Recent Yard Sale Finds

Within the past 6 months, I have bought more furniture for this house than I have in the past 7 years. Most of our furniture has been well-loved hand-me-downs. So, it’s been so much fun adding more of our personality to this house.

My latest finds include a tea cart,

a chair to use with with my recently purchased secretary desk (the seat opens up to reveal storage)

and 2 porch chairs.

I’m still on the hunt for a new island. Though I love my island because it takes a kitchen lacking valuable counter space and turns it into a functional space that a chef would cut his left arm off for, I despise the grout in between the tiles.


(ignore the Rice Krispie treats … this picture was taken a year and half ago)

I can’t tell you the amount of flour that have been stuck in those grout lines over the years and how annoying it was to clean it all out. Truly, I’d love to buy the one from Williams Sonoma, but it’s out of my price range. So my hope is to find an old hutch or tall desk that I can place a slab of marble on top. No luck thus far. Why marble, you ask. Nothing is better for rolling pastries and breads out on. Besides, it’s classic and I love classic.