Saturday, May 14, 2011

Garage Sale Time

The weather is *finally* warming up and garage sales are popping up all over. It's a good thing, too -- with gas in Michigan over $4.00 a gallon, it's really hard to justify an 80 or 90-mile round trip to go to estate sales.

I went out by myself on Thursday and found a few good buys, all within 3 miles of my house (talk about saving on gas)!
Primary Pyrex mixing bowlsAnchor Hocking Savannah punch bowl setAn old crate, some US Savings stamp booklets and a few children's records to make into clocksOld homemade & brightly painted tool tote, little bench & little shelfAND (drum-roll, please) the prize of the day. . .this 1960s table! What do you think? I love the way it looks, but is it too much kitsch?
Then on Friday, my friend Bargain Hunter and I hit the sales in another part of town and found some more treasures. The best part of that day, though, was shopping with my friend. We hadn't been out together in about a month and needed to catch up! Here's what I found. . .

A large framed picture of Jesus, the Good Shepherd (dated on the back February 23, 1902 -- it was a wedding present)Two old Milton Bradley games and a string of 'Made in Japan' tin ducksTwo feedsacks and some cheese boxes that an old man turned into storage drawersA tin tray, 1960s tumbler, some recipe booklets (I just can't ever resist those) and a Pyrex butter tub, all from a church barn sale. The plaid plate was FREE at another sale!This really tall vase -- a lady told me it's for Gladioli -- and an old galvanized tub (another thing I can never walk away from)A couple of shabby chic pictures, a very cool leather souvenir snapshots album cover from Saskatoon, Canada, tiny tole trays, old utensils and a little Easter candy holderFriday's prize, though, was the bowl I posted about yesterday -- a Pyrex #404 Colonial Mist mixing bowl!
What did you find this week?

6 comments:

Gina said...

I love the table in your LR! I wouldn't call it Kitsch except in a good way; I would say it looks vintage modern!

I cannot believe your seriously great finds. One of the lakes near my IN home had their annual sales and my littlest and I cruised around to about 10 sales (on foot-I sooo understand the gas comment) on Friday morning. It seemed to me they really didn't have many treasures. Maybe I need to get out earlier!

I actually had more luck today (Sat)when I stopped randomly on my way to take eldest child to soccer (followed a couple of signs). Both stops were having 1/2 off days!

Tomorrow I will photograph and share on your linky! I enjoy your blog!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Great finds.I LOVE the bowl set and your blue bowls! Blue is "my color" LOL!
I had a fun few days finding treasures too.
deb

Pomona said...

Lots of great finds - our petrol is £1.50 a litre so bargains have to be found close to home!

Pomona x

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

I have a weakness for Pyrex bowls - love the blue ones, I don't think I've seen that pattern before!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Those bowls are awesome. Love the tray with the rooster too. Great day you had. Let me tell you you have a very polished blog here. For as new as you are you are spot on. I love it all.

Hello Vintage said...

Oh wow! You did so well. You have me itching to go garage saleing. Those bowls are wonderful. We are heading into winter here so less and less sales around but with two young children its a bit hard anyway. Enjoy the warm weather!

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