Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Morning Garage Sales

My Pink Saturday post is below this one.

This morning DH tapped me on the shoulder at 6:30 and said "Let's go to the Garage Sales." Last night I thought we had decided not to go because it was still a little cool outside so I guess he had a change of heart.

The first one I wanted to hit was in a small town not far from us. I'm leaving the city garage sales until the weather gets warmer and there's one on just about every block. The ad had advertised First Annual Garage Sale at a Senior Citizen Complex. My eyes lit up when I saw the ad because I was thinking Senior Citizens = Antiques. Boy was I wrong when we got there and saw that it was mostly their children or grandchildren having the garage sales and it was mostly toys and clothes. I did end up with two things - a Nintendo tape for 5 cents and this for $1



The lady's son (I assume that's who he was) was hosting her garage sale for her and I felt kind of bad for him because she didn't seem to be in a good mood if you know what I mean. He said it was because she woke up late.

The next garage sale was at another small town on down the road. I felt like I hit the jackpot of Christian wall art because she had two tables full of it. I ended up with all of this. . .



Our Lord and Savior was actually sitting on a table marked free.



This sweet kitty was 10 cents.



I paid $2.75 for all these crosses.

My total for today was $3.90 - not a bad day if I do say so myself.

Now I have enough crosses to start my wall of crosses. So far this is how it looks.

35 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love the crosses! And the pitcher and the crucifixation figurine is beautiful and the price for it was even more beautiful!! What a stunning Easter vignette you could put together using that figurine!
Debbie

Tiffanee said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend! Looks like you found some good finds!!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Hi Annabella,
Thanks for visiting my sparkly blog! I can't believe you got that kitty kitty for 10 cents. The crosses rock!
Sparkly hugs,
Tobi :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you did find a lot of things. Good for you. They are all wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Sherry from Alabama said...

I went to my first yard sale of the season this week too. It was an indoor sale at a church. They had tons of stuff and such cheap prices! I had to talk myself out of so many good buys that I really didn't need. I did come home with a few "choice" items though. I plan to post a picture of my favorite find on my "Blue Monday" blog post. Thank you for sharing your thrifty finds with us today!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Linda said...

oh good yard sales. I hit the jackpot at a thrift today.

Connie said...

I'm still trying to get around to all the pink saturday participants, sugar! Yep, it definitely slows down the blog. Some women won't visit blogs with music. But you have to do what you feel comfortable with.

You did some great finds with your junkin', chick, especially that vase for $1.

xoxo,
Connie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk to you!!

I love all of the crosses..

Thanks for coming over for a visit. :0)

Have a lovely day and do come back soon.

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥
Stephanie

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wow - great bargains. ;)

Susan said...

I love the kitty cat!! You did good at the yard sales!

someplace in thyme said...

I think you did perfect, look at your finds, very nice indeed, esp the pitcher. Wall art is great, love it too. I am so happy hubby had you get out of bed and hit the road. Looks like you both had lots of fun, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Betzie said...

Looks like you had fun!

Betzie said...

Looks like you had fun!

Ann Creek said...

You're kitty is so cute, you did great with all of your finds. Happy week.
Ann

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Annabella,
You found some terrific treasures! I especially love that creamy white pitcher. Your wall of crosses is amazing. Enjoy your searches for treasures in the days ahead and have a beautiful week! Vicki

Denise Marie said...

Girl, look how much God loves you!! Wow, that is a lot of great stuff for hardly anything. Isn't it ironic...I hope it really hits you this Lent season that the gift of our Lord is free to all who would. Don't you wish all would? May he continue to bless your precious life. DeniseMarie

xinex said...

You hit the jackpot with those crosses and the crucifix. The pitcher is not a bad deal either....Christine

Sares said...

It looks like you managed to find some real treasures. I like the kitty and the little pitcher. I went garage sale-ing this weekend too and got some goodies of my own. I hope you had a great weekend and thanks for the visit!

Jillian said...

Garage sales can be so much fun! The crosses are absolutely beautiful. Nice display you created for them.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love all your new treasures. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Deborah said...

Love your wall of crosses idea. We have a love of garage sales in common. I wish I could get my SO to go with me too though :) Thanks for stopping by and Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

Susie Jefferson said...

What a brilliant day! I love those crosses - and I have to say a wall of crosses is a wonderful idea. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Belated Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love the white pitcher! You didn't have a bad thrifting day after all...
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.
Have a beautiful week,
Monica.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the pitcher with grapes!

Lisa said...

Super great finds!! Love all the crosses!
Hugs, Lisa

Beth said...

I looked through several of your posts and am intrigued with your thrifing - you've got this skill down pat! Love the blue goblets. Very pretty. Like your kitty with the pink nose, too! Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed week!
Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! you got some great deals! I'm late for visiting your Pink Saturday post, but better late than never, as they say! The kitty with the rose is pretty cute! Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Nancy said...

What a pretty cross collection!

Wendy said...

What a cute little pitcher!

sweetjeanette said...

Great finds! I'm just giddy enjoying your catch of the day. Hubby couldn't possibly understand! LOL If "I" can't find it (didn't get to go yard saling this weekend) then I love seeing what others got!

Stopping by from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures

jeanette from www.sweetjeanette.com

Merrie said...

Lucky you that your hubby woke you up to go! You found some great things. I love the crosses, and your kitty figurine would go really, really well with the kitty mug that I found at goodwill and blogged about!

Marla said...

annabella, love your name! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment. This is my first time on your blog, love all your treasures, especiallly like th epink heart lamp. Marla

Laura said...

"Our Lord and Savior on a table marked free..." That's kinda funny!

Your $3.90 total is amazing! You did great!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Lovin those crosses!!

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hi
Sorry I'm late~`you remind me of my grandaughter~`she hits the garage sales and estate sales like crazy and she dresses her children from the sales and those kids look like they stepped out of a magazine~`her house is the same way, it's just beautiful and it all comes from the sales~~good luck to you in your searches, I admire you girls that can find the good bargains.
Blessings
marian elizabeth