At least something was lucky
I suppose that since only two of you were brave enough to comment yesterday that the rest of you thought that situation was as sticky as I felt it was in the moment. Ha. (FWIW, she didn't call here yesterday so I assume she doesn't have an issue with it.)
Some time last week I was finishing up the little details in Sammi's new room and I found some paper dolls I bought this winter in the closet. I knew I wanted to use them as art. I happened to have these three vintage frames in my "decorating armoire*" in the basement that I was dying to use.
But I needed more. Looked on Ebay, looked on Etsy - GAH! Really expensive. Looked on Craigslist - no luck. Begged on Facebook - none turned up.
So I gave up and went to the dollar store and bought a bunch of cheap frames to spray paint.
On the way home from the other craigslist disaster we passed a yard sale sign. Say what? At noon on a Sunday? Dave says, "hey, they had a lot of stuff, let's turn around." Sammi really needed to get out of her carseat anyway, so we turned around.
And what did I find while the kids were running around with a very sweet farm cat named Esther? Frames!
Woohooo. 8 of them Enough to finish the job.
They actually had a lot of interesting vintage junk. Bluebird pitchers, and old photographs, a vintage 7 up umbrella, some fabric, old silver plate, etc.
But I was good. I just cleaned out my house after all.
This is the only other thing I could not live without. A sweet vintage crib toy.
*Last summer I cleaned out my basement storage area. I got rid of a lot of stuff then too. I kept one armoire and I keep what I call the decorative extras in there. Frames, mirrors, art, whatever. When I need to go shopping, I go shopping there first. Redoing Sammi's room meant using a big pile of stuff I had set aside down there for her. Yea for buying things with a purpose and then using them for that!