Monday, March 28, 2011

Exciting Garage Sale Finds!

Lately I have gotten into garage sale-ing. The last few weeks I have checked out the paper's listings and the listings on Craigslist and made myself a route through our suburb. There have been a lot of them- some better than others for sure!

Up until this past Saturday I really hadn't bought very much. I am trying to be super selective (remember I am trying to get rid of 20 things per day so bringing home more junk would be counterproductive- I am up to 120 items so far!) I was specifically keeping my eyes peeled for a few things though, namely a washing machine and a daybed with trundle. We were hoping to free up some space in our guest room which has twin beds, yet still have a place for guests to sleep.

I wasn't planning to go garage sale-ing this past Saturday until I saw an ad on Friday night that mentioned that there was going to be a sale near us that had a washer, a daybed with trundle, AND the icing on the cake was that she said she was selling items that she had from a previous booth in an antique market. I immediately made plans to be there at 7:00 AM sharp and convinced Ronnie to go with me in the truck because this particular sale had such promise. I tried not to get my hopes up, but I will admit I didn't sleep the best on Friday night in my anticipation :).

Our Trusty Jolly Green Giant

When we pulled up to the house in the above vehicle precisely at 7:00 AM my heart sunk as I saw a man with a pick up truck and trailer loading lots of items. So much for the "no early birds" in their ad!! I high-tailed it into the garage to see what might be left- various pieces of furniture, lo and behold including the daybed and trundle (priced at $25) and the washer (priced at $75)!! Ronnie and I had agreed the night before that we would only spend up to $100 if we were to buy both the daybed and washing machine. We talked to the really friendly owners about the machine and felt like we could trust them in buying it and then offered $80 for both. They agreed! So we are the proud owners of a new to us washing machine (it works great), daybed and trundle AND one more vintage item that I purchased there for $3. I am SOOOOOO excited about it, but it will receive a post of its own!! Stay tuned...

6 comments:

karenday said...

How exciting! Will we get to see the daybed? In the Design File links, they're always showing ways to paint "mid-century" furniture and mod it up a bit. Congrats to you and Ronnie!

And TWENTY ITEMS A DAY, you're an inspiration!

Jo-Jo said...

...Vintage item...you know I am more excited about that then the washer and day bed!!! Please post what it is!

ScribbleHaven said...

Good job! I bet laundry is a JOY to do now, praise the LORD! You have been so patient without a washer. I can't imagine . . . Julianna goes through a load a day. (not really)

Gracie said...

@Karen: Yes, I will post pics of the daybed as soon as we have it set up. Thanks for the comment! See you in the morning :)

Joey and Elizabeth said...

GOOD FOR Y'ALL!!! I want to see the daybed & trundle :) Those are amazing prices for all that stuff!

Julia Brinkerhoff said...

Always love reading your blog..and about your amazing finds!