Friday, March 30, 2012

Garage Sale Treasures

I've been over at Lakes Entrance visiting my Mum for a couple of weeks, She had a long list of little jobs for me to do and in between we Op shopped and fitted in a couple of Garage Sales as well. There wasn't too much treasure to be found in the Op Shops but I managed to find this tea trolley in a second hand shop when we went looking for something that Mum needed. The Rat cage fits perfectly on the top of it and eventually I will give it a bit of a paint job. The mustard does nothing for me.

There were only two garage sales while I was over there which was a bit disappointing but I think I did very well out of them. There was one Saturday morning and I picked up these Vintage Utensils for the princely sum of 50cents for the lot.

The second garage sale was on Sunday just around the corner and I found this little mirror,

an embroidered Tablecloth ,a small clothes airer, and a few scarves for my daughter. There was a lot more stuff I would have loved to buy but there is only so much a person can fit in their car! 

I did bring one other thing home from the Saturday Garage sale. I was looking at this gorgeous old commode chair , trying to decide if it would fit in the car when I came home. Remember I had that Tea Trolley to fit in as well. The seat lifts up, the pot is still in its place underneath and the chair is in really good condition. Anyway I was umming and arring and the lady running the sale came over and said if I wanted it I could have it .......for FREE!  Instantly there was no more thinking about it, I just thanked her very much and headed out the door with it tucked under my arm. 
Lucky for me the Trolley and chair fitted on the back seat...........just.

8 comments:

Enchanted Moments said...

I love a car jam packed full of treasures, a free treasure is better than ANYTHING!
Hope you had a lovely time away Jackie...

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

I was just about to email you to see how your were going at your mums. Glad you had a great trip and found some really great treasures. That chair is interesting never seen anything like it.
I love the mustard colour on the trolley!

mel @ loved handmade said...

Beautiful finds! Love that chair especially..x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Fabulous finds. I love the colour of the trolley, & that chair for free??? How great is that!

Paula Alice said...

Always love a day out hunting treasure too! Its good to share with fellow treasure hunters - they know how to appreciate the'treasures' we bring home! love the tea trolley, will have to hunt one down myself I think. Multitude of uses.

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Sounds like you had a great time, and still managed some lovely finds. Glad you eventually ended up with the commode chair.... it could come in handy on those long drives...lol... :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Andrea said...

Isn't it amazing what you can fit in your car when needed!!! Great finds, your mum must of had a lovely time too with your company and help.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Where there's a will, there's a way! Awesome finds Jackie! ~*~Lisa