Leo and I go to the So-Lina Auction each Monday. It’s the most unusual auction I’ve ever seen because people put the items they are selling on the ground and the auctioneer rides a golf cart up and down the rows of goods. When something is sold, it’s the buyer’s responsibility to take it away immediately. Sometimes people leave unwanted items behind, and scavengers like myself have been known to pick up some of those things.
Well, last Monday I was just walking along when I saw a white oval frame on the ground. So I asked a nearby fellow if it was sold, and he said that the person who bought his things didn’t want it. He said if I wanted it to take it. That means, folks, that it was FREE!
I pulled out this doily that my sweet mother-in-law had given me before she passed. She crocheted this herself. I had wanted to display the doilies that she had given me in some way, and I thought this was perfect.
And then it hit me that I should put this in the guest bedroom because the walls are painted a coffee color. It had been in the back of my mind that I would like to paint a few pieces of furniture in the guest bedroom. So the pieces that I’m going to paint will be this creamy white color, and the whole room is going to get a neutral look. And it was all because of my free frame.
So yesterday I picked up a piece of foam board from Hobby Lobby, and today I cut it in the oval shape to fit inside my frame.