Brooke and I went "Treasure hunting" on Saturday morning. We got an early start (with the help of some coffee) in the downtown area of Lakeland. It was quite an adventure. We had to maneuver a fallen tree full of bees, and field calls from our S.O.'s while trying to wheel and deal with the locals. There were so many signs around downtown and lake hollingsworth, we had our work cut out for us. The best part was getting to see all of the historic downtown area this time of year, when everyone's lawn is lush, flowers are blooming, and people trying to sell their junk in their yard!
Granted, the whole scenario of going to a yard sale is - there will be junk. Stuff NOBODY wants. Items you can't even identify. But then again, that's the thrill of the hunt!
We lucked out at the first place we came to on NY ave. I found 2 small jar/vases with thick wire for hanging, one clear and one green - and immediately dropped the green one right after I paid for it.
Brooke found a cute lamp, like new, that was brushed silver with a white shade.
We spotted a wrought iron wall hanging candle holder, that she flipped upside down and I got IDEAS!
So we spent a total of $6, and got several projects. But the fun wasn't over then...
Through the course of the day we saw very few things that caught our eye amidst the junk and clutter (and beautiful houses), but as we were about to call it a day, I spotted a green metal chair on the side of the road on edgewood, Brooke saw it too. It was next to a pile of trash bags, and we maneuvered traffic to stop and ninja it from their yard. It was our coolest find of the day - and the best part - it was FREE! And so it was literally a trash to treasure day!