Monday, March 12, 2012

Garage Sale Palooza ~

There are garage sales and then there are 

GARAGE SALES!!

I found myself at an amazing sale 

{very early} 

on Saturday morning... 

It was FABULOUS... 

The kind of sale that makes your heart skip a beat... the excitement when you finally find the house and see the goodies in the driveway... You find a parking spot... but you can barely remember how to put the car in park.... You get out of the car but forget your purse. You realize you need your purse AND your car keys so you can lock the car... You get your keys out of the ignition and slam the car door on your jacket... the jacket you are wearing! You open the car door, release your jacket and tell yourself to "calm down"... You take a breath, you dash to the house... and you almost get run over in the street.... 

Ya... it was that kind of sale!!!

So, here's my pickings...


I was excited about my finds....
(too excited to take proper photos, sorry about the sun glare)


Love the curvy shape of this large wood sign...

It's DOUBLE SIDED ~
The patina of the green paint
and the chippy white letters....


Each letter is made out of wood...

The top letters are missing...
"Misha's Interiors"


I LOVE the ghosting the missing letters create!


Great patina...

I {think} 
I am going to hang this 
in the guest room 
above the bed...

But,
I need Mr. AntiqueChase's opinion on that.

Um, who am I kidding??
I mean, 
I need his help hanging it :)

To all that know me
and have been to my garage...

the very last thing I need 
is another oil painting...


But I have a weakness for them... The old crazing paint of a Sunday school painting makes me weak in the knees... If this one hadn't been such a good price, I'm sure I wouldn't have considered it... 


The swans spoke to me... 
they did!!!

They said... 

"Marcy, please take us home 
and put us in the Powder Room."

So, I did!


I was also spying this small chippy stool.. But it was in another lady's "PILE"... She was paying for her stuff and then it happened...She decided to put the stool back...

I was watching...
and I was quick...

I'm sure the second she put it down, she saw me pick it up. I hope she didn't regret her decision to put it back. I know the feeling, it happens to me all the time...

So, to the lady with the "pile of good stuff"

I have your blue stool...
but you have my wicker basket...

Sorry.....


I love the turquoise blue color... Just a pop of spring! Small stools like these make great plateaus on tables!

I also purchased some big FRENCH wicker baskets...


Too delicate for carrying laundry 
but wonderful to decorate with...

I like to throw blankets in them
or magazines...
Place them on top of an armoire
or just warm up any corner... 


I adore the basket weave...These baskets have wood runners underneath... which is a sign of a great basket!


A few hours later, my daughter was hungry for lunch... 

So.....
Like any good mom,
I decided to run out and buy her some lunch... 
and as luck would have it 
I found myself

BACK AT THAT GARAGE SALE...

Want to see what I got in 
ROUND TWO???

I'll share MORE TREASURES in my next post :)


Big shout out to my good friend


for alerting me to the sale!!

and...

I won a giveaway 
from Kathee at Chateau et Jardin
that I am soooo behind on sharing...

A fabulous subway scroll!

Sorry I am so late but special thanks to 


She sells the most amazing treasures at 
American Home & Garden
(located in Ventura California)

Just look at her display


I am hanging my subway scroll
in the TV bonus room... 

a room I am working on right now!

Thank you Kathee!!!

Please come back for my next post 
showing what I purchased at 

Garage Sale Palooza 
Part Two!!
(post to follow )

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