I hit a few garage sales on Thursday and Friday and think I had some pretty good luck.
Let's start off with my Thursday finds.
This great tarnished silver bowl was $3.00.
I always see tons of silver pieces when I am out and they are always dirt cheap. I think most people don't want to bother with cleaning them anymore. I love them either tarnished or shined up, they have so much character and history.
These two porcelain containers with only one lid were $3.00 for the set. They are a little too icky on the inside to ever be used for food again, but they are great to store stuff in around the house. They're a little bit vintage, a little bit industrial and more unique than a wicker basket.
Although I think it's a beautiful picture of Jesus, I actually bought the picture because of it's old chippy wooden frame that is much older than 1959. I am going to do a project in my living room in a few weeks where I use some antique frames and this will be a perfect addition to that. So I'm going to take it out of this frame and find a different frame for the picture that is more true to the 1950's era.
I drive up to this house and they have a lot of tables set up in the yard with a lot of glassware on them. So I jump out and it's not until I get inside their yard that I realize that what I see on the tables is about 1/10th of what they have.
The vast majority of the stuff is just sitting in boxes under the tables and boxes lined up along the driveway. Like those big boxes that bananas come in. And the stuff was just thrown in these boxes. No price, no rhyme or reason as to what was in each box, just a free for all.
The best (or worst) part is when I finally have sorted through some of the boxes, found what I wanted, dusted the mouse poop off of them and go to pay for my stuff the lady tells me to come back tomorrow because she has more stuff still in boxes that she hasn't had time to put out yet. I initially think she's talking about the stuff under the tables and along the driveway still in boxes, but no she is pointing to her garage! I glance in that direction and see at least 20-30 more boxes stacked up in her garage that I never noticed before.
So this is my haul from The Hoarders of Ohio Club president.
I am joining the following parties: