July 29, 2009

Summer and Garage Sales go together like Soup and Sandwich!


Coffee in hand...change in my wallet...the car is gassed up and it it's time to head out...
Yeah...Garage Sale Friday (last Friday that was...)
Here are some of my fun finds!
Some magazines for my 2 teen daughters...they were 10 cents each and current editions too!
The "Adorn" was for me!
This wonderful Hallmark Instant Christmas Scrapbook!
Love all the vintage beads...
...and embellishments too!
A sweet lady named Barbara sold me these Christmas cottages and she was so nice! She said that she used to have an entire collection, but these were the only ones she had left....they are at least 50 years old! She was downsizing and moving after losing her husband three years ago.
All these accessories came with them. $1 for the whole lot!
I love candles...but only if they are brand new like these two!
And how about these two apple baker bowls! Can't wait to try them out.

This neat set of fry pans was made in Yugoslavia...the handle switches from pan to pan as needed...cool uh?
And the "Piece de Resistance"....
MY NEW BIKE!
Isn't she a beauty....The previous owner tells me she only rode it a half a dozen times or so....
I hope I will do better!
With the unusually extreme hot weather here in Portland, Oregon....107 degrees today...I may have to wait a bit to try her out!

I guess this Friday I will have to be certain to have a large bottle of very cold water on hand too!

HAPPY SUMMER GARAGE SALE FINDING TO ALL!



22 comments:

Diane said...

It looks like you had a great day of treasure hunting, the little putz Christmas houses are darling! And that bike looks brand new! That will be fun and some good exercise. All it needs is a little basket to tote your finds in. I love it all, thanks for sharing.
Hugs and kisses, Diane

Amy said...

Great Bike!!! Absolutely...a cuted little wicker basket in front would be perfect!

Lori said...

Carrie, you found some really great things...the putz cottages were a steal...even when i see them all ripped up, they are pretty pricey here...plus you got all the cute goodies to go with them...SCORE!!!

vivian said...

lots of goodies! I love the old christmas stuff. My dad used to put together a whole village of those old houses. Hes moved a couple times in the last 25 years, and he doesnt have all that wonderful stuff anymore! pooh!!
great bike. yes.. I think you should wait til its a little cooler to ride it. I saw on the news that you were in a heat wave there.
its been a wierd summer weather wise.. here its been cooler then normal and rainy!
have a sweet day!
vivian

Lori R. said...

Love, love the bike. and the beads, wow, what a find. I searched for apple bakers on ebay but people wanted too much for them so yay for those.... all in all dang girl, you did good!!!

creative breathing said...

Dear Carrie, Thank you so much for responding to my "Block" Party invitation! I so look forward to making a block for you and receiving yours! What a sweet blog you have! I just can't believe what you found at garage sales! I wish I wasn't so intimidated by them. I feel obligated to buy from everyone! Again, thank you for so many kind comments left after stories. They brighten my day and fill my heart with joy! Elizabeth

Renee said...

I use to love garage sales Carrie, but I was lucky if I ever found anything.

Great finds.

Love Renee xoxo

Brenda said...

Well, you sure got a nice bicycle there! As well as a lot of other very nice things. I have to say I just adore you blue and green patterned flowers sidebar. Where did you manage to find this? Very unusual and pretty!
Brenda

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

WOW!!! Carrie is all I can say..wish I could have been garage saling with you..you really found some wonderful stuff...love the pans, and I love that bike!! now you need a wonderful bike basket for the front..:)

kathi said...

Those little Christmas houses are so precious! I have a couple that were my mother/grandmother's. They are very special!

Utah Grammie said...

WoW!! You did GREAT! love the apple bakers and the bike and the pans and and and...

Be careful in the heat - for those who aren't used to it - it can be baaaad! Keep hydrated and keep cool :-)

Kim G. said...

Love the villages and Christmas goodies for a buck!! Stay cool!!!

Pat said...

You did excellent dear. Wish I knew you were going. I would have gone along too. LOVE the bike. You lucky girl!! Hugs

Patti Cakes

Country Dreaming said...

Carrie--
What fun treasures you found!
I love garage sales and have been
lucky to get to some goods ones this summer.
I also happened on to some beautiful white dishes and the were
FREE plus they were on a table on the roasdside in our neighborhood!
If you buzz over to my blog you can see them three posts ago.

Melinda

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Love it that you not only got those fabbo little houses but the story as well--that's always the icing on the cake!

koralee said...

Wow...great finds....that bike is amazing...have fun with her...i adore my vintage bike "Maria"....you must name yours! Very hot here as well...heat wave...record breaking temps. Stay cool my friend!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You sure had some great finds! Those little village houses are so cute, and you will probably think of the dear lady who sold them to you, when you display them. I like finding new candles too, at garage sales. Hope you are staying cool in that heat.

Joy said...

wow you did awesome. Love the candles and yeah for you a new bike too!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the vintage houses and little things that go with them..too cute!!
Happy Weekend!
Deb :)

Elyse said...

OMG -- this is one of the cutest little blogposts ever starting with the adorable opening (soup and sandwich). i am loving your finds, especially the bike!

enjoy everything, carrie!

xo

down pillow said...

This blog is reminding me that I'm not garage sale-ing near enough! What on earth is an apple baker anyhow? Kitchen gadgets are my weakness!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Carrie -
You visited my blog a recently and I'm just now getting a chance to get back and spend some time getting acquainted with yours. I absolutely love what I see here and your garage sale finds are great. I'm a 'garager' too and have enjoyed each of your sweet treasures. But your bike - now should I tell you what I thought about your bike? I'm jealous!!! I'm shopping for a bike and yours is just about the cutest, sweetest and most charming! I'm hoping to find one similar to it - at a great price. I'm just south of Portland a bit - in Canby - and I'd love to ride around my neighborhood in vintage style. Enjoy yours! If you ever come out my way and you ride by my house I hope I'm outside to see you and wave! ~Adrienne~

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