Tuesday, April 27, 2010

yard sales and a sunrise...

I have been reading for weeks about all your successful picking at yard sales. Well this past Saturday I finally headed out myself to a few in town. My son had track practice and I had to drop him off and pick him up so I needed to stay local...hey...wait a minute...couldn't he have ran to and from? Oh well ~ the first two opened at 8:30 and they were both full of toys and clothes for babies and kids. I could not find the next one ~ but when I read the sign as I left the neighborhood saw that it did not start until 10. Who starts yards sales at 10? All the driving around paid off at the next one. A few items were ready to go right into the shop that I forgot to take pictures of (sweet little blue child's rocker and a wicker mirror). Here is what I need to work on ~ nice little library table that will get a coat of white...Fabulous vanity table which will also get a shabby white makeover..I felt a french vibe from this little shelf which will be seeing the paint brush too...I scooped up three of these pretty frames. They were originally gold and I sprayed them ivory...I framed a poem from the Graphics Fairy...As well as a lovely print for Jac's room...I scored all this for under $20!! By this time Jake called for a ride so I picked him up and went to one more. I found this cute print for Jaclyn's dorm room...
As well as this treasure chest...I got them both for $7! I am still deciding if the chest is a keeper or not. If it is a keeper I want to try the heirloom white that you all love. If I decide to put it in my booth should I keep it as is? Let me know what you would do! There were a few more sales that I wanted to hit but I needed to get back and get ready for my shift at the shop, which made Jake happy. While I was making the rounds all morning my husband left very early to go fishing out on his boat. He took this photo of the sunrise as he made his way down the Cape Cod Canal...Beautiful isn't it! Thank you Linda at Coastal Charm for hosting Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and thank you all for stopping by

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, you lucky girl! I love all your treasures! You really scored big time. I found one small table yesterday and am thrilled for that, but I would love to get my hands on frames like yours!! Good job!

Nancy

Jake said...

All these fantastic finds!! I am dying to go and find some garage sales! Hubby is horrified at the thought!
But I am tryingto stay clutter-free!
Sigh!!!
Jackie

Sandi said...

Love your goodies and your makeovers will be wonderful!! I purchased a vanity table like yours for a whopping $2 at a garage sale a few years ago and it was already chippy white. I love it!! I kept it and put it on my back porch!
Happy Tuesday!!
Hugs~

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

In love with all your treasures!! I love how you framed the letter so gorgeous! Hope everything is well, thanks for stopping by!
XO
Kristin

One Cheap B*tch said...

You did great! I love the frame with the poem! AND oh my goodness, love the dress forms on the side of your page. Have got to try that. I'm obsessed with dress forms!

Jeanine

Patti said...

WOW...you are so lucky - what great finds! I just tried the Heirloom white paint and I HATED it...it is way too yellow for my taste...so I will be curious to hear what you have to say about it. I bought a small smoking stand on Sunday and used it on that this weekend and was so disappointed. I am "doodling it up" this week and when I post it, I will let you know. Loved the photo of the RR bridge - can't wait to get to the Cape :-)

Joy said...

How fun to find such treasures! I love to garage sale you can find some great deals.
Joy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That is such great stuff! I would totally paint that chest white, great idea.

What a lucky day you had! :-)

Anne

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh wow! What great treasures!! I love the tables! So much much potential! I also love the scrolly frames, so easy and quick....try the chest in white i bet it will bring the value way up! Hugs,
Olivia

alice said...

Loved all your goodies! I am with Anne I would white it for sure! Thanks for stopping and NTT'n!
smiles, alice

Debby said...

WOW!!! You founds so many beautiful treasures, so fun to take off on a Saturday never knowing what we will be dragging home.
debby

Miss Gracie's House said...

That table is pretty darn cute...I woulda snatched it right up! Beautiful sunrise!
Rene'

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such fabulous finds and for fantastic prices. Lucky you! I think everything else will be great painted white, but that little treasure chest has so much character the way it is. Love those frames and that sunrise is spectacular. But then again, every sunrise is beautiful! Wishing you a lovely day! :) Tammy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome treasures...so worth going out looking! I luv how you framed that letter! HAPPY NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

justtherightangle said...

Such great finds! I love the thrill of the hunt, and it's so much fun to see all of the treasures that other people find. Great work!
-Arielle

Jenni said...

Great finds! As far as the chest, that's a toughy! I have had many pieces I contemplate taking some white paint to or not... Good luck and I'm sure the results will be amazing!

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