I'm addicted. I really truly am. Not in a "oh, isn't this cute" way, but in a real honest-to-goodness "I need an intervention and 12 step program" way.
I am addicted to estate sales. In a major way.
I grew up being drug to thrift shops, antique stores, yard sales, and stopping to look at random junk on the side of the road. My house is filled with stuff that my Granddad, Nana, mom, or some shirt tail cousin found and decided was a treasure. Now that I am grown, I take the Dynamic Duo along with me on my treasure hunting. They hate being there, but they hate being left behind even more. After all, they never know what their ADD-prone mother is going to find.
The Spouse is not amused by this turn of events. He's not surprised, but he's not happy about it either. Not the part that I take the kids along with me - nope, he's fine with that. He's not thrilled about the crap I bring home.
I did not start Pinning my finds until I was well within the throes of this disease, but here are some of my more recent finds:
Drop leaf table with drawer:
It cleaned up nicely and has none of the dust or scratches that you see here:
This tufted ottoman:
Robin has already succeeded in loosening one of the buttons. I really love it, but am not in love with it in my living room. (All of these photos are the "scouting" photos I copied. I don't have any pictures of them in my house.)
Spode Blue Room Collection Plates:
These were not needed, but I thought they would look really cool hanging in the kitchen, dining room, or butler's pantry. Of course, they are not yet hung and still sitting in a box.
K.P. Mobler bookcase:
This was really an amazing find, and a steal of a deal. However, in transport, one of the screws went missing. It may or may not be in my living sofa somewhere. It's huge and doesn't quite fit into my house. But it's a famous maker, great lines, and since a screw is missing, it's not exactly in mint condition. I should probably sell it, but am still deciding...
In another post, I will post some things that were really cool but I passed on due to being out of my budget or not at all right for my house. In the meantime, please stage an intervention.