Ready For Garage Saling!

Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer

How’s the weather where you are? I woke up this morning to this.


Oh sure, it’s nothing compared to what some of you have had to deal with. But we central Texans are not used to this type of weather. Snow is a rare sight here. When we see know flakes, we hibernate. I ventured out this morning to get us some yummy hot chocolate, and it looked like a ghost town out there!

I really don’t mind it–especially since snow and cold weather generally don’t stick around long in these parts. But I’m so anxious for spring to get here! Aren’t you?

Spring is my favorite time of year. I love the weather. I love opening all of the windows of my home and enjoying the fresh air. I love seeing the new growth on trees. And yes, I love a good…

And unfortunately, I think one of the things I’m going to have to look for is a new dining table. I still love my little table, but I’m trying to imagine with with that big chandelier over it, and I’m just not convinced that it’s going to work.

I’ll have to wait and see how it looks after the banquette seat is painted, the upholstered seat and back are in place, the glass chandelier is installed, and after I’ve decided which dining chairs I want to use in the space. Who knows…it may all work out. But I just have a sneaking suspicion that I’ll need to find a table that looks a bit more substantial to “ground” that big ‘ole chandelier.

I really like the shape of this Montego Pedestal Dining Table from Pottery Barn, but I think we all know that I could never…ever…pay $1400 for a dining table. That’s not quite in the budget. 🙂

So, once garage sale season is upon us, we’ll see what I can find. For now, I’ll just sit in my comfy, warm condo, sip my yummy hot chocolate, and dream of treasures soon to be found.

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    February 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I love your little table. But it never hurts to look and see what you can find. Maybe you'll find something perfect out there and be able to use your other one for crafts or something else? Good luck. Garage sales are my FAVORITE!!!

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    Scientific Housewife
    February 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I love garage sale season, so much of my house is decorated from garage sale stuff.

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    February 23, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Kristi, I,too, am waiting, not patiently, either for yard/garage sale season…first we need a little warmer weather…20's and 30's just doesn't cut it!

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    {The Classy Woman}
    February 24, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I heart garage sales. There is a big one coming up in March that I go to every year, over 100 homes participate. I love the thrill of a deal!

    Wow, snow in Texas? Well, I guess it's nice every once in a while to experience it. I moved to Orlando from Toronto and was used to getting piles of snow. I kind of miss it but glad I don't have to shovel.

    It was cold here for a while but is really starting to warm up, I even got to wear shorts again today. I hope it warms up for you soon!

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    February 24, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Do you do Craig's List? I have had a lot of luck with it. Some of my clients are totally addicted.

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    February 24, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Denise, I hear of (and see on blogs) so many fantastic things that people find on Craigslist. I scour Craigslist about once every two weeks in hopes of finding a treasure; but I can count on one hand the number of times I've found anything worthwhile in my area. I keep looking, though! Maybe one day I'll come across an amazing find.

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    February 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I have heard from others that you really need to be in a big city for Craigslist (is that the proper spelling?) to be any good. If you are one of the two dozen or so listed without state on the home page, you are golden. Which DC is.

    It's good for selling and better for giving. I had to get rid of a pop machine pronto (long story) and it was gone in a matter of hours.