Friday, July 16, 2010

garage sale finds

I spent the morning hitting some garage sales with the kids. Here are a few of my finds.

This cool little bird cage for $5
This tray that's going to get a coat of paint and some decoupage (yep, 25 cents)

And check out this crazy thing. The guy had about a dozen of these wooden frames ($2 each) that had been specially made for his matchbox collection. I'm going to toss the matches and use the frame for something else...stay tuned!
What did you find at garage sales?

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16 comments:

Chris said...

I LOVE that bird cage! Great find! The tray is awesome too, can't wait to see what you do with it! Off to garage sales in the AM!

Julie Johnson said...

Nice work!! Love that cage...and the wooden frame thing has infinite possibilities!

Wen said...

omg that bird cage is beautiful!!! I also have a tray that I want to decoupage but I haven't decided what to put on it yet..and that wooden frame is awesome!!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Love the bird cage! What a deal. Looks like you found some other great items too!

Stopping by from Debbie's party :)

idesign said...

i have to agree with everyone else, that bird cage is epic!

-Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

beautiful birdcage.. congrats~!!

Sonny

Debbie said...

Ok how strange is this...just tonight my husband was talking about an Aunt of his match book collection she had....and now this pops up...this is so cool!!~ He said she had hers in books though...this is way better displayed.

Bella said...

Hi... Bird cages are one of my favorite finds too... You have found a beauty:-)
Bella

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Great finds!!
Love that bird cage!!

Debbie

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the birdcage! I was happy to find one last weekend. The seller was not planning to sell it, but...

~ Tracy

dogsmom said...

Find a collector for those matchbooks!
Since reading blogs I have developed a fondness for birdcages. I'll be posting soon about a very large one I just brought home this week.

Charlene Austin said...

I would die...D.I.E if I ever found a bird cage like that. Awesomeness!

Donna said...

I really love your bird cage! You got an awesome deal! And the tray is wonderful, too! Saw you over at Debbie Doos :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I couldnt pass up the bird cage and tray great finds. I am visiting form Debbiedoos

Carol

Charlotte said...

Great finds! Totally love the bird cage.

dccash said...

ON NO!...Don't toss the matchbooks. I had my Dad's collection and sold most on ebay. Some went for $15.00 each, nothing sold under $2.00, made nearly $200.00!!! Hope you still have them.