Monday, June 1, 2009

{Garage Sales}

Summer = Garage Sales.

This past weekend my mom came up to Omaha to hit up some g-sales. Honestly, I think they're a lot of work - lots of digging around in odds & ends to find one or two gems. But, I did find some. Everyone did, actually. My mom got a couple great end tables & my sister-in-law Jessica got a fab chair & lamp + a few other items. Here are my finds!

{my poor pic-taking abilities}
My loot: a huge picture frame {will be painted & art-ed}, 2 smaller bamboo frames {will def. be replacing the pics}, 2 lattice-edged milk glass plates, 4 glass coffee glasses w/silver handles, & a round lazy-susan topped table!

{close-up of mugs & plates}
Most of my finds are going to be reworked in some way.
I'll keep you updated on the progress!
{Sorry for the awful pics, I can't seem to get it together today!}

17 comments:

The Pink Chick said...

I know this is shocking, but I have never been to a garage sale! I have a friend that always finds the greatest stuff at garage sales. I want to go desperately, but I can't seem to make myself get up early on a Saturday morning. You found some cute things! I have to start getting out of bed earlier on Saturday!

parkaveprincess said...

nice finds! I hope you had a nice weekend!

Team Clancy said...

WOW! I wish I had that kind of "vision"....I go to all sorts of garage sales and just see junk. HAHA! Can't wait to see how they turn out!

Mable Cakes said...

I LOVE garge sales! The only "score" I've gotten at one is a 50 cent pool for the dog, but I keep going every spring in hopes of finding something very special!

Pug1 said...

You can get some great things at garage sales! CHEERS! Michele

Lacey said...

It looks like you found some great things! Garage sales and flea markets always feel like a lot of work to me too, but when you find a treasure it's so worth it!

Cassandra said...

How exciting. Let me know how the furniture renovations go. I need inspirations.

Jennifer said...

neat, you really did get a lot. I never seem to find anything at a yard sale but old junk! I think the frames are going to look fantastic painted and reworked!

I'll have another one, please! said...

When I lived back home my manager would find the best stuff @ garage sales. A strand of real pearls, tiffany jewelry. She would go to them before work and she'd pop in with all this great loot. I go to them because I swear I'm going to find that piece that is one day going to be appraised at over $50,000 on The Antiques Road Show. Good finds! Love the milk glass plates.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Fun finds! Gotta love garage sale hunting!! ;-)

Miss Anne said...

we did some G-salin' too... i found an adorable birdcage for my patio, a telephone table, and a fabulous basket for junking/antiquing! ;)

yay for your excellent finds too!

Jules said...

can i have those prints when you take them out? they will go perfectly with my new davenport.

man, wish i had been there for this trip. looks like you all got some amazing finds. i know what you mean about the whole garage sale vibe though. ick yet fantastic.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Thanks everyone! I will definitely be updating on here when I get everything redone & put together. As Jules, you know you can have them - count on seeing them in your office in a week....

The Pink Tutu said...

What great treasures you found! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

jlc said...

I love great finds like these!!!

You did well my friend!

Callie Grayson said...

loving those coffee cups with the silver handles!
great finds.
callie

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

What a gorgeous post and blog. SO glad i found you!