Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This Weeks Garage Sale finds

Even though it was a holiday weekend and people around here were busy preparing for stormy weather, I managed to go to a few garage sales. In addition to the radio in the post below here are pictures that highlight a few of my purchases.

This little table lamp for the screened porch

4 more animal print pillows to add to the ones on the daybed in the bonus room.....this day bed was from a garage sale several years ago and was once at my daughters home. We haven't really done much to decorate there...it is just a hodge podge of furniture. I'm trying to turn it into a media/craft/play room...on a budget of course!

And 3 tiger oak chairs for my daughter-hers are similiar, and she only has 5. Now she'll have 8! They will have to be recovered of course!
My mom is doing really well and going to the sales with me again. She is not finding a whole lot these days. She did get some brand new Mary Kay products from the same place I bought the radio....the lady having that sale is in my aerobics class and we knew she could be trusted! She was a Mary Kay consultant, and has decided not to do it anymore.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to comment if you want your name in my giveaway drawing!

27 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I was concerned for you several times throughout the day, and here you went garage sale-ing. You got some nice things, too.

I'm glad that storm's gone.

Dawn said...

Nice finds. I like that lamp! Your porch is so pretty! I'll be heading out the door in a few minutes for my first day back!

take care,
Dawn

Darlene said...

Great garage sale finds...my favorite is the lamp!! I just LOVE your porch!

I am so glad you made it safely through the storm....I was thinking of you yesterday.

Brown-Eyes said...

There's nothing like a good garage sale to take one's mind off anything else...LOL You made a good haul it seems. ;-) Bo

Southern Lady said...

Diane, what a neat table! I've seen similar ones in antique malls, and they always catch my eye. You were lucky to find one at yard sale prices.

I hope your day is good ... take care in Gustav's rain and winds.

Sincerely,

Janie

Gretchen said...

You found some great things at garage sales over the weekend. Those chairs are great, along with the pillows.

Gretchen

Melissa Wertz said...

WOW Diane, good finds! I love the lamp. The chairs are really great.

Marie said...

You are my kind of lady! Shopping in a storm!! :o) GREAT chairs. And what a fun media/craft/play room!

Shelia said...

Good morning, Dianne. Oh, it's good to see you posting - that means you're safe!! You were garage saling?? Well, you found some nice things! Take care and don't eat all those snacks at one time!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Beautiful finds, Diane!!

Jan

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Cute table and great chairs! I didn't go this weekend. Trying to resist since I am getting ready for a very large yard sale Saturday. Have a wonderful week! Jackie

nikkicrumpet said...

looks like a successful day of bargain hunting! Have a terrific day today!

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Those chairs are a great find! What type of fabric will you recover them with?
Love the porch, especially the view in the background; I love to bring the outside in.

Sue said...

You had a good day, I would say! I love your porch... the lamp, and THE TABLE IT IS ON!!! Your media room is sure going to be a neat place. You'll have to show us the whole room.

CIELO said...

wonderful finds! Love that cozy spot with the lamp lit up! Oh, and by the way, the House in the Roses is having a Window Party this Friday, and wish you could participate.... only thing you need to do is show us your favorite window of your home.... it promises to be fun! come see!

cielo

The Berry's Patch said...

I would love to have 8 dining chairs. Great find! That lamp looks great on your porch. I'm so glad you were able to get out and shop. I didn't get much done this weekend. Now I'm scrambling to get things done for company.

aunties said...

Diane,
I too have been concerned about you and your family and have to smile you were out looking for great finds and staying positive. The radio in the post below was a great one. You look well prepared, but after seeing the terrible damage Katrina did to your lovely your home, I would be too.
Your daughter should be pleased with the chairs... It's always great to have more dining room chairs. I think I like the garage sales you find:)
With best wishes for a safe week.
Beth

Nikki said...

Those chairs are a great find. I am on the hunt for chairs, but so far no luck. I'm trying not to get impatient.

SASSY said...

LOVE all the fun finds! Thanks for stopping by to see me. I will be back again...great blog.

Glad that your son is home and safe!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Great find! Glad you are all safe and sound, too.
xo Lidy

Cathy said...

You have a great porch! I used to have a screened in porch, but it had to go to make room for the new room, and patio. I am so glad the storm was not as bad as they first thought.

Cathy

Angie said...

I am jealous of your screened in porch. I have always wanted one! Great finds at the yard sales!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You find the most amazing deals! Love those chairs and the lamp! Pillows are great too!
Carrie

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, I am thankful the storm has passed and you are okay...I love your finds..Great Job! Blessings, Nancy

Katherinellen said...

Diane,
That's daybed is gorgeous...I wish I had it. Love the chairs and pillows....wonderful finding you got. Glad you all were okay. We all were blessed that it's was not as bad as Katrina. Today was worst than yesterday(Mon)...when the storm Gustav came inland. we had so many tornadoe warning. We are still in flood warning...having lots of rain... But we are fine..praise the Lord. You and your family was in my thought and prayers...glad everything is well. You have a wonderful weekends... :) ~Katherinellen~

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

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ceekay said...

Great finds. I love the animal print items. You all find such great things at garage sales. They are not that great here. Have a good week!