Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Three Dollar Day

Yesterday morning on my way to work, I saw a sign.
No, not one of THOSE signs, a Garage Sale sign.

So, I decided to circle the block and visit it.
After all, I need more stuff. Especially the 
kind of stuff you find at Garage Sales.

It was not a huge sale, but there were some nice things.
As I drove up, a lady was loading a nice little table.
I imagined it was cheap, and wished I had arrived a bit sooner.

So, all I ended up with was this little white thingy:

It had a white candle inside and a .75c sticker on it.

By the end of the day, after work, the candle looked like this:

I haven't cleaned it yet. See:

And I couldn't pass this up for a quarter:

Of course, I'll paint it white.

I would've sprayed a bunch of things today, 
but it is very windy - not good for spray painting.

So, off to work I went - Hi Ho, Hi Ho!

After work, I had plans to go bowling. 
My cousin was here from Dallas, and my
aunt thought it would be fun to go out
for burgers and bowling.

I've bowled 3 times in my life.
Suffice it to say I am not good.
Let's leave it at that.
But I'm usually up for something new!

On the way, to my aunt's house,
 I stopped by the new thrift store near my work. 
I bought this for two bucks:

See the little green sticker?

It's a wee bit shabby and rickety.
I guess I like things like that.
It had at one time been hung by this cord:

But it apparently failed.

Good thing the little mirror didn't break!
It has a certain amount of charm, 
like the way the glass is cut to follow the shape,

And some "character" that made the guy
who sold it to me apologize. 

I told him it didn't bother me. 

I didn't tell him I liked it that way.
It does have one fairly major flaw, though:

I wonder how it happened? 
At first I thought I'd just paint it white
and call it "character."

But, I'm kinda liking the dark wood for my living room...

Three things. All in all, not a bad $3 day!

Word for the Day:

Matthew 18:20
For where two or three come together 
in my name, there am I with them.”

May you ALWAYS know He is always with you.


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Anne said...

Great finds!And great prices too. In need to venture out and look at some garage sales.I usually don't carry cash so I often don't shop at them.I may need to start carrying a little.

Marsha said...

You did have a great day for three dollars!! I like to sleep in on Saturdays so I don't make it to many yard sales. Last night, I dreamed I was at a really great yard sale-- you know, the kind of sale that has all the really cool stuff you see in Blog Land. I think I was looking at a demijohn that was in wonderful condition and at good price--- I don't remember the rest. I did stop at a nearby antique/ flea market today ( since I had that dream I had high hopes ) . They had outdoor booths they had rented out for the day. I bought a blue Ball mason jar with a zinc lid for three dollars.

Your mirror was a deal!! Bet it will be featured in another post in the future.

outjunking said...

You know I'm digging that mirror, and did I hear right you might not paint it white? I do like that dark wood. You'll make the right call I am sure.

Unknown said...

You had a great $3.00 day! Can't wait to see what you do with these!

Leslie said...

Looks like you got some GREAT stuff! Can't wait to see what you do with it all!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I love that old mirror - the color is perfect. The silver coming off -- in perfect old'chippy fashion!
The little picture frame--wonderful. The lantern...all wonderful!

The candle...a casualty. But in my case I'd melt it down anyway for firestarters! If it were scented I'd say put it in a tin can on the pilot of your stove (provided it was gas) and let the aroma fill the air. otherwise... I've got nothing!

have a blessed day--

Ivy and Elephants said...

Revi, what a great score! All great finds and the price can't be beat!
Oh, how we think alike, I love the white and light look, but with a few dark pieces mixed in. I think it adds a little character.
Have a wonderful week!
Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

I'd say you have some pretty creative finds. The white candle holder would be great as a mini greenhouse!

lynn said...

such great goodies--i love the $2 mirror! wish i could find great prices like that!