Friday, September 14, 2007

A Fun Sale on Friday!!

A couple of days ago, I found out about what sounded like a promising backyard sale.
My daughter Amanda works for one of our local newspapers, and she always lets me know if a sale sounds like something her mom would want to see.
The sale read, Shabby, Architectural, French, etc. (Had my name all over it)
I went to Yahoo driving directions and mapped it out.
20 minutes from my house, not too bad.
I got up early, and headed out to the sale. When I arrived, it turned out the sale was being held by some of the ladies, I normally buy from at the Ventura flea market. They are all really nice and have some great stuff.
I ended up buying a lot of smaller items, but there were great pieces of furniture and garden pieces too.

I thought you might like to see what I bought.


I got the cute little bird house for $5, and the Halloween decoration for $5 as well. The cute little red chair was $15, and the practice typing book was $1. I thought I could use the old pages as background for my artwork. The typing book is from 1949.
The rusty shovel was $1.

The rustic trellis was also only $5. I have been wanting one, but they are usually a lot more expensive. The 2 pillow covers were $5 each, and are practically brand new from Pottery Barn.


The angel is carved wood and was, guess again $5. The antique candy jar was $7.

I had a great time looking at everything, and buying my treasures. (My husband calls them new toys) I hope you all had a fun Friday too.

Have a great weekend!

31 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

you found some wonderful toys...
good for you!
Priscilla

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

ooh how exciting to go to a last minute suprise sale-love what you bought,(as usual!)the rusty trellis is fab!x

Ginger said...

Isn't is much fun to go on the HUNT!I love the pillow cases, oh and the typing what a great idea to use for an art project.It' nice to have connection first hand from your daughter.

Dawnie said...

Alot of great finds, Rosemary, but I must say, that trellis is my favorite! It is a very unique piece. What an awesome day!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh great finds Rosemary. I love your pillows. Clarice

Deb said...

Great finds Rosemary! Love the trellis & Halloween decoration.

Dolly said...

I am glad your hubby understands that a gal needs her toys too!

Love all the wonderful goodies you found!
I wanna come shopping with you!

Love that precious angel..she is adorable!

Hugz, Dolly

Susie Q said...

Love each treasure...oh, that angel. I love such things.

That trellis is wonderful...

Hugs,
Sue

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Fun Finds! I know y'all had a great time.
Thanks for sharing. What will you do with that trellis?

Simply Me Art said...

Oh Rosemary, Great finds. The Trellis is Wonderful and I love the Halloween Decor.Dont you love when you stumble upon great stuff? Hope your weekend is going well. Jamie

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wonderful finds!
I really like the birdhouse and rusty trellis.
I have one that supports a tangle of morning glory and black-eyed susan vine. Love it!

Kimberly :)

Allison said...

Hi Rosemary, you had a fun day - aren't days filled with finding antiques just the best!! I really like what you got. That little chair is so adorable. And your husband is right, buying antiques IS like getting new toys :o)

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Robyn said...

OH how lovely all your treasures are! Love the wrought iron piece (that looks vintage) I can see some type of viney plant crawling its way up to the top! Great treasures! thanks for sharing!

KLKinFLA said...

Great finds...how nice that your daughter can let you know about upcoming sales!

MotherPie said...

All of your Halloween things makes me think that when we moved from Houston and did tons of outside decoration, we went to Atlanta where we had to do inside decorations. After a summer learning spanish in Mexico, my son and I shifted to Day of the Dead decor. Now that we've moved from NYC to Santa Fe, all of that is in storage.

My oldest was just married in August.

MotherPie said...

Glad, too, that you allow comments from non Bloggers.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi again Rosemary! I'm intrigued by the sound of the english shop-what is it like? I drink Yorkshire tea-it's delicious!! And you did make me laugh saying 'fab' !!! xx

Barbara Jacksier said...

Oh no! Is it really fall already? I'm just not ready to let go of summer this year.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Oh no! Is it really fall already? I'm just not ready to let go of summer this year.

The Promoted Princess said...

Great finds, I need do more garage sales before the season is over!

cammyk said...

The little red chair is just darling, and most definitely "your" color!! Enjoy all of your goodies.

the feathered nest said...

Girls need their "toys" just like guys LOL! What a fun day and you got great stuff!

Manuela

PAT said...

Great toys, Rosemary! I love that little red chair! Well...I love it all, actually!

Pat

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Me again!! How interesting that you have an english shop nearby!! Wonder if we have an american shop over here? I will have to find out!

Inspired Tokens said...

What wonderful delights! Glad that you shared all of your new 'toys'. Love the little halloween find, well actually it's all rather nice!

The Decorated House said...

You are so good at finding some great buys. Looks like it was worth the short drive.

Look at that pumpkin! Wow.
Donna

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rosemary,

What a great bunch of new toys! :) And they were a great deal, too.

I loved visiting "your" California on my trip. wishing you a great week,
Lidy

oldflowers4me said...

hello dear 1- wow you got some great things at the garage sale- oh what fun love jo anderson- mmmm- im thinking about a yellow canery..

Mary said...

Hi Rosemary - you have been busy! Loved seeing the pics of your recent getaway - it's been too long since I visited that lovely area. What fabulous pumpkins!

Your thrifting Friday brought home some fun items for your home - enjoy. I'm dropping off today at the local church thrift shop - and yes, I'll be shopping around while there, perhaps I'll find some treasure too!

Thanks for visiting me - regarding the hummingbirds, we only get the Ruby Throated here and according to my bird books, they migrate South to Northern Mexico. Can you imagine such tiny creatures flying so far, especially when they need to eat every two minutes! Nature really is amazing.
Enjoy your week. Mary.

Ashley said...

I'm tagging you too! You are IT sassy lady...ya hear me!?

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Great treasures! I've never walked away from a sale with that much pretty stuff!