Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What I didn’t buy last weekend…

Yup, I passed these up. I wanted them as I only have four dining room chairs, and when there are six of us I drag two odd chairs from other parts of the house, and when there are eight people I drag chairs from the porches (not great for using at the dining table). They were two for $20. I was actually proud of myself for passing them up. If I had bought them they would have be stored in the basement when not in use.

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Flashcard ideas
As you are all aware...flashcards seem to be a hot item these days. If you have done something fun or creative with flashcards and are willing for me to share your ideas on Also, awhile back I was reading someone's blog (sorry I can't remember whose blog...too much blogging...I am in blogfog) and they were redoing their laudry room, and had framed three flashcards that said something like WASH DRY FOLD. If you are that blogger or know who it was I would like to connect. Please email me at

Garage Sale Survey
If you have time and haven’t done so already, please take the garage sale survey on my sidebar. I will be using the results of this survey in an upcoming Thrifty Shopping article on My goal is to get 100 bloggers to participate, so tell all your friends.

Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle


Tricia Anne said...

Good Morning,
Flash cards are adorable when framed! The wash, dry, fold would be perfect for a laundry room. I hope that individual contacts you and we can all see her creations. :o)
Have a nice day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

C Maisy said...

love, love, love the flash card idea.
happy wednesday~

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Congrats on passing up the chairs. It can be hard to walk away sometimes. I have quite a few things in my basement that I'm not sure what to do with.

Marydon said...

Have never seen this style of chair, but they are gorgeous. I love retro.

You'll find what you want ... great ideas. Love reading your posts.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Can't wait for the flash card idea's. I know we have two boxes of fc's from the 50's. I need to dig them out!!

Hard to pass up on those red chairs...lovely (:

The Raggedy Girl said...

I can understand the storage thing. I struggle with bringing more stuff into this home and trying to de-clutter this home at the same time.

The Raggedy Girl

Nancy said...

The flash card idea is really neat. Those chairs are, too. But if you wouldn't use them very often, you did good to pass them up.


the rusty cupboard said...

wow I love the chairs. I would have snatched them up.

Allidink said...

Aw. Those chairs are pretty cute. I really don't have any ideas for the flash cards but it sounds cute!

All the best,

Terri and Bob said...

I love the chairs! I wish I could find them. They would be perfect in my office!