Saturday, June 7, 2008


Today I got up early and hit the roads searching for Garage Sales. I knew there was someone, somewhere that had a few items sitting outside just waiting for me to take them home.

It wasn't long before I pulled up and found this cute little vintage tea cup calling my name. For $3.00 I knew I could give it a nice new home. Sold!

I asked about the sweet vintage hankie but it was $3.00. Not a bad price really, but to much for a Garage Sale find so I put it down.

When I got home I noticed the lady had picked it up and placed it in my bag as a little thank you gift. How nice! Guess she knew I really liked the dainty pink flowers on there.

I also found these great plates at the same stop. The first is a set of 4 dessert plates. They are lovely vintage china and I just loved the color. Of course my photo doesn't do them justice at all.

The other set of 4 pink depression glass plates were almost not seen by me. But just as I was getting ready to pay, I turned around and spotted them. Teach me not to leave before I check out every little hidden space.

Again, the same lady had this wonderful 1930 cookbook. I don't know why, but I just love old cookbooks. I love to think about all the women who held this book before me and how they tried different recipes at one time or another. That is, unless they were like me and just kept the cookbook to look at and never try the wonderful dishes inside waiting to be discovered. I don't really cook. For $2.00 I couldn't leave this behind.

As another little gift, the lady threw in this cute little vintage box of greeting cards. I think she knew I would love her and treasure her items.

I could have spent an arm and leg at her garage sale. She had so much great stuff.

At another stop, I found these big cookie cutters. The lady there said she bought them years ago but never got around to baking cookies so they still had the sticker on them. Not bad for 50 cents.

Another stop brought this pretty garden embellishment my way. It's going to go perfectly in my secrete garden, when I get that going.

Oh and how could I leave these little pink plates behind? I couldn't. For $1.00 each they quickly found a new home with me. I will hang these in the office later.

I had so much fun out there today. It's been ages since I've hit up any Garage Sales. You just never know what you are going to find that you didn't even know you "Just had to have!".

The saying "One mans trash is another mans treasures" sure is a true.

But even though I found all these great items, I think the most fun I had was talking to everyone. Some people are quick to say "Hi" or "Good morning" as soon as you walk up. While others almost seem to have a look of being embarrassment on their face that you are looking at some of their belongings.

Yet once you start to talk to them, it seems like everyone has a story to tell you. It may be the reason they are selling their items or where they are moving to. I happen to love when they tell a bit about the history of the item I'm buying. Where it came from, who it belonged to or just why they want to get rid of it.

No matter where you go or what you buy, you are always in for a surprise when you go searching for Garage Sales.



Connie said...

Ooooooo myyyyyy, those plates are lovely! I wish I'd found them first!!

bj said...

Oh, what pretty treasures...
I haven't been to a garage sale yet this summer but....I WILL !
Have a good

Free Art Printables said...

Great finds! I love that carved garden wall piece and the plates are lovely too...I've been yard saling too and it seems hit or miss..Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving the nice comment about my chairs! They were fun to so. I am waiting for one of the kids to pull the pom poms off though ;) Jen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
You had a great day of garage sale finds. I especially like those dessert plates, such pretty colors in them.


Joy Jones said...

Hi Joanne! You found some BEAUTIFUL treasures....I really like a few of your china plates! Have a wonderful weekend. ~ xoxo Joy

{oc cottage} said...

What a haul! You are a great hunter!

M ^..^

kelly said...

i love all your finds. i never seem to find anything when i go hunting.


Wonderful treasures Joanne, such pretty plates. Isn't it great when you have a successful hunt.
Coll :-} said...

As much as I enjoy the stories, I am always in too big of a hurry to get to the next sale before stuff is gone!

Oh, my, I do love the carvy embellishment!! I'm a sucker for those type of things.

Flower said...

All the things you found are very pretty! You give as you get!!
Enjoy putting your new office together..we must see pictures when you are done!
I do enjoy winning and the book I'm getting sounds like a good one! :)) I do enjoy this blog life!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Joanne, you happened upon a great garage sale and found some great finds. Yes please sign me up for the giveaway and I'll get you on mine for the apron. I'll be posting pictures today so come back and look for the details.
Have a Blessed Day,

Cindy said...

I LOVE everything you bought! I got your package yesterday! Thank you so much! I can hardly wait to try it out but I have a dining set to paint so it will have to wait a bit.

Unknown said...

WOW Joanne! Those are some gorgeous new finds! I love them all! You hit the jackpot for sure :)


SnipSnipChick said...

What time should I meet you next Saturday????? I'm hittin' the next ones with ya.....Your GOOOOOD!
I have to go out of town to Garage Sale, since I have a antique market most people won't bargain with me or make comments that I am trying to out do my dealers that rent booths from the shoppe, so I'll just go with you!!! OK
XO Cindy

Glenda said...

Yabba dabba dooooooo

Great finds there Joanne. I know you'll put them all to good use in some fashion. I haven't hit yard sales in years. I know I am probably missing out.


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love all that you got - I need a day to just's really killing me!!
Have a great week!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
I can't believe all the incredible finds! You were on a roll!! The garden piece is going to look great! It must have been your day for dishes, they're all beautiful!
Hugs, Sherry

KimmyJ said...

Great finds!

Treasured Anew said...

I loved reading your comments on my blog! Thanks Joanne! I also agree with what you wrote about garage sale-ing. So true about the different personalities you find at each home and I appreciate it when they share a story behind the item I buy. Peeked at your cakes and they are award winning! Wish you were close enough to bake my dd her birthday cake! God bless. Beth

Anonymous said...

What great finds Joanne. Those plates look lovely. And I like those vintage postcards.
Here in Italy we don't have garage sales unfortunately. I would love to go hunting every weekend!
Helena (

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love old cookbooks too, Joanne! You got some really nice things at that garage sale!

Unknown said...

Joanne...what lovely treasures you found! WOW on all those pretty plate...of course one can never have to many! lol

I have been to a few in our area but not had that kinda are so right too, it is interesting to see how people who are selling respond to you...I think I enjoy that also.

Have a great week....Lorena

Unknown said...

Your garage sale 'finds' are great. I am going to have to start getting up and get in gear to go...use to do it without fail, but lately I've not been to many.
Great blog by the way, I think this is my first time to see it.