Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend garage sale scores and being drenched at an outdoor concert

This weekend I only hit one sale, but it was a big one. One of the schmancy neighborhoods in town was having their semi-annual garage sale. The prices were pretty decent, too. The neighborhood's lady's association puts it on every year. Each person selling rents a parking spot in a church's parking lot, so the sale is sort of flea market style. It costs $1 to shop (the money goes to charity).

The sale started at 8am. I got there around 8:15 and all of the parking lots were full. Police were directing traffic to a nearby school. Yes, that's how insane this was!

On to the loot...(bad pics, but you'll get the idea)...

Wooden tray for $1. In fact, as I was carrying it around to other booths, several ladies commented that they wished they'd seen it. :)



A plate/picture frame easel for $1. And I just bought one the night before at Michael's for $8. Doh! But I use these all over the house, so it will be put to good use. Also a little green metal "vase." I don't care for the flowers in it. Those will come out. But I really like the little vase. It's so sweet.



Plate stand. You can tell it used to be black and someone spray painted it white. I bet she's a blogger. ;) $3. I may paint it black again. We'll see. I will definitely be taking off those Christmas berries though.



A metal plant trellis for $1. Yay! It's not as big as I was needing for my jasmine plant, but I'll work it in somewhere else in the garden.



Metal (and very heavy) birdbath for $3. I am planning on using it inside, maybe in the bathroom with soaps in it.



A wood/grapevine doo-hickey. I think it will look cute on my fence outside, perhaps with some vines growing on it. $1.



And finally, a really cute pink corduroy American Eagle jacket for $1.



There were so many really cute things out there, lots of decor, furniture, clothes, baby stuff, everything. But I'm trying to only buy things that I know I'll have a specific purpose for in the house/yard.

Join the fun on the Southern Hospitality blog! We're sharing our garage sale finds!

And in the next couple of days, I'll have to tell you the story about Saturday night's outdoor Kenny Chesney concert in which we all sat in the rain and lightening for over 4 hours. Then partway through the show, it was canceled. Will post pics, too!

12 comments:

Ally0005 said...

Love your idea about the birdbath holding soap, great idea!!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, you got some great stuff! I have a little white birdbath that's shorter than yours. Thanks for playing along this Monday!

Christie said...

Your finds are all great and it sounds like it was an awesome sale! My sister and I sat out in the rain for a Kenny Chesney concert once. There were two shows- one on the stage with Kenny and a show of lightning above the stage off in the distance. There was so much electricity in the air, everyone's hair was standing on end! Fortunately for us, though, the storm never got close enough to cancel the concert.

Joanna said...

Wow...what great finds at awesome prices...

Chrissie Grace said...

Oh, I want that birdbath! I would put it in my bathroom with soap too!
Great finds!

AJ said...

You hit the jackpot! I never seem to find good things like that, at least not as many!!!
What a bummer about your concert! Hope you still managed to have some fun:)

Debbie said...

A doo-hickey huh.....lol....great finds. Debbie

Linda said...

You are smart to only buy what you'll use. It can be so tempting! I especially love that little birdbath - so sweet. Linda

Lucky in Love said...

You always find such great deals! Will you come shopping with me when it gets warmer here...and when we buy a house :)??

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Score score score! I'm loving the bird bath! And the idea to hold soaps is wonderful.

Carrie said...

I love all of your finds the birdbath is wonderful!

The concert looked fun despite the rain!

Bonita said...

Wow, you got some great things! Impressive!