Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Garage Sale Goodies!!!

Well prim gals here are the garage sale goodies that I have gotten this year. Just like my post from yesterday, all of these things I am using outside as part of my garden & landscape decorations. Keep in mind the season is still young! I will be searching through our local paper to see if there are any community sales going on this weekend. If I can remember, I think that there is one going on really close, like uptown. Hopefully the radio did not steer me wrong. Oh well, I will just have to check the newspaper out.

Okay, enough of my rambling, here are the goodies...

I just could not resist this Uncle Sam. The moment that I saw him I knew that I had to have him because he was going to be perfect for my white chair on the front porch. He is one of my most favorite finds so far this garage sale season.

This darling single wash basin was actually bought off of a friend of mine. I really could not believe that she was parting with it and so I told her that it was going to be mine. Over the holiday weekend I plan on putting flowers in it. I can hardly wait to get started on it!

This cute ladder also came from the same friend. She used to use it as an end table. However, I am going to be using it outside to put a nice large pot of flowers on. I also think some grapevine would look really cute on it too. What do you think? Yes, my friend and I do a lot of garage sale swapping each year, which is a lot of fun too. :)

One of my favorite things to look for at garage sales would have to be old farm tools. I already have several and am looking forward to getting the chance someday to display them in our breezeway.

Both this little bench and watering can came from my garage sale adventures within these last couple of weeks. I am still deciding where to put this little bench of mine. Hmmm? This may take me a little while to figure it out and will look forward to doing that this beautiful weekend. :)

For now that is all that I have to share of the goodies that I have found to use outside during my excursions this spring. However, I do have things that I have bought to use inside my home, which I will be posting about tomorrow. So, stay tuned... So, did you like what you saw? I know I had a lot of fun finding them and am looking forward to getting them all placed and finished like I want them to look this weekend. On Monday or maybe Tuesday I will have pictures of all the finished goodies. :)

Have a wonderful day my prim pals. May many blessings shine down on you this day.

Blessings and Perfect Prims,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Love Garage Sales!!!

There are so many things that I love about spring, and one of them is garage sales! Every weekend I have been to one since they really got started back at the beginning of May. Below are a few pictures of items that I got last year when I went to a community garage sale day, actually in the same little town that I found my goodies on my trash pickin' adventure. :)

So, here they are...

I really like this little planter. It is sitting on the right side of my garage. It is a really cute little place to plant my verbena flowers each year.

These old sap buckets are some of my favorite finds. I have put pots of flowers in them each year. It gives the front of my garage a really warm and welcoming feeling. I love, love, love red flowers.

I also bought this large bucket and prim box as well. I will be planting red, white and blue petunias in it like I did last year. Any suggestions for what I should put on the inside of my box? It looks really cute in the front of my home.

Here is another pot and crate that I bought. It too is in the front of my home. I also plan on planting flowers or putting greenery in the pot. What do you think? The rocks are in it right now so that the wind does not blow it away.

This summer I am looking forward to actually landscaping around our home. It has not been done in many, many, many years and is so desperately in need of it.

Hope you like what I found last year. Stop back again tomorrow and see what great finds that I purchased this year for the outside of my home. Coming soon in future posts will be the garage sale bargains that I got for the inside of my home. :)

Blessings and Perfect Prims,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trash Pickin'

A couple of weeks ago I was driving through a small little town, near our home, on my way from school. This little town is so cute and had just had their community garage sales the weekend before, which of course I went to. On this particular day people were getting rid of things that they did not want anymore and were putting them out to be collected by their township. Pretty much anything goes when this once a year event happens. You can only imagine what people were getting rid of. Let me tell you, I have never trashed picked a day in my life. Yet, I found myself turning around for some treasures that I have put to use as yard decorations. The whole time I told myself, I can't believe I'm doing this! Yep, it was fun. There were lots of other people out doing the same. Well, without further rambling, here are the pictures of the pieces I picked up and loaded my van with. I hope you like them. :)

So, have any of you ladies ever went trash picking before? What have you found if so? After the initial oh my goodness feeling, I think that I may have found a new sport. (hahaha)

Blessings and Perfect Prims,