Saturday, July 19, 2008

Look what I found today

Today I figured I would just take it easy and have a lazy day. I had to go run a few errands though. As I was driving around I spotted a few garage sales going on. It was pretty late in the day so I almost didn't bother to stop. But, I'm happy I did.
I found these two little bird candle holders. They have pale pink chippy paint on them. I don't think they are really old. I think they are newer and just painted to give that old look. They are made out of some type of metal though.

Cost $1.50 for both.
I also saw this little cup. I picked it up and then put it back down. As I walked around I kept looking at it. I went back, picked it up again and then thought it would look cute on my desk holding pens so I bought it. Besides, it was only 50 cents.
I love this little plate. It has hand painted forget me nots on it. I'm going to hang it in my bedroom with my other plates.

Cost $3.00
I love this little plaster pot. It has three cherubs on it. There isn't any drainage holes though so I'm not sure what I'll do. I could either try to drill holes or put a pot inside and pull the pot out when I water the plant. What would you do?

Cost $2.00
I think my best find was these candle holders. They are heavy. They are tarnished silver. I think they look much better in person. I'm not sure I will paint these or let them stay this color. I'm leaning towards letting them stay silver.

I put the crystal part on the top. I think it looks nice with the tarnished silver look. Sort of a real Shabby Chic look.

Cost for these were $3.00.

So what do you think? With or without the crystal top? I'll be putting pink candles in them. I have to buy some though. I'm going to put them in my office.

I was pleased with my finds. I guess sometimes you find good things at the end of the day as people just want to get rid of the things they have left. I've noticed that you find a lot of nice things if you get out there really early but often the prices are much higher.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

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Unknown said...

You found some great things today...I love the silver candelsticks. They are so ornate...I think they look great either way...

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my goodness! You found some amazing little treasures. I love the little birds and the hand painted plate. And those candelsticks! Wow, they look great with or without the crystals. Great finds!
Patricia :o)

Gone said...


You can never have too many crystals!! That's my thinking anyway!! Definitely crystals!


Darlene said...

Wow you got some great buys today. I love them all. I really like the candle sticks with the crystals...LOVE that!! You never know when you will strike gold at a sale.

emily said...

those pink chippy birds are to die for!! Great finds, you always seem to find them!! I like the candlesticks with the crystals on.


Unknown said...

Really nice things! I like the candle holders with the crystal...I thought they came that way at first. You are so good at finding great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Joanne, and especially for praying for Cole and Taylor. I can't imagine what their parents and grandchildren are going through.

You found such pretty things. My favourite is the plate with hand-painted forget-me-nots. The seeds from those little flowers get all over my gardening clothes at the end of the season. There's no way to forget them. What sweet little flowers they are!

I like the candlesticks with the crystals - so pretty.

Judy said...

Ok Joanne we need to live closer so we can go treasure hunting together. You found some fantastic things. I like the candlesticks with the crystal but they look nice without too. Just change them for a new look. If you plant something in the cherub pot (which is the cutest) put a few pebbles in the bottom of the pot before you plant.

Connie said...

Nuuuuuuuuuuu, sweet cottage chick, just send the plate to me and no one will get hurt!!! You got some great finds, but that little blue plate has my name on it. Check the bottom and you'll SEE it truly does!!! Oh, I love it, honey pie!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Joanne, Love all of your finds, the candle holders are great, I like the crystals. I've been sewing so much, I haven't been getting to all the blogs, gotta catch up on your.

Catherine said...

Wonderful buys you have there. I say don`t alter the candlesticks. The birds are so sweet. I guess shopping later in the day is not so bad.

Debbie Kay said...


I want to go garage saleing with you!!!! WOW what awesome treasures you found....lucky you!!!

The candlesticks are definitely the "find of the day" and beautiful with the crystals on them....great job my friend.

Lots of love,


Anne Fannie said...

Hi Joanne, what fantastic treasures you found! That plate is so pretty!
Love, Ann

Unknown said...

What a great bunch of treasures you unearthed. I love everything that you found. I would leave the candle holders the original siver.. the tarnished look adds to them and the crystal added to them is a definate yes. Way to go.

Glenda said...

Well done. I don't think I could pass either of these up.
Love the candle holders. I too love it when things are tarnished. But then again I also like shinny things too.


Unknown said...

Those are all great finds; I especially love the birds and candle holders! I vote to not paint and keep the bobeches on them.
Hope you'll be stopping by my Beach Party on Friday!

Southern Lady said...

Joanne, I just found your "Little Cottage in the Making," through one of your comments on "Sincerely Jeannette's" blog, and I'm so glad I did.

Your story about having lunch with the homeless man was the sweetest thing I've read in a while, and I want to commend you for it. Anyone can give money to someone in that situation, but not many people would actually sit down with them and share a meal. It's no telling where that man is today, but I'm sure he will never forget you and your kindness.

Thank you for sharing that story. It made my day.



Cindy said...

You found some great things! I can't believe those prices. I like the candle holders with the crystals!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very nice finds! I would have snapped up those birds too AND the silver candle holders.

I just love yardsales!


Pearl said...

Hi Joanne... You sure did hit the JackPot with all of those wonderful goodies! I love them all, but those lil birdie candle holders are just so precious!! Thanks for sharing...


Unknown said...

you said you added the candle toppers to your silver candles. they are the chandelier looking wax catchers. would you happen to know where to get those. i saw them this weekend at a market....but now was thinking of ordering some online. thank you