Saturday, May 21, 2011

Last Garage Sales for May

The Thrifty Groove

I'm also going to be joining Rhoda this week at Southern Hospitality

This morning I woke up around 5:30 a.m. and sat around for a little while debating with myself on whether to get everyone up for the sales today or not. Earlier a storm had passed through and there was still the threat for more rain. However, after watching the weather on TV I decided we would probably be safe.

There were many indoor and under the back porch or in the garage sales this morning since everyone didn't know whether the rain was over yet. Plus, there were many other sales that had been sitting out overnight and everything was wet and ruined.

Our first stop of the day was at one of these sales where everything was wet. I decided to pass looking at the clothes since they were all still pretty wet and went to see what they had managed to keep dry by keeping it on the porch. For $5 I picked up this lamp and these two Sterlite Snap Lock containers. I absolutely love Snap Lock and pick it up every chance I get for extra kitchen storage.

We didn't find much at the rest of the garage sales on our list. There was a lot of furniture and other items marked SOLD at many sales and a lot of baby items at the others. I did find DS four t-shirts and DH found himself a couple of t-shirts along with a .50 DVD (Alien VS Predator Requim)and a few VHS cartoons for the kids. At a couple of sales along the way I did find these items.

These two will help to complete my Christmas Village - I paid $5 for the pair.

At another sale I picked up this great pink garland with pink pinecones and pink presents on it. They also had several boxes of ornaments but these are the only ones that really caught my eye. I paid $1.25 for all of this.

On our way to the next town over we saw a sign advertising an Estate Sale. DH and I both love Estate Sales and was not even aware that there was one in town this weekend due to it not being advertised in the paper. I'm so glad we happened to be driving around in that area.

I purchased this great chair for $5 and it works perfectly at our computer desk. Also this great stool cost us $6.

The next town over we only managed to stop at a couple of sales because by this time I had come down with a bad migraine and couldn't stand to garage sale anymore. I was ready to be home with a couple of Excedrin Migraines (this stuff works great) and a nice comfy couch. So my last purchase of the day was this purse for $2.

So that was my day at the sales and believe it or not we only got rained on once. Since next weekend is a holiday we'll probably take a break from the sales and hit them again in June.

Until next time . . .



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Looks like you found some goodies!
I love estate sales too, that's usually where you find the best stuff.


Susan said...

I love the pink pine garland!! You found some nice things!

Lynda@CMsThriftyGems said...

You found some great stuff! My thrift stores have been such a drag lately. I really need to get back to yard sales. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Pam Kessler said...

I am in love with your estate sale chair. That is very cool!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Love those ornaments and the garland! I think my grandmother had a stool just like the one you found. You'll really find it useful.

deb said...

You scored some pretty nice things! What a find on that pink garland and ornies! My "soon to be" ex's grandmother had a stool like that. I always thought it was neat since it worked and an extra seat too.
Havea great day!

Diann said...

Looks like you ended up getting some fun thrifty finds. I have one of those chairs but in childrens size that I picked up a Restore. My 3 yr old loves it! Have a great Memorial day and thank you for joining TTF!

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