5.17.2009

garage sale wonders...

"wonders." it means different things to different people, i've learned. i think all of these finds are wonders...my husband just wonders why...

a grocery bag of wooden spools

wonderful old doll crib, in perfect shape and with a great wooden spring hidden under the burlap i just placed in there

a polaroid camera!!! with two expired films from 2004; i love how the photos i took in our living room last evening look old and ghostly. (not to mention that this reminds me of my grandma who would stick the fresh polaroid image under her spacious armpit while it developed...there may have been room for anywhere from three to five photos under there...but again i digress)

an old blue table with one crooked leg, cleverly hidden in this photo;)




the base of the vintage lamp now residing in our family room


eek! i love it - and when you turn the light on at night, you see all the missing pieces in the plastic underneath the fabric

and the best news of all?!? all of these for exactly twenty dollars...
oh happy day.

(p.s. go here to see a list of "monday's treasures" - a painless way to see other thrifters' found beauty)

7 comments:

Floss said...

Oh, well done! Those sure look like wonders to me! My son and I have agreed to differ on the 'trash or treasure' decisions - he now says things like: 'Mum, there's some of your kind of treasures over here', instead of 'look at this trash'! Some of my finds are on my blog at the moment - I got a very old lamp too.

Stephenie said...

What beautiful treasures...I just love your new lamp..Just amazing...Those hubbies just don't get it..My husband is always wondering the same thing...WHY! I love the crib too..
Stephenie

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

you're so good at finding the treasures hidden in a garage sale. your hubby may continue to wonder away 'cause you're doing a good job finding pretties. :)

Laurie said...

Yes, one man's trash...my husband is, I think, used to it by now!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Mary, nice treasures, thanks for joining the party.

The Tattered Cottage said...

What wonderful treasures you found...Love the little crooked leg table :) I love imperfections and the lamp is soooo beautiful.
Toni

Jen r. said...

ooohhh.. great finds! Jen

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