Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What I'm Lovin' Wednesday: I Bartered With A Gypsy

As least I think I did. 
No, maybe I hope I did.

When Lura @ Domesticability texted me that HGTV was filming one of their new shows, Junk Gypsies, in Houston I knew that we had to be a part of that!  HGTV hosted two yard sales a couple blocks from each other so we went to both. duh!

Lura and I had breakfast, fueled up with doughnuts, and headed out to the ‘burbs in her truck with DIY projects in mind.  It was so fun to scan the deals and watch the filming!  Maybe a part of our arms or maybe even some of our hair will make it on TV. Maybe?

At the second house I found a painting that had great potential so I got to barter with the one of the people from the show or maybe it was the owner of the house? Either way it was a super fun experience.  To read more about the show click here.
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This was the only yard sale I’ve ever had to sign a release form for lolDSC_0001 (2)-2Collage 1
Hilarious yard sale signs! Props to you if you understand why this is funny ;-)DSC_0006-2
Filming the show!!!DSC_0003-2
Since it didn’t take us too long to get through those houses we decided to drive around the neighborhoods following all of the signs for yard sales and garage sales.  At one estate sale we drove by, and you’ll never guess who we saw!  Despite Houston being such a HUGE city, it is getting smaller and smaller the longer I live here.  Just as we pulled up our fellow Houston Blogger Jennifer @ Contemporary Harbor was leaving with her purchase…perfect time for a photo op!
Lura, Jennifer, & me (note to self- either wear sunshades or don’t stare at the sun in pictures)DSC_0009-2
Lura and I had a successful Saturday and it was definitely really fun!  I can’t wait to go thrifting again soon.  Stay tuned for all of the projects I’ve got to share with you from our day of thrifting.
xoxo Darby

13 comments :

Life in the Heights! said...

So FUN!! I love this, let me know if and when y'all go again!! I love any kind of yard sales!! So cool y'all ran into Jen too!!!!

Domesticable said...

Oh wow. Chunky face Lura. We should all go together. What fun that would be!

Jessica K said...

How fun! I am on the outskirts of HTown and they actually don't allow Yard Sales! :( FAIL!! I am stuck to consignment stores, which aren't bad! BUT I love the Yard Sale advertising! I would totally go just because of the sign!!

applesandglue said...

Omg how fun! I'd never heard of that show before, will have to check it out now. And lol at that sign!

Joy said...

Okay, I'm going to be stalking HGTV to see if I see you now!!! How cool!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Bahahaha! That sign is so awesome! Why have I never thought to make funny, attractive garage sale signs? It's brilliant.

I guess they didn't want to describe the sale as round, thick, or juicy. ;)

Sarah said...

love that sign!! haha!!

Emily said...

Ah! Love me some garage sales. Love that sign, haha. Hope you make it on TV. HGTV is the BEST.

Kellyn Fleming said...

One of my all time favorite things to do is hit up yard sales and love going to thrift shops! You find so many wonderful treasures! Now I will definitely have to check out that show to see if you made it on there!

sherri lynn said...

This sounds like such a fun yardsale trip!! I wish I lived closer so I could've gone with you. Will you be showing us the painting you bartered for? :)

Whitney said...

What a fun day! Can we PUHLEASE make this a blogger event and all go together?!

Jennifer Leible said...

Yay!! It was fun to run into ya'll and so glad you told me about HGTV sales! It was fun to see all that going on. Copperfield neighborhoods have set dates where the whole community has their sales at once. Two neighborhoods are set for early April. Let's plan a blogger group for that!

The Remodeled Life said...

Oh my gosh so fun!! That sign is so funny!

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