Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My neighborhood has some great stuff!!

This blog post is waaaaayyy over due. Things around here have been so incredibly busy I hardly have time to respond to emails! Anyway, about a month ago I went to our annual neighborhood garage sale. I anxiously wait for it every year. My neighbors really do have some great stuff! And I can get up early and just walk out the door and down the sidewalk...I love it! I bring a big coach paper shopping bag with me (which I got two years ago at another garage sale, I'm surprised it's still holding up!) and fill it as I go along. Large pieces I pay for, leave there, and pick up later. This was probably the best year and I was one of the first ones out.

I filled my entire dining room table with the loot.

Now my other dress form will have a girlfriend to gossip with (she was only $5!)

I got all sorts of crafting goodies, hardware, old Christmas seals and tiny glass ornaments, old bottles, an old doll house that I have to fix up and more!

Isn't that old window awesome! I got it from a couple of guys I met last Halloween (they were dressed up as twin policemen...lol). An old footstool was a buck (they come in very handy around the house.) The swirly mirror I plan to paint...gold is not my favorite color but I have an obsession with old mirrors and it has nothing to do with looking in them! :)


More old mirrors (I love the gilded kind!)

This chandelier isn't that old but it sure is dusty! It was a steal at $10 and I plan to paint it and fix it up...it's crystal's give it a lot of potential! :)

That's probably the last major garage sale I'll go to until next year... :( At least it went out with a bang!

4 comments:

sMacThoughts said...

Wow, I wish my neighborhood did that AND I would wish that if they did the prices would be just as amazing!

laurie said...

What a haul! You did great. I can't believe your neighbors were getting rid of so many treasures. Good luck this weekend at your show!

oldflowers4me said...

aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-you lucky girl-

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, you did have a great haul! What a fun neighborhood sale.