How Can You Not Love Garage Sales?

My latest garage sale finds...

These are super simple shelves made from boards and purchased shelf brackets painted black, but there is no way we could have made them for what we paid at a rummage sale. We put them in our silly wide hallway- not wide enough for furniture, but lots of wasted space. They extend the whole length of the hallway. My books finally have a home!

We were headed through the kitchen, to the above mentioned hallway with this very heavy black bookcase, when Cory and I looked at each other and said "Are you thinking, what I'm thinking?" We were- this shelf fit perfectly on top of our makeshift counter, making a makeshift cupboard. I don't know if I will be able to give it up when finally redo the kitchen. Why didn't I think of putting my teal china against black before?

This rug was another find from the same day. I've been drooling over a $200 version. This is an indoor/outdoor sisal rug. I have to thank Missy (rummage sale entrepreneur) for buying it to fit my kitchen. That was really nice of her!

This dresser replaced the 4 foot laminate mirrored monstrosity we've had since we got married (thank you in-laws!). It was beautiful, but looked a little out of place in our 9x10 bedroom. This new one fits better. We also got the matching nightstand. I'll do a picture of it if our bed is ever made!

Sunday's Project

This was a quick top that took way to long, because of interruptions... It hangs wonky on the hanger because of the elastic in the neckline casing, but it looks good on. I do love the elastic in the casing, I don't feel like I'm going to flash someone every time I bend over, which I do a lot of at work. I had decided not to pattern match my fabric, based on several RTW items I looked at. I was fine with that, until I looked at it in this picture...

Simplicity 3678

S3678 These were quick and easy dresses- which is the way I like 'em! The front on the teal and black one was a tiny bit confusing- I ended up crossing the 2 pieces more than the pattern called for. The black one was made so I'd have a modest LBD ( little black dress). Something I've never owned and felt was lacking in my wardrobe. I hope to make a more versatile, not as modest (not so loose in the waist), sheath dress in black soon. I'm still mulling over patterns.