Monday, June 28, 2010

Moving sale-everything is free

That is the subject line of an email that greeted me last week at work. 

The email explains the unplanned move because people knocked on their door and offered them an insane amount of money for their already insanely expensive house with 3 acres that backs up to a park.  This really happens!  That is so "movie," you know?  Good thing they happened to be home!

She then gave a sampling of what is available-100s of cds, coolers, art, books, planters, plant stands, holiday decoration, bike rack, housewares, laundry baskets, etc.  She had me at "planters" and i couldn't wait to get outta the office.  She had it set up with business hours, and was having one person at a time come through, so my 2:00 showing yielded me:

1 insanely large cooler
1 igloo cooler
2 3 foot plastic window boxes
2 terra cotta large bowl planters
2 plastic bowl planters

and these:


1,000 places to see before you die!  I have always wanted this book, and now it was free.   Is it sad i have already gone thru and checked off where i have been?  And starred my favorites?  I don't think so!  More frames.  Oy.  Did i ever mention my lack of closet space here??  The official inspector ispecting any new arrival.



Completely full spray paint? Yes, please.  There was another one of the rust, but i left it for someone else.  What am i even going to spray rust colored?  My brain goes to mush when confronted with a multitude of things to choose from or a really good deal.  It's on some sort of delayed response, and i panic, thinking i need things when i don't.
 This is the perfectly colored accessory for the new bedroom direction! Double woot!  That circus-like other vase will be getting spray painted.

My coworker who went with me made out even better since she needed more things.  She got a canvas laundry hamper, a wooden dish rack, a bike carrier for the car, a bike pump, a mini stereo...i can't remember what else.  Needless to say the owners of these items are extremely generous people.  I'm just glad i got there when i did!

Free is for me...isn't that the saying? 

Linking up to Southern hospitality, debbie doos, coastal charm, tales from bloggeritaville, chic on a shoestring, favorite things friday.

20 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow! Goodness, free? Awesome!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! Do people really do that and do other people really knock on your door and offer to buy your house? I want to be in that movie! : ) I guess if they are getting an insane amount of money, they can afford to give everything away. You got some great stuff!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That is almost unbelievable that someone would buy the house that way and the owners would give away a lot of their stuff!! How awesome that was for you!! I am looking for some cheap planters for my deck!

Orange it Lovely said...

wha wha what?? FREE?? Score!! Lucky b*T@%. I mean.. lucky girl :)

TheSmithHotel said...

What a great story! You got some great freebies!

Jody

Allison said...

WOW! How lucky were you! Awesome free finds!!

Also, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my shutter project and little bird shelf. And sorry... you can't have it! I like it too much! :) But thanks for stopping by!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

You scored! Love that little vase! And your cat does what mine do when I come home with new treasures!!

Melissa said...

That is insane - how lucky were you!!

Heather said...

OH MY! That is amazing, I want an email like that!!!! :)
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Cindy Adkins said...

Fantastic!!! You hit "pay dirt!" Awesome story and I'm SO happy for you!
HUGS,
Cindy

Joselyn said...

What a great story! I love the vase. Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie said...

Woot, woot! Yes my brain and stomach goes to much when I get so excited over a DEAL!~ I really love the vase...but the spray paint, that is awesome! Enjoy the holiday weekend, and thanks so much for joining in on the party!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

OMG!!! All that for free!! Can't get much better then that!!!

Debbie

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

that blue vase is so cute! you've really scored big!!

Charlotte said...

WOW! What luck! Great finds! Happy 4th!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

It sure was your lucky day. That is so awesome.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well, that was a once in a lifetime deal of the century. When your ready to pay it forward, I will take that blue vase off your hands!

Carol

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

you can't beat free! lucky girl!

theteo5 said...

That's a major score! That vase is amazing...and free is my favorite word! I totally get the whole someone knocking on the door offering you money for your house...we are currently house hunting and the market is ridiculous. I just may start knocking on doors myself!

Visiting over from Debbidoo's!

Michelle said...

Wow! I love that vase! All that for FREE? Awesome!