Friday, September 19, 2008

Some Exciting Garage Sale Finds!!!

Wow! I stopped at a garage sale on a whim today and I am so glad that I did, take a look!

This is a good sized, beautiful Christmas sled that is also a pillar candle holder:






A Hurricane Pillar Candle Holder...Crusty & Rusty, just the way I like 'em! :








Craft much? All of these goodies have my wheels spinning...





Some sort of display box with glass:



Monogram Art!!! Hope my kids' teachers' last names begin with these letters:




I'm thinking chalkboard paint for these fruit plaques:






But wait, there's more...LOOK AT THIS HUUUUUGE WICKER BASKET!!!


Look at it next to the chair, china cabinet and my (scrawny) cat!


What will I keep in it? Toys, of course...look at the bottom...that is a RIDE-ON car in there, I'm telling you, this basket is B-I-G!!!
How big? 28 inches in diameter...
By 28" tall!!!
Love it!!!
But, I saved the best for last....
Can you just imagine the possibilities with this Gossip Chair? I already know what color I am going to paint it and what fabric to use for the seat and possibly a skirt, too...a Mistreated Skirt, of course, since I do not sew! But I do know how to use a staple gun and a glue gun...I was sooo ecstatic to find this, I have been seeing them all over in blogland and hooray, now I have one, too...pinch me! ;)


Thank goodness for my haphazard ways...I had no idea what I was going to do after I dropped my lil guy off at preschool this afternoon...thank goodness I just happened to drive by THIS garage sale...I gave the sellers the web address for my blog, so if you stop by...please say, "Hi!"


ttfn!


Bella

PS: Have you entered my blog makeover giveaway yet??? And have you voted for your favorite finalist in Artie' Calico Corners contest??? Well, what are you waiting for? ;)

38 comments:

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh...YEAH! OK...that basket and the GOSSIP BENCH -- Wowza!! Nice, nice work. You should be very proud of these scores. :-) These were all one garage sale?? Nice.

Have a great weekend!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

You made out like a bandit!!! What great finds!!

Darlene said...

WOW...looks like you found yourself a GREAT garage sale!! Love that gossip bench and can't wait to see it's re-do!!!

Brown-Eyes said...

What a fruitful day you had...I went to an estate sale...not much there and all of it way overpriced...phooey! But there's always tomorrow... ;-) Bo

The Berry's Patch said...

I love that basket. It's so big! I could use it for a few things in my house. What great finds. That gossip chair is so unique. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Have a great weekend. :-)

Fidget said...

ooo the gossip seat!! yes yes yes!! That will be a treasure when it's finished!!

Joy said...

Wow, lots and lots of goodies! You
lucky girl.

Big Toe Mom said...

WOOHOO!!
that is the best garage sale stuff i have seen in forver!!
CONGRATS!!!!
Sandi

Picket said...

Morning girl...man you hit the big time with those treasures...and all in one day! I can wait to see that gossip bench when you get it finished! Have a great weekend!

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

Great finds Bella...I love them all. I can't wait to see what you do with the shadow box. Love the sleigh candle holder, and the gossip bench.

Thanks for sharing.
Diane

Marie said...

Great finds! I love the basket. :o) I think it's hysterical you gave the sellers your blog address! I haven't even told my husband I have a blog and you tell strangers. hee hee

The Newbie said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the gossip chair! What a great find. I don't go to garage sales but I hope to soon. :)

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello from Toronto,

I can't believe you live in Wisteria Lane?!

~ Gabriela ~
Visit me anytime.

Carrie said...

Wow you did good can't wait to see the bench finished.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Look at you, little shopper you! Great finds, I love that telephone table. That is a classic! You just never know what you will find.

I was out today too...stay tuned on Monday for my way cool finds!

Jen r. said...

Great yard sale finds! I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog. :)It was really nice . Jen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The gossip chair is adorable.

Ms. Tee said...

What awesome finds! I'd love to have that basket. Have a great weekend! :)

salpetitt said...

Great stuff! After I dropped off my son this morning for a cross-country meet, I saw lots of garage sales, but my hubby wouldn't let me stop at any! Darn! He said that I had too many projects already...and is probably right!

Ginny said...

What awesome finds!

Melissa said...

Great treasures.

That's what I call accomplishment.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Bella !
Thanks for stopping by :) Very nice treasures and the huge basket and telephone table are my favorite
When I went to the dollar tree they were all out of white pumpkins.. oh well. Can't wait to see the finished table.
Warmly, Deb

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

You found some great things! I especially like the gossip bench! :) ~Rhonda

Matt said...

Nice Finds!!, Seen your blog link on OLS and thought I'd give you a quick hello.

Need a new blog buddy? I'd like to make some blogging buddies so here's a link to my blog:
http://mattsweepfamily.blogspot.com/

Have a nice day...Matt

Justine said...

That chair is uber cool, but I have never seen anything like it! It almost looks like a school desk thingy! What's the story behind this design?

Justine :o )

Shannon said...

Wow! You found some great things! I can't wait to see what you do with the gossip bench!

Ramona said...

Bella, Bella, Bella...you rock! Don't you just love having projects...and you got some good ones...by the way my blog~land friend, I bought those white dollar store pumpkins for you...email me your address and I will pop those bad boys in the mail for ya!

Happy Fall~ola!

Smiles ~ Ramona

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Holy cow, I think you are my sister from another mother. I JUST did an entry about hating electrical cords and I found your site tonight!
I love your blog -- I made a link to it on mine if you don't mind!

Dee Light said...

Fantastic Blog!! I'm so glad I found you. The Huge Basket is wonderful, but oh I do love the Gossip Bench the most!!

abeachcottage said...

phew what a find, i would love to have any of that, let alone all of it lol! the basket is right up my street and the gossip seat, ooh yeah...can't wait to see it all done up

Sarah

Jan said...

I would garage sale more if I saw things like this. Those are some great finds for sure. I love the little sleigh and gossip chair.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Fun stuff girlio! I would have breaked for those as wll. cherry

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You know this is my favorite post of all....you go girl!! We are all trying to be happy for you and not to covetous...hee hee

Can't wait to see the beauty you create from this....bedlam :)

Beth said...

Wow! You gotta pretty happenin space! I love baskets too!

I don't know what the BIG little green caterpillar eats. We found him in our tree.

Thanks for the comment and stopping by.

Mama said...

great finds! love the cute candle holders

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Bella! I love all of your finds...especially the little sled. Hope you have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie!

Nancy said...

I love your great finds! And that gossip table is so cute...can't wait to see what you do with it. nancy

Bette said...

your goodies have me dreaming of summer and garage sales! Off to Good will I go tomorrow... oh wait its Xmas Eve!! Great finds!!

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