Sunday, October 4, 2009

Garage Sale Finds and Ebay Winnings!

We went to alot of garage sales again this weekend, and although I didn't get alot, I'm pretty happy with my purchases. And my Ebay winnings certainly made up for it! I won this vintage blue radio, and after about a half hour of trying to clean it, it's still quite filthy! I'll tackle it again tomorrow.

This old mirror is from an antique store. I kinda wish I hadn't bought it, because I'm having a hard time finding a place for it, but it was so cheap that I coudn't resist. That is such a terrible reason to buy something, isn't it?

This flowerpot was 50 cents. So cheap, I had to have it. Do you sense a trend here?

I LOVE this thing! It's got plastic flowers on it, and it's just fabulously tacky, isn't it?!

More fabulous tackiness! A cute plastic garland. I don't know where it's gonna go, but it has to go somewhere!

The vintage yellow clock radio, and the old globe bank are Ebay winnings. I now have 4 old radios, so guess what.....it's a collection!

I bought this old French perfume set for my daughter. She's been to France and loves all things French, especially perfume!

Unfortunately it's missing a few bottles, but it's still cute!

Liz especially got a kick out of the Wizzy perfume, because one of her friend's nicknames for her is Wizzy!

Aren't these sandwish markers adorable?! There's even a blank one, that I could use for my specialties: pickle and butter, or radish and mayo. Sounds yummy, doesn't it? Oh, don't be jealous, I'm sure you could just as easily through one of these concoctions together!

This tray was from the second day of an estate sale, so it was half off. 50 cents.

And last but not least, I won a giveaway! Lisa at pupylov had a great Fall giveaway, and I was lucky enough to be the winner of all this!

Here is where that pretty, sparkly BOO sign ended up!

And this gorgeous amber turkey is nesting on my dining room windowsill! Thank you so much Lisa, I love it all!!
Oh, and one last thing. The Green Bay Packers are playing the Minnesota Vikings, with Brett Favre as their quarterback, tonight on Monday Night Football. All I have to say is : GO PACK GO !!!


Susie's country cottage said...

I had to chuckle to myself when I saw your post today! I cant believe the amount of things you manage to find at garage sales. The radio you won off ebay is amazing and I would kill for that French box! Enjoy the football!
Susie X

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a smorgasbord of bargains!

I think yer very best one was that incredibly hideous plastic garland. Wish I had it!!! Who needs a necklace of garlic to scare away vampires -- just wear that and EVERYONE will run from you...

NicNacManiac said...

WOW....fabulous treasures. Love the radio collection....Teal..swoon!! All of your goodies are really wonderful! Your giveaway win is really nice...love the boo sign and the turkey!! Enjoy the rest of your day!

blushing rose said...

You did real well ... I would have NO trouble finding a place for that mirror, it is wonderful!

Have a lovely week. TTFN ~Marydon


Hi Carol,
The gargae sale season is over until spring :( estate sales are now top of the shopping list.
Nice finds :) and nice treasures from the giveaway :)
I'm not a football person...shame on me...so it's fine if your team wins tonight.
I have a thing for mirrors too...and not enough wall space.
Deb :)

Chari said...

Hi Carol...

Oooh...fabulous treasure finds, my friend! I love your old radio collection! I just think that would be such a fun kind of collection to have! Love the old vintage colors like that yellow and blue! Ohhh..and I love the antique mirror...I don't think I could have turned it away either. I bet you'll find some place for it! Hehe! Such sweet treasure finds...thank you for sharing them with us today!

Warmest wishes,
PS...love your amber glass turkey!

Melissa B said...

Carol - where did you get the French perfume set for your daughter - it's fabulous!
Quimper Club

Dawn said...

Wow, great stuff there. Love the radios. What color are the other two?

The sandwich markers are too cute. I've never seen sandwich markers before!


Protector of Vintage said...

What? You're a Packers fan? Tell me it isn't true. (I live in Minnesota).

You found so many lovely treasures over the weekend. I especially love the radios!!

LillySue said...

Oh, no...I am off to Ebay to look up vintage clock radios...I NEED one of those!!

Michela said...

Hello Carol! Love your flowerpot!
Thank you so much for following my blog! Greetings from Italy! :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi there!

Oh you made out like a bandit. Such great treasures! Love the radios. Hey, I had that exact Xmas garland when I first got married. I got rid of it. Maybe that's mine!! Isn't it amazing the stuff we got rid of yrs ago, and now we covet it again? thanks for sharing your finds. I am missing Thrifty Treasures Monday.


Lisa said...

Oh You got really great finds!! LOVE the radios and the sandwich markers! They will look so great in your kitchen! I'm so glad you loved your fall goodies! That turkey is one of my favorite decorations. If you look at my fall decor we have 4 my 2 and my moms 2! Yours looks wonderful in your window!
Hugs, Lisa

Lisa said...

OH! I too love your plastic garland! I just love finding great stuff like that!
Hugs, Lisa


Oh I love all of this stuff! WOW
Ans the Pack didn't go! :(

Carrie said...

What fun to find so many different treasures...your radio collection is developing very nicely indeed!

Melissa B said...

I love to find things on eBay too! All the postcards from the Quimper blog are from there. I have a lot more about the Breton costumes. The postcard of Quimper shows the view of the cathedral from a very old part of the city, which luckily has been restored and looks the same, but cleaner and brighter!