Return to the Garden Junk Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Garage Sale Treasures!!

Posted by soonergirl1968 7a OKC (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 25, 10 at 15:07

I cannot believe how much time I've spent at garage sales and thrift stores since finding this forum!! Anyway, I spent $14 this morning and got some really cool stuff - just thought I'd share. The tiles are for a mosaic I'm planning on starting soon. The table was $1 and I figure it would look great with a mosaic on top. I'm going to cast a concrete column and sphere to hold an antique weather vane which I'll mount on the concrete base. The metal "thing" well... I have no idea what it is but I liked it. Any ideas for it?

Now, for my next trick I will attempt to imbed pictures in this post. However, I'm obviously a moron because I can never figure out how to do it so you'll probably have to click the link. I'm sorry... (I really need to figure that out!! lol )

Here is a link that might be useful: Junk


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Love it all but I am INLOVE with the metal thingy. Do you think it use to hold glass cups for tea lights?


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

You did good!

The metal thing could hold small pots with succulents, strings of glass beads, or teacup feeders.

After being inspired here I went off to Goodwill to get some stuff and came home with almost nothing because the prices were too high. I'm going to have to try garage sales next.


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Great job of bargain hunting! Could you use the metal thing as a bottle tree? I think it would look cool with blue bottles turned upside down in the circles.


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

I love the metal thing too. Bottle tree and tea lites are both good ideas. What if you cut the bottom off some blue bottles and put them in neck first then put tea lights in them? Me I'd use it as a hollyhock stake. But it was meant for better use than that.
Good finds!
Kathy


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Wow, you sure got your $14.00 worth. Like everybody I love the metal thingy. Maybe solar lights? I'm also loving all that blue pottery, very nice.
Frou


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

WOW! Veeery Niiice! You did good girlie!!! Love it all!


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

the metal thing is a votive candle holder but could be used for saucers of citronella for outside, or easter eggs, or bird feeders with cups in it, or just sitting on that soon to be mosaiced table. it'd fit fine on that ...

that yard is awesome~are there acres out beyond?
beautiful...


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

You found some great stuff, but the metal piece is absolutely fantastic.
As is that beautiful green yard in the background.
WOW!

hugs, Karen


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Thanks guys!! The metal thing caught my eye, too! Tea lights, bottle tree, bird feeders, succulents, solar lights... hmmmm... so many options! I tried to put little clay pots in the holders but they're too small. I'm going to try some of your other suggestions.

Red Oak Deer - I don't know about your area, but our Goodwill is the most expensive thrift store in town! It's really crazy - I mean they get the stuff for FREE!

Strawberry goat - I actually only have about 3/4 acre BUT it's right smack dab in the middle of the city :)


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Metal thingy beautiful, I agree candle holder, or you could turn it upside down and hang from tree, center of garden room or sunshade and have a candle chandelier. On its own a great piece of garden art.

Betty


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

WOW $14 well spent! Metal thing=y!...absolutely, the fav!
Like Betty (above) said, "On it's own a great piece of garden art."

Should be a great garden table for ya, too! Love the pots!

I'm still working on a blue bottle project...picking up odds & ends to try for the look I want...not much success yet. TFS, sooner, & YEAH, you got the pics in the post! Jeanne S.


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Lots of great finds! Love the metal thing, the table and all of your pots....can't wait to see your final projects!


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

I really like your $1 table! Be sure to post a picture of it after you have mosaiced the top. Like everyone else, I like the metal thingy too. I could see it with little blue bottles sitting upside down in the holders. You got a nice selection of pots too. Great buys!


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Great table top mosaic & nice pots! I would just paint that metal thing some wild color & put it in the yard!! Could dangle some beaded wires for an interesting wind chime! Like that cement thing on the ground too whatever it is! Jan


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Yep. Goodwill is pretty much off the list. I found similar stuff cheaper at Michael's. I'm compiling a list of church and community thrift stores and will start watching for garage sales. If the stuff isn't priced right it takes the fun out of it.


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Love that metal thingy,i'd just plop it in the garden as is.You got some good stuff there.
Kathi


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Look at all the goodies! You'll enjoy mosaic-ing :D
kudzu


 o
RE: Garage Sale Treasures!!

Great stuff for only $14 Sooner. I find great stuff at the Thrift Town thrift stores here around Fort Worth. There are three of them that I like to go to, Richland Hills, Fort Worth and Arlington. I still shop GW and SA because every now and then I find something really cool at a good price. But I hardly ever get to garage sales, except this weekend - I held one - had a ball, glad it's over. Shopping at them is sure a lot more fun than having one.
I LOVE metal stuff-can't wait to see what you do with your new...uh, thing. Cheryl


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Garden Junk Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here