Before I tell you about my awesome garage salen day on Friday, I wanted to show you this wooden pulley that I forgot to post a photo of last week. I bought it at the same garage sale that I bought the Jarts at and with all the excitement over the Jarts, I totally forgot about it.
It has the greatest patina and was only $5.00. It's big too. 11" from the top to the bottom of the hook and about 4 1/2" wide.
OK, on to this week.
I found this picnic basket at a neighborhood garage sale for $3.00. They had two other picnic baskets there that I was looking at, but didn't buy. Sometimes you have to leave things for other people to have the thrill of discovering. And save yourself some cash.
I had bought a similar square picnic basket last year, so, stacked one on top of the other, they should make a nice arrangement for my 4th of July decor.
I fell in love with this extremely rusty old scale as soon as I laid eyes on it. It's a Perfection Slanting Dial Scale for only $5.00.
Did you think I was kidding about the rust? Nope, it has rust on top of rust.
I'm going to use this 12" wide enamelware bowl for 4th of July. I was thinking for potato salad.
OK, maybe a bit too rusty and chipped for that, but it would look good with a bright red geranium and flag in it. And it was only $2.00.
Did you ever buy something and then have no idea why you bought it? Meet my $3.00 yellow Pyrex 2 1/2 Quart mixing bowl. I really have no need for another mixing bowl and although I like Pyrex I don't really collect it. It is sort of cheery though and could actually be used for potato salad!
One thing I can't bypass is a blue canning jar. Four are Ball and one is an Atlas. $1.00 each.
I love these ones with the glass tops.
If you're interested in dating your Ball canning jars, this site is a good reference.
And the $3.00 shelf they are sitting on is another one of my garage sale finds. It used to look like this.
Yuck. If you think removing wallpaper from a wall is a pain in the butt, prying it off a wooden shelf ranks right up there.
I am planning on painting it at some point in the next week or so. Green possibly. Probably won't be applying any 1980's wallpaper to it though.
Linking with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures and Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.