I love estate sale-ing in the fall. The weather is gorgeous, so it’s a great time to be out and about around town.
I’m rarely happier than when I’m driving between estate sales on a cool morning, with a Diet Dr. Pepper from McDonalds in the cup holder and the XM Politics channel on the radio. I’m a simple girl. And a huge nerd.
I’ve lucked on some fun finds recently too. Here’s how I’m using them.
I’m loving blue and white. I have my eyes peeled for it always. It’s so classic that it works with anything. Doesn’t it look great paired with fall colors?
I swear every other item on my grocery store receipt these days is a mum or a pumpkin.
Case in point: this brown and white bowl with a toile pattern that turned out to be perfect for…mini pumpkins.
The pattern on this bowl is also on the inside, which I absolutely love. I guess it would have been nice if I had taken a pic of that, huh? Trust me, same gorgeous pattern on the inside.
More brown and white, this time a tiny English transferware plate.
My mom taught me that little plates make great coasters, so that’s how we’re using this one. It’s in the living room next to where Tom sits with his coffee and the paper every morning.
I can’t pass up one of Ina’s cookbooks. This is her first, published before she had her Food Network show.
Confession: I occassionally make one of Ina’s recipes, but mostly I read her cookbooks for entertainment.
They’re like big, beautiful picture books for adults. And there’s so much more in them than just recipes.
And this. This blanket stopped me in my tracks.
Once I checked the tag and saw that it was an Eddie Bauer wool blanket and that it was machine washable (I’ve never seen that before in a wool blanket), I scooped it up.
It’s going to be great for tailgates, sitting around the fire pit, or even just wrapping up on the couch when the weather turns cold.
One last thing: Are you on Instagram? Are you loving it like I am? I’m the last blogger in the world to have gotten on Instagram, but I’m all in now. That’s where you’ll find me in between posts.
Other things I’d like to know: Is your grocery cart full of mums and pumpkins? Do you read cookbooks more than you cook from them? Are you a huge nerd? (Please say yes.)
P.S. Here’s more about how I shop estate sales.