Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tracy's City Wide Garage Sale Haul

It was a good hunting day out there for Tracy's semi-annual city wide garage sale.  I was only out there on the prowl for a little over 2 hours, but I came home loaded.  Not me - my truck!  I think it was better this time, not so many homes officially participating - 37 down from the usual 100 plus.  Hmm, wonder why?  This time the official sale was on the east side of town.....prime pickin' spot full of older homes with years of accumulation.  The yard sale patrol won't shut you down if you have a sale on the west side, you just don't get your freebie ad in the newspaper.

The last time we had a garage sale was about 2 years ago during the city wide.  We vowed never to do it again during this time because there were just too many yard sales and it spread the bargain hunters real thin.  The local Goodwill and another thrift store really made out that day.  Cars and trucks were a dozen deep in both places waiting to unload the stuff that didn't sell.  Bright idea #1....I think I need to get myself over to both of those places today;-)

Here's my haul from Saturday:

I got this dresser for next to nothing because it's really in sad shape.  You can't tell from the picture, but the whole top is warped and coming off.  The mirror and frame are perfect, so I'm thinking about piecing this out.  I have an idea for the drawers and the piece holding up the mirror.  I love the frame on the long mirror that's sitting on the ground.  It needs some TLC, but the price was excellent.

Can you ever have too much silver?    I found six silver trays, pitcher, vase, flatware for stamping, glass doorknobs, and a lipstick holder.

I'm going to be turning that ugly duckling 70's style green globe into something fun.  I'll have to do a patch job on the old oval frame, then I think I'll put a cork board or black board in it.  The old card game came with a few hundred letters, the green thingy with the X and O is a glass ash tray, 4 vintage desert cups, and some jewels for repurposing.

3 oak Weis card holder boxes.

Little wood sewing box, kitchen stuff, and a tin full of sewing paraphernalia....haven't gone through it yet, but it looks interesting.

The white chippy mirror is good to go, but I might add something to the top just to make it pop.  I bought the little cabinet for parts: drawer, door, hardware.  It was only a few dollars because it has a big chunk out of the back and one side.  Repurpose, repurpose, repurpose:)

I already sanded down this table and it's going to be my first project.  The legs screw off, so it will be easy to transport to a show.  These lanterns are so heavy.  I think they'll get a coat of spray paint and then I'll put candles inside. 

3 Georgia B. Caldwell prints.

I was so excited when I spotted this old green metal cabinet.

I was even more excited when I opened it up and found all these buttons, thimbles, needles, and snaps.  5 drawers, 27 compartments full of goodies. 

Thank you Gertrude for your collection.

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