Friday, July 30, 2010

Garage sale Finds

So, each week I try to link up at Debbiedoos garage salen' party each week. Back when I lived in Indiana, garage sales started on Thursdays. Around here, they start on Friday. Oh, how I miss two weekdays of garage sales! Anyway, these are some of my finds from today.


I have desperately wanted a dress form for ages now. I found this gem from a nice old lady who said she barely used it, but it is in pristine condition, even had the box and receipt (for nearly $200) attached! She sold it to me for $10!

I like to name the things I use (my cars name is Thelma), so I racked my brain for a name for my new dress form, because lets be honest, she needs one. There is an old old old Theodore Gisel book called Hooper Humperdink-Not Him that I have been reading to the kids for years now. In it, there is a party and the kid invites all kinds of people but not Hooper Humperdink...because he's a party pooper. Anyway, one of the people that he does invite is Olivetta Oppabeam (but he's going to have to order more ice cream!), and so I think this lady is going to be called Olive. I can't wait to use her!

I've already gotten grumblings from my hubby about this little end table. At $7 though, I couldn't pass it up. It seems pretty sturdy, definitely more like Pottery Bran than Target. I love it and hope I can keep it around until we move because I think it would be perfect in the new house!

I spotted this cabinet door from the road and knew I had to have it. It's got an amazing glaze on it and it's solid. Won't it look cool hung sideways with some vinyl? Now if only I can figure out how to do that...I think I am the last person alive who doesn't know how to make vinyl lettering. Cricut? Etsy? Who knows?! For $1, I couldn't pass this guy up!

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for joining in on the party...LOVE the end table...what are you going to do with it? Can't wait to see. Cute dress form too. Enjoy the weekend...and the partay!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello,

Came by way of Debbie's party. My friend has a dress for she calls Lola! Cracks me up! I like your new end table. Great idea of adding vinyl lettering to the cabinet door.

~ Tracy

Michelle said...

I love your new end table and only $7. Boy I hate it when I bring home a treasure and my hubby grumbles!! MEN!

:) Michelle

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I cam from Debbiedoos. $10.00 for a dress form!! I bet your heart was racing. Mine was racing when I found it at a thrift store for $50.00!!

Carol.....that's what I think you should name her LOL

noahbythesea said...

so jealous of your dress form find! i've been dying for one of those for a long long time. i hope to be as lucky as you one day, that was quite a steal!

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Angela Brian said...

ooo i love thirft store and garage sale finds.

sorry you hubby grummbled at the end table, mine would too :)

you blog is a complete gem.

(i LOVE the name too, so creative!)

-ang

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Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, you are one heck of a shopper!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia