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More Garage Sale Finds!

Today is a busy Saturday!  We are going to sand the wood floors for the last time and put on the final coat of sealant, and then I’m off to Houston for the week to visit my family.  I’m so excited to see everyone and for a break from all the work on the house.  It can get a little stressful with so many things out of their place and so much on the to-do list!

For the past two weekends Jimmee and I have been keeping our eyes open for garage sales while we’re out and about on Friday and Saturday.  We found some pretty good deals last weekend, but this weekend I think we got a late start.  I think you really have to get up early for the good finds since the pros are up at the crack of dawn making the rounds.

These are some of our lucky finds:

I thought this apron was really cute with its little red polka dots!  It seems that aprons are everywhere these days, especially vintage ones.  I went shopping on Friday to a couple of boutiques in OKC, and I think there was at least one apron in every store!  I can understand why because they’re so darn cute!

Find number 2: cool antique frames and prints.

It looks like the picture of the bird is just a clipping from a newspaper, but it seemed interesting since it’s a very old newspaper.

The next two are Japanese and are signed by the artist.  I don’t know who he is, but he did a nice job!

And this old mirror!  It will look great on a white wall with a couple of the other mirrors that I have hanging around.

Next up is a dustpan, which may not seem very exciting, but if you know about my passion for a clean floor then it makes sense.  It’s much more exciting than the industrial black one I have right now.

This brown table cloth may or may not look good in our new dining room, but I thought it was worth a shot for 3 bucks.

The final photo of the day is some stitched notecards with little flowers.   Very handy for a short thank-you note or to say hello…

I hope everyone has a nice weekend and enjoys the warm summer weather!  We are definitely enjoying the sunny days after all the storms.



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It’s that time of year

So it’s getting to be estate sale/garage sale time of year, and I can’t wait.  We got off to a good start last weekend, in the rain I might add, at an estate sale a couple of streets over.  Actually we had planned to go garage saling early in the morning, but when I opened my eyes it was pouring rain so I turned over and went straight back to sleep.  Later in the day we went to Lowe’s, and I spotted the signs for an estate sale up ahead.  After stopping into an architects conference (at a house nearby) thinking it was the estate sale, we found the correct house, and the one where you didn’t need to have a badge to enter.  The house was in bad shape, but the woman who had lived there had some really neat things.  We got there a little late, but lucky for us that also meant 50% off!!   I took some pictures of our weekend finds… some of them are in need of a little rehab, but that will have to wait for another time.

we got two of these nightstands, and I can’t decide if I like the yellow or if I should paint them…  they are pretty cute yellow though!

so these guys do need some work, maybe a lot of work, but I thought they had a good design.  I need to find some cool fabric for them and some fresh paint.

this one i just thought was funny because the animals seem to always be in the pictures.  I took the chairs out of the garage for the pictures, and when I came back Striper was escaping, and Kitty was desperately trying to sit on the chair.

this is the last piece of furniture, and I thought it might look good with some new wallpaper in the squares.  It was really cheap so we’ll just see where it fits in…

Other than that we got some pictures and some silver spoons and forks.  Pretty good for one days sale, although maybe not so good for the wallet.  I went a little crazy so I’m just happy we paid garage sale prices!

happy garage saling!

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