Today I was on the hunt for a bookcase, but it just doesn't seem like anyone wants to part with those. I was really happy with my finds though.
The first garage sale I stopped by I bought these two trays for 50 cents a piece.
At first, I thought I would make them into a chalkboard tray. Then, as I walked to my car I turned over the bigger tray and saw a Wallace insignia and a $43 price tag on it. SCORE! I promise not to put paint on it. Instead I will research natural silver polishers.
Next I headed over to a Pop Warner rummage sale. I found this matching set for $1 that I might leave as is or paint and put some craft supplies in. I also found this little chest. I'm not sure where I'll put it, but it was too cute to pass up. And for $1, who could pass it up?
Lastly, I stopped by Goodwill to drop off a box full of donations and to browse the store. I found this precious teacup. I love pink and I have a small collection of teacups so it was perfect. At $4.99 it was a little more then I wanted to spend but it was English Castle bone china... not that I really know what that means, but it sounded good! hee hee I'm going to go on to Ebay and see if I can find something similar and find out if I was ripped off or got a good deal. It's really cute, so I'm happy either way. I also found this little glass dome cover that I see all over blogland. I don't have one and I wasn't really sure if I should get it because I don't know what I'll put it on or what I'll put in it. But what the heck? It was $1.99, I'll give it a try!
Ok... this next one I'm REALLY happy about. I stood there hmmmm haaaaa'ing over it and finally decided to get it. I LUB this frame!!! It's HUGE. It's 51"x26". Huge right??? It's actually an ok painting. I have a Thomas Kincade painting that it kind of goes with. It has a metal plate at the bottom with the artist's name, Erich Schramm. I googled the name while I was at Goodwill and didn't find anything. I'm not sure if I should just repaint the frame and keep the picture or paint over it. I feel horrible even saying that I'm thinking of painting over it. I was an art minor in college so I feel like it's sacrilegious. Anyway it was $9.99 and today blue tags were 50% off. $5.00!!! Woooohooooo!!! I'm bummed for the artist though. How sad would that be to go into Goodwill and find your masterpiece stuck between all those other prints?
Ok, now that I think of it, I'm kind of embarrassed that I took all of my pictures on my steps. I know my carpet is dirty. In fact, the carpet guy is here, as I speak, cleaning it. I'm SOO excited for two reasons. One- this company uses eco-friendly cleaner Two- since I can't walk around in the house it gives me time to stay down in the garage working on a few pieces.
I'm finally participating in my first blog roll. I think that's what you call it. Check out other people's finds on Southern Hospitality's link here.
See my other finds and my thrifting question here.