Saturday, April 17, 2010

Garage Sale Goodies

I hit my first garage sales of the season today. There were a small few out there and initially, I was having NO luck!! I even hit up Goodwill, and while they finally had a few milk glass pieces available, they were asking too much for the poor condition most of them were in.
Thankfully, my luck turned and I ended up with a good assortment of pretty things, all for less than $7.00!!
The first thing I picked up was this cake stand. I thought it was a rosy color, but when I got it home I see that it is actually more peach than anything. Oh well, it was 25 cents and I guess I could always paint it or even sell it....?
Next thing was what I was looking for all day. Yup, my milkglass! This compote is actually really large and was in great shape! A little wash and she was all ready for her debut in the cabinet. Best part? $1.00! Plus, I had a lovely chat with the elderly gentleman who was hosting the sale.
He also had this little beauty that he gave away for 50 cents. The soft pink was too pretty to pass up. I'll have to grab some flowers to put in her tomorrow!
The pattern in the glass is the sweetest strawberry motif!
Next stop had this great frame. The kitty was really cute, but I was more interested in the Ikea frame and matte for $1.00. I figured some pretty scrapbook paper would do the trick!
Lastly, the most expensive buy of the day was this cakeplate. She was asking $5, but I got her down to $4.00. The detailing is gorgeous. Also, there are all these little hooks on the underside. The box showed little birthday charms hanging from them... and I was told that it was brand new in box... There ended up not being any charms (which was fine, cause they were ugly), so I am glad I got a dollar off. I am thinking thought about buying some crystals, for a super glam look.
Although, as you can see, it doesn't really need any more adornment, it's gorgeous!


5 comments:

Jen M said...

What lovely items. The cake plate would look great on a dressing table with perfume bottles and bangles on top and earrings hooked into the hooks around the edge.

Wallpaper said...

Great finds!! I love them all :)

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Thanks ladies!

Jen, that sounds like a great idea, but I'd have to test it out cause the decoration on the top is actually Raised so a bottle wouldn't stand nicely up there...

Cueently' it's on our kitchen counter corralling all the loose bananas that won't hang on the hanger. :)

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Thanks ladies!

Jen, that sounds like a great idea, but I'd have to test it out cause the decoration on the top is actually Raised so a bottle wouldn't stand nicely up there...

Cueently' it's on our kitchen counter corralling all the loose bananas that won't hang on the hanger. :)

carebear3117 said...

Awesome finds! I went out this weekend garage saleing too. I was only able to find a white wooden picture frame that had a raised detail around the edge that was highlighted in gold. Gold is not really my thing so I sanded off the gold and it showed a gray color underneath which ended up looking really nice. Not too bad for $1. I can't wait until garage sales pickup in Edmonton. Although my hubby may get mad a me for all the stuff I end up bringing home.

Carrie