Friday, August 24, 2012

Garage sale finds Friday

Welcome to another week of Garage Sale Finds Friday where I share with you some of my favorite garage sale finds of the week.
This week, I scored big time on some vintage awesomeness.
I hit several barn sales and had so much fun digging for treasures!

First up, I found this vintage Schwinn bike.  It's rusty, but it's awesome!
Funny thing, this week everything seemed to come in 2's.  
I found another vintage Schwinn bike just like it, which is how I was able to negotiate this bike down to just $5!  It's pretty rad don't you think?


I walked past this old Pepsi crate twice and was about to leave when I spotted it hiding under a table.
$2 is all it took to get this big guy home.


I've always been partial to vintage license plates.  
I sorted through a huge pile to find these older plates.
The best find was the '57 Washington plate.
At $1 a piece, I couldn't pass them up!


I was so excited when I saw this pendant light for sale.  
Brand new with the tags on it!
It reminds me of something out of the Restoration Hardware catalog don't you think?
Guess how much I paid for this bad boy?
$2, that's it!


Along the side of the road, this gentleman had lined up half a dozen chairs.
This chair in particular spoke to me.
It was sturdy and had really cool age to it already.
I noticed later that the chair's seat had been mended with a strip of wood.  
I made that strip just a little less obvious by painting a strip of black.
Now it looks like it was totally meant to be that way.
I call it my racing stripe chair.


I bought this vintage screen door from the same garage sale as the racing stripe chair.
I saw it and just had to have it.
How often do you see screen doors at garage sales?
Well, this day, I actually saw two of them!
See, I told you everything came in two's that day.

This screen door was in the process of being re-screened (I did the bulk of the work re-screening it), but that new screen made all the difference.  The whole time I re-screened the door I sang Taylor Swift's song "Our Song".  Yep, the sound of a screen door slamming just screams long slow summer days for me.
I picked up the screen door and the chair for $15.


Super fun vintage finds, am I right?!
What did you find this week at garage sales?

7 comments:

Cindy @ Cinsarah said...

Take me garage sale shopping with you!!! LOL
Seriously you ALWAYS find the best stuff!

Erin {Home Everyday} said...

The previous commenter is right! These are some pretty amazing finds!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Oh wow, love your finds!! And that Pepsi crate...I love that soda so much I named one of my cats Pepsy! Gotta find me one of them. Love cottage/vintage style screen doors...we have 2 of them, one on a bedroom and one on the games room. Would love to find 2 more for the front doors.
Saw you sharing at Serenity Now
Debbie :)

Heather said...

Hi there...found you via Thrifty Love. That bike is am-az-ing! I've been looking for one forever! Good for you. :)

Little Gumnut said...

I think I need to follow your garage sale trail! Love those!!! Especially the pendant light! What a score!

Jessica Lucas said...

Nice, cheap finds! Good job!\

Heather at That Little Boutique said...

UGH!!!! I would have loved to fund those license plates. I am doing a project for my boys' room and need a plate from every state. I am not getting very far. Anyway you would want to share where you got them??
I would be forever grateful!
~Heather
thatlittleboutique@gmail.com