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Monday, July 12, 2010

This weeks Garaging Finds

I love that people are willing to sit out in this scorching hot Arizona weather to sell me their trash. Another great weekend. Here's my finds...Lets get a closer look...
The 2 wicker room dividers are from ikea and cost only $3 each. I placed these on craigslist and sold them within a few hours- You'll have to check back on Trash to Cash Wednesday to see how much I made!
I purchaed 2 of these solid wood barstools for $5 each. With a new coat of paint (cream? or Black?) I should be able to sell them for around $40 each. On top of the barstool is a fenton butter dish. I'm kind of a sucker for milk glass so I purchased the butter dish, the large white fruit bowl and the clear glass apothecary jar for $12.00. My favorite find of the weekend, however, is also on top of the stool- Do you know what that is? It's a Bose SoundDock. I already own one of these in white so I can tell you they cost $299.00. No one puts out the sound that Bose does, so it's completely worth it. How much did I pay for this almost new Bose Ipod docking station and Speaker. (the seller was getting married and her fiance already had one- she just got it for Christmas and had hardly used it)... $15. Mr. Right will probably take this one to work- although the girls already asked if it could be the official "outside" ipod player- Are you kidding??? Also picture are a few disney dvd's for $1 each, a pampered chef large stoneware bar pan for $1 (will resell on craigslist), a beautiful glass pitcher for $3, and a funky angel trunk for $3. I have some fun plans for the trunk so stay tuned.
These pictures have incredible frames- but I also like the pictures- so we'll have to see what becomes of these. The largest french cafe picture was $5, the gold frame picture was $3 and the small french picture was $2.
Here's the other barstool- covered with... Canning jars. I picked up 2 boxes of canning jars plus several boxes of extra lids and seals for just $3. We can jam and peach cobbler each year and my Father-In-Law makes a yummy salsa. New, these jars are about $1 each- so a big savings for me. Hope you all had great garaging too. Love, Kelly.

7 comments:

  1. Great finds! How do you can peach cobbler? It sounds yummy!

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  2. FIFTEEN??!!!! Oh wow!! I love mine, I can't believe they didn't just put it in another area of the house?! Congrats, fantastic find!

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  3. I would love to know too about the peach cobber! :)

    Super great finds!

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  4. Kerri and The Whimsical Princess,
    I actually can the filling:
    Cobbler filling:
    • 4 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches
    (blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds to remove the skins)
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    Then all I have to do to make cobbler is dump the filling in a baking dish- mix up the topping:
    1/2 C. margarine, melted
    1 1/3 C. flour
    1/2 t. salt
    1 t. vanilla
    1 1/3 C. oatmeal
    2/3 C. brown sugar
    1/2 t. soda
    3/4 Cup roasted Pecans
    Pour over peach filling. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
    It is so yummy. Sometimes we make it in a dutch oven when we're camping. Let me know if you try it.

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  5. That sounds yummy.

    On another note, do you have more pictures of the room with tan bead board and white top? I'm looking at redoing the colors in the kitchen/dining room and this looks like it might work.

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  6. I need help. I was inspired by you and how you raised money for a family trip. I am only trying to raise $300, but so far, I've only raised $33 and I have less than two months. I have listed about 23 things total on E-Bay and can't seem to make the same profit as you... sigh. I'd love to hear tips!

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  7. Debtfreedowds,
    Here's a few ebay tips:
    I don't generally sell children's clothes, start your items between $6-$10, because most items will only receive 1 bid. Shirts- unless they're special- I start around $6, Jeans are $8-$9, pants around $7, etc. If an item doesn't sell the first time, relist at the same price, next time lower it to $5.50, then give it a final try at $2.99- at this point if it doesn't sell I pull it off ebay and sell it at my next yard sale. Plus sizes sell best. Make sure to include measurements in your listing, a clear picture and accurate description. Hope this helps.

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