Tuesday, July 8, 2014


That Ikea commercial is the first thing that comes to mind when I feel like I practically stole something I really really wanted.

Do you see that trunk at the foot of my bed?
Garage Sale!

I have to say I have a real love/hate relationship with garage saling. Most of the time you spend 1.5-2 hours driving up and down streets following terrible signs and getting very little.
I was having one of those days and was calling defeat and driving to my mom's house and saw 3 sales right across from one another. What the hell, I thought I'm right here and there were no toys in sight.

The lady wanted 80 dollars for this trunk and I bargained her down a whole 5 dollars.

**late edit**: i noticed the day after this posted that everyone thought i pulled a genie and bought the trunk for 5 dollars. i bargained the lady down 5 dollars and paid 75 for it. i wish i was that smooth lol**
 This wasn't a 0.50 cent moment but these old wicker trunks retail around 350-400 dollars all the time. I had a shirt on with a lot of pineapples and it was generating a lot of happiness from all the women at this sale and all I wanted to do was pay and run. I was so excited after I paid, I ran across the street and just jammed it into my Jeep and sped away before she called me back.

the pillow on the chair (and the bed)  is made of antique barkcloth on both sides with 22" feather inserts. it is sewn closed so i cannot wash it but the pillows were 12.50 ea. you can't even buy the insert for that much never mind the antique barkcloth and time to sew it.


Two start the car moments within a week and a half of each other.




  1. i love the trunk! and i think the pineapples definitely helped. ;)

  2. I love your trunk and it sounds like you got a great bargain!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  3. I also have a love/hate relationship with yard sales. I generally find them extremely frustrating. But when you find something really good, you just kind of forget about all the bad ones! That trunk is beautiful and so meant for your home! Love the great vintage pillows too!

  4. Oh wow! That trunk is amazing, and then the price.. from $80 to $5... I have never seen one so beautiful..and the pillows..I want want want it all!!!!!!!!!!! You can find great buys, like nobody else...How lucky you didn't give up hope on yard sales for the day, and pass this one up..and how lucky, somebody didn't buy it before you got there. It was meant to be!

  5. that's an awesome trunk and really cool that it has the latches/hardware still. Great storage and a lot of nice texture for your pretty room. I know the start the car feeling too haha.

  6. I don't frequent yard sales, garage sales but you definitely scored on that trunk. Maybe I should reconsider. At least when I don't see toys on the lawn. ;)

  7. Wow, I've been looking forever for a trunk..I would have paid $50 lol $5 you stole it!!! lol
    Reminds me of the time we were at the auction..everyone was bidding low..finally the auctioneer said is everyone from Welland, I just about fell off my chair..so Meg are you from Welland..lol
    If ever you decide to sale it..I'll give you $50 for it ;)

  8. I like the trunk too, it's great! What a steal - deal!! :)

  9. Wow Meg what a bargain on the trunk. Beautiful and $5 wow!!!!!! Great score. I think those times when we get such a great treasure like your trunk when least expected is the most fun days of junking. Congrats on your great treasure finds.

  10. That trunk is absolutely fantastic...beautiful and in such good shape. What a score.


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