealer, my husband jumped out of the car and excitedly said "Did you see all that stuff on the lawn". 
 Me, casually I said, "ya". He said, "We're going back!!! I saw a chair and attached desk I want to look at"!  Me...."Oh really"?????

Now you must know.......I am a trash hunter...... I have learned to act like I don't care...but my heart was pumping so fast I thought he could hear it! He WANTED to stop!! He wanted too!!!!

After our errands....we STOPPED! We asked how much she wanted for the chair /desk combo and would you believe the lady said "just give me a donation"! A donation???? WOW! I never heard of that least not in Buffalo! I was like a kid in a candy much eye- candy!

I was looking around and chose a few things. Meanwhile my husband gave the lady $20.00 and was off with HIS purchase! I have to admit I was shocked!

I wanted the green cabinet but it was gone....there was a white one but another lady wanted it. I should have offered her more money but my husband took our stuff and ran.

This is what I came home with.....I wasn't too excited...I was ecstatic!!!!

AND MY HUSBANDS PURCHASE.......drum roll, please....

It needs some work, so we will see what Mr. Wonderful comes up with. This will be his first big project. I can't wait to see what he will be at least a year before it is complete! He has so many projects to do!

The best part of all this....

The picture is a Thomas Kinkade!!!! It has the Certificate of Authenticity on the back! I was jumping up and down!What luck!
We have several of his paintings and I was not aware of it when I picked it up. What a great surprise........

I'm not sure what I am going to do with everything but I do know you will see it here. I will put them all over the house before they actually have a HOME! I am like that......
I am happy with my teasures...I hope you enjoyed looking at them.

 Now get out there and bargain hunt!

I am linking up a little late with Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things....
Thank you for visiting Sweetladyelaine. I do love when you leave a message and chat for awhile.
Blessings My Friend,



  1. Awesome treasures! Lucky girl, you got yourself some sweet deals.

  2. You see, only in a place like Buffalo, Texas would you find ANYTHING like these treasures. And, for a good cause, I'll bet. Yeah, Texas is really good for this kind of stuff. Lovely, wonerful home, Elaine. Sending love, Marsha

  3. Elaine, you and hubby did very well this that telephone desk, it is one of the nicest designs I have seen...can't wait to see it in it's new life.

  4. Oh My Word! I LOVE that telephone table/bench. It is beautiful! What a find! Your other finds are wonderful too ~~ I am just so envious of the telephone bench! I had to laugh about you trying to sound calm about the sale! I would have done the same thing. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie