The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

On my way to a baby shower......

So I left a little early for the baby shower I was attending....

Yes, I am all dressed up on a Saturday morning (which isn't my normal outfit)- you know 3 inch wedge sandals.....

I have to stop by a few garage sales on my way...okay kinda of out of my way....

I was kinda going a little fast by this house....

I have to be at a baby shower soon....

Brakes squealing...

Because I saw this window.....

Trying not to look too excited...

"Hi, how much?"

"Well it was from my sister's house when they were remodeling.....I was going to use it in my garden but I never got around to figuring out what to do with it."

"There is no glass anymore."

"You sure look cute (from a nice lady not a freaky old guy)."

"How about $5?  Does that sound good?"

Me......"Yes it does."

Wiped out my $5 and let her nice husband put it in the back of my car because you know I am dressed up for a baby shower.

My gift for the baby shower?

Drama Queen (age 9 1/2) drew the monsters and told me what material and embroidery thread to use where.     I embroidered / appliqued the monsters on burlap then sewed them onto burp cloths.

These were fun to make and easy since you can't go wrong with monsters! 


Sometimes it pays to dress up on a Saturday morning.

Joining Rhonda at Southern Hospitality


  1. you suck...sitting by you for a whole 2 hours at a baby shower and you NEVER even hint that you have this steal hidden in your car!...I really sort of NEED this for my living room...can't believe that you only paid $5!

  2. That's amazing! What a beautiful window! What a great shopper!

  3. $5????? What a steal. You are lucky, better go buy a lottery ticket!

  4. $5.oo!! That is awesome! How did you you keep your composure when she asked it $5.00 was okay? I would've been jumping up and down!
    P.S.(cute monsters)

  5. I love the commenter that said "you suck"!
    I was sorta thinking that myself, LOL! ;-)

    Seriously, what an absolutely amazing find. That's a once-in-a-lifetime sorta steal there.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  6. Hi!

    Love the window...BUT REALLY love the pillows...great job to you and Drama Queen!

    love, kelee

  7. What a great bargain! Love the details too. :) The burp cloths are adorable! Thanks so much for the visit.

  8. Funny commenters!!! Love that window and looking cute may have gotten you the good price!!! How can anyone turn down "cute" bloggers who try not to hyperventilate...

  9. Oh what a funny story about you all spiffed up and yard sale-ing on your way to a party! You got an amazing buy on that window!! You must have been a good girl all week to deserve this. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
    :-) Sue

  10. So pretty!! I chuckled at your friend Kiera's comment. Too funny.

  11. OOOOH! I am gonna dress up the next time I head out to a garage sale if that's what you get...and for $5.00!! Whaaat?? Unbelievable! And I love the idea of burp cloth designs created by a nine year old...cute! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Lucky, Lucky you....on scoring that gorgeous window and for only $5 bucks!! I wouldn't have been able to keep my composure! And the monsters are adorable!
    Toni ?

  13. What a gorgeous window! Lucky find! And the monsters are too cute. :)

  14. Aww you don't suck you rock!! That is an awesome find. I think that the moral to the story is you should ALWAYS yard sale before doing anything else on the weekend!!

    I love your header and your profile picture. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

    :) Michelle

  15. The window is gorgeous and what a deal you got! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  16. Oh My God! This has to be the treasure find of the week! Lucky you. I am so jealous.

    Ahem just incase you decide you don't need that old, peeling, broken window [hehehe] I am hosting the NEVER ENDING CYBER HIGHWAY YARD SALE LINK PARTY and I have an interested person [okay it's me!]

    Your Friend,

  17. You rock! Great score, Jody! And those monsters are adorable, too!

  18. Suddenly my antique croquet set is not looking so hot and special anymore. I think I have garage sale envy. (sigh) Love the window, can't wait to see what you do with it! By the way, I'm your newest follower!

  19. What a great find. It always seems like when I try to find something I can't but when I am not looking I find things.

  20. That was an outstanding find. It is a wonder they did not charge you more being dressed up they might have thought you had a lot of money to spend. Great deal and enjoy. Thanks for sharing that beauty with us.

  21. That is one gorgeous window.

    But what I really like are the burp cloth monsters. They are adorable. Ugly without being scary.

    Thanks for the visit and comment on my ironing board. I am now a new follower.

  22. Great find! You are living proof it pays to dress up on a Saturday morning!

  23. Thanks for visiting me. I LOVE your window - what a great find. You will have to post once you decide upon what you are doing with it.

    Also, love the little monsters... so CUTE.

  24. What a deal - $5???!!!! Love it! Your baby gift is adorable! Well done! Linda

  25. That window is amazing. Beautiful. And for only $5.00. Dress up every Saturday from now on.

  26. Lucky woman! I never run across beautiful old windows like that. It really is a treasure.

  27. Haha! What a lucky find! Sometimes it does pay off to dress up (and I loved that you clarified it was not a creepy man giving you that compliment)!

  28. That window is for sure the best deal of the week--very cool.

  29. Oh My ..I want to go to a sale with a window like that ....!!!

    Thanks for stopping in at my blog it's a pleasure to meet you ...

    Love your blog and I'm now a follower ..

    Blessings ..Sara

  30. Wow,
    You got a great score there. Just scanned your blog & you have quite the nose for cool stuff! Would love to shop one of your sales sometime. Lisa

  31. This is a great story! So many time when I find something special like that I have a hard time keeping it together unil it is paid, bagged and in my car. I really like the name of your blog, thanks for stopping by!

  32. You've got to be kidding me... $5!! What an amazing window, even with the glass missing! I NEVER find deals like that... way to go!
    Those tea towels are CUUUTE!
    I am so glad you visited... love your blog and I'm a happy new follower!
    ~ Jo :)

  33. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you paid $5 for that! What a fabulous find :)
    Really cute burp cloths!!

  34. Oh my goodness! That window is an amazing find! And only $5!?! Even more amazing! Lucky girl!


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