The First Garage Sale of the Season

March 20, 2015
Older neighbors are moving into an apartment soon, and had a garage sale this morning to downsize.  I was very lucky to get these Ball jars with mostly solid zinc lids for 15, 25, and 50 cents each!

I paid $2 for this large Altas hinged lid jar.

I didn't know that these were Salt and Pepper Shakers until I got them home.  I thought they were spools of some kind.  I think they might be old.  $2.

This twig swag was only 25 cents.  I think I will spray paint it white and maybe use it outside.

A pizza paddle for $2.  I will re-purpose this for sure.

This little table was made in Haiti.  I will be up-cycling it with paint. $5.

I paid $4 for this leaded glass cloche or terrarium.  I have always wanted one of these.

I purchased this galvanized pail/garbage can for $5.  It will work great in the junk gardens for plants!

A baggy of wooden utensils for $1.

This long trough like container was only $1.  Not sure what I will do with it yet.  Update**** Have been told this may be a baguette board or trough.

I purchased a nicely weather wood and metal bistro set for outdoors too. $15.  That was all of my garage sale purchases, but I do have a couple of other pieces to show you.

I purchased this solid wood small coffee table at the thrift shop for $5.  I love the hairpin legs.  A makeover will be coming!

I purchased this colonial style maple bookcase for $25 from my boss' mom.   A makeover will be coming on this too.  

Have garage sales started yet in your area?  It's still pretty cool here in northern Minnesota, so they won't get into full swing for a month or so.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Man what a great garage sale! Sure wish I could come up on some like that! Those ball jars are amazing!

  2. Can I go with you? Great finds and GREAT prices. Holy moly you scored big!

  3. Jealous of these finds! I believe your trough container is a French baguette board. I use mine on my dining room table with seasonal decorations. Easter eggs fit in it really well.


  5. Wow! You lucked out today! Great finds and the prices are amazing!

  6. Wow - great finds!!! I went to my first yard sales today as well :-)

    Have a lovely weekend...

  7. Carlene, you found so many great things. Looking forward to the makeovers.

  8. Great finds, that first garage sale must have been very interesting....quite a diverse group of things.Looks like you have lots of projects in the all the wood furniture you plan to remake...can't wait to see what you do with it all.

  9. Oh what great finds. I can't wait until garage sale season hits....even if I don't buy anything, it is fun to look. I look forward to seeing your upcycled projects.

  10. You got some really good finds at that sale. Can't wait for garage sale season to start here...even tho I have been doing really good at the thrift store lately. Have a Fabulous Day!!!

  11. Wow, you hit the jackpot. Great finds. Love the twig thingie. It will look great in your gardens.

  12. Wonderful finds, Carlene. Have fun with the upcoming makeovers and repurposing projects :)!

  13. Wow you did great!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

  14. Wow you got some really great bargains !!!!
    Can't wait to see wht you end up doingg with them!

  15. Goodness Carlene, you were in the right place at just the right time! I have to give you the highest shopping award in our family....the gold shopping star! The daughters and I pass along this honor when someone really scores with a purchase!
    I can't wait to see your clever ideas for each of these pieces!

    Tammy :)

  16. LOVE all these finds! I will check back to see what you do with them - please post your completed projects!


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