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Sailing and Dancing in the Rain

Saturday, April 14, 2012


On Thursday, I picked up some super cute 50's chairs for my dining room off craigslist and it got me thinking that I really, desperately needed a matching high hair. So, on to craigslist again and whaddya know? A retro red hair chair at a garage sale this morning. We woke up bright and early, tossed on some scrubby clothes and headed out for garage sale adventures. It was pouring by the time we reached our first destination and I thought for sure that someone would have probably nabbed that hair chair anyway but no! We got there, the sale was still open and there she was $20 plus miscellaneous sewing stuff for $3. I literally did a happy dance, in the street, soaking wet.


Off to an indoor sale at a local Moose Lodge- fill a trash bag for $5. Yes, please! I picked up these little owls to hang in the living room, loaded up on kids clothes, random Tupperware for bath time, a few tee shirts for moi, this old frame and silhouette and this adorable green suitcase, which the sweet ladies tossed in for free.





Next we went to the "Manly Man Garage Sale" as advertised on craigslist. It was all tools, shop stuff, some industrial junk, etc. Pj didn't find a single Manly Man item that he wanted but I left with two window panes and 2 huge blocks of balsa wood for making my own hat blocks for a grand total of $4! The window panes will be super cute when I'm done with them. I think I'm going to do something like this:

On the way to breakfast, I spotted an estate sale sign, so we stopped in just for the heck of it. It was an EPIC sale! This adorable 50's ranch house, loaded with all 50's furniture, kitchen ware, some fashion accessories. I found this amazing green swim cap (in great shape) for $4, this vintage Jamaica purse $5, vintage fur collar cardigan $18 and....drumroll.....totally fabulous 50's floor lamp which I actually did need to replace a crappy lamp in the living room for $15.





Wow, awesome morning!!

19 Responses to “Sailing and Dancing in the Rain”

  1. Wow what a great haul! I love the owls and sewing stuff. The window panes are headboards is pretty neat too.

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  2. Wow!Great finds!Never go wrong with a raffia purse,owls are always cute,that lamp is amazing and though my babies are past the high chair phase I'm totally jealous of the one you scored!

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  3. That cardigan is beautiful! Liz

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  4. That is an AMAZING haul! well done; I particularly love the floor lamp!

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  5. Gorgeous finds!! I have been desperately wanting to find a floor lamp like that one. Happy weekend to you!

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  6. WHat a happy yardsale weekend...and in the rain.. So happy for you and your great finds.. The red high chair is so adorable..

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  7. Luv good thrifty days! I had one of those the other day and it made me very happy!

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  8. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  9. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  10. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  11. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  12. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  13. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  14. Fantastic haul! Loving it all. I wish we had these in the uk. I didn't realise the owls were walk ornaments I thought they were part of a cool Retro handbag lol
    Maxine xx

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  15. You deserve a standing ovation for such an amazing morning of yard saling! My goodness, dear gal, those are some of the coolest finds I've seen in ages - and they thoroughly confirm what I've really been thinking lately: that US yard sales/flea markets (and their ilk) beat the pants off of most Canadian ones when it comes to finding vintage treasures.

    I have to say once more, awesome scores - have tons of fun incorporating these treasures into your home!

    ♥ Jessica

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  16. Love your haul! Love that bag and those owls are fab!

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  17. Major case of the green eyed monster here. You had a fabulous day of found goodies, congrats!

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