Nov 7, 2014

Five on Friday- Happies

 1.  Estate sale goodies:

My Aunt Trish is in town.  As she is a fellow Magpie, I knew she would be down to hit up an estate sale bright and early this morning.  Mama and Aunt Trish held my stash as I bounced around.

Ignore the tarnish, but look at all this silver! I spent about $35 on it all.

 My new coffee table.  For $45!  I also scored a short 60's style swingy fur jacket that fits like a dream ($45), and a cane back Herendon loveseat for $45.  I highly recommend for hunting down estate sales in your area.  It provides pictures so you can see if something is worth going to or not.  This one was for sure!

 2.  "Yes Please"  by Amy Poehler.  Of course this book is fantastic- no surprises there.  However, I cannot say enough good things about the audio book.  Amy narrates, along with audio appearances by Seth Meyers, Kathleen Turner and Amy's parents.  I would be laughing aloud while washing dishes.  Anything that can make my nightly cleaning enjoyable and warrants actual laughter while vacuuming? A++++

3.  Library Books.  Dell Harper and I had our weekly date to the library.  She examined her choices in the children's section, while I grabbed some stuff for me, Supermarket Sweep style.  Speed is of the essence when preventing toddler mayhem.
 I'm really intrigued by "The Lost Art of Dress", written by a historian and dressmaker, detailing the influence of "Dress Doctors" of the early 20th century, home economists who greatly influenced how American woman dress.  Good for history nerds who love clothes.

4.  This cute LBD from Loft is so flattering on!  Wait for a sale- I picked it up half-price last week.  It's just perfect- can be dressed up or down, the a-line skirt is super flattering, and I love the faux leather details for a touch of edge.

5.  I am into these gallery walls of kids' artwork.  I think I need to get framing- the back stairway needs some flair, and DH has plenty to provide!

Okay, I'm off to prettify my stress fracture boot so I look semi-respecatble at a cocktail party tonight.  As always, thanks to the ladies for hosting the Five on Friday linkup!


  1. Great finds at the estate sale!! I love to find good bargains like that!!

  2. I've got to listen to the book -- hoping Amy narrates!! (?)

  3. Come visit and we can treasure hunt here. That coffee table is a beauty. I need to see the Henredon and the swing coat. I have a champagne bucket similar to that one and it also works for flower arrangements.


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