06 August 2009

A little richer

Saturday's yard sale was, well, a success I guess. In the week leading up, I tagged and packed and packed and tagged all the things I could find that screamed 'sell me' in my house. We spent a lovely day at Christine's new house sitting under her beautiful crepe myrtle tree trying to stay cool. My total haul: $35.05 (I did spend $5 on a cute painting my friend Janet was selling - very bad of me). After a dinner of delivery pizza with the girls I have just enough for my CSA payment this weekend (plus some change to spare). Well, I guess on the bright side it's $20.75 that I didn't have before, right?!

I still have four boxes/baskets of things to sell, though, and so we're going to try it again in Fredericksburg once the university kids are back in session. Here's hoping a little cooler weather and a change of locale will make droves of people come to rid me of my stuff. Otherwise, I feel a craigslist/freecycle/goodwill moment on my horizon.

This weekend promises to be a relatively quiet one. I may just venture to the paint store to see what tickles my fancy. I'm now thinking purple for my living room. It's not something I'd normally go for, but might be a perfect complement to my mustard yellow/light green. I'm inspired by some coleus leaves I have right now in my bathroom vase - great combo of deep dusty magenta purples and bright greens. Well, guess we'll just have to wait and see...

5 comments:

christine said...

Purple - YES! But, of course, you knew that would be my vote, right? I think a bright periwinkle sort of purple with a lot of blue in it would be marvelous with your bright yellow and apple green accents.

L. said...

Ah, August; the time of year in which a young woman's fancy turns to thoughts of painting her living room. I'll help paint yours if you help me paint mine!

Gretchen said...

That's a deal! Do you help move furniture too?

Colon Hydrotherapy said...

cool pics

almostima said...

I don't know if this gives you a warm fuzzy or not, but beyond goodwill, there are a lot of organizations that take item donations to give to people in need. One of my clients and her two little girls escaped an abusive marriage with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They are relying on these types of charities to have any furniture or stuff in their apartment.