Saturday, June 09, 2012

Serendipitous Saturday

The dictionary defines Serendipity as "an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident".  That is what happened this morning.

I was driving home from an early morning meeting and kept seeing signs here and there for garage sales and yard sales.  After driving past a few I just picked one and followed the signs to the address listed.  Now mind you it's been over a year since I have stopped at a yard sale.  I usually gravitate to the table with dishes or kitchenware.  I wasn't really expecting to see anything in particular.  Much to my surprise I saw a stack of plates on the corner of the table.

When I looked closer I noticed it was the same exact pattern of some dishes I bought years ago at an antique store in Orange.  Well, I bought the dishes for... ready?

$2 for the whole stack.  Yes!  I drove away with a big smile on my face.

Then noticed another yard sale a few blocks further down.  Why not I thought!  There were no dishes here and as I was about to walk away and drive home I saw this...

It's a beautiful, old, four drawer solid wood cabinet.

No pressed wood or particle board here!  I took it home for $60.

I love it when these little completely unplanned surprises happen.    

1 comment:

Timonik said...

Both of your findings today are very beautiful