Monday, June 1, 2009

Latest weekend garage sale finds

Well, this weekend I went to a few sales with Cissy the garage-sale-loving rat terrier. She loves going to sales, but never seems to buy anything. Hubs had been out of town, so he stayed home and slept in.

I saw lots of really good things, but not much in the way of what I needed/wanted. I did manage to pick up a couple of things.

Technically, this isn't a garage sale or thrift store find, but I did get it for a good price, so I consider it a thrifty deal. I collect vintage stained glass windows. I don't know why. I just love 'em. I hang them in my windows around the house. I'm starting to run out of windows to hang them in! :) I found this one at a local antique store. I thought the design was so sweet. I even ignored the fact that there's a crack in one of the clear pieces of glass. It's from England. Since it did have a crack, I asked for a discount and got it. Usually, around here, these windows for for $90+, even with cracks. I got it for $32. For that price, the crack doesn't bother me that much. It's character.



Here's a canvas I found for $2 that I plan on recycling. If I'd bought a canvas this size for new at the store, it would have been at least $20. See, it's even already sitting on my crafting table, ready for some gesso and paint! :)



I found these really cool iron things...I assume they are drink holders, but could also be used for candle holders. She had 10 of them, but I only bought 5. They were $1 each. I stuck them in the Indian Hawthorne for the time being.





For $1 I found this wood/metal frame. I'm going to put it on the patio with a little pot filled with trailing flowers or ivy. Cute! (See my new glider? I've been on the hunt for one of those for several summers and have never been willing to pay the price. Found one this year for a good deal. Love it!)





And lastly, two metal plate/picture frame holders and a sweet little basket. Each was a quarter. I'm going to take the checked bow off the basket and put something more "me" on it, then hang it by the garage door and use for extra sets of keys. I also found a set of king sheets, but no pic.



Did you find any good deals this weekend? Join the fun on the Southern Hospitality blog! We're sharing our garage sale/thrifting finds!

17 comments:

Ally0005 said...

Love the drink holders; I would use them as candle holders also.
Wanted to go thrifting today couldn't get there maybe next week.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Nice work! You found lots of fun items!

Amy

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Love that stained glass! And oddly enough I saw some of those garden/drink holders at a yard sale last week--only I had no idea what they were for!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

You got some great treasures! I love that you hang the stained glass windows over windows in your home. My mom and I saw a stained glass window in someones trash while I was home visiting. We both wanted to pick it up but never did. Too bad you didn't live nearby. I'd call ya up and tell you where you could scoop it up. I'm also really loving your glider. It's so nice! Hope you have a great night!

Amy said...

Great finds.. love those drink/candle holders! That little window is so cute!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love that stained glass window! I've got a few, including one from England too. You got lots of great deals!

Kelli said...

Do you plan on doing anything to the wood/metal frame thing? We have two much larger versions of that, and I wanted to move them outside and do the same thing-plants. But my husband was all, "we can't put that wood outside...It will get messed up." I disagree. Just wondered if you had anything special you plan on doing to it.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Love the stained glass! I have 3 of those still in the box from moving 3 years ago. You found some great outdoor things. Thanks for sharing this week!

Vanessa said...

Like the stained glass window! You found some great items, too! Thanks for checking out my stuff!

Chrissie Grace said...

I can't wait to see what you paint on the canvas.
I love the stained glass!

Leah said...

I LOVE the stained glass.

marcia said...

I want a stained glass window so bad, but as yet haven't found one. Love yours.

Laurie said...

I love the stained glass window! I have been searching myself with no luck. Garage sales, thrift and antique stores are so much fun!

AJ said...

You always find the BEST stuff!!! Makes me think I should head out tomorrow when I am CHILD FREE(yay me!) to see what deals I might find!!

charkstudios said...

Wow! I really love your cup holders in the garden. I was looking for some inspiration in finding something that would look good with my garden orbs and I think I found it! Thanks!

Kristin said...

Fabulous finds. Love that stained glass!!

Leah said...

Yes life is crazy. I have 30 pounds to go. I am at 167! :)