This past Saturday was the BIG garage sale event of the year. Every year a Real Estate Co. invites an entire neightborhood (specifically one known as the Wood Streets here in our city) to join in. It is free, and the company furnishes lovely "garage sales" signs for the event. They place them on our main street, known as Magnolia Ave. which becomes Main as it reaches downtown.
At the end of the day they retrieve them. The homeowner or renters have to do nothing but put their things out to sell and take them in at the end of the day. NO sign hassel which is one of the big tasks connected to having a garage sale.
So, of course, bright and early Saturday morning found us out and about...having the time of our lives.
All one had to do is park on a block..and walk the street and it was pure UTOPIA! Yes indeed!
The first sale I bought ...
..the perfect pinky ring! Exactly what I have been looking for...IN STORES!
Sterling silver with rubies. 925 is clearly imprinted on the inside. Synthetic or not, I have no idea..but they are beautiful. They don't shine in the photo but they really are shiny.
$3.00 A REAL good deal!
Two little bracelets. One of pearl type beads. Attached was a heavy metal heart with a lobster clasp attached.
The other is made of wooden beads and silver beads.
25 cents each. Great deal!
Sweet patio table ..and my umbrella from another garage sale last year...fits perfectly
She wanted $15 but took $10! A deal? YOU bet. the legs even still have the plugs in them.
After a good bath and a rub down of WD-40 and it was lovely. The chairs are used everywhere ..it's ok if they don't match...isn't it? I stuck the froggy there along with some green matching plants..you know for the fashion wise. heh heh!
I am a sucker for a pretty storage box. This one is heavy duty and will work perfectly under my desk for this and that. 16x11x7 Price $1.00 I am going to use it to store my packing tape, boxes of cards, boxes of checks, and other odds and ends I like at my finger tips but don't like to look at piled on my desk. A good buy!
See? This kind of stuff. :) Journals I don't use..yet...My Weight Watchers book. etc. etc.
At the same garage sale, she was selling flags. LOTS of them. Price was 22.99. These cost a bit in stores and can get up there in price so for $5 I picked out one I really liked.
The berries match the house trim. So...anyway...*silly grin* on to the next one.
A frame, velvet backing and very heavy..25 cents.
The pumpkin...$7 but a high end piece. And..I really wanted it. It is medium sized with a opening in the back and of course a removable lid. It's really nice...and the woman said "but you can't use it until Halloween?!" I just looked at her and she grinned and said "oh..well...I guess maybe you can!"
Getting pretty tired by now and wanting things I don't need, have no room for, etc. etc.
Then at the same place I bought the pumpkin, I discovered these...and PH and I just stood and stared...
a whole kitchen worth of sliding shelves!! Rather pricy at the store..and here they were..
PH got three of them installed yesterday and I am so happy..
NO more bending, emptying shelves to see what I have..and it's wonderful.
Yeah, I know, nothing unusual but for me it was like finding a bit of gold.
The cabinets were just so deep to be convenient.
Price for all 7? $45.00 Since we know the price in the stores...we were happy campers and these looked like they were never used.
Ahhh...garage sales, a shoppers paradise!
I know I am late, but I am joining my Marty for @ A Stroll Thru Life.