Friday, September 6, 2013

Today's Garage Sale Finds

The other day I started to think of all the treasures I have purchased at thrift stores, antique stores and garage sales.  I hardly go anymore, and I miss it.  It is really true that one person's junk is another person's treasure.   So today when we got up, I mentioned that we hadn't gone to any garage sales for a very long time.  The response I got was that we didn't need anything and that's why we had our own get rid of some of our stuff.   I looked in the paper anyway and saw there were only a few.  We had to go to the hardware and auto parts store anyway, so I brought the paper along just in case.  After the first one, Mike was hooked and we had a good time.   The best part was we only spent $9.25.

We got a dog crate for Heather's new puppy.  It was our big ticket item for $4.00.  It is in great shape and with a little power wash, it will look like new.

Dog crate

We got this next item for $.25.  I always loved Spin and Marty from the Micky Mouse Club when I was young.  I thought Spin was so cute. and I was so jealous of Annette.  Not anymore because she died and Spin might be dead too for all I know.  The book isn't in the best shape but heck it was only a quarter.

Spin and Marty book.

 The next thing we found were some succulents. Each container was $.50 and there was a variety in each pot.   I was inspired to purchase some because of my trip to Saving Grace Salvage Co. last weekend.  I posted a picture of the wicker chair and the wheel, but they had succulents growing in and on everything.  They even had a flat of them growing inside a old bird cage.

Variety of plants including an aloe vera plant and a jade plant.

 The last place we went before going home smelled a little musty, but she had so much stuff and no one was buying.  Guilt can contribute to poor purchases at times.  We spent $1.00 and got a new Milwaukee Brewers hat and a crocheted doily.  If any of you have read my blog, you know how much I need another doily.  I immediately washed the hat and doily when I got home and put them out in the sun to dry.

Brewer hat drying in the sun with a rubber band shaping the bill.

Doily in a nice fall color.  I could never make one this size for $.50.

 Oh and I almost forgot a UW Whitewater heavy weight sweatshirt.  Mike and I both went to college there, and he only has a Packer sweatshirt and a sweatshirt that says Wisconsin Rose Bowl 2000.  We paid $3.00 for it from the guy who sold us the dog crate.  There was a little guilt involved in this purchase also because the man was telling about how he had a liver transplant three months ago and how he injured himself lifting something too heavy.  It is nice though and will get worn a lot.  Plus we got such a good deal on the crate.

I didn't get these today, but I have a few more things to show and tell that I have picked up this year and I really love.  I live on a marsh in the country, so I am often attracted to ducks.  I usually don't care if they are valuable, I just know if I like them.

Then a few weeks later I found some more ducks.  These are Mexican pottery which I sort of collect.  That means I will buy it if I see it, but I don't go out of my way to collect.

Mexican Pottery Ducks

So that was my day, September 6th, 2013.  Now it's off to a Friday fish fry where very seldom do any of us order fish.  Maybe I will today, just because. 

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