Saturday, May 1, 2010

Garage Sales the First of May

So I know a lot of you have wondered did we make it to the garage sales or did the rain get us? Thankfully, the rain has held off long enough that we did get to make it out this morning. There were not many sales though due to the threat of impending bad weather.

The first sale we stopped at this morning had tables full of baby clothes. Since I have no babies anymore on down the road we went. On the outskirts of the city there were a couple garage sales. The first one I stopped at didn't have much on the outside but I decided to get out and give it a glance anyway. When I got out of the car a little black poodle ran at me carrying on quite a commotion. I wasn't sure if it was going to bite me but when I realized that it was all bark and no bite I got quite a laugh at it's boldness. At this sale I did find one thing.


This purse cost me $1.










At the next garage sale there were two adorable little Shih-tzu puppies. Growing up we owned a Shih-tzu named Fifi and seeing this lady's two babies brought back a lot of memories. From this garage sale I purchased two things.

I took a chance on this purple tablecloth. It was wrapped in plastic and you couldn't really size it up or see it too good. For $1 I figured it was worth taking the chance.


Also I found this little side table for $5. I'm going to give it a good coat of white paint and also DH is going to trim the bottom (about 1/2 inch) of the legs off a little due to some bad damage.




Next we went into the city to a few garage sales. Unfortunately, it was mostly a lot of baby stuff. I did, however, find this pair of shoes at one garage sales. Unfortunately, I need to start trying shoes on before purchase. They were marked 9 but when I got home and tried them on they felt more like a size 8. Oh well, for $1.50 I wasn't out much money and I'm sure I can find someone in the family they'll fit. They were brand new, never worn.

Until next time . . .

18 comments:

Linda said...

Love the purse and the tablecloth. good buys both.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Great finds! I really love the table! Can't wait to see the finished redo!
HPS!
Debbie

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Hi sweetie! Your finds are darling! I do love your pink bathroom shelf! Hugs,
Olivia

Elaine said...

Great finds..I wanted to go out this morning but it was raining and raining.

The Queen of Clearance. said...

love that purse! I need to hit some garage sales! So exciting!

Sue said...

Hope you'll post the re-do of that little table because it was the bargain of the day. Thanks for stopping by to see what I did w/the oil rubbed bronze paint. It is a fav of mine to change a lot of less than pretty things!
:-) Sue

Nancy said...

Oh, gosh! I love your finds! The purse looks like it's in great condition and it's really cute. That's a shame the shoes don't fit, but you'll make someone else very happy with them. The table is really neat, too!

Nancy

shannon said...

$1 Purse, $5 table, what a score! Love it! It was so rainy this weekend, I missed my garage sales because I just couldn't do the rain this time.

The Little Red Shop said...

You found some fun things! That little table looks like a sweet project!

Have a beautiful Monday!

: )

Julie M.

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I found your blog and its cute! I became a follower! Erin

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You did well - can't wait to see that table re-do. Linda

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Great finds! Love the sweet little table!
Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training “

Anita said...

What a great little table to redo! And only $5. You can try some sandable wood filler for the damaged legs since you'll be painting it. I know if I tried to cut off 1/2 inch off 4 legs I would never get them even. I would end up with a stubby table!

Pat Harris said...

I love your finds. Can't wait to see the little table when you're done. I have had three Shih Tzus and have to admit I'm partial. Two of mine have passed. I still have Freedom. You may have seen his picture on my blog. Taz is one of my angel furbabies. But I keep his picture on the blog.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great finds. Thanks for the visit.

Melissa said...

I love the side table - it would have so many to-read books in it if I had it!!

Southerner said...

I love that purse! What a great find. You could keep them in your car for the next poodle that attacks you.

Mrs. Jones said...

I LOVE the shoes!! I have a thing for red high heels; I even wore them under my traditional, fancy, big skirted wedding dress!