Thursday, August 12, 2010


Let me start out by saying that I know all the cute boutiques and antique shops in the small town of Waco and my favorite is LAVERTY'S! It is best described as a glorified junk yard. I mean that in the best way possible, of course. They find really unique pieces, antique dressers and beds, old lamps and broken pieces of stuff that they somehow make look really appealing.

for example....

They are open most of the year but they tend to take summers off. So, this day is the day we have all been waiting for. It was the first day it has been open in two months. I thought I would go early and leave early.....wrong! I arrived ten minutes before it opened and there were already thirty people waiting outside the door. One would think that they were giving away free stuff.

What was even more extraordinary was the strategy the was put into the groups that arrived. They came in teams, set up locations, brought walkie talkies and personalized sticky notes! There was no time to decide. You tagged everything you liked and decided on it later. I overheard some people spending thousands of dollars within ten minutes.

Even though it was hectic it was kind of fun too. My little pile was nothing compared to the mounds of merchandise some had but it was fun to see all the hustle bustle over reused and recycled stuff.

I did manage to snag a few things.

its the basket..not the stuff in it. I have a thing for boxes. Its just so old and handy and $3

Its the scale, not the fruit. I have always thought it would be cute to use a decoration.

I was not sure exactly what this was but have since found out that it is a replica of an armillary sphere.? Whatever, its cool. Neil likes it because all the rings inside rotate.

This was really random. I have been trying to break up the matchy matchy-ness of our all brown living room and I really liked this cart. I figured I could try it as the coffee table. I am still not sure that it will work in our living room but I'll find a place for it. It was just too cool to pass up.

but, I kinda like all the different textures in the room.

Anyhow, those were my purchases. Join us Saturday for Neil's BIG buy!

hint...its from Craigslist
....and it is large
...possibly too large for our house.

1 comment:

  1. What fun you must have had shopping, Margo. Looks like you got some neat things and you always know just what to do with them. I am wondering if the box could be an old milk crate? Anyway it is fun to see how you use everything. Now we are waiting to see Neil's purchase? Gr. B.