Saturday, August 11, 2012

~garage sale treasures~

My kids used to hate to go to garage sales with me.
In fact, it really put a kink in my Friday morning routine.
But now they love it as much as I do, so without fail, every Friday morning we are out following signs and bringing home goodies.
And by goodies, I also mean goodies....
as in lemonade, cookies, and brownies that little kids are selling.
Who can say no to a 25 cent cookie for breakfast? 
Breakfast of champions I tell ya.

Anyway, the kids like it when we pull up to a house and there is lots of sports equipment or toys.
But I get all excited when I see JUNK!
Yesterday was a fantastic garage sale day, so I thought I'd share some things I got with you.

A brand new pair of boots~perfect fit.
Super excited to wear these!

 A little clock to add to my growing collection.
 I got these 2 clock faces. They are pretty big and are metal or tin.

 Love the patina.

 Hum, don't know what you call this, but I liked it!

 The patina on this letter "E" is fabulous!
 These probably came off of a piece of furniture.
I thought they would make cute little corbels.

 The man running this particular sale used to restore frames for museums, 
so he had a ton of chipped up frames and mirrors.
I brought this one home, originally thinking I'd paint it white and put it in my daughters room, but I think I may just use a little rub n buff to take the sheen off and hang it in the living room.
This frame is from the 1800's.
 At the same sale I got this great hand painted canvas~I love the colors in it, very subtle.

 And another. The colors in this are great in this one too.
It's always so hard to decide what to keep and what to sell.
I guess you will all find out in a few days when I update my etsy shop!
xoxo

16 comments:

Meg said...

love the clockfaces. it is an absolute horror trying to decide what to keep and what to sell, what if you need it someday right? that's my excuse anyways.

Anonymous said...

Those boots are amazing, score!

You are one lucky gal!

Heather

flowerlady464 said...

Great haul! Sort of gave up on yard sales...you have given me hope!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

WOW! Some great things you got! Love the boots, they're even a good name too! :) :) Happy weekend! Hugs, Holly

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Awesome Loot! I had a great treasure hunt day myself~Cheers to the Goods Kim

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot! Sounds like a fun day with lots of great finds! The sale with all the frames sound awesome! I wish I could have gone to that one! Great post!

Tricia said...

Y'alls garage sales are so much better than ours! You actually find treasures : o )

The Farmers Nest said...

Our Friday morning routine is first stop the donut shop to get the kids excited and then follow the "treasure" hunt signs all over town. I love all of your finds!

Patty said...

Hi Melanie. The little horsey thing... that's something we used to sell at a shop where I work. They were mass produced. You could buy a sign or item like this for every season and change them out. A bunny, star, can't think of the others. You just leave up the arrow and hang different stuff depending on the holiday or time of year. So, you could make some signs and switch out when the mood hits ya.

patty

Patty said...

Hi Melanie. The little horsey thing... that's something we used to sell at a shop where I work. They were mass produced. You could buy a sign or item like this for every season and change them out. A bunny, star, can't think of the others. You just leave up the arrow and hang different stuff depending on the holiday or time of year. So, you could make some signs and switch out when the mood hits ya.

patty

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Such wonderful finds! I would have wrestled you for the boots, the clock faces and the "E"! LOL!
Such a great sale!
Beth

GirlRural.com said...

Those are some pretty awesome finds! I love the horse piece. Don't know if it's an old one but didn't they use to hang from the sides of shops?

Between You and Me said...

Hey friend...
love those boots!
I can't see several of the pictures...just making sure I'm the only one who isn't seeing them....

Amy Kinser said...

Such wonderful finds! You just made me want to hit some yardsales this weekend.

Blessings..Amy

Carla said...

Nice find on those boots. Lucky you.
I like the little horsey thing too.
I never find these kinds of treasures when I go to garage sales. Jealous. lol

Ashley said...

WOW that was a GREAT sale!! Those boots are amazing!! Ariat's are the most comfortable boots. That thing with the horse is an "Arrow" I have one too - they sell all sorts of objects to hang from them. There are two stores that sell them in Sumner, WA I wrote about them in my blog in March 2012.

Gosh - I wish I could go to some of these sales with you! I love all your finds!!

♥ Ashley

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