Monday 9 May 2011

Happy Belated Mothers day! Hope you were all spoiled and blessed to at least have a phone call from your children. (note, my children are all grown, and with the exception of my daughter, have moved out)

Please bare with me as I get used to this blogging thing. 

We had the most incredible weekend!  Yard sales were AWESOME! I hope you were as lucky as I was. 

These are just a few pictures of things I managed to obtain. 
This little baby cost me all of $5! I'm not sure what I"m going to do with it yet, but I see something in white. 

 The lamp I just needed for extra light in my workshop. And for only $1 I'm very happy, although I do see a few changes coming to that one. 
The crate came with both handles still firmly attached, and only set me back 50 cents! As did the feed bags!

  Now for the really fun stuff. See this secretary and blue pot? FREE! The drawers were removed for moving purposes. I can't wait to get started on this one. I have some really Ontario ideas for this. 

 The desk is for my daughter who is moving out come September. It was also FREE from the same guy who gave me the secretary. He was tired of standing in his driveway selling his stuff and just wanted it out of there! How awesome is that? 
 These pottery wine glasses were made by a local artist and sell for $30 each. I snagged them for $1 each. They are signed and numbered on the bottom. Even if they weren't I just fell in love with them instantly and knew they had to come home with me! 

 This antique double bed is also for my daughter. $15! Yes I have to have slats made for it, but what a great deal! The window was $1 at the same yard sale as the crate. 

I found this pretty little number at the last yard sale I went to. I picked it up to have a look at it and the woman who was running the yard sale asked me to just take it for FREE! SCORE!!
I've been looking for something exactly like this for two years to hang at the cottage on the back porch! Now to get some candles for it. :) 

I did pick up a few other little things, a couple of books and a table cloth with 12 matching napkins, some with the tags still on them for $1. All in all I'm very pleased with my finds this week. Should keep me busy for a little while don't you think? Although, that pretty little desk is already done :) I'll show some after pictures once my wonderful daughter had picked out some new hardware, I suggested cute little glass knobs, she likes my idea :) 

So how did you do on the weekend? I would love to hear about what you got and how great a deal you got. 
If you didn't get out last weekend, well there is always another one just a few days away! 
Happy shopping!

1 comment:

  1. Great finds! I sold a candle chandalier like that last year, and have regrets about it! Oh well! Big garage sales this of those whole community things! I am excited! Can't wait to see your "afters"