Everything is for Sale

by | Jul 9, 2010 | My House, Running a Business | 21 comments

Guess what is on its way to Canada right now?   
Did you guess correctly?  It’s my antique chicken feeder that I found at a killer yard sale.  I wasn’t planning on selling it, but someone asked to buy it, so it’s on the way.
And guess what’s getting on a bus on Monday to find a new home in California?
It’s my sheet music dresser.  Again, someone spotted it on my blog wanted to buy it.  This happened to be for sale in our shop, anyway, but I hadn’t planned on shipping it across the country.  It turns out we could ship it through Greyhound for only $60.00!
Have you seen something on my blog that you would love to have in your own home?  These are some furniture pieces that are still for sale and are all small enough to ship through Greyhound.
The bird and branch cabinet – $140
A white and aqua French style side table – $55.00
Chalkboard table with hand painted border – $48.00
Blue/dark walnut two tiered side table – $55.00
A marble-topped French style drum table – $165
And a funky folk art side table – $65.00
(Sorry about some of these pictures…they are a little old.)
So, whether it’s something I made or something I found, if you see an item you love, it doesn’t hurt to ask if I’d be willing to part with it. 
Don’t even ask about my grandmother’s ironstone tureen, though.  Not a chance.
I guess almost everything is for sale. 
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Laura PARING DOWN

    I'm full of furniture, but I surely loved that music sheet piece. It was wonderful!!!

    đŸ™‚ Laura

  2. Tonia

    I use Greyhound all the time. Great way to ship larger items cheaper.

  3. Anna See

    Awesome! Who knew you could ship through Greyhound????

    Your furniture is LOVELY!

  4. Salmagundi

    I think your prices are quite reasonable. If I wasn't full up with treasures, I would be tempted!! Enjoy your weekend. Sally

  5. Pieces of Dreams

    Your stuff is so incredible! This is Karen here, on Cape Cod. My fiance' and I both have shops, but he's had one for 35 years. In winter, we live in the back of his and one day we had the door open and someone wanted to buy the tables I had just painted to match my new furniture. Wayne yelled, "Everything's for Sale!" I yelled, "Not this time!" (He's always saying that!) I get to keep some things every once in a while.

    Anyway, your creations are wonderful and thanks for the tip about shipping by Greyhound!

    Sending all the best,


  6. Funky Junk Interiors

    I had no idea that chicken feeder was that tall! Wow! Lucky new owner. đŸ™‚

    Congrats on officially going across country. International is next! đŸ™‚


  7. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here

    Congrats on your newest sales. My dad always says "anything is for sale at the right price".
    xo, Sherry

  8. Ann On and On...

    Now you have room for new items….I can't wait to see what you do next. Congrats to the lucky new owners.

  9. Simply LKJ

    All beautiful pieces. Congrats to the new owners. I see several pieces similar to ones we have picked up over the years…we will definitely have to collaborate on painting a few sometime! Who knew? Greyhound!

  10. Cindy

    You're AWESOME! Now I have so many ideas!

  11. Nancy

    Love that drum table but the sheet music one is still my fave. That chicken feeder is so cool to!

  12. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    How funny you posted this because I was just looking through your Gallery a couple of days ago! I love your painted furniture and was thinking it's too bad I don't live closer. Who knew? Greyhound!

  13. Hannah

    I'm officially obsessed with your blog! Just found it this morning and I'm so inspired by it. Thanks for the curtains tutorial. I'm your newest follower!

  14. SueAnn

    That is a fabulous price for shipping! You are so right…who knew

  15. Leah

    darn..I LOVE THAT tureen!!!!

  16. Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun

    Bye bye beautiful (coveted) sheet music dresser. sniff sniff I hope they treat you well at your new home. Hmmm, MMS, you really MUST come visit soon, bring your kids and take home a bunch o junk!
    BTW – The Farmer thinks I'm crazy to call you MMS all the time… Like you're a not real super hero I made up he says! đŸ˜‰

  17. COTTAG3

    Really? Amost anything is for sale? Wow, I have seen so many things on your blog that I wished I had. I may have to ask you about some things in the future đŸ™‚

  18. Erin

    That is terrific Marian!! You have a great eye and people love your style, kudos!

  19. Robin

    I can't believe you can ship through greyhound! WHO KNEW?
    Love what you did to your dinning room! The table looks great. I have a very similar set that I painted, now I'm thinking about stripping out the top and staining it also. Lots of work though!

  20. Kaylie Jean

    I just ran into your blog and I have the same exact dresser that you have that you covered in sheet music. Mine is a birds eye maple, we had it refinished about five years ago. It also has a mirror attached to the top. I just thought it was interesting, and would let you know.


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