Garage Sale Gleanings
Treasures from Yard Sales
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Summer is the season for yard and garage sales - two terms that are synonymous. Going out early on a Saturday or Sunday, driving around and following signs tacked on telephone poles is an activity that many enjoy. You meet new people, and see lots of junk, and sometimes even buy it.
Generally, the larger stuff like furniture or heavy items are displayed under cover in a car port or tent. The smaller things, like knick knacks, gew gaws and trinkets are on a table, tools and larger items placed underneath.
Often, they aren't labeled as to a price; it's up to you to offer what you think it's worth - sometimes over valuing it! Most people who put on a garage sale just want to get rid of their clutter, so they'll entertain any off as long as it's fair.
Some items I've picked up over the years of going to garage sales are the left overs at the end of the day that no-one else wanted.
A lot of garage sale signs say 'no early birds' which means, don't show up at the crack of dawn before I have my coffee hoping to get a jump on anyone else and take the good stuff first.
Click on any picture to see my Garage Sale Gleanings;
Hand Made Wooden Wagon perfect for a collection of vintage toys
Vintage Terracotta Pots - display as they are, or plant them with herbs or other plants
Vintage Glass Bottle embossed with a horse
Wooden Spools complete with Mason Bees
Heart Shaped Tin aged and weathered
Vintage Wooden Paddles for laundry
Glass Light Fixture recycled into a rain chain
Galvanized Bath Tub ideal for mixing soil in the greenhouse
Enamel Pot with Bullet Holes - practice makes perfect!
Chrome Basket planted with hardy succulents
Chafing Dishes - a matched pair of succulent planters
It helps to have a list of things to look for - but don't get too rigid or you'll miss that special treasure. Keep an open mind, and keep your eyes open too.
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