Monday, October 18, 2010

A Few More Things

Yesterday, I told you about how I'm stocking up on furniture to paint over the winter. I shared my finds from the yard sale that Karla sent me to. Four fully loaded SUV's full of great stuff for under $100. I was thrilled!


But as often happens, there were a few things that I regretted not buying.


This morning I headed out to see if maybe those items on my mind were still available. The gentleman was working in his barn with his young grandson. They were actually feeding the cows. It was so cute! And yes, and the objects of my desire were still there!


Ok, seriously, isn't this a great glider?





I'm going to put it on the front porch at the house where we have our tag sales. It's the house where my husband's grandparents lived. The glider is in really great shape and it's even our color - blue.






Well, when I came home with the glider today, my husband says, "That's just like the glider that used to be on my grandparent's porch when I was a little boy." ... Oh my goodness!!!



The second object of my desire is something I can't share just yet. It's a gift for my daughter Megan. I saw it out of the corner of my eye at the sale, but got distracted and then forgot to buy it. It's just so perfect for her! It's along the lines of the pull down map of Baltimore that I bought for Ryan earlier in the summer, both personal and unique. Ryan lives in Baltimore and loves maps. It was a perfect gift and a great conversation piece hanging in his home. And aren't they always the best gifts? The unexpected things you just happen to find along the way that instantly remind you of someone. I can't wait till Megan sees what I found for her!



And I did come home with one more thing. Karla was eyeing this trunk at the yard sale, but didn't buy it. I think she had the same problem I had. There was just too much good stuff to look at. The gentleman told me this was the trunk he took along to 4-H fairs when he was a little boy. Wow, another childhood memory! When I told him I was going to give the trunk to Karla as a thank you for making sure I made it to this sale and for helping to get all my finds home, he said I could have it for free!




And so I headed home with my 5th load of great stuff, with a really big smile and a full heart. The gentleman's name was Henry. And he really was a gentleman! He loaded every single piece of furniture for me. I tried to tell him that I carry furniture around all the time, but he wouldn't hear of it. ... It's not just about the great finds out there. It's about the people you meet along the way. Nice meeting you Henry!




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12 comments:

Karla said...

I agree! And it doesn't hurt that you got some REALLY great stuff too! And thank you, I will put the trunk to good use and do Henry proud.

NanaDiana said...

I love that old glider. That is exactly like the one my Aunt had on her porch. It was always full of pillows for us kids and I spent some of the best days of my childhood on that glider. Her's was green and off white. Waht a lot of memories this post brought back. And...I am loving the trunk too! Hugs- Diana

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Love that trunk!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that glider is fabulous!!! i wish i had a front porch- it would be so sweet on a front porch with some potted mums around it... great place to sip some hot cider (perhaps spiked cider?).

Emily said...

what a sweet guy = ) and i do love that glider. thanks for the comment on my blog. i think i may be getting the hang of it!

very merry vintage style said...

I really love the glider--the detail in the cutouts is amazing. Nice find! And.. what a wonderful coincidence!

Deb said...

good decision to go back...love the glider and the trunk! i am on the hunt for a trunk just like that..great find! deb

Lindy said...

Great finds. Glad you could still get your hands on them. I'd shop with you any day!!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You found some wonderful pieces! Love that old trunk!
So glad you stopped by for a visit... nice to meet you!
~ Jo :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh my, that glider is so fantastic! I love the cut outs on the back. The trunk is great too. I saw a similar one not long ago.

Home Hinges said...

Both the glider and the trunk are awesome.

Pam said...

I remember the days of sitting on my grandmothers porch in a glider just like that. Brings back memories.