Tuesday, August 11, 2009
~MY FABULOUS FINDS?~
Saturday I decided to go with my sweet husband to the garage sales. I was desperate to get out of the house..so I watched from the car for awhile and then an especially interesting one came along...and I couldn't contain myself. If you have ever seen a particularly wonderful garage sale...and hadn't been out of the house in weeks...and had to walk rather slowly up the drive...then you understand how impatient I was with my slow progress.
Below were the finds at this one sale. It was fun! It was...wonderful, and just the fact that I felt I wanted to get out there and take a look...makes me know I am on my way back!
These were the first things that caught my eye. I am already looking forward to Christmas and these even came with the tags still on them and new tealights in packages in each. Note the brand for $2.00 each. Worth it! I do love candles!
I nearly left this little shelf. Actually, it is not all that small. At the last moment I got out of the car and walked back up and asked about the shelf. In a questioning voice she said "$3.00?" And smiled and said...SOLD! I would have been ashamed to quibble! :) It was very dusty and dirty but it had plate groves and the darling little rail sold me. Shall I paint it white? Maybe! When I am able I will consider it. :)
I had my post all finished...and then remembered the sweet little hearts on each end of the shelf..so got my camera and snapped a picture of them. I nearly didn't do it but I decided I had to show you! :) I thought they really added to the shelf! How I love detail..
Frames! I am always in the market for frames. I got these for 50 cents each. I regret that I left one there...it was very intricate...but I think it would have cleaned up ...ah well. I am happy with my lovely silver frames...and as you see, I was already putting family pictures in one when I remembered that I should take pictures. All of these were in NEW condition.
My second oldest daughter, Erin's children. My grandchildren, Frankie and Rachel over 20 years ago. Both are newly married now. Time is racing by me...but I won't be sad. How can I be when they are so very happy.
This is granddaughter Rachel now, taken just a few weeks ago as a new bride at her reception. It makes me smile to look at this picture.
And this was one of my best finds for $4.00. It was sitting on the table with tons of other stuff...without a lid. I passed it by and on the other side of the driveway..on another table with lots of other stuff...sat a glass.."is that a LID?" Picked it up and walked back to the other table...and it certainly was the lid! They wanted $6.00 after I put the lid on it...but I smiled and said "I would like to pay $4.00 and they said yes!! I have great plans for this...and very soon! I LOVE it! I mean..for $4.00, wouldn't you? :) Of course you would!
So...there you have my Saturday Garage sale trip!
How good it was to feel the fresh air...and see people...but I have to admit I was delighted to come home and lay down. My precious husband unloaded the car..and encouraged me to rest. I slept for three hours! :)
Next Saturday I will feel even better!
The doctor says it will take a couple of months to feel back to normal! I smiled at that. I am already planning what I will take to wear on our trip to Maine! :)
My love, hugs and gratitude to all of you for hanging in there with me through this. It makes me smile just thinking of all of you! How special you are!!