photo by me
It is officially spring and at the Post home that means yard sales!!
I'm a little obsessively proud of our cheap yard sale/thrift store finds. A woman recently visited our home and complimented this or that thing that we have displayed in the house. As I proudly exclaimed "Yard sale!" "Thrift store!" "Free!" She just stared at me blankly.
I guess not everyone loves the used goods like we do.
But that is okay. Junk is not for everyone, but it is for us!
So despite the fact I woke up feeling not-so-hot Saturday morning, we went out at 7:30 AM on the hunt for the season's first yard sales. I had a list of 13 and we made it to 8 in 3 different cities by 10:00 AM. We only made one purchase.
This vintage book display rack for $5!!!
The seller explained that it was an old book rack from a public library in Provo. I loved it even more that it had a story. (Just another reason why I love vintage stuffs)
We've wanted a display rack for the nursery and have been considering this one at Pottery Barn for $100, but just couldn't justify $100 to display books. We wanted to go for a display rack over a bookshelf so the titles were visible, and we think it's a little more interesting than your average boxy bookshelf. Sure our $5 version is a little different than the PB one, but it displays the book covers, it's vintage, and did I mention it was only $5?!?! Man I love a good find.
As soon as I'm no longer cold medicine dependent, we'll give this book rack a good cleaning and a few coats of paint. There's just nothing like finding the perfect treasure at a yard sale or thrift store!
I live for the hunt.