Linda @ Painted Whyte May 30, 2010
I had the best weekend! The first garage sales for me this year and boy am i glad i wasn't afraid of getting wet because boy did it rain this weekend and yesterday it was only 3 degrees and raining (actually it turned to snow in the early evening ). But Melanie had her cute rubber boots and i had the puppy in my sweater and we were on our way to the garage sales. On Friday we went to the Dovercourt area where there were 20 garage sales! I left with 4 solid wood chairs for $5 - an antique fan that looked brand new and still works (no on /off buttons back then just plug them in) for $5, a Royal Albert "Kentish Rockery" tea pot for $0.50, a milk glass bowl for $0.05, a glass candle holder for $0.25, 3 old glass milk bottles for $4 and some sewing needles for free. Since we couldn't fit the 4 chairs in Melanie's vehicle, Kevin and I had to go back later in the evening (note to self: next time write down the address when there are 20 garage sales in one neighbourhood) and i found this awesome "Ab Lounger" for $20 that is now sitting beside the elliptical i haven't used in a while - but i swear i am going to use both very soon :) Also Friday night i picked up a couple of pieces from a new client and dropping off the dresser she purchased from me, and had to pick up an awesome piece i found on kijiji that i will reveal later on in the week, maybe lol.
Saturday i went to one of my favorite antique stores to see if a frame that i wanted was still available. I think i changed my mind about a million times before i finally let myself buy it. I'm not sure why i was having such a fight with myself over it because i really wanted it but oh well now i have it. The only reason it was still in the store after weeks of trying to decide weather i should buy it or not is because the 1978 painting inside the frame was beyond horrible - i call it the 70's porn star painting (you just need to ad a cheesy mustache)! I can't wait to get some white paint on it!!
Tomorrow i will post the pictures of some of the other items and tell you what Melanie and i found in Cardiff yesterday (another 20+ garage sales and if you are a scrapbooker you will freak when you see all the things we got!!!)
I hope everyone had as good of a weekend as i did :)
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