Tuesday, May 11

GarUnge Sale!

Happy, happy, joy, joy,
The weather is warm & the garage sales are in full swing. I wore out my ATM card this weekend.  Every time I ran out cash, I'd spot another HUGE sale!  I was a Junkie, but  I got some sweet deals.
Tell me what you think.
$4 for this pile of books, including 3 old scrapbooks.
I cannot pass up these old childen's dictionaries.

$3 for these 2 tarnished beauties.
This might be a good time to warn you, there is nothing really 'pretty' in this post. After I downloaded the picutres I saw that there was very much a theme going on that day.
$5 for this old table.  The previous owner was an artist, I like the grotty painted top.

$10 for 2 sconces.  I'll paint & distress these for my bedroom, the one that's on the 2 year make-over plan.   Okay, maybe these will pass for pretty.

$1 for this rusty old sap bucket.

$1 for the white travel case. Have I shown you my suitcase collection?
It's where I stash my fabric. Believe it or not, I do have a system.  I keep the wools & velvets, on the bottom for now. 

Love the fork! These pieces can defiantly be worked into some art.

No, those aren't bugs inside this beautiful bottle. Just good 'ol funk.  Very cool bottle tho, & only $1.
$3 each for these giant Edison bulbs! I freaked when I saw them!

9 inches high! I don't know what they were used for, possibly a marque?
But this was my favorite find of the day.
An old hospital rolling bed tray, it tilts up, for reading, & can be raised & lowered.  It's so heavy & sturdy. The wheels are like a brown clear porcelain, never seen any like them.

It has such a industrial - vintage look, I think it would be the most excellent bathtub caddy. Now I just need a old tub!

If I told you how much I paid, you'd never believe me!

Come back tomorrow for part 2, I have a great story for you. I gotta make this short today, I'm having oral surgery.  I am the WORST patient ever when it comes to this kind of stuff.  I am not in a happy place, but my friends keep reminding me how it'll all be worth it in the end.  Hope you all have a better day than me! LOL


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wowwwzzaaa Lisa ~ Those are wonderful finds ! I never ever find that cool of stuff at Garage Sales ~ I need to start taking lessons from you and Pat ~

Karen said...

I doubt seriously that we have garage sales that are as wonderful as the ones you have been to. Wow! You did good, lady. Can't wait for the next posting.
Ladybug Creek

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hey girl, you found some cool stuff. These large bulps are really amazing and the bottle is pretty. I know though that it will be even much prettier when you've done your magic to it. I love your suitcase collection. I've only 2 so far but I know that I want more :-). Those lamps will look beautiful in your bedroom.

Good luck for the surgery, Lisa! I'll be thinking of you.

Big hugs,

Diva Kreszl said...

girlfriend you hit the jackpot!!! what amazing treasures you found, each one is unique and special. Can I tag along with you next time???

Robin said...

Wow! You got some really great deals....wish I could go junking with you!! Hope everything goes well with your oral surgery and you feel better soon.

Calsidyrose said...

What a haul! You found some amazing treasures. I agree with Karen--our garage sales aren't as great as yours!

I LOVE your suitcase stack. My husband thinks I have way too many vintage suitcases, so they are stashed here and there around the house. I keep trims (laces, ribbon spools) in three, and use another to hold my vintage Japanese-made vintage paper Christmas houses.

I can't wait for PC! Check out my blog because I just had to show off the packet you sent your students!

Janet Ghio said...

Everyone should have a bathtub caddy!!! I love it. You got some fun stuff! Good luck on your oral surgery.

Lori said...

wow did you ever find some great stuff Lisa...those light bulbs are just too darn cool...i love the bedside table too!!! good luck with your surgery today...i hope all goes well!!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa:
Looks like you had a ball shopping the sales! Good luck with your dental work today. I'm sure you'lll feel better when all is said and done.

Tami said...

Love it all....oh to be at all those wonderful garage sales!!

Best wishes for your oral surgery....I am right there with you, putting me to sleep is such a better option for me and the dentist. :o)

Ellen said...

Wowwww Lisa,

Amazing, I like these things!!!!!


Petite Michelle Louise said...

GIRL!! You hit the jackpot! wow...would have loved to be your sidekick on this job! :) Hey...good luck with your surgery...you'll be fine mon amie!

Angela said...

Oh my, I see great beauty in those finds!! There's more?
Most times the worst part of things like oral surgery and dreaded "procedures" is thinking about it ahead of time. It'll be over before you know it.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oral surgery? You poor dear! Good luck with that. Love your finds, especially the sconces with crystals!

DeeDee said...

Ah! good luck on your day today...hate the dentists....but I lvoe your finds...where are you yard saling ehre.I never find stuff this good..cannot wait to see the remakes of theses....

Anonymous said...

I think you must live in the land of Garage Sale Magic, Lisa. I never see anything like this!!! I'll be back to hear (read) your next story!

Karen said...

It seems I say that a lot to you. You guys have good garage and yard sales in your area. Although I did hit a few of ours here last Saturday that were pretty good.
Even my husband says I did good!
:) HAGD! Karen

Rita said...

Good morning Lisa, I do love everything especially the suitcases!
Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Cool old light bulbs! Amazing that they were saved and not broken somehow!
I love the old hospital tray too! What a great find.

Linda said...

Great finds and I disagree they are pretty!!! Good luck with the oral surgery!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa, I'm loving all your great finds. Good luck with the dentist. Smiles, Sally

cindy said...

Man oh man, great finds!!!!!! Awesome stuff. I need to tag along next time and see where you go.

yapping cat

Claudia said...

Whoa! You really hit the motherlode! Love those light bulbs and I have to say that I am really impressed with your suitcase collection!

Good luck today - I hate anything to do with the dentist so you have my sympathy! All will be well.


The Altered Muse said...

Hi Lisa. What wonderful finds. I had a garage sale myself this weekend. I love your finds and especially your suitcase collection. WOW! I am going sell at the Buchanan Show at Market Hall this weekend. Hope to do good. I am destashing there so there may be some interesting stuff you can use. I found some pretty interesting stuff my self this weekend. I will be posting it in the next day or two. Take care and keep on trucking (fill it up). :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...looks like you hit the jackpot! Love, love the sconces!

Charlene said...

LOVE the light bulbs! I can hear your screams of joy when finding them. Oral surgery OUCH! Sorry baby hang in there. HUGS! Charlene

kim said...

What a great bunch of stuff and you know we can never have enough stuff!!! I want to tell you that my friend took an old tarnished pitcher like the one you found and hung it with a ribbon from her front door then filled it with flowers. Probably not a new idea but I thought it was way cool! Your place looks fabulous too...gives me inspiration to get up and work on my studio!!! Love your blog...I knew you had to be a Texan, LOL!!!!

Ticking and Toile said...

LISA!!!! oh my gooooooooodneeeeessss! I cannot believe the killer deals you got! holy smokes ~ unbelievable! Wow you have so many fun items to play with!

LOVE the sconces! You lucky lucky girl ~ yes they are going to look fabulous in your bedroom!

Good luck w/ the oral surgery....I've been delaying some oral surgery myself. I'll wait until it's absolutely necessary....because I hate it so much too!

Can't wait to see the rest & hear the story...:)


Dorthe said...

Hi, sweetie,
How come that I never have seen stuff like that in a garage sale here!!! you lucky lady, -your tables are great both, and the lamps, and books,-the bulps oh my,
such fantastic finds Lisa.
I hope your dentist visit went well,and that you are ok,soon again- my dear friend
here is warm hugs to you ,

The Feathered Nest said...

Lisa! I just saw that you posted about your finds!!! EEEEEEKKK, you found some absolutely WONDERFUL stuff girl!!!! I am so in love with it all ~ especially that tray, good grief, what a find! I sure hope you're feeling better this afternoon, I'm so sorry you're hurting (I'm sending up prayers for you too) ~ it really will all be worth it sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn


You have the best treasure hunting radar ever! Wonderful finds. Hope your oral surgery goes well and heals quickly! ~ Angela

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

Wow! I wanna come with you next time!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Ok Lisa _ i want to go garage saleing with you- those are amazing- love the idea of putting fabric in old suitcases
mine is organzied by color in a narrow cabinet-but the rest is in drawers-upstiars in hallway- in closet all over house- LOVE YOUR BLOG- JUSt became a FOLLOWER- i love your finds-style all of it.. Will be back to see more

nancy huggins said...

Wow..I wanna shop where you shop..great finds..I need a bigger house and then find a junk store to buy MORE stuff to fill it
I have some old suitcases too but I use mine to store and carry my hand made items to sell...they are the best for storing stuff but they are getting high priced now.
Hope to hear from you soon and that you are all BETTER (smile)

Diane said...

I wanna go with you next time--maybe I can hop a plane!

Rochelle said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot with all that loot!

Doni said...

WOWWWWWW~~~ I'm so excited for you...but wish it was all MINE!!!
Great finds! I love those bulbs and the round table and the hospital table and the glass jar and the...oh well, ALL OF IT!
Have fun!!

Jane said...

Wow! I love everything you found. Great buys on everything. Look forward to the 2nd posting too!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I hate, hate, hate the dentist.
You found great stuff. Man, I want the suitcase, one of the lightbulbs...and great containers. Man you hit the jackpoot!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Lisa, I think you are the nicest person I've ever, somewhat, on the computer via comments, met. I am standing here in my kitchen with a lump in my throat and tears running down my face. I pulled in the drive way, coming from work at the shop, and I could see a box that was tucked behind a pot on my porch. I brought it in and saw your name, but quite frankly I couldn't remember what or why you were sending me. When I opened it, I realized immediately that it was hygeine stuff, for our orphans in Ethiopia. Then I saw something wrapped in a pattern and also a darling card and a check. I am so very touched by your generosity.

The quilt kit is so amazing and way beyond kind. I will get it made and show you.

Please, accept my gratitude and my love. I will always remember you and I hope to one day visit you.


I love love love the hospital table and your idea for the tub. You are sooooo cleaver.

Linda said...

Fabulous finds, Lisa~ I just love the little bistro table...and those bulbs...wonderful! I hope your surgery goes well and you are ready to garage sale again SOON!! Take care and get pampered a little...ok, a lot!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...
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Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Lisa ~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements.
As summer approaches I'm looking forward to a little "Saleing!"
Along with the baking/cooking from fresh grown fruits and veggies that will be sprouting up.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.
I will come by your charming blog again.
I hope you recoup quickly from your oral surgery.
Come by for a visit when your feeling better. Your company would be nice.
Sweet wishes,

Lisa said...

Awesome stuff!! I love it all! You did great! Sorry about your mouth! I need to get a crown and have put it off and put it off! yuck!
Hugs, Lisa

Beth Leintz said...

Fantastic haul- I love all the "non-pretty" stuff! My favorites- the light bulbs and hospital tray.

Debby said...

JACKPOT!!! I love everything, those books are so fab and the lightbulbs..I love your suitcase collection, so cool.
Hope your surgery went well!!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

You hit the motherlode on those sales! I just want to grab that primer and those children's dictionaries...I collect primers and that one looks so old and funky! No, I never find that kind of stuff at garage sales...but I do find it at estate sales...for a lot more money!

Rustique Gal said...

Ooh, Lisa, I wish I could shop with you! I'm jonesing for a good antique mall or some yard sales. Still pretty cold and windy here tho. My fave place to shop is the side of the road. You'd never believe the goodies I find!
Happy Hunting...Sherry

Sherry Goodloe said...

I am soooooooooo jealous of your fab-u-lous findings! And that white travel case?! I collect vintage suitcases as WELL, and I am just green with envy that you got this one for one stinkin' DOLLAR! WOW, you're good!

Ok, I've gotta go back and look at all your "stuff" again now!

C'est Magnifique said...

Holy cow, what a great bunch of finds Lisa! I am so jealous! I hope your surgery went well.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lisa,

I love all the treasures you got ~ how lucky and at a good price.
Your old suitcase collection is wonderful and oh yes, I remember the old school dictionaries like that.
I enjoyed my visit to your blog, and thank you for visiting me.

Happy week

Heavens2Betsy said...

Incredible treasure you have discovered - I love it all and would've had to take it home with me too! Good luck with the surgery - hope it's not too painful! Penny

Anonymous said...

Oh, girlfriend, I feel for you today! Hope it doesn't hurt!

You know, when I see all this rusty, grungy stuff that you've bought, I have to wonder what people think when you whip out the $ for them. LOL! They probably wonder what the heck someone would want this old yuck for! If they only knew! Good eye, girlfriend, good eye!

Most of the grungy stuff I find around here is old plastic. LOL!
Give me RUST!


Inspired-Simplicity said...

Really cool stuff from your garage sales. It was good to talk to you yesterday. I will be thinking about you.

julie miller said...

Great grungy finds--and what good deals!! Most "normal" people wouldn't understand excitement over light bulbs~but we do!!!! Good luck with your mouth surgery! Julie

Susanne said...

My husband keeps threatening that he wants TV trays, cringe, that hospital tray could make us both happy.

Six in One Hand said...

You have some amazing finds.
Feeling a little junk jealousy here!!!

nancarts said...

Hi Lisa....WOW some really great stuff you found! I've never seen anything like it at garage sales I've been to! Where are you? lol
I am in rural central Florida.
The table if it is old, is an ice cream table...used in old soda shops! Guess they still use them in tea shops, etc. Lucky girl.
Smiles and Blessings,

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

So THAT'S why you are not answering your phone....your mouth is out of commision!!!! (boy, that must be hard for you to keep it shut huh?) hahahahahha JUST KIDDING!!!!! I love you!!!!!
Girl, I hope it went well.

Those are some awesome buys...my fav would have to be the hospital tray...love it!
And there's a part two? cooool!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Lisa..Hope you are feeling OK this afternoon~ I love all your finds..wow, and this was from one weekend? I love,love,love the sconces and the hospital tray! Hey, our stack of suitcases look the same! Just can't pass them up...so good for storage! Thanks again for the visit and I sent you an email...feel better soon~ God Bless...Ann

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Lisa,
Fabulous! I have the tub if you want to send the caddy up my way! Hope your oral surgery went well!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What wonderful finds!!! I love the table and the sconces, I wish I could find a sale like this!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW!!!! What a great stash!!! I see beauty in quite a few things there. Those bulbs are awesome. You are the ultimate shopper! Hope your surgery went well. I am a dentist nightmare so I understand.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Erica said...

You need to take tours to garage sales - I never find ANYTHING good! You have a car full.

Love your finds. Hope to get some myself one of these days.

Tammy said...

Excellent finds! The hospital tray would make a nice laptop table when sitting in bed or on the couch. Fun stuff!

maryboys said...

stop!!! this is just way too much to take in...oh. my. goodness!!! every single thing is simply gorgeous. the bedside table - i've never seen one like that! such a lucky girl:)


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I need to shop where you do. Great stuff! Our garage sales around here have nothing that wonderful or if they do they want a mint for it.
I think I need to move!!! lol

Amie said...

Love your blog! i am new here and i am already hooked! you have fantastic style and junkin' sense! i really enjoy seeing your finds!