Wednesday, June 16, 2010

* ~ Unexpected Garage Sale Finds ~ *

Happy Wednesday Prim Pals!

My parents were coming up for the weekend and I was supposed to be getting things done for their arrival and instead I spent the morning searching out some local garage sales!  Well this past Friday I had some errands that needed to be taken care of, so I headed into town early that morning.  After looking at our local newspaper on Thursday night, I had decided that I would stop at one sale that was advertising primitives and antiques.  Sometimes they are great sales and sometimes they are not what you might have expected.  This sale proved for me to be one that I was able to find and purchase some inexpensive items at.  :)  As I was finishing my errands that morning, I came across two other garage sales with antiques and spent several minutes looking at them and ultimately buying a couple of things at.  Most of the time I only go to a garage sale once, but this morning I actually went back to the first one that I had stopped at and also to one other that I was deciding on getting or not getting two prim/antique benches at.  Hmmmm ~ decisions, decisions... I know.  And, as you can guess, I did purchase the two great benches for what I think was a really good deal.  Alright, now on to the pictures!!!  :) 

This small crock light and lamp shade cost me only $10, which I thought was worth it because the crock or shade itself would normally cost you about that. 

The next 3 pictures are of the same light during the early evening hours and at night.  I absolutely love lights and the glow that they give off.  This one has made a nice addition to my kitchen.

Also at this sale, I purchased a tin punched lamp shade that looks brand new!  This beauty only cost me $5!  I currently have a red one and love this black one too!  It will look great in my upstairs bedroom when I get it finished.

Here is a little box that I couldn't pass up either... only $1!  There are so many things that I could use this for and I have not decided yet.  It could be used for earrings, paper clips, etc..

Now... onto the prim/antique benches that I found and couldn't decide if I wanted them or not.  Yep, I got down the road and turned around and had to go back to get them.  I couldn't pass up both for only $25!  What do you think?

Don't these benches have great patina!  I thought so.  They won't fit in the spot that I had bought them for, so I guess I will just have to be a bit more creative in finding their home. 

I hope you enjoyed your picture tour of my garage sale finds.  It is so much fun to go out and find great items to add to our prim homes, don't ya think?  Garage sales is one of my favorite activities to do during the spring and summer!  Until next time ...

Hugs and Blessings,


~Leslie Lemke~ said...

WOW you found some great treasures! I have had great luck at some garage sales this summer too....I love your benches and you did do good on the price. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

What fabulous finds! I'm sure your benches will find their proper homes!

Hope all is well with you!

Country Whispers said...

You've got some awesome finds there. I too love the glow of soft lamps during the evening hours. It just makes home feel so cozy.
Those benches are great and I'm sure you will find another good spot for them.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Stacey, you found some really neat prims! I love them all! The benches are especially nice, since they appear to be antique. So many possibilities for them! I hope you will post again when you find a home for them. I'd like to see how you use them.
Have a great day!

connie said...

Love your benches.I would have bought them too.

the primitive country bug said...

Ooh, what great finds!! The benches were an awesome deal! I can't wait to see where you put them. Be sure to post pic's!
Blessings~ Birgit

Angie Berry said...

Looks like you found some great goodies! I'm hoping to go out and find some good deals this weekend. I hope I'm as fortunate as you!

Sunny simple life said...

You are so lucky to find yard sales with that kind of great stuff. you would never find that around here in California. Great buys!