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Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Weekend Finds


I'm afraid this week's episode of My Weekend Finds is a real yawn fest! There were only two garage sales, and it only took me 30 minutes to walk through the whole flea market.

These picnic baskets are going to provide some much-needed storage in the bedroom. I'd show you a picture of the mess I'm trying to organize, but I don't want to humiliate myself today! At $1 each, these baskets were a steal. The watering can was cheap too.

I found this birdcage and stand a few weeks ago, and forgot to share it. It was black, but I spraypainted it white, and then I put a couple crows inside and on top to scare the trick-or-treaters with. Hey, I have to keep getting up to answer the door and give them candy, so I might as well get some enjoyment out of it too! I found one other thing at the flea market, but I'll save that for REDnesday. So, did you find anything interesting over the weekend?

22 comments:

Denise Marie said...

That is no snooze fest, Carol!! You got some amazing finds!! Sometimes we gotta take these lil victories and run with them. lol

Cindy said...

Carol..you find some of the neatest stuff. Picnic baskets..I have never seen those anywhere down here in the South..garage selling.I love them..I store all kinds of stuff in them too!
Have a great week.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! $1? I can't believe it! I have all kinds of stuff stashed in my picnic baskets. Love them!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Carol Sweetie...
Oh my do I ever love the picnic baskets and yes they sure will provide a little storage. They are so fun and delightful. I can't wait to see what you store in them.

The birdcage is just precious. Love it and the crows are sure a delight. So magical looking for sure.

Have a gorgeous week sweetie. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow is all I can say about the picnic baskets for $1 each. You scored girl!

Jacqueline said...

Are you sure you were not born in Jellystone Park? You love your picnic baskets! You are a lucky girl to find them so dirt cheap!
I have a fondness for boxes and baskets too. Who knows why we are the way we are, as long as we don't hurt anybody right?
Love to you, raining in Washington but I'm smiling in my heart.

craftyles said...

Carol-I love the picnic baskets. Painting the birdcage was a great idea and it looks really cute. Even when your sales are a dud, you still manage to get some great things!

Celestial Charms said...

Love those picnic baskets..great find.
Maureen

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Carol, WOW that was a great deal on those baskets. The best deal I ever got on one was $5, and I was HAPPY! Enjoy your little bundle of feathers, they are messy but so cheerful. Love, Penny

Marydon said...

G'day Carol ~ What fabulous finds! I love so that bird cage.

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Angela said...

I am just in awe over those baskets for one dollar a piece...oh Carol, they are just gloriously beautiful....yahooooooooooooooooo..I have two of those watering cans..one is kinda of..ummmmm...squished..hubby ran over it with the truck, LOL. Was planning on getting rid of it, than I thought, what the heck..use it as decoration in the garden..lol No yard saling for me last week..sigh..It's all done till the spring..waaa waaaa waaa , me sooooooooo sad.

Maureen said...

You didn't do too bad for a yawn-fest. Are you still wearing your disguise at the flea market? lol

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
Great prices on the baskets!
No... :( didn't get out this weekend...but the one coming up I sure hope to!
Warmly,
deb :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the baskets. They do make the best storage. Thanks for adding the Vintage Halloween button to your sidebar! I can't wait to see your post! Joan@anythinggoeshere

Genie said...

Thanks so much for your visits to my house. I like your painted birdcage....very clever. You have such an eye for things so your “find” posts are always interesting and pretty amazing. :-) g

Scrap for Joy said...

Wow-the picnic baskets are a real find and the price-woohoo! I loved your post about getting a new pet...that last picture of the girl with the bird on her head would have made me snort milk up my nose had I been drinking milk...luckily for me I was not! Priceless!
Have a great week Carol!
xoxo
Joyce

Gracie's Cottage said...

Every yawn-fest should be so successful! Love the crows on/in the birdcage too - great idea!

Jan

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These are some lovely treasures, Carol. Off to read some of your past posts..
Have a happy Tuesday! xx

barncat said...

At least you're still out there, I think I'm garage saled out for the season! Love the picnic baskets, they are wonderful for storage, but I've never found one for a dollar, maybe I need to get back out there!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great finds, Carol! Love those awesome baskets for organizing. What a great idea!!!
Hugs,
Coralie

Creative Breathing said...

I think your finds are wonderful! Especially the baskets. Thanks for sharing! Elizabeth

Mimi Sue said...

So very sorry that garage sale season is over here too. But you did find some great bargains. I have a little stack of picnic baskets in my kitchen. Very handy storage. Mimi