Garage Sale Finds

kirkus(5a)August 9, 2011

Hi Everyone! Our little town had a community-wide garage sale this past weekend...over 70 garage sales throughout the town! Our family had so much fun but we were soooo pooped afterwards! :o) We met some of the nicest people. One couple gave me boxes and boxes of ceramic tiles which I'll use for Mother's Day presents in my classroom. :o) Here are just a few of our finds. WHAT FUN! Bear Hugs! Kirk

A cast iron frog for my barrel pond:

A fired clay pig for my potting bench...The little bottle is for a bottle windchime I'm making. I shared how I used the cast iron butterflies in a wreath:

A cast iron birdbath:

Some jars and a lid for a windchime:

A cool bird (50 cents!):

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Marlene Kindred

Sounds like you and yours had a blast! What great treasures! Love the iron pieces and the bird figurine too!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 9:09AM
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marylee_2010

You found wonderful buys. I love them. The frog looks so like "Campbell". Thank you for sharing.

Marylee

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 10:06AM
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oldcrafty(8)

What a haul. Sounds like you had a good time.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 3:59PM
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sunnyca_gw

Great stuff! Love those butterflies! Frog is neat too! Will look forward to seeing what you make with the jars(I'm thinking they would break as wind chimes so have to see finished product!) Jan

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 2:07AM
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kirkus(5a)

Jan, Just the blue metal lid is for a windchime. :o) The jars will be used for storing things. Carol will make a soy candle in the clear small jar. :o) My wording did make it sound like I was using the big jars for windchimes. Ooops! One big wind and they would be gone. :o)

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 8:09AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

A town near us has a town wide yard sales with a map, which I missed this year. It is sooo much fun.

You got some great things!
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 8:52AM
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carabubble

I'm a teacher too - 3rd grade. This will be my second year teaching the younger ones; I taught 5th for 8 years. How will you use the tiles for Mother's Day gifts?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 5:48PM
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Purplemoon

Sounds like such a fun day for your family. I hope the kids found some 'treasures' too. You really scored on the cast iron stuff. WOW.

I may have to hitch ride with Tinfoil and head your way.
This is the perfect time of year to get the heck out of
Dodge (I mean Phoenix). Its like living in an oven and
nothing fun to do outside.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 6:43PM
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jeannespines

Great pickins', Kirk! I love cast iron stuff esp...like the rust & like it painted...so however it turns out, it always looks good to me! I think DH & I would LOVE to go GS'ing & TS'ing in your neck of the woods! LOL! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 8:43PM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

I love that lid for your windchime. Can't wait to see how that turns out! You do know how to find the good stuff, don't you?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 10:27AM
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