I was so anticipating this weekend. Several neighborhoods around town were having community garage sales. I went on both Friday and Saturday. But there just didn't seem too much out there, at least not for me. Tons of kids things, so people who were searching for those items scored big.
I've been looking for an old iron fence piece to use as a trellis in my flower bed. Every antique store I've been to has them priced ridiculously high, as in $100-$150 minimum for small pieces. So imagine my excitement when I saw this baby at one of the last sales I stopped at on Friday.
It was sitting off to the side leaning against a fence, so I wasn't sure if it was even for sale. It didn't have a price tag on it. I walked up to the lady ans asked her if she was selling it, and she said yes. She told me she'd bought it for $100 and wouldn't go any less than $50. So hubs and I were discussing it, trying to figure out where to put it and she said "It's a great piece, I won't go any lower than $40." ha! She haggled herself down $10. Love when that happens!
So we snatched that puppy up. Too bad we hadn't taken my Xterra that day. It was out of gas, so we took hub's car. Big mistake. Moral of the story: never take a car to a garage sale, because that's the day you'll find something huge you want to buy. This baby is just shy of 7 ft. long. Now picture in your mind the two of us trying to fit it into the car. Hilarious! We finally managed to put it in the trunk, but at least half of it was hanging out. We didn't have any rope (another big mistake), so the trunk lid was left open. About a mile down the road we hear a loud CRASH. Oh %&$#^!! I looked out the side mirror expecting it to be laying in the road or hitting the car behind us. Luckily, the loud crash was just the lid falling down.
I'm not sure where I'll put it. But I'd like to plant some morning glories or jasmine against it. Wouldn't that be cute?
I found this little metal watering can for 50 cents. I think it will be cute planted with petunias.
I also got a red vase for my neighbor (I got her addicted to making those glass garden totems, and she's been on the hunt for red glass pieces) and a bowling ball. What, a bowling ball you ask? Yes, for a future garden project. Stay tuned for that!
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