July 23, 2013

What to do while my house is being shown? Haunt the thrift stores!

The one hiccup in our upcoming move is that our current house has not sold yet.  I thought with our awesome kitchen renovation, that I blogged about here, new windows, roof etc. that it would have sold by now.  But no luck. We had one nut-job put a totally unacceptable offer on it,wanting it for a song and for us to finance the mortgage!  We turned it down flat, but he persisted to put in a second offer. Hopefully it will be the last, as it is a waste of time for both parties.

So the house showings continue, and I only have a few places to disappear to for 45 minutes to an hour at a time.  One of them is thrift stores (and garage sales on weekends)! Here are a few (easily packable) things I found at a garage sale the other week:
Danish Rosti salad servers for .10 cents!  With my new love of melamine, how could I turn these down?  And, I only have one set of salad tongs, so a second set is not extravagant.

And a needlepoint advent calendar (I cut off the first and last days of December in the photo).  Handmade for $1 dollar.  I thought it was very Scandinavian looking with the cute elven figures.  Can't say I love the placement of the one whose back is towards us, though.  Sorry, my mind often goes to the dirtiest places! And what is that he's holding?  A snow ball.  Now I'm not sure I'll be able to hang it up at all!

1 comment:

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

The hardest part of selling a house is making yourself scarce when it's being shown, but a trip to the thrifts is a good place to do it. Your kitchen really is lovely, so I can't imagine why the house hasn't sold.