It's time to show my garage sale loot for the weekend. These are my Friday finds.
Old frame that I am going to make a chalkboard out of if my crafty side kicks in.
A really cool robin's egg blue Fire King relish dish.
This was the first time I had ever seen this Fire King piece in this pretty robin's egg blue before and now I'm going to be hunting for more pieces in this color. I don't think the photos do the color justice. It is gorgeous. I am in love with it. I might have to sleep with it under my pillow tonight.
I thought it looked sort of familiar and yes it was, because I dug this one out of my corner cabinet when I got home. But this one is run of the mill everyday white.
A side by side comparison.
I also bought a ironstone platter because you can never have enough ironstone platters.
And a cute silver pedestal bowl, because I am on a mission to save all the homeless silver pieces in the world.
Now you might be asking yourself much I paid for all this awesome stuff? Well, I bought it all for 45 cents! When I gave the lady two quarters she started digging for the nickle in change. I let her keep the nickle. I was being generous that day.
On Saturday I went to a community garage sale. Normally these things happen in developments, but in this instance it was a bunch of houses on a couple of country roads that all got together to have their sales on the same day. Lots of neat stuff and lots and lots of driving between houses.
So, do you think this guy is having a yard sale? I just loved his over the top advertising scheme.
So these are my Saturday finds from the country road sales.
I started off at this old farmhouse down a long gravel road. When I got there I saw a lady loading up old white chippy painted 9 pane windows into her back seat - too late for those :(.
But then I saw these wooden slatted things. I thought they were neat looking, but had no idea what they were, so I asked one of the farm guys about them. Old windows/vents from the barn. You can't tell from the photo but this is a substantial piece - probably weighs 10-15 pounds and is at least 6 inches thick. They were selling them for $2.00.
Look at that rustic wood. I don't know what I am going to do with it right now, but for $2.00 I thought I could find a use for it. Maybe just as a wall hanging?
I also bought this glass jug there for $1.00. Just liked the look of it.
Down the road further I found this stoneware crock thing - again, no idea what it is, but I collect stoneware bowls and thought it would be a good addition. $3.00.
And further down the road I found more silver to rescue.
This one is a velvet lined box with some cool engraving on the side. 75 cents.
Not bad for a $6.75 investment and a relaxing drive in the country.
And what is it with things I bring home? My dog was having an issue with the smell of this thing even though there was no odor. Maybe they used to have chickens in the barn?
WOW! What a haul. And the blue dish is beautiful. All of it looks wonderful. Wish we had garage sales like this in our area.
Enjoy your day!
The stoneware crock is really neat and is certainly worth more than three dollars. hugs♥olive
LOL- I love the last picture of the dog with the old vent. Who knows what animals that might have sheltered in its time? You got some really good buys~I also adore the little crock..I have a very similar one that was in my family's cellar. How funny about the FireKing relish dishes. Now you have twins (fraternal-NOT identical). Wish I could have tagged along! Diana
What a steal...they may as well have given you the stuff. I see a lot of possibilities with the shutters....and the blue and white serving dishes are great! Thanks for joining in, as always I do appreciate it so much. Have a good weekend. Debbie
Great finds especially the blue dish!
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The blue dish is fabulous. I don't think I have ever seen that design in that gorgeous shade of blue. Love the barn vents. As creative as you are, I'm sure you will do something marvelous with them.
The vent could be hung on the wall and used for a note holder--get some clothespins and paint them or cover one side with scrapbook paper and you have cute clips for your board.
We went to a couple of sales today and I'll be possint about these and some others that I have been remiss about.
Have a super Saturday.
I'm lovin that big clear jug!
I love the blue relish dish! The color is gorgeous! What a bargain 🙂 And your wooden vent is so cool. Could you turn it upside down, then use it for a fun memo board? You could tuck neat old pictures or postcards in the vents, if they don't slide thru! Saw you over at Debbie Doos.
I need to go garage salen with you. You find the greatest things. Love the blue dish! La
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
Pam, that blue dish is awesome!! Great finds for you, I love the barn sale stuff you found too.
The Lazy Peacock
what amazing finds! i love that blue dish - i have never seen that color either.
Great finds and great prices! I love the two silver pieces you got!
I like that you rescue things. I do that too. I usually rescue doileys and aprons
Great finds! I have only seen the fire king plate in white so seeing the blue is a real treat.
Hi Pam, I love all your finds! Especially that shutter. Can't wait to see what you do with it - it has so much potential for all kinds of purposes. I received a dish just like your white one as a wedding gift thirty something years ago. I don't have it anymore. I probably sold it at a garage sale along the way. Too bad for me!
Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal
You are a girl after my own heart when it comes to saving silver. I love anything on a pedestal too. The shutter is great and the blue dish is very pretty.
Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures
I really like your finds. I think I like the silver pedestal the very best. And I love all photos that have a dog in them. That pic helsp to show how big the wooden vent is.
I was garage saling in the country this weekend as well. Plus a rural(ish) subdivision sale, well six houses. I have seen things similar to your barn vents used to display vintage linens, hang over the slats.
I use my clear jug just to hold change - and save it up for yard saling.
I have the fire king in white, I have never seen it in blue. Thank you for showing.