Monday, October 20

Great Garage Sale Finds

Saturdays are my days to sleep in, run errands, lay on the couch, bake, lay on the couch, clean the house, etc. I also spend quite a bit of time on the couch! Ty on the other hand wakes up at the crack of dawn to hit those med school books. This past Saturday I woke up early to go to a couple of garage sales. I know that my momsy is smiling as she reads this, because garage sales have never been my thing. My momsy loves them and drug me to quite a few when I was little. But my mind has changed--I love garage sales! After reading about all of my bloggy friends' great garage sale finds, I decided that I should give garage sales a second chance. Boy, am I glad I did!

I found a great little lamp for $3, 2 Santas for $1.50, and a candlestick for $.25!

I need to spray paint the candlestick black...that will have to wait until this weekend.

I also bought these two oval antique frames for $.50 each. I love them and have been looking for the perfect spot to hang them.
Close-up of the oval frames.
I found this great little table for $5. It fits perfectly in this weird spot we have in the living room. It needs to be repainted. Ignore the decor on it--I just wanted to put something on it until I get around to painting it. And yes the lamp cord needs a cover or something so that it doesn't stand out so much.
Ty and I have been looking for a small table to put on our patio, but neither one of us wanted to spend a lot of money on it. I came across this and I LOVE the chairs! The cushions will need to be recovered. I am on the lookout for a cute outdoor pattern.
I also bought a bench for $8! What a deal! It has heavy duty cast iron sides. I couldn't get the picture to upload. I am out travelling for work and my wireless aircard isn't working very well, so that means I can't upload the bench picture. I was very excited about all my garage sale finds! It was so much fun! I am going to have to wait a while before I go to garage sales again. I can see myself buying stuff just because it is a good deal. I know when the husby is reading this later he is going to be agreeing!

18 comments:

  1. Garage Sales do get very addicting...but so much fun. We always had a routine to get coffee and donuts from our favorite spot around 6 in the morning and head out. Then we always come back with things we don't need :)

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  2. Great finds! I have to be in the mood, but I do occasionally love garage saling!

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  3. Whoo Hoo! Great finds..
    I never have any luck at
    garage sales..but I love em..

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  4. Dang, you found some GREAT stuff! Here, it's hit or miss (mostly miss), but when you hit, you seem to hit big.

    Love the oval frames. I think they would be gorgeous just hung up or leaning against something with nothing inside. They are so pretty!

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  5. i have a santa exactly like the two pictured!

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  6. love those frames, what a great find!

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  7. love the tables!! yes, it was your monogrammed pumpkin that inspired me! im sorry i had forgotten!

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  8. Wow, did you make out or what? That is great! I seem to find only junk at garage sales... although on Friday night I did go to my Aunt's sale and her friend had some things there and I bought a very cute loveseat in great condition for $35... So I guess I find more than junk at some!

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  9. Thank you for stopping by to see me! I'm so glad you did & I loved seeing all your garage sale finds. You did great & you probably noticed I'm a yardsale queen myself. Hope you'll come bakc to see me often!

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  10. Great finds!!! I need hit up some garage sales soon but I am afraid it is too cold now! I do NOT do cold weather! But this have given me some inspiration.

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  11. Looks like you had a great weekend! We at the Tag Sell It Community are always looking to have weekends like this. The weather's getting colder, so there won't be too many left this year!

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  12. you know I love garage sales! be prepared ... once you start ... you will become addicted, and then you actually lose sleep (aka no more sleeping in)

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  13. You really hit the jackpot! I can't believe you got that great table and chairs...it's going to be so cute with a new fabric and a pot of flowers for the summer! Lucky you! Can't wait to see a photo of the bench when you get your internet working again!
    Carrie

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  14. I am impressed! The sales I hit are never that good. Congrats! Thrift stores are also gold mines for inexpensive treasures.

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  15. WOW! i'm very impressed...and jealous :) great finds! i love ALL of it!

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  16. Great finds SS! I used to feel the same way but I've been back into them for a little while now, we went last week and I only came away with one thing! I love your purchases!

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  17. OMG, I am totally in love with that candlestick! I like how it looks with the little pumpkin on top. In all honesty, I think it looks kinda nice unpainted - it seems to go with what you already have going on!

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