Monday, July 13, 2009

Garage Sale Extravaganza!

Hi all!
Hope you had a great weekend!
As I mentioned in my previous post, my daughter and I were heading out early Saturday morning for a huge community garage sale. It started at 6:30am. We arrived about 7:00am. My very sweet husband was actually our chauffeur. This way we could cover more ground. We would walk aways, and he would come and pick us up, and drive us to the next street. A good idea, considering it was a really hot day, and my daughter is now 7 months along.
I got this amazing coffee table, now mind you I was not looking for one. It found me.
I had a kind of white, shabby french one in my family room for quite sometime. I always found it to be a little small. When I spied this one, I knew I had to have it. My daughter liked it too. I asked how much? The lady had to go through her speech about how it came from a very expensive store in Santa Barbara etc. Which I could tell, because I have been there. Bottom line is she wanted $150.00, and I got it for $140.00. Not bad since it's a $400.00 plus table. It's the kind of french farm table rustic look that I like. It has a drawer for our many remotes, and it's got plenty of space on top for my ever changing decorating. Good thing my husband was there, because this is a heavy piece.
I also got this pretty silver mirror, the one on the right side of the picture for $4and this pretty metal candle holder for my outside table for $2. Pretty good I think.
My daughter got some kids books, and a really cool Halloween decoration. A head in a globe type thing that talks and glows. Brand new in the box marked $60 for $3. As you might remember she does a giant Halloween graveyard in her front yard.
So it was a good day at the sales.
I love treasure hunting!!
Have a great week!
Chat again soon.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I really like that new table! What a find!

I remember seeing pictures from your daughter's place last Halloween! It was spooktacular!!! And this Halloween she'll be holding the very best treat in the world!!!

Storybook Woods said...

I love the table, all chipy and patina, great find xoxox Clarice

blushing rose said...

Is that an old farm table cut down? It is gorgeous...& GREEN! TTFN ~Marydon

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Excellent finds, everything! Yikes, I had forgotten how great the yard sales were out in California. When I moved to Boston, I thought the sales would be awesome...NOT. Too expensive. People KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE OUT THERE! Here in Minnesota, the sales are better. Very are gonna have fun! Anita

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

great table! I had to take a better look after reading. It has all the bumps and bruises we all love. Good going!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Oooh, I love that table! The chippier and shabbier, the better I say!

Coastal Sisters said...

That table was a great find!

So glad you found some other treasures too. What a sweet husband you have to look after you and your daughter so you could look for treasures :)


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

What a lot of lovely finds you got while out treasure hunting.

Enjoy your week

Simply Me Art said...

Wow.. You are sooo Lucky! What finds. That table is Amazing. Thank Goodness for Mark too. Hope you had a good day with Jennifer. Jamie

Jeanneoli said...

I can't believe what you found!! I never find things that great at a garage sale!

Martha's Favorites said...

I just love your blog. Those hats or crowns, they are perfect! You are so talented. Martha

Allison said...

Rosemary, I really, really like the new table! Such a great find. The silver mirror is great - and what a price! Love everything you got. It's so fun when you find good stuff and you feel good about the price too. So glad you had fun :o)


TattingChic said...

Those are some awesome finds! What a great deal on that table and it's just what you like!

Shelly said...

Love the new table,my dear!!

Take care,

cindy said...

ohhhhh man, LOVE that coffee table! :D

yapping cat

Margo said...

Love all your finds, and that table is to die for.