Monday, October 10, 2011

Yard Sale-in' By Foot, Deer Me

Not Everyone Can Pull Off a Tu Tu At a Yard Sale

Our neighbors Lauren and Jay, and Lauren's mom Carol had a yard sale yesterday. Right next door. Woohoo! Put my flip flops on and brought them all some Irish sausage we'd cooked up. In return, they offered me a mimosa. Don't you love this yard sale already?

It was a beautiful day and we (Gar, Carol, Kate ....she's Lauren's sister and that's her above, Jay, friends Mary Paige, Dan, and baby Collette) all enjoyed sitting there chatting while the bold and the thrifty tried to talk Carol down on designer shoes that were already next to nothing. 

Sandee (Dee Dee) and her brood of gals (sans one hillary), came over after church to see what they had to have.

Carolyn, was sporting a tu tu, as bright pink as the day was sunny and blue.

Dee Dee and her girls all found something, but that yard sale-in' can be exhausting.

Though Carolyn didn't seem too phased.

Seriously, how cute is this hand?

Here's my favorite finds from the yard sale........

LOVE these ship bookends. Got a deal from Carol and had to have 'em.

And, this architectural column top from Lauren.  OK, it's really Styrofoam and I could lift it with my pinkie, but who would know? It was a freebie to boot. What's not to love?

We got home from the yard sale and Mom stopped by with another bunch of goodies......some more tatting thread she used to use to edge hankies (can you stand it?), a lamp, and some old McClure's magazines. 

Not a bad haul for a Sunday when I only walked next door and came home.

Walked Mom to her car, and when I was going back into the house, I noticed this guy.  He looked a little worse for wear, but he was still doing his praying mantis thing.

In the Field

Gar, Lucan and I took a walk over to the field at the end of the day. Gar got to the crest of the hill first and signaled that there were deer. He kept Lucan in one spot and quiet while I got the camera out.  I was still pretty far away, so as not to disturb them.

I think there was six total.

I tried to keep quiet, but they finally spied me.

And then they were off.............white tails bobbing.

Sorry so fuzzy, as I said, I wasn't as close as I would have liked. And obviously I wasn't holding the camera as steady as I'd like either.

Sunset Meadows

The sunset was casting a pretty pink glow to the East and the Moon was looking large.

Tomorrow, will be the first in the Muse's new Be Our Guest Series. First up is Kristen from By The Book Paper.  She is quite the crafty wizard when it comes to things made with paper, besides being super nice. Kristen is sharing a tutorial on how to make a paper heart garland. We're talking cute people, so stick around and learn something.  Be sure to check out her store to see all the wonderful things she makes with paper. 

Next week's Be Our Guest poster, will be Daena from BadRabbitVintage who will be sharing a how-to that involves a transfer and a tray with a wonderful vintage feel. Love it, and I know you will too.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for future Be Our Guest posters including:

There's lots happening at The Muse, so share a link with a friend. The more the merrier.

Oh yeah, if you are an artist, crafter, or vintage maniac who would like to be a featured Be Our Guest poster, shoot me an email.

I do hope your Monday is as glorious as ours is in Stratham.

See you on the flip side.


  1. Mimosas at a yard sale! Why didn't I think of that?! Oh, and I love those bookends! I definitely would have bought them too!

  2. Me too! Never thought of that one. Oh the bookends, they'd be great in our etsy shop, BUT even greater on a shelf in our house - LOL. You gotta keep some great finds!

    Hey, don't miss Kristen's Be Our Guest tutorial today!


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