Saturday, May 10, 2008


This morning I headed out of the house really early~ I had to drive like an hour away to set up an informational table for my job...and had to be at the place by 9AM. I was be-bopping along listening to some NPR when Suddenly out of no where amidst the loads of "For Sale by Owner" signs on the corners were GARAGE SALE signs!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!
I headed down a side street after seeing a familiar sign that said "Vintage Garage Sale".
For those of you who are die-hard garage saler's- you know who you are :) You'll appreciate this- I LOVE this one house by me- they have the BEST garage sales~ this woman puts them on a couple times a summer and I always find the most amazing things- it isn't even really like a garage sale as much as it is like a tag sale~ This woman rocks!!! Her prices are reasonable and she has a variety of old neat things. I crossed my fingers and hoped it was her sign and it totally was- so fun!!!!
Only having $6 cash I was kinda sad but I made out with some great finds!!!
  • "BEST FIND OF THE DAY!!!"A Little Kewpie Doll, I think these are also referred to as "Carnival Dolls"- I LOVE her!!! ONLY $2.50
  • Billie Holiday CD~ I LOVE her too! ONLY $1
  • AMAZING old chipped white paint shabby mirror~ONLY $2

So after setting up the table for my job and running some other errands~ I hit an AMAZING Tag sale~ I found some REAL treasures!!!
  • This beautiful shabby aqua serving tray w/ hand painted roses ONLY 5 cents!!!!
  • An old jelly jar full of OLD buttons ONLY 5 cents!!!!!
I was on a roll!!!!!!

So when I finally got home~ I picked up Matthew and we headed out to hit a couple more sales! I didn't have as much luck this afternoon~as you die-hard garage salers know, you gotta get there early to get the REAL treasures! But I managed to find this ADORABLE kitschy kitty for ONLY 25 cents!!! She is a night lite~ but broken..I'm gonna work on her. It is hard to see in the photo but she has sparkly emerald eyes~ so neat!
I also found a pair of little shadow boxes to craft with for ONLY 50 cents and a new berry sprig wreath at a moving sale for ONLY $1, that is now on my front door :)
Matthew found some 80's hair band CD's~ for $1~ needless to say, he was happy :)

When we got home I played around with some of my new finds and created a new display on my favorite cabinet~ I thought it looked pretty so I snapped a pic. Soon this room will be "Vintage Map" aqua...I can't wait!
Oh yeah, I don't think I have posted a pic of my new aqua feather tree yet either~ I LOVE IT!!

Well~ at the end of the day I have to say~ it was a GREAT kick-off to garage sale season and I am looking forward to MANY MANY more!!!!
Have a GREAT Weekend...

Happy Garage Sale~ing!!!!


Vintage Tea said...

Yeahhh it looks like your garage sale season co-insides with the UK's boot sale season!

Victoria xx

Lori said...

you found some super fabulous stuff!!! love the doll and the tray:) your display looks SO cute and fun!!!

katydiddy said...

Love your style-the fireplace mantle looks awesome!

twinkleshabbystar said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your garage sale finds! ADORABLE vignette!!! :)

Megan Nussbaumer said...

I'm so happy you like my Vintage Garage Sales! I'm even happier that the little carnival doll found a loving home! Thanks again for your purchases, and I hope to see you at the next sale. The dining room looks great!