I Love Yard Sale Season

Now that the little guy is down to one nap we have a large span of time in the morning to go out… which means more time to hit the yard sales on weekends!  We used to go out with Owen in tow and only have a small window before nap time to work our sale mojo but now we have WAY more time to get in trouble!

This weekend’s major score was a gorgeous white decorative framed mirror.  This thing is BIG and would look awesome over the fireplace.  I just need to figure out how to secure it extra well.  And it was only $20! Photos to come when I figure out exactly where it is going. 

I also picked up this vintage wine crate from some guy who was selling some OLD stuff out of his garage.  Old tools, soda crates, and toys.  Most of his prices were insane but I scored this wood “Napa Valley” crate for only $5.  I didn’t really know what I would do with it but it didn’t take long for me to figure it out!  My ribbons have been *out of control* lately.  Sooooo… I recarded (and recarded, and recarded) them and NO more tangled mess!  Voila!

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My ribbons used to hang, then I moved them to jars, then carded but in one big bin, and now this… which I LOVE.  So how are you storing YOUR ribbon these days? 

7 comments:

~Christina~ said...

I have mine carded like yours in rainbow order then laid on the side (file folder style) in a shoebox sized clear bin. That way when I look in I can see every single ribbon I own without digging :)

ScrapGoo said...

I love that idea Christina! How easy is that?? I am a TAD OCD about the ribbons so I get strangely happy about all the pretty, organized colors. ;-)

Chrissy said...

I love this! Now I need to repurpose my old soda crates and find a place to store them! I totally "get" that OCD accomplishment feeling too!

beccaf1970 said...

Just added this to pinterest! Love it. I don't think I have enough ribbon to warrant this, but it sure looks better than mine (all thrown into ziploc bags sorted by color)!

LyndaKay said...

Now I know what to do with my Pepsi crate!!

Janet said...

I have mine hanging and in jars. I have lots of ribbon and need to go through and just keep what I know I will use. Love your new find!

Mandi said...

This is SO AWESOME, Jess!!! Love it!