Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Free Jackpot!

Remember when i hit the motherload of free things jackpot?  Yeah, that ain't got nothin' on this!

S was perusing Craigslist yesterday and told me that today, after their church service, a local church was giving away everything that didn't sell at their annual yard sale.  There were specific instructions:  what street to enter on, what door to go in, an invitation to join the service b/c no one would be opening the door a moment earlier than the 11:00 start time.  11:00 start time, right up my alley!  Thank goodness S just bought a junker of a truck for situations such as these and HD runs. 

I will catalogue it in future posts, but check out the piles we got, all for free.  We spent 40 minutes there, and were the third in line to get in.  The church was thrilled to get rid of all these things so they don't have to schlep them to Goodwill.  No wonder some of these things didn't sell, they were priced way too high.


That's one bag, 4 boxes, piles of frames, wallpaper...

Giant frame

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!  Did i say fa-ree!  This will be my crafting desk, so i can spread all out and go to town!



S assures me he will cut a piece to fit where the sewing machine was.  I asked the church people (what else to call them?) if they do this every year, and this is their THIRD year!!  The guy said they've listed it on CL for the last two years, so HOW DID WE MISS THIS??  We stalk Craigslist like the paparazzi stalk Brangelina, so i can't believe we've never seen this.  Maybe since i wasn't blogging then i didn't care or want other people's crap to remake?  You can be sure that this time next year, the stalking will be amped up.  There is no way i am going to miss this!

Oh, yeah, and these 2 directors chairs.

I have to say, that's some mega haul.  I didn't mind the many trips we made to the truck, or the many trips to bring it inside.  In fact, i gleefully skipped.  No seriously.  Full of glee.  And skipping.  And clapping.  And kissed the junker truck in all his peeling paint glory for his timely arrival into our lives.

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30 comments:

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds and you can't be fa-ree!
I love the desk. It will be perfect for crafting. Annette

Christy B said...

AWESOME...love that sewing machine table - it's G O R G E O U S!!

mle said...

Fabulous Free Fun!! awesome : )

Orange it Lovely said...

SWEEET! I cant wait to see what you do with it all!!!
~Tana

soanywaytoday said...

wow... what a haul and for FREE!!

Good luck with the desk.. post the final product. I have a sewing machine desk I inherited and don't know what to do with it.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because now I get to add you to my blog list, I love your blog♥ You sure got a load of wonderful things at the church, lucky year!

Rondell

Van said...

Woooah, you made out. Gorgeous desk! Now I'M going to be eyeing that Craigslist like a Hawk!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You can't go wrong with FREE...great chairs and I know you will enjoy that new craft table! Happy NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

That is going to make a perfect craft table- great find!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh My and FREE!!! Yippee, you did get some great stuff. Yeah for the truck also!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, I sure can feel the energy and excitement. What a cool cabinet/desk. There's just something about "free" that makes us feel so warm and cozy:-) Great catch.

Kristen said...

Great deal on the desk! Too bad the church couldn't lower their prices to raise some money. But lucky for you!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Wow, what great finds! The chairs and craft table are the best!!!

Debbie said...

Wonderful finds....Free hey why not?

Happy Nester said...

Awesome finds. My mom has a sewing machine table just like that:)

Rachel said...

Wow!! That is SO awesome!! :D Perhaps I should stalk Craigslist a lil more!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool, can't wait to see your finished crafting table!

Leigh said...

Wow, you made a haul! I love shopping days like that. Thanks for finding my blog and commenting on my halloween village. To be honest, I was worried people would think it was way too creepy for a craft blog!
--Leigh

Lindy said...

I love sewing machine tables. They work just about everywhere and for everything! Enjoy!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Cool stuff, you're going to get more free stuff because you won my $60 CSN gift certificate giveaway!

Rachel said...

I love it! And I have a motto... if it is free, it is for me!!! lol!
That is a vintage sewing table, the sewing maching fits right in teh void of the desk. My mom and Grandmother both had that style sewing table!

Always Nesting said...

I never thought to cover the sewing machine area...that's such a great idea!! You did good, girl :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a loot!! Love that desk, I can only imagine the fun you will have crafting your heart out on that one.
Isn't free the absolute best!

Crazy Garden Lady said...

Our Kingswood station wagon is our free stuff mobile! It's amazing how much stuff you can cram in the back of it. Love your haul!

Truthful Mommy said...

Awesome. Nothing beats free stuff!Whats the saying / One mans junk is another man's treasure. I so believe that. Hope you put it all to good use and have a great time fixing and changing it all up.Please be sure to stop by soon, the month of September I am going to be having a Be a Better Me (you) challenge, Because really don't we deserve to be a priority in our own lives?Happy Mothering!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Free is always the perfect price to pay. What a haul. Love your cape cod on the corner. I grew up in a cape cod on a corner.

JEANNE said...

FREE is a good thing. I would like to see what you do with all this stuff. Smile. Take pictures so we can ooh and ahh. Love the desk.

Hugs, Jeanne

cherry said...

Well it certainly don't get any better than this! What an awesome day.

hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Chic Creations said...

Wow! Great finds. Free is the best. Isn't that an old sewing machine cabinet? Oooo! that will be fun to re-do. You did good. Thanks for sharing. Karie @
karieschiccreations.blogspot.com

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

What a great find. You can't beat getting something for FREE!! I hope you can stop by my blog today for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers.

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/