Thursday, August 21, 2008

Some Very Copacetic Garage Sale Finds

I see alot of you liked the 'copacetic' from the other day, so I just had to use it again ;)

There was a sub sale at a ritzy sub today, I just knew I had to get there right on time if I was going to get the good stuff, especially with my boys in, it had been a long time since I was at a garage sale when it started, it was wild...but worth it, look at my goodies, I'm so excited still...

This is some sort of iron topiary kind of thingee, it came FULL of lemons, which my sons are having a ball with...because you know I have already spray painted it another color...what color, you ask? Wouldn't you like to know...stay tuned...oh, this was only $5, with the lemons, amazing...

Many of you wanted me to get a tall lamp for this table in my dining room, your wish is my command...$7.50:

Got a French Hat Box for my bedroom, it came with 3 matching candles, $4:

I don't know what the glass thing is called, and then there is a pottery urnie type of thing, $1 each:

Oh wait, how did THIS get in here? Well, just wait and see what I do with it...$2, which was way too much for it in its present state, lol, but when I get done with it, it will be $2 well spent:

This is some sort of metal goose basket, it's very small, maybe an egg can fit in it. It seems to be old to me, but no was marked 10 cents (10 cents??? ) but the lady actually threw it in with my other purchases for free:

Funny story, I thought these were some cups made by a guy named Frank Oma...after researching on ebay, I see that they are made by a company called Frankoma, lol...

Are these things GINORMOUS or what?

They are actually soup mugs and I got all 4 for $3!

Green birdcage, you know I'm painting that, $3, Urn thing $1, and then the chair was 25 cents and so was the Partylite pillar holder WITH candle...25 cents? Who prices anything 25 cents anymore, wow...

I liked the shape of this bunny...I am going to paint it and use it at Easter time, $1:

This is my favorite find of the day...I have never seen one of these, but I bet many of you is all one piece, all metal, even the picture! And it's HUGE!

You probably can't even tell how big it is since my chair and my fireplace are honking big themselves, lol... oh look, you can see my hubby's MISTREATMENT of the curtain rod, lol...he needs to saw off the extra wood, it's only been a year though, so give him a break ;)

It was only $5!!! $5!!!! I am still in shock over this one...I carried it proudly down a driveway that seemed about a 6.7 miles long...this sucka was heavy!!!

But, oh so worth it!!! Man, do I love this picture & lovely iron work, too!

Now, here is a mystery to me...what is this thing? I think the 2 ends are brass and then the middle is a strip of tapestry is pretty and again, only 25 cents, so I snatched it up quick, even though I have no idea what it is...

Oh and I also got ANOTHER metal bucket was a lovely shade of purple, like my last one, but has already been spray painted black!

Phew! I am exhausted, I have been running all day, first garage saling, then spray painting, with the occasional lemon throwing fight in between ;)

I can't wait to see what goodies you all have found this week!

Good Night,

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Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bella,
Boy you found some great looking stuff. Don't you just love it when people like this either move or redecorate?? I have found that the younger people usually have the most wonderful stuff! Bet this was a young couple????
I think the glass thing several pics up is a conservatory. Have no idea about the last pic.
Enjoyed your post!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW, lots of great stuff!!! Especially all those "thingies"! LOL!!


Nikki said...

You found some loot today!

a day in the life of bella said...

Thanks, Diane! I had no idea what that thing was, it just looked like it needed to come home with me:)

This was a subdvision garage sale, so there was a mix of ages, mostly middle-aged & up though :)

I really need to go to bed! lol

Deb said...

Wow Bella! you really racked up with a lot of really nice things. I wish I had gone to that sale. I can't wait to see what you do with the other things. Deb

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Bella, I am so jealous of your super yardsale finds!!! LOL! Oh my, you found some amazing stuff! I LOVE the lemon topiary! And I think, so don't anyone stone me if I am wrong, but,...I have a tapestry piece like your last picture, that I found out a yard sale too! And I absolutley love it, but I always heard it called a "bell-pull piece." Let me know if anyone knows what it really is! ~Rhonda :)

Angie said...

Hi Bella,

Boy, did you get some good stuff, girl! That little glass metal thing is a terrarium I think..I found one of those last month at a yard sale, too. Pretty. I love your iron easel, too..that was a steal! Stop over my blog and pick up something I have for you!


Kathi said...

Wow! I love it all! You have a great eye.
I was just coming by to say thanks for stopping by my blog and also to let you know the winner is up.

Tootsie said...

I am SO going garage sailing with YOU!!!!! there are no deals like that here! did good!!!

Darlene said...

WOW found some BEAUTIFUL things. I too LOVE the picture with the iron and the holder with all the lemons....those look great in it. Great finds!!!

The Nester said...

Girl, I'm glad you said you would consider writing for Blissfully D--had yet to give your name but you were one of the three I was gonna tell them about along with Kimba and Wendy at the Shabby Nest!

a day in the life of bella said...


Did you all just read THEE NESTER'S note to me???

I have butterflies in my stomach! I am so very tickled pink right now!!!

Thanks, Nester!!!

not worthy, not worthy ;)

Shelia said...

Morning Bella! I get home and find you're out getting the best bargain finds ever! I love all your treasures and that picture is amazing! Can't wait to see how you 'fix' your pretties and where you put them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ms. Tee said...

Great yard sale finds! Love the lemon thingy! :)

Chris said...

Okay. Now I'm just annoyed. Who finds all these beautiful things in ONE shopping trip?!!! I'm so jealous! I have NO idea what that tapestry thing is. It sure is pretty though.

Susie Harris said...

Bella! You have just taken my breath away..... That picture on the easel...5.00..No way!
Girlfriend you so won the yard sale award of the day! Thanks for the tip on the overstock .com stuff. I may have to take you up on it next time I order. Enjoy your awesome finds Miss Bella... You rock!

Ramona said...

Score! I can just feel the fun you had gathering all of these goodies and then bringing them all home to marinate! Big Smile. That tapestry thing~ers would look cool placed under under a knob or a key~hole just for decoration....oh the posibilities!


Smiles ~ Ramona

S'More Of My Thoughts said...

I'm swinging by via Kathi's site. WOW, you got some awesome finds! I quit garage saling, but you just may have inspired me to start up again. I'll be back to see what you do with the rest of it.

Oh, my DH is an electrician, also ;-)

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Bella ...

I hope this finds things going well for you.

I love your yard sale treasures, especially the iron picture and that little birdcage. You did GOOD!

I have left an award for you at "Southern Lagniappe," and want you to know I appreciate all your sweet notes and encouragement about my "projects."

Take care now ...


Deb said...

Hi Bella, I was in Home Depot last night and they had bamboo roman shades that I believe will cover the whole width of your living room window with just one shade. Go over there and check it out. Deb

nikkicrumpet said...

sheeeesh woman...YOU DID GOOOOOD!
What great finds!!! I'm impressed, and tired from just watching you!

Marie said... found some really good deals! I lost count of it all. :o) Way to go!

Ashley said...

What a jackpot of loot. You found some really great stuff. Now that I have some time I going to browse throught your blog. I am gonna get in a comfy spot and get started.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Bella!
You are definatly the yard sale queen! Great finds!! I love the picture on the iron piece sitting on your hearth, just the type of thing you need on it!! Good Job girl!!
Hugs, Sherry

Michelle said...

Great finds! The tapestry thing is a bell pull and the kits to make one are very expensive for needlepoint or cross stitch! Have fun redoing your things.


Screaming Meme said...

Yes a lamp! :) I love the finds Miss Bella!

Wendy said...

You and I must be on the same brain wave. I just checked out your blog based on the comment on Nester's site, and then I saw your comment on my blog. How funny! You have a great blog! I'll be excited to "work" with you at Blissfully Domestic!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You found some absolutely adorable things! Wow, don' you just love a good garage sale? :) Makes you feel all victorious for getting so many deals! Congrats!

Joy said...

Wow woman! You got a haul and a half! You lucky lady. Looks like you've got a lot of goodies to keep you busy crafting and remaking.

Have a great weekend. Be sure to breath some fresh air between spray painting all those treasures!

Kitty Scraps said...

Wowser Bella, I've missed reading blogs for a few days and look what you were up to! Hitting the Mother Load of YS finds! I'm so jealous! Love the lemons in the wire thingy, that is so cool looking.

Carol VR said...

WOW!!! I need to yardsale with you.

What fantastic finds.

Rachel said...

Wow, you got those Frankoma mugs for only $3??? What a great find. I never find good stuff at sales.

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