Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tales of a Garage Sale'er'...

Today I am sharing my 'garage sale' experience with you all! Trying to score a bargain is something I definitely can appreciate. Even when I was a teenager, I can vividly remember skipping school to go hunt through bins at the nearest second hand store. Staying up late to get the first look at a rummage sale...And now spending Saturdays touring nearby towns to see what we can find in antique shops is so much fun!

Recently, my oldest son and I went on a little Saturday road trip...and here's what we saw on our adventures...

Our phone photo dump of our Saturday spent antiquing and garage sale hunting....
My husband could spend hours looking through old books...
I'm in love with these chairs, if I had extra money I would totally buy these and reupholster them!
I think it's always neat when I see someones wedding dress...
Aisles of stuff at our local antique market, supposedly the biggest one in Ontario, Canada.
Grayson's car that he bought for a quarter {his first purchase with HIS money!}
Some yard sales down the street from us.

Some things that landed in my car that day...

Funny story...2 years ago I was contemplating on this bright red coat rack at a flea market, it was only $10, but I couldn't figure out where to put it because we don't actually have a foyer and it was quite tall for the slanted ceilings in our 1.5 story house. So I sadly left it...THEN low and behold we are driving around and I spotted this on the side of the road!!! First, I never find cool stuff on the side of the road and second...in the car it went! It's a bit rough at the bottom, but a good scrub and paint will look marvelous!!

 I was super stoked to find a box of old embroidery hoops, for only $1.00! I've been wanting to do a wall display in our bedroom and these will be perfect!

 These frames were so adorable I couldn't pass them up, I will probably end up taking out the cute little prints in them though and replacing them with photographs...I am a sucker for frames and these two were $8.00...

I also found this little sign at the antique market, although probably not an antique, I just liked the colors and saying and it fit perfectly on my mantel!

So there you have it! My garage sale experience... 

Look out for my Coat Rack Revamp coming soon! 

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2 comments:

Lena B @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I love that coat rack!!
Where in Ontario is this flea market!?

thesipproject said...

I love thrift stores and garage sales. Growing up my uncle had a 2nd hand store and I loved going through everything and helping out there. You definitely have to be willing to LOOK and a lot of people aren't. I just scored on an old wood soda crate that is in great condition. Anyway good stuff!