Another Saturday has come at last - up and out of the house at 7am!
For most folks, Saturdays are the one day of the week for sleeping in, taking it slow, and eating a lazy breakfast and reading the paper. Not for me! (And, not for quite a lot of you too, as I understand!) Saturday mornings (and for many, Friday mornings as well) are set aside as that very special part of the week where we set out from our homes, unshowered, donning ball caps and tennis shoes, a few dollars tucked in our pockets and a whole lot of determination. Saturday mornings are for bargain hunting. And bargains we will find!
This Saturday was one of my best in perhaps the entire 2009 season! We (my Mom, sister and I) shopped from 7am until past noon and none of us came home with extra cash in our pockets. I'd like to attribute my successful Saturday to the fact that I was sporting for the first time my brand new, $1.50 Pumas that I found last week, but that would be merely speculation.
You want to know what I found? Well, here's the breakdown:
$.50 - 5x7 black picture frame
Free - Green, vintage votive holder. (Yes, it's unbelieveable how often I try to buy something and folks are just so happy to give it away!)
$10 - (and I'm not going to count this in my tally because it was a premeditated purchase that doesn't really fall under the "garage sale" umbrella, though I did get an UNBELIEVABLE deal on it, for the record!) An original oil painting from a local artist that I plan to hang in my kitchen. (I just couldn't bear to photograph the frame empty when I had such a delightful plan for what to put inside).
$.25 - "Organic Baby & Toddler Cookbook" - looks like it may have some fantastic recipes inside (I'll be sure to post if I find something noteworthy!)
$.50 - Six green and red star knobs. Oliver is totally due for new knobs on his closet door (they're still butterflies from the little girl who lived here before us), and I was particularly happy to find such a good color match with his new bedding (again, more on that room makeover another time...) $1.00 - Melissa & Doug wooden mailbox with wooden letters, postcards and packages. There are even little wooden stamps to velcro to the letters. Oliver, as you can imagine, is over the moon! $1.00 - A framed hunting print that is actually called "The Find". It needs new glass and I intend to change the color of the frame (at least cover the gold). We have been looking for something to hang on one side of the fireplace, and I think this will work wonderfully after those few adjustments. $1.25 - 3 more bedsheets and a bunch of beautiful scrap fabric. You may remember me buying a king bed sheet last week and promising an explanation soon... Well, life happened this week, so now I'm saying, "Expect an explanation of the scrap fabric stockpiling in the near future!!" $1.00 - an old, hunk-a-junk window frame/mirror. I've got in mind to go at the wood with a dry brush and some bluish paint and see what comes out. Is it weird to hang a mirror on your front porch? I'm thinking that if things don't go great with it, I can always sell it at our next garage sale. $1.00 - A candle holder for the mantle. It can be displayed this way with three 3" candles in it (I only have two right now, I'll have to be on the lookout next Saturday...), or, turned upside down and it holds 5 tealight candles on the other side. Free - beautiful, plain, white footed serving bowl. Sorry, no photo.
$.25 - brown serving bowl (really, the bowls just weren't interesting enough to get their own photographs, but they'll be lovely on my Sunday table tomorrow!)
$.15 - 3 mason jar drinking glasses (a nickel a piece). Ry's always wanted a few, and it's always nice to come home on Saturday mornings with a treat for the Mister! I've seen people keep mugs like these in their freezer, so that when you want to use them, they're nice and frosty! $3.00 - Starbucks whole bean coffee grinder - brand new in the box! I've already informed Ryan that this is his Father's Day gift. I wanted to save it for him until next Sunday, but I couldn't leave it out of my list of finds today. Happy Father's day, baby! $1.00 - Another great find, still new in the box. Have you ever seen these before? It's a handheld sewing machine. Evidently it's pretty handy for repairing a hem on the go. The thread and bobbins alone are worth the $1! (You may have guessed that this will be a good friend to all that fabric I've been buying up lately!) $.25 - A small plate (my Mom bought the entire set of dishes and gave me this one!) from Japan for me to use as a soap dish in my bathroom. I've been on the lookout for an interesting soap dish, and this one is so cool! (It's about 4" in diameter, fyi)
And, seriously, the "tuck-and-run" find of the day:
$.25 - a back-up charger for my cell phone AND a car charger! Seriously, for my exact model! I was just running out of phone battery last night in the car and bemoaning to my husband the fact that we didn't have a charger that we could plug in. And now, everything is right with the world! Well, at least in the cell phone, car charger department...
So, that's what I found this weekend. Now, I want to hear all the fantastic treasures you've scored this weekend. Write a post about your finding (share pictures if you can!) and then share the link to it below. I can't wait to see what you've found!