Monday, July 11, 2011

Garage Sale Goodies

I'm know I've posted before about my love of garage sales ( the posts in my Thrifty Goodness section are about garage sale or thrift store finds).  We like to get everything we need (and lots that we want) at garage sales and thrift stores for many reasons but recently (since moving again and having to pack, move and unpack all our Stuff!) I've been trying to avoid going to garage sales in order to stop getting more...well...stuff.  But, I have to admit that it really is quite hard for me to break this habit, especially because my husband loves garage sales too and has no intention of staying away from them.  So, the last two weekends we've found some great stuff.  Last week we stopped off at one on the way to the garden and these are some of the goodies we found.
I'm always on the lookout for these Bakelite utensils - we all love using them - but I've never found so many all at once before.  E spotted a big bag full on a table and snatched them up quick. ;-)


I've been looking for an old metal watering can for Ages!
I HAD to get this casserole dish because it matches my thrifted bowl set...right?
And then this Saturday morning we walked to a great one in our neighbourhood and found these goodies.

We also hit one a few months ago and I found this. 
For $20 for a spinning wheel I really couldn't be expected to resist, could I?  And I manage to justify all this to myself quite easily because I tell myself that I need it all for my farm market when we get our farm. ;-)

There's just something about finding such treasures, isn't there?

9 comments:

donna!ee said...

treasures indeed, you're a blessed girl! :)

sheila said...

Whatever that first picture thingie is, I love it! You could make real pickles in it or something. Awesome finds.

Flanten: irregular verb (archaic) "When you've gotten it, you flanten it."

Shell said...

Gorgeous finds xx

daisy said...

You've done well! We love getting bargains here too. I just wrote a post about this very subject which will be out this week.

Love the first crock!

AbigailDawn said...

Wow you got some awesome finds there! Makes me wonder what I'm missing out on in our local area!

Katherine said...

There is something about finding treasures and you've scored some lovelies!
I miss regularly hitting the thrift stores like I use to, but I have been to the odd garage sale here, which is great fun too. Not knowing what awaits is exciting, isn't it? It's the thrill of the hunt!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Lucky, lucky girl you are. Those are all so beautiful. I'm sure you can find room in your home for these... that is, while you wait for your farm market.

Ellen said...

Wow! I love thrifting too but our thrift stores are so-so, and I haven't been to any tag sales recently. The spinning wheel is wonderful! Do you spin? What will you make?

Heather said...

I've only tried spinning a couple times but plan to learn how to properly one of these days...when I don't have so many other things on the go...or maybe when the boys are much older...or...

;-)