Sunday, May 22, 2011


This past weekend was our citywide garage sale. My buddy Nancy and I went to about 50 of them, and she filled my van up twice! I purchased only a few things, one of them being that chalkboard, above. I've been wanting one to have on the porch, to write clever things on!

I only had to walk across the street to get this old watering can. And I couldn't pass up that book. Friday To Monday Gardening. Oh, if only it were that easy! I think the author, Ms. Margaret O. Goldsmith, must have puttered around in the garden Friday-Monday, and had a hired gardener the rest of the week!

I couldn't believe someone hadn't snatched up this pink Pyrex bowl before I did!

I found a mate for the old frog planter on the left.

A Gigantor Gurley Santa candle. He's huge! I've never seen one so big!

Two boxes of Shiny Brites.

AT 10 CENTS A BOX!!! You read that right. A BOX!!!

This wee little picnic basket was an Ebay win a couple of weeks ago. Actually, it was made in Japan, and it held the batteries to a toy, way back when. I'd love to know what kind of toy it went with!

The picnic basket/lunch box collection is steadily growing! So, did you find any treasures over the weekend?


Karen said...

Your blog is a delight for the eyes! It is beautiful. I'm drooling over your garage sale finds. Do you mind me asking what you paid for that pink bowl? I have three (orange, rust and gold) in my antiques booth but they refuse to be sold. Maybe I'm asking too much. Amazing in pink! I've now added Shiny Brite Christmas balls to my list off items to collect. Your are wonderful! I think I inherited some from my mother. I'll have to check. I would love to have a 1950ish Christmas tree one year.
Have a super week.
Ladybug Creek

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Such great finds! love the gardening things, love to collect watering cans and old garden books. great addition to your picnic basket collection!

My Vintage Mending said...

Super jealous as always. I can tell it took a lot of work. These are some fabulous hauls. Well worth it. Never have seen the pink Pyrex before. I don't think those shiny brites retailed for ten cents. Way to go! Enjoy...Renee

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh good for you Carol! You found some real winners. 10 cents a box shiny brites! Every bloggy girls dream!

My boys had an easel chalk board like that when they were little. brings back memories. I always had fun making their room look cute.

I'm so looking forward to our city wide garage sale! I should be savign my pennies! Do you know, I've never seen Pink Pyrex in person? Only on the blogs! All my mom's pyrex was blue or green!

Have a great wek Carol! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Darling little lunch box!!!
Your finds are better than mine. The garage sales weren't as good as I was hoping!
Have a great Monday!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Great score on that pyrex bowl.

We hit alot of yard sales, but to my great surprise, they were horrible. Just people's junk sitting randomly on the driveways. Some ya win, some ya lose! You on the other hand, definitely won!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol I love your finds! The Pink Pyrex makes my heart skip a beat. I never see it at good prices and never thrifting or yard sales. Maybe one day. Shiny Brite boxes full for 10 cents...oh my goodness. I think that must have been the score of the day. Love the watering can also. Gotta go, time to water my flowers! hugs, Linda

Nancy Jo said...

Hi Carol,
I have several watering cans, they are hard to pass up, well I don't pass them up. I have that set of pyrex bowls, but not in pink. Not to happy about you finding yet another picnic tin. I need to come to your house and distract you while putting a few of those in my car. HA. You did find some good things this week.
Nancy Jo

Linda Chapman said...

I did! At my local Goodwill store! I love the thrill of the hunt.....and I see YOU do TOO!!

GardenofDaisies said...

What fun finds!! Love the little froggy planters!

DearHelenHartman said...

50??? Oh, what joy! The pink pyrex is priceless. The Christmas ornaments have me singing Its Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas - cover your ears!

delia hornbook said...

O My goodness 50? wow you must have been shattered ;-)) I love the pink pyrex bowl that is gorgeous and so pretty in pink. And i love vintage decorations but they always seem to be very expensive well they do here. Enjoy all your lovely finds, dee x

Mecky said...

Great finds, Carol!! And 50 cents for those ornaments. WOW!!! Usually I can't even touch those because they go so high.
i love old watering cans. There were several at the flea market, but I passed. They go high now.

My garage sale is in a couple of weeks. Come on over!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I saw a chalk board just about like that when I went shopping with Eloise this weekend. It wasn't for sale, or I think I would have bought it for the grans to write on in the basement! Uh - - - excuse me - - - that would be in the football cave!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I want to go to yard sales with you. I have never found that many good things in a month. I love so many of the items. Lucky duck!

Vintage Christine said...

Good lord, you went to 50 garage sales? Amazing! You really did find some great stuff and I don't even want to know how little you paid for that Pyrex Gooseberry bowl. I remember having a big Gurley Santa like the one you found--as soon as I saw it I went "aaaaaaah." Memories.

Maureen said...

Woohoo! T'is the season! Great finds. I hit 1 yard sale and 1 estate sale this weekend. 50? That's crazy!

Jacqueline said...

I did, I did! I will have to post them tomorrow...I found two vintage Coke T.V. trays. I intend to sit my bottom down and eat cereal and watch cartoons Saturday morning! Yep, just like the old days...let me see...turn back time about 42 years and I'll be there!

Great fun finds. Especially finding a mate for other frog and the elf...way too cute for words! Glad you struck gold! You've inspired me to break into my piggy bank for some garage sale cash!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

The cake lookes yummy and the little shop very cute. :)Tina

DoanLegacy said...

So many great finds!

I avoid this kind of sale because they're so hectic and too much pressure around my neck of the woods!