Sunday, July 19, 2009

So, How Was Your Weekend?

Isn't it funny how you think you won't be participating in a certain activity--say, like yard sales--because they conflict with your normal Saturday morning routine--like running??? That's the message that I left Rhoda at Southern Hospitality last week after my yard sale post. No time to shop when the weather is just cool enough to get in a good Saturday run. Or so I thought!

Saturday morning, God blessed us in SC with mild temps and practically no humidity--practically unheard of in the middle of July! I laced up my running shoes and took off around 7:30 (yes, I slept in!!). I was on my merry little way meandering through the neighborhood, when low and behold, a man was hammering a sign on a post. That means one of two things. Either his dog was lost, or he was having a yard sale! Yep, the dog was still in the fence, so this sweet man was in his driveway with a small amount of goodies scattered about. I told him that I would take a look on my return loop. And, I keep my word!

As sweaty as I was, I turned into his driveway and immediately my eyes darted around for milk white glass--no luck!! Then....I saw this! Oh, the possibilities!

Two posts ago, I showed y'all the little coffee table that I painted for a friend whose daughter is in a sorority at college. I got it to her this week, and they both loved it-wheew!! So, I figured that this little bedside table that I paid a whopping $2.00 for could also be turned into a cutesy collegiate table! That's my plan....a few weeks from now. I have a few canvases that I have to finish first. I'll show it to y'all when I finish.

In addition to yard saling and running, we FINALLY finished our summer sport--swim team! We've been doing this for 11 years now, and we love it! Both boys did a great job during the season and at this last meet. Child #2 is diving into long freestyle which is 100 meters--top pic (he is STILL working on his dive!!!). The bottom pic is Child #1 in the black swim cap doing backstroke--obviously :). We were almost late to the meet due to the fact that Child #2--so like his mama, bless his heart---couldn't find his goggles! He had to borrow some at the meet. Hubby loves to be on time, and well...we weren't!!! Such is life!

I DO hope that you all had a great weekend, and did something enjoyable! Looking forward to linking up with Rhoda and seeing your treasures. Make sure to visit her blog to see some of the really cool things gals found at yard sales this weekend. I KNOW that I will not be yard saling next weekend as we are road tripping to visit my in-laws in Tennessee.

I'll be posting again on Wednesday. Have a beautiful day!!

Sweet Blessings!

15 comments:

TRUTH SHARER said...

I love yard sales too! But most of them are over now til the fall. Not many people do them at this time of the year.

I found a nice table similar to yours a few weeks ago and it became a night stand too! I only had to refinish the top of it and and it looked great. It was $5 - so you got a better bargain - but I was happy!

Being on a limited income - God has allowed me to "find" the bargains He puts out for me at yard sales!

I had a great weekend too!

Blessings, Stephanie

3 Blessings said...

I can't wait to see the table when you complete it.
:)Amy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Good deal on the table.
Glenda

Danielle said...

Oh, that table has so much potential in your gifted hands!

I can't wait to see it.

Joyful said...

How I remember the yard sale fun. Did it a lot when my son was younger. Couldn't tell you the last time I stopped at a yard sale. All your 'finds' are starting to make me think I need to get back out there searching for treasures!

Can't wait to see that little table when you're finished with it. Another masterpiece I'm sure!
(I have a sweet little table, kind of similiar, with a cute cottage painted on it with the Bible verse, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")

Have a great day! And congrats to your boys for all their swimming accomplishments!!! Cheers of praise!

Hugs,
Joy

Chatty Kelly said...

Looks like you have 2 little Michael Phelps. Glad you got to run & yard sale. Sounds like the perfect weekend for you.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Can't wait to see what you do with that little table. We went to a few but came up empty handed this weekend. Have a wonderful week! Jackie

~~Carol~~ said...

That little able is cute, and you're right, it's filled with possibilities! I really wish that I could pick up stuff like that and refinish it for my daughter's dorm room, but her room is so small that all there is room for is all the clothes that end up on the floor!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

GREAT yard sale find! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product here. I'm not very good with turning old things into new treasures, so I always enjoy seeing how others do it!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey Susan! Great deal on that little table. I swear it's exactly like a yardsale table I found that I had in my beachy guestroom. I painted it aqua blue, then I found another neat old table later, so I got rid of this one. It was made out of laminate & the newer one I found was all wood. here's my table, take a look.

http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-think-ill-paint-something.html

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I so love your creativity. I wish I had the ideas of finding junk and turning them into treasures...and then finding someone who'd want them.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Any pottery in your plans for next weekend? Wish I was still there to entertain you!

Yes, paint that puppy and let us see your handiwork. Are you sure you have time to go back to work this fall?

peace~elaine

Yolanda said...

Glance at Joy Comes In The Morning to check out my Saturday joys.

I'm thinkin' that I need to hit a garage sale or two AND pray that God would give me the insight to the potential of the find.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love the little table and at $2 what a find! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jessica Morris said...

What a great table you found!! That does have tons of possibilities!!

That is so cool you run :) I am new to your blog, but I'm going to keep reading and hopefully find some posts about running! I am just getting into it and can see myself loving it eventually :)