Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Saturday's garage sale finds

I swore I wasn't going to any more sales this year, but I really can't help myself!! I only went to two and I got some great stuff.
The first is this beautiful black velvet coat for 50 cents!! I thought it was $5.00 and I was still going to buy it. I really was buying it for the fabric but I got home and tried it on and it fits!! I will definitely wear it . It's probably from the 60's. The sleeves are about 3/4 length. I love it!!!

Also at the same sale I got a Pendleton shirt and pink tablecloth and napkins. My hubby always tries on the shirts I bring home before I wash them but this one was too big. Too bad, really. It's a beautiful shirt.

Then at the next sale I got this cast aluminum owl, white Santa, basket and a little Santa picture... all for $10.00. I have two Santas like this one but they are red. I keep them in my china hutch all year. My granddaughter said, "grandma, why do you have Santas in there and it's not Christmas?" I said because I'm grown up and when you're a grown up you can put whatever you want to in your house. I could see it in her eyes....imagining what her house might look like.

I do love the fall garage sales because people pull out their fall and Christmas decorations. The stuff above was from an estate sale. The lady said this was only a smidgen of things from the house. I think she will have another sale this fall. Lucky for me it's right by my house and if I go anywhere on the weekend I'll pass by the signs.

Gotta go now and watch the debate...

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Author unknown.




Trudy said...

Wow Sheri,

You really came out ahead on your garage sale run!! I love that velvet coat, I wouldn't cut it up either! Dontcha just love sales???

Gayle said...

Sheri - I love the black coat you found at your garage sale! I recently bought a black WOOL coat that looks very similar to it at the thrift store. I plan on embellishing it with giant rick rack, and wool strips, and buttons and beads, so it will be a one-of-a-kind item.

Brenis said...

Oh Sheri, your thrifty finds were great! I always love seeing what others go after at garage sales! LOL Weird? but most of all i LOVE the little story of your grand daughter and your answer!! I thought that was too funny the way you answered... cuz i'm a grown up! But the way you finished it... really lit her imagination on fire i bet!!
My granmma LOVED santa. And collected anything santa. She had a HUGE hutch (length of a whole wall, floor to ceiling) FULL of santa all year round :). LOL... needless to say, as a child that was pretty magical!! And as an adult, remembering to keep the love of the magical time alive all year long! So fun!! :D