Thursday, July 19, 2012


Can you believe that the summer is half over already, and garage sale season is in full swing?  As I told you in my previous post, my summer has been crazy busy.  I've not only traveled half way across the country to see family and friends, but I've also been gone camping with a church group.  The week I was packing for camping, I also was getting ready to have a garage sale with my daughter.  Crazy I know, but it was at her house and it was the only date that worked.  I had plans to take photos of the event, but forgot my camera at home.  However, this past Saturday I did get the chance to hit a few garage sales myself.   I thought I'd share just a few of my thrifty finds with you.

I found this Eddie Bauer highchair for $20 for our daughter.  She has been looking for some time on Craigslist and Ebay where the prices started at $89 to $159.   It came with a 4 position tray with convenient holders for cups and baby food.  It also has a second clipped  tray that's removable and dishwasher safe.  The pad is removable for laundry purposes.  It's even in the dark wood finish that she wanted.  I think my little granddaughter will look so cute sitting in it.

 This $2 chair will come in handy when the grand daughters are at our home.


I also found a few things for my self.  This picture/wall art was brand new, still in it's original packing for only $3.  It was the perfect find for my coffee themed kitchen/dinning area.

One can never have too many baskets, right?  Who could pass this one up for a mere 25 cents.

Have you found any great deals at garage sales this summer?

Monday, July 9, 2012


Hi everyone!  Wow what a busy summer it's been at the Parsonage.   It may not slow down for a few more weeks.   We returned recently from a vacation to Iowa and Minnesota.  We had such a great time visiting family and friends.  It was while visiting my sister in Iowa I saw another great use for a vintage ladder.  I love using interesting and vintage items to decorate my own home.  I thought it would be fun to share a few unique ways to use ladders while decorating your home. 

A night stand in our master bedroom.

Used as decor over a kitchen island in my sisters kitchen.

Here are a few I found while on Pinterest.
A pot wrack (A Beach Cottage)

A display area in the living room.
(Crafts by Amanda)

A Ladder Christmas Tree
(Eclectically Vintage)

Check out my Pinterest page for more creative decorating ideas.


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