Saturday, November 12, 2011

Garage Sale!

I've been super busy at work lately which is why I haven't been around.  I've mentioned before that I work for a homebuilder, and while we try to sell our showhomes fully furnished, sometimes the homeowner chooses to forgo the furniture.  Needless to say, we had a lot of stuff kicking around in our warehouse.

Since we needed the space, the boss decided to hold a litle garage sale to get rid everything.  I was appointed in charge, which I don't mind doing, so I have been up to my eyeballs in dust and random home goodies the last little while.

While the designer gave me a ton of brand new stuff to add to the sale, there is of course a lot of older stuff.  However, I was able to find a few diamonds in the rough.

The first thing we got was the cute little Ikea table for the porch that I showed you at Halloween:

I've really liked these silver floral art pieces for quite some time now so they were the next thing to come with me when our designer decided she was willing to part with them.  Cory's not the biggest fan but I don't care.  I have one hanging in the front entrance currently and while I am not entirely sure I love it, I think it's nice to get something new in there.

Next up were these candle holders that I've had my eye on for about a year.  I like their shabby chic-esque vibe.  Again, not entirely sure where they'll go, but I think they will definitely make their way to our deck next summer when we have people over.

This sweet vase was the perfect color, I just couldn't pass it up.  I think it would look best in a reall amazingly style bookcase.... if only I had one.  woop woop!

The largest piece we got was this Ikea bookcase.  I really love pieces with cubbies, but this one has a more "furniture" vibe than the usual expedit case which we also have.  I am thinking it will most likely go into our basement when we get that under way.

I have my eye on a few other pieces including a pair of silk toss cushions with feather inserts, some cute little blue pots, some great (in package) curtain panels and a gorgeous custom made mirror.
Depending on how things sell tomorrow, I might snag a few more things.  I will keep you posted on that AND for info on where things end up. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I live close to Edmonton and was wondering if you would let me know the next time you have one of your sales! I would love to come and pick up some special pieces.