Monday, July 19, 2010

Tales from Junkville

I had so much fun this weekend going to garage sales.  I went to a neighborhood garage sale on Saturday and thought that I was in junkville paradise.  Let's just say I had to restrain my self from buying something at every garage sale.

I have been on the look out for a chandelier all summer. I never thought that I would find this beautiful chandy!  I found this little gem at the first garage sale I went to on Saturday. The lady who sold it to me was so sweet. She told me that she really loved this chandelier but just didn't have room for it in her house.  I assured her that it would be well loved.  She sold it to me for $5.00.  I just love the design of it, so pretty and elegant!

These lamp shades were bought at a different garage sale and I thought they might look nice on the chandelier. They will need a little embellishment but I think I can make it work. I bought them for $1.50.

I found this Pepsi crate wagon buried under a very strange, 1990's painted stuffed bunny.  The bunny came with the crate (needless to say the bunny now lives at Goodwill). The crate with the goodwill bunny cost $5.00.  I am not sure if I am going to leave it as a wagon or take the wheels off. I think it is kind of cute how it is.

Isn't this little bird cage adorable?  I bought it for $.75, I think it will be cute for spring and summer decorations. I am not sure if it is going to remain white, I might have to add some color. 

The next is a small Pfaltzgraff canister.  I love the colors of it. IKEA has a bedspread that kind of matches it that I would love to buy. The canister cost 10 cents.

I am a big fan of sweet tea and I needed a new jug. I was so happy when I came across this cute watermelon one. It doesn't look like it has ever been used.  I bought it for a quarter even though it was marked $.50 this couple said I could have it for a quarter. 


This little guy was just too cute to walk past.  I saw myself enjoying a lot of mornings drinking coffee with this little owl.  The coffee glass was $.50. 


I am always on the look out for holiday decorations.  I saw this cute turkey that I think might use a table decoration during Thanksgiving.  The turkey cost $.50.


Ok, a few more things! I hope I am not boring you too much.  I love to make cards for others but do not like to spend the money on the tools it takes to create the cards.  I found a fellow card maker's garage sale on Saturday and came away with a lot of great stuff.  All of the stuff in these 2 pictures cost $5.00. You can't even buy one stamp at Hobby Lobby for $5.00. I love the stitched stamp! 

Breakdown of Costs:
Chandelier: $5.00
Lamp Shades: $1.50
Pepsi Crate: $5.00
Bird House: $.75
Pfaltzgraff Canister: $.10
Watermelon Jug: $.25
Owl Coffee Cup: $.50
Turkey: $.50
Card Making Tools: $5.00
Total:   $18.60

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The Lettered Cottage: Favorite Yardsale Scores
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  1. you got some really cute stuff!!! Love the pepsi crate and birdcage!

  2. OK, I can't get past that gorgeous chandy!! Lucky you! It reminds me of one in my guestroom that I also got for $5. Shopping like this can't be beat. Thanks for your kind comments & for joining the party.

  3. Like the jar. I need to start looking for stamping finds too. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Wow...can I go shopping with you sometime? Love the wagon and especially the chandelier!!

  5. Looks like you had fun! Not often you'd find the chandy and shades on the same day, must have been meant to be-enjoy!

  6. LOVE the chandelier!!! Great weekend!

  7. Again you score! I have started picing up birdcages after seeing them redone cutely online.
    For now I would leave the wheels on the crate.

  8. Fabulous find!!! I love that chandy. You did good in all your finds.

  9. Omg, I have that wagon! Too funny, the wheel are little different. I have thought of taking them off too but I like it for Fall displays outside with mums and gourds.

    Love the light fixture. So pretty!

  10. The chandy is so great. What a great price. I also love the little wagon. Garage sales can be so fun. Thanks for sharing.

  11. You found some awesome things!!
    I too LOVE yard sales!
    The chandelier is wonderful!!
    What a blessing!
    And to find shades (5) at the very next sale--that is too cool!
    Thanks for sharing your finds!
    Blessings to you as you make your home!

  12. Love the chandy! I just sent out 2 emails for craigslist posting for free chandys. Wish me luck! I love all your other items too, Im going tomorrow morning to check out a local outdoor fleamarket. Maybe I'll find some treasures too.

  13. Just wanted to thank you again for the great giveaway....I did a thank you post for you on my blog...I will post more when my goodies arrive. I received a shipping confirmation today...Yay!

  14. Love the chandy and can't wait to see it in it's new home!!!! The pepsi crate wagon is cool too!

  15. Fantastic bargain on your chandy!! You could paint it up or leave as is. What are your plans? And that is an adorable little crate wagon. Have fun with both pieces. I'm visiting from Linda's.
    :-) Sue

  16. I want to visit junville!

    Coming over from Coastal Charm.


  17. you found some great stuff! I think the pepsi crate wagon is my favorite.

    Well done!

  18. I would give a limb for that pepsi crate!!!!

  19. That chandy was a super cute find!! love the crate too : )

  20. Unbelievable truly on that chande...I love it, totally my style! You rock girl, you have that eye for sure. THe pepsi wagon is awesome too, I would have some potted plants in it:) THanks for joining in on the party. Debbie

  21. I'm jealous - I have been looking for a chandelier for weeks and haven't even found an ugly one yet. Yours in gorgeous and a great deal at only $5.00. The pepsi thing is cute also.

  22. You really did great! I love your chandy and am so jealous of the deal you got on the shades! I like the pepsi cart and the birdcage as well! You really got alot of wonderful goodies for the amount you spent!

  23. Great shopper! You shop like I do at yard sales! Spending more than $5 at a yard sale is a sin!

  24. Great finds! I love the chandelier. I too have been looking for one all summer. That bid cage is fabulous!

  25. Awesome post! I will be featuring you!
    Bonnie :)

  26. I LOVE seeking all these great "treasures" !! :) It makes me a little jealous though! lol You have made me want to do some garage sailing tomorrow!


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