Saturday morning garage sale hunting is one of my favorite activities. Especially this time of year when the spring coolness lingers until late morning and you can just browse and enjoy being outside.
Yesterday, I was treasure-hunting solo, but usually my twin sister goes along. We both love bargain shopping and get really excited when we spot a good sale. We’re super efficient and can gauge the quality of a garage sale quickly. Without even speaking, we both know if it’s time to leave after just a few glances, or if the sale is worth a closer inspection. Twin intuition or lots of garage sale practice? Hard to say.
Garage sale shopping was easy this weekend because the neighborhood across the street from my house was holding a neighborhood garage sale. House after house of garage sales in a small area. My bliss!
Here’s what I found:
Ship bookends: $2
“Tom Sawyer” book: $0.50
Four small plates: $0.50
Two mini clipboards: $2
Industrial light (not pictured): $0.50
Silver chandelier (not pictured): $10
These miniature plates were labeled $0.25 each, but I got them all for $0.50. I was immediately drawn to the bird plate and the others went so well with it that I couldn’t pass them up. I have a thing for objects that don’t match, but still “go” together.
I’m often drawn to the eclectic covers of old books. This copy of “Tom Sawyer” is happy and bright. At $0.50, why not?
These cast iron ship bookends are heavy! They’re a couple of quirky items I just like. I’m also inspired to see what I can do with them besides just holding up books. Although with all of the books I have, I need a heavy-duty pair like these for the job.
That crate all of these items are sitting on? Found that for $10. It’s rather large, and I wasn’t sure where I was going to fit it into my tiny house when I bought it, but I have a thing for boxes people. (And books and bookends apparently.)
I did, however, find a spot for it. I turned it on its side and it’s holding a plant like an end table.
I snagged a couple of mini clipboards for $1 each. I like displaying postcards, papers and other items on them, and swapping out the displays regularly. After snapping these photos of the clipboards, I immediately added one to my gallery wall.
If you like seeing what a scrounge up at garage sales, check out my past weekend finds!
What do you think of my finds? Let me know in the comments!