A newly thrifted linen skirt (from yardsale) and blouse (from Salvation Army), total cost $7. Skirt from J. Crew, blouse Gap. Not a great pic, but you get the idea. They were ironed, but you know how linen is. I wore this to church yesterday.
Here's the cute little cotton/linen skirt from J. Crew I was wearing in the pic closeup. Perfect for summer and perfect with my turquoise necklace & earrings.
Of course, I hit another yardsale on Friday a.m. and Sat. a.m. and brought home a few more things. This 25 cents little clock will be painted red and added to our new patio area.
A very soft, golden yellow throw was $4. It will be added to the den. It's a very nice quality too.
Striped square linen/cotton tablecloth was $2 and will be perfect on the new patio table. I might even iron it!
As will this hanging candle holder for $5. I'll hang this from one of my porch posts and it will be great for an outdoor party.
And here's my best find of the week: You may remember this oil painting I have in my livingroom. I actually got this at a house sale many years ago in Atlanta for $20 (unframed), along with several other paintings that I have in my house to this day. This is a standard 24x36 frame and I had always thought I'd like to change it out eventually to something nicer. We have several nice oil painting galleries around Birmingham and I've looked in several of them. Of course, oil paintings are not cheap, so I passed them on by and figured I'd run across a deal eventually. And as is usual for me, I found the deal at a yardsale, no less! This was just about the same situation as before when I bought the other paintings. Some individual had purchased a gallery of paintings from a friend and was trying to resell them cheap, or so the story goes.
I looked through the stack and came up with 2 that I really liked and eventually chose this one, a Venice scene. I've been to Venice, so it's extra special for me and I love European architecture too. This is a shot with a little more light coming in and the next one is natural light, no flash.
It has very pretty colors and I love the tones in it. I know it's not a masterpiece, but it works for me and the price was great at $25. The reds and golds look great in the livingroom.
All I had to do was pop out the first frame and put this one in. This is further back. It's hard to get an accurate pic of my wall color. It's actually more gold than this shows.
And you can see how it works with the whole room. I just love it and it really changes the whole look in here! So you see once again, you just never know what you will find at a yardsale.