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Monday, May 17, 2010

This Weeks Garaging Finds

Welcome to my General Store! That's how I felt when setting up this picture with this weekend's finds. It's hard to believe this is an accumulation of finds from 4 different sales. Let's take a closer look and see how much I spent. The majority of the items I purchased came from the coolest lady who has worked at an antiques store that is now closing. She used to have a booth and needed to get rid of some stuff. These herb signs have leather handles (they appear to be old horse bridles) and are painted on some type of old wood. I paid $3 each for them. If anyone know's what these are made from please send me a comment, I'd love to have more info. Mr. Right and I have a soft spot for antique books and this 1886 Bible, Charles Dickens book and old first reader " Fun With Dick and Jane" were calling our name. We paid $7.00 for the set of three. The ironstone platter was just $2.00
This old rusted bell came from a different garage sale. I tried to negotiate on the $10 price tag, but the seller wouldn't budge. After a little deliberation with Mr. Right we decided it would look great on the front porch and we shelled out the $10.
This stack of star boxes were $10 total- might be another front porch item. They have original prices on them of 18.00 for the small and 24.00 for the medium. The old kerosene can and the metal container were $2 each. The brand new Pampered Chef chopper was part of a group purchase for $40- I'll show you the rest of the group below.
It includes these two airplanes- with tags still attached...18.98 each
and the fire truck and the two metal gangster cars. $40 was a little high for me, but the retail value of these 6 items was $130, so I grabbed them up. The number 2 crock was $2.00 and will great in my kitchen holding utensils.At another sale, I fell in love with these yellow jars. They have their original price stickers from Z Gallery: 24.95 for the large, 18.95 for the smaller. I paid $5.00 each. The french dress form was also $5- the seller said she paid $50 for it at Harrods in London. (WOW) The ironstone bowl, filled with antique wooden spools and the pewter dish were $4 for the set.

The fabric fruits are made from wool and were handmade by a lady in pennsylvania- When you ask the price for something at a yard sale and hear a story like that, you assume the price will reflect their uniqueness- Not this time, I only paid $1 each for the large and .50 for the small sizes. The cute picket basket was $2.

If you haven't noticed in past posts, I have a thing for glass jars and stars- so I could feel my heart start to race when I saw these. At $2.00 each, I bought all she had. The cute stand that my treasures are resting on was $10.00 and will definitely be a new addition to the front porch.

Here's another large star box- I paid $5.00 and the wood finial was just $1.00.

These two wood boxes were $2.00 each- they might make cute flower boxes for the playhouse- I'll have to try it out.
Looks like we've already packed for Florida! I picked up these carry on size suitcases (2 of which are brand new) for $17. This purchase will save us the $35 per bag fee to check in a bag (gotta love US Airways) Now we're planning on just checking one bag with all of our toiletries (things you can't take on the plane) and each of us will take a carry on.
And finally... A little tikes activity gym. Little tikes is always a great resale item. They really hold their value. I paid $5 and sold it on craigslist within hours. I let you know how much on Wednesday at The Big Challenge.
What a fantastic weekend. Hope yours was just as great. Love, Kelly.

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  1. Now that's a boatload of treasures...luv the yellow jars...white finial and those "COOL" old cars!


  2. Wow! Looks like you scored big.

    I need some resale advice from you. I scored a nice smaller cabinet/TV stand type piece over the weekend and had the hubby help pick out the paint. I was hoping to get more of a vintage looking black but ended up with a charcoal gray once it was on the furniture (oops). We've painted one coat and I'm just afraid that a gray cabinet wont sell as well as a black cabinet. Do you suggest sticking with the color it is or spending the extra money to get the black paint?

  3. Linda,
    If the cabinet is finished, try listing it with the grey color. If it doesn't sell in a couple of weeks- The I'd repaint it in black. Black is definitely a quick seller- but you never know who's out there looking and what their tastes are. Good luck.

  4. Oh man love the items you got esp the planes & cars.

  5. You always amaze me! I love the antique toys! SO jealous! I just refinished a table for my daughter and would love to have you feature it! (Along with the chair that I made!)


  6. You cleaned up on the deals & this looks display perfect grouped together like this. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!

  7. Now that is what I call thrifting...I love it all, you really scored. Now you will have another party to link up to as well.....I just started a Saturday sunday linky party all about yard sales, dumpster finds, etc.....go check it out, and I hope to see you soon. I am following now.

  8. what great deals! I especially love your wooen finial, the ironstone bowl and the bell!

  9. Hi There, :)
    Good finds! Great work. Visiting from A girl creative, New Friend Friday... :) Your treasures are amazing. Good work! Cute blog, too!

  10. Holy cow! You got amazing stuff! I'm coming garage saling with you next time! I love the yellow jars too!

  11. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  12. I LOVE those yellowish jars! I saw them in one of your other posts and was going to ask where you got them:) Now I know!

  13. Holy cow, I want to go shopping with YOU! So much neat stuff and what great prices. You go, girl!

  14. Score, score, score! Thanks for sharing and see you next week! Rory

  15. WOOHOO! You made a killing! Have fun with your new treasures!

  16. Great haul!!!! Looks like you had tons of fun!