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Monday, June 24, 2013


The patriotic celebration begins at our back door.  It had been so hot all day, but when I started taking these pictures, there was just enough breeze to make my flags look blurry. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

My poor old Uncle Sam is showing his age. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The buffet in our sunroom is showing its patriotism too.  Some day, I hope I’ll learn how to take photos in my sunroom without getting so much glare. 

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Long ago, I purchased these patriotic tiles at a junk store.  I thought I’d make a tray with them.  I decided that I could use them on plate stands until I got around to making the tray.  Since I’ve been doing that for about 10 years now, it is beginning to look like I am not going to make the tray.

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie


4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

In the next picture, I am sharing another of my purchases from the auction I recently posted about.  Do you know what this is?  Although I am probably one of a very few, I still use one of these, but mine is a boring, rectangular shape.

4th of July-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I know this picture is just a silhouette of the object, but I wanted to show you the handle, to help you with your guess.

4th of July Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Yes, it is a dust pan.  I often use mine to sweep crumbs into in when I’m too lazy to bend over and hold a regular dust pan or drag out the vacuum.  This one was apparently a give-away at a furniture store.  Their add, with their 5 digit phone number, is imprinted inside.  At the auction, I paid $10.00 for this!  I actually had people bidding against me, but nobody else was silly enough to pay $10 for an old dust pan.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I’m repeating a photo, because I didn’t want you to leave with the image of a rusty, beat up old dust pan in your head!

Dust Pan filled with Flags-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Thanks so much for visiting me.  I am linking this  post to Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Homework Wednesday at Worthing Court.  laurie


Stacey said...

You are ready for the 4th! Love your cute old dust pan. I remember those well. :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Wanna come and help me? It is too hot...I will have to go outside at 4 in the morning.

Unknown said...

Looks great!

Perfectly Printed said...

Your porch looks ready to go for the 4th. Love your mantel!

ellen b. said...

I love to go all out with 4th of July decorations but this year I'll have to leave my bins in the attic as we are redoing all our floors. We still can hoist the flag pole and raise our flag but that will probably be it. I love all your ideas and what fun that old dust pan is...

Sarah said...

Laurie, fun to see all your red, white, and blue touches. Cute idea to use the dust pan. Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

Mimi said...

Hi Laurie!

I love your patriotic spirit and decor! I love your outside settee/fabric, too.

Happy 4th!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love your sideboard and the patriotic tile. You are ready to celebrate. Enjoy the Fourth.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes! This is all so cute.....only you could make a dustpan look festive! LOVE it.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

God bless America! I love your patriotism! Good think I wasn't at that auction, I love the dust pan!