Friday, June 8, 2007

Garage Sale-ing (Or Sailing?)

(If you enlarge the picture you can see my cat, Miss Savannah, enjoying the sun by the fence!)

Our town is quite the "Garage Sale" town and we sure have fun! Every Friday my mother and I do something special together. That usually means garage sales from Spring to Fall! Some weeks we can fill the car with goodies and sometimes we don't find much. Today was a winner!! I'll give you a sneak peek at some of today's treasures (they all require work!). I will show them to you when they are finished. There are a few other goodies that I'm not sharing yet, but you will see them soon.

My $10.00 table needs a lot of work. I'll probably paint it white again but I can see the original finish when I turn it upside-down and the thought of refinishing it briefly passed through my mind. Do I really want to do all of that work instead of just sanding and painting it so I can put in its new spot in my living room? I don't think so! It will replace a round particleboard table with a long skirt, a K-Mart special -- hopefully soon.

On the table are some of my garaging bargains. There are two flower pots -- a yummy yellow pot and a blue one that is square. The Williamsburg Pottery pitcher and the little, old ceramic bird were each $1.00. During the Spring and Summer I decorate my living room with birds, birdhouses, nests, birdcages - anything to do with birds. I have them outside on the patio, too. This little white bird will find a special place somewhere in my living room. I'm not sure what I'll do with the pitcher. I love this little Mexican flower pot! Over the past few years we have taken several missions trips to Mexico and we have vacationed twice in a condo on the beach in Baja. I fell in love with Mexico and the people there. Our guestroom/library is decorated with things from many countries, especially things that we gathered during our trips to Mexico. During our last two trips to Mexico I searched for just the right flower pot for our special room at home but I didn't find what I wanted. I wanted something very colorful to hold a fat, round cactus. After all of my searching in Mexico, I found exactly what I wanted at the first garage sale today -- a few blocks from my house! When I saw it I knew it was for me -- I paid 25 cents for it. What a deal!

This little nightstand isn't crooked - it's the angle of the picture. For a long time my sweetheart has been using a little stool for a nightstand. It belongs with the antique oak dressing table that's part of our bedroom set. It really hasn't been the ideal nightstand! For quite awhile I have been looking for a nightstand so I could return the stool to its place beside the dressing table. I hoped to find something with a drawer and maybe a shelf or two for his Bible, a few books and whatever other things he wants there. There it was at the last sale we stopped at today. I saw it before I was out of the car -- $5.00! I need to clean it up, sand it and paint it so he can "move" into it. I'm sure it was just waiting for me to find it!

Isn't this just the cutest pot-y chair? I don't know yet what I'll plant in it - maybe some Lobelia - but I can't wait to get it all finished. Whatever I plant in it won't hide the cute flowers someone carefully painted on it. Where will I put it? Not sure yet, but maybe near my front door -- maybe not.

When my projects are finished I'll let you see them again. I need to go now -- I have lots of work to do!


  1. What finds! I love the Mexican flower pot.

    Please do share with us the finished projects!

  2. got some wonderful finds! I love the little bird and table. I'm the same way when it comes to refinishing...painting is much easier! :0)
    Enjoy your new treasures!

  3. Great treasures there! So nice that you and your mom go thrifting together!!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog and you very kind comments about my mother. Sometimes I just need to get it all out there.

    Your yardsale finds are the birds and the nightstand. I am on the lookout for a little stand to put on my patio.
    It's so nice that you do this with your mom.


  5. Love the little round table! The nightstand has great potential, too! And that pot-ty chair - I love the idea... We have an old one that was left in the basement by previous owners. Thought how gross that was and thought of throwing it out, but now that I see yours, it opens up doors to possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Glad you found so much good stuff. It's always so nice to find things for a certain place you had been thinking about (such as with your husband's side of the bed). I like it when I see something and know just where it will go. I love that little bird you found. It's so cute!



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