Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Yard Sale Find







So this weekend we hit some yard sales and at one was this gorgeous truck....the kind of truck dreams are made of. Seriously. It was exactly what I want, in the perfect color, completely restored and a thing of beauty.


It matches my aqua desk so it was meant to be....








I imagined how awesome it would look parked in my driveway. I would name her and take her to yard sales, and take pictures of my adorable kiddos in the back of her....


So I asked how much she was and headed back to the car where my hubby was sitting with our sleeping son, grabbed some extra cash and drove away with my new baby.......






Ummmm....yeah, no.




This is how it really went....I pictured messaged my hubby, told him to check under the minivan seats for extra change, whined a little bit.....and he told me to dream on.


*sigh*


It really was perfect, the best yard sale find ever.


Shall we drool a bit more.....












I thought about asking the seller if he would take my picture with it but then he would have realized what a lunatic I am and chased me off his property.


Soooo...I sulked back to the car and left. Empty handed. Truckless.




P.S. ~ To my local readers, if you are interested in this amazing truck, it's near the corner of Hecktown and Butztown Roads and the asking price is $24,000. If you purchase it, you are required to bring it to my house so I can sit in it and take a picture. Seriously.




39 comments:

Christina said...

You are so right that is a great truck! Love the color. A bit out of my price range too.

Diva Kreszl said...

I can so understand why you fell in love with this truck...it's a beauty! Wish I had 24 grand floating around, I would definitely let you sit in it, we'd even go for a ride!

Amy R. said...

Very cool truck and AWESOME color! The kid pics in the back would be worth the $24,000. I say go get it!

Vintage Sassy said...

Hubby and I are on the lookout for an old truck but he is going to restore it so that's a little pricey for us but it's gorgeous!

xo
LeAnn

beth said...

That is so cool! You would have looked good riding around in her. :)

Meg said...

Drool... That truck is so my style. Hubs has been looking for one to restore for me - I wish he would find one already. Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

HAHAHAHA it IS a great truck!!! I definitely love the color.

Raru said...

This truck is great... so sorry for the price :(

Theresa said...

Oh you had me so excited for you and poof, there went that bubble:) It is gorgeous BUT NOT that gorgeous to pay that much for it! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh, I want it too! We hsve the same dream! Someday we'll get our vintage trucks. :)

Claudia said...

I would love that truck - and so would my husband! I wish I had the money.....

xo
Claudia

tara said...

ohhhh I hate when that happens, you find the perfect old truck and it is toooo expensive..dang it!! IT is always fun to dream though! :)

Marie said...

Oh my word Michelle - that truck is so cool. The color caught my attention too! My dad bought old cars and refurbished them when I was a little girl. I loved helping him. It's a sweet memory I have. I would love a vintage truck - to haul all my vintage-y things I find. heehee I would have SO taken a pic if I were you. Even at the risk of being run off. You should sneak back over there and get up on the hood!

Are those two street names real? If so, that's a hoot!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Bonnie said...

What is wrong with that husband??? Only $24K and it matches...must be fate!!! It is very cool and looks like the owner put a lot of care into restoring it!

T.J. said...

first off- how do you find yard sales like these?! All the ones I ever been to offer things like broken mixers and chipped vases! Such a cool color truck- I feel your pain :( Love your reader that asked if the street names were for real. I know right where that intersection is, yet never thought about how wild the street names were!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is so awesome.......sound of brakes screeching to take a gander at this truck.....until the price. Boy I am living the dream with you.

Wendy said...

That is an awesome truck :) Love that color.

Laurie said...

Love this post! We all have such dreams...sigh...but at least you have a photo of this gorgeous truck!

Lara Harris said...

Love the truck and the desk! :)

Pamela said...

That truck is gorgeous! You now have me wanting one too!

Karena said...

Michelle, love the truck... am really loving your desk though!

Come visit soon!

Karena
Art by Karena

Vintage Simple said...

Ha! My husband would have probably gone for it - even though it is TOTALLY out of our price range. He's kind of a car nut. I do love the color and vintage.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoox,
-maria

Pine Tree Home said...

That is so funny. There was an Old Red Ford truck parked down the street from us with a For Sale sign a few years back. I came home to Hubs and said I would give up hair dye, eyebrow waxes, you name it to own the truck. He rolled eyes and asked why do you want an old truck? Uh, so I can look cool driving to Home Depot in it. LOL.

Rue said...

That is such a sad story! That truck is darling!! Maybe one day :)

rue

PS you can always come sit in my truck, but he's not restored like that one ;)

LillySue said...

I can so feel for you...I love old trucks too! (Especially robin's egg blue ones!!)
Blessings~LillySue

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Sorry you missed out on your truck, but at least at this point, you hubby knows exactly what to give you for your birthday!
Have a happy Mother's Day!

Amy R. said...

I was just checking in to see how your booth is coming along. I hope you are selling like crazy. What is your biggest seller? I am thinking of starting in a booth next month. Would love any tips you have!
Thanks,
Amy
athomeamy1@windstream.net

Rue said...

Happy Mother's Day!

xo,
rue

Sherri said...

Michelle, what a great truck! I think your hubby should have let you have it especially since it matched your desk-LOL! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Frippery said...

Too bad, that is one perfect truck! The color and the age are just right. I have been hunting for one too, but when I find a dreamy one it always come down to my budget, which is pretty much nonexistent. For now, a photo will have to suffice.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I could just see you in this truck...really. I would be in the back holding down all of our great finds...Hurry..go back and get this truck. Then I could move next door and we could so be partners in crime..yardsales that is! My Dad has a very old truck but it's an ugly green. Maybe I could talk him into painting it your aqua. Take care and have a great week ahead! xoxox Susie

Anne Marie said...

matches your desk? totally supposed to be yours....

you are too cute.

LuLu said...

Now that is the perfect yard sale find!!! Oh my goodness I completely agree it would look so good in your driveway.... never say never.... it could happen :)
xo,
LuLu

CINNIBONBON said...

Oh My!!! How lovely that would be for you---there's got to be someway to get it. What would you name her?

Hardwood laminate floors said...

Wonderful ride! Good for you. The color is beautiful.
Have a great day!

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle you are so adorable! It does match your precious desk. :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment about Levi. I hope your family is feeling well and full of energy soon!
Hugs, Lisa

Denise Marie said...

awesome!! I dream of finding a red one. lol

LillyB said...

LOL great post!! I needed that chuckle!! Wow! I little out of my price range!!
Lilly