Friday, July 29, 2011

One Charming Garage Sale Item

Ok, maybe two, alright a few, if you must keep track. :)  I know, I know... what in Heaven's name am I doing going to a garage sale when I just moved and still have a garage full of things I still need to find a place for, put away or get rid of?

Well, I was on the way to the post office to dutifully mail the bills after paying them all (this can be a chore, right)? So, maybe I deserved a little treat and I am trying to learn the new neighborhood/surrounding area after all, and sometimes on my way to do an errand, I -may- stop at a few sales on my way. What? Did I look said garage sales up on Craigslist before I went to bed last night? Well, maybe so but I was bored and couldn't sleep, okay? Sheesh, can't a girl have a habit hobby? Seriously though, I really have not gone to more than 3-4 in the past few years.

 I got this table, which I actually needed and had a place for (I'm not wild about the Ivy painted on the corner (see top photo), but I put a plant on it and covered it up.  Isn't it a darling table?  $5 (not kidding)!
 This is some sort of vintage coctail serving set.  When I saw that it had spouts, I felt faint!  Then... can it be??  You betcha, they are -pumps- PUMPS, I tell you!  I have for -years- been looking for large fancy bottle pumps for the bathroom and kitchen soap!  I saw a new one that was just ok awhile back at Marshall's (very plain, shorter, new and  over$35).  No way.  One of them looks at though the pump might not work, but I have another idea for that one.  I'll keep ya posted.

Yes, that's the price... $3.00!  Don'tcha love it when that happens??

Then there was this little beauty (vintage brass with a place for a bulb on the top, and 3 chandelier bulbs under it)!  I love it.  It has a heavy duty wire/plug on it... looks safe.  But, I'm not always sure how I feel about old lamp cords sometimes.  If they are too scary, I won't plug them in, and if they're -really- old, I only have them plugged in and on when I am in the room, and always unplug before I go to bed.  ANYWAY... I'll take a better pic when I clean it up, but do you see the marble trim piece at the bottom between the 2 brass pieces?  Love at first sight!  The man had it priced for $10 and he said if it didn't sell he was thinking about removing the dent, and painting the white chippy painted base and stem.  Horrors!  I saved it in the nick of time!
The same guy had this little picture below. I adore it, even the frame!  The frame is so unusual, and I call myself an artist (among other things but we won't get on that emotional roller coaster right now)!  She is so darling!  Also, my colors!  Squee! $4.

 And this little piece of cranberry glass for a dime (it has a chip, and I don't collect it, but it'll hold some little things in the studio), the little vintage toy "people" were a quarter!  I love them, and when we have our little buddy over to play (from the old neighborhood), I always feel bad because our toys have those little holes, but no people for them.  Now there is a full set.  The clown is maybe a little scary... you know, how clowns can be.  I'll wash them up and set 'em up in B-boy's room.  He might not be too happy, because 8 is kind of mature for this type of toy, but he'll get over it!
Oh and one more thing I forgot to take a pic of... a large white leather suitcase for 1/2 price at $2.50!  It is the same brand/style/color of the one I got last weekend for a dollar!  Yay!  I had so much fun, and was only gone a little over an hour!



  1. what sweet little treasures you found! Thanks for stopping by to say hi! Christie

  2. My goodness -- those are some GREAT finds!! I have to say thought that my favorite is that picture! Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn :)

  3. Hi Sheila! How are you?? I am so glad to hear you sold your house. You certainly found yourself some goodies!! How are you liking your new cottage?? it looks lovely. I'm glad I found you.


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