Garage sale treasures

I have to admit, blush, that I am rather hooked on garage sales. ( I should amend that to make it clear that I am hooked on ~going to~ garage sales, not actually having one myself. :P)


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Well… I love finding old things that are useful, and even better, if they feel like they have a story to tell.

On the weekend, we went to 2 garage sales that were just great.

At the first one, I found a shelf thingie that is perfect for holding my husband’s sheet music. He has been questing for this for ages, and I was convinced that one was out there for him.

And, hurrah…. I found it! Yay! (sorry… didn’t take a pic of it)

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At the second garage sale, I was ecstatic to find the table top display manequin for jewelry and the wonderful ‘shabby chic’ vintage table that it is sitting on.

There is a circle in the base of the table that just invites baskets and bowls and boxes to perch on it. (Nope… the basket didn’t come with it…. that’s one of my designs)

And, it’s sturdy enough to support my swift, even when it is whirling madly.

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I have been hoping to find a jewelry display mannequin to help with photographs. It was serious happy dancing time when this one was sitting in the sunshine waiting for me to bargain a wee bit and then to whisk it off home and start dressing it up.

The neck was hollow, which wasn’t good, as it showed off  the frayed bits inside. It was a little too ‘Sweenie Todd’, so I cut some circles of grey foam and popped them in to fill that gap.

Ms Mannequin wasn’t wearing the amber necklace when I bought her…. that’s one of my pieces that I made a couple of years ago. It’s crocheted copper wire with a huge hunk of ambler.  I’ll be putting the necklace up on etsy and was in need of a way of photographing it, so the timing on this was just poifeck!


So, that’s why I can’t resist the siren call of the garage sale…. treasures await!



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7 responses to “Garage sale treasures

  1. Aleksa

    I can feel the garage sale excitement bubbles from here. Good finds!


  2. I freely admit to loving garage sales! It’s like searching for treasure. I feel the same way about shopping at GoodWill too! Some of my best fiber finds and tools have been at these two places.

    Love your post!

    Have a great week!


  3. Hi Aleksa
    And, now…. to figure out what I can give away to keep up with the ‘one in/one out’ policy…. hmmmmm


  4. Hi Charlotte
    Thank you so much! We love second hand stores, too…. there is something so irresistible about them….it’s like finding artifacts. It’s always wonderful to find tools at them and at garage sales isn’t it?

    Now, if only there were more hours in each day!!!


  5. I definitely am excited to hit some garage sales – thrift stores are probably my favorite though. We have a local thrift store that regularly has 50% off days – I’ve found some amazing bargains there. I love the thrill of the hunt!


  6. Great find – excellent for photos – yay!


  7. Hi Terri
    LOL… I was certainly doing the happy dance! Actually, every time i walk past it, I give it a little happy ‘whee’! 😀


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