I thought I'd show you some more of my garage sale finds today. I scope out yard sales for a lot of practical stuff like crafting supplies, clothes, kitchen tools, home repair stuff, etc. but sometimes just can't pass up some of the less "neccessary" items. Here are but a few.
I found these old light fixtures with their beautiful glass for 50 cents each. My first thought was that I would turn them into nightlights but now I'm thinking I may have hubby rewire them so we can put them in the house. I love the one with the circles.
I found this old wooden box that someone had handmade, (probably in wood shop or something since it's really crooked) at the thrift store. It was marked $20 on the back but I paid $2. My husband questioned my judgment on spending 2 dollars, but I thought it was kind of charming. I plan to hang this on my wall.
I found this beautiful tin on the free table at a garage sale. It's silver and perfectly worn, rusted, and chipped. When I opened it up I saw that had previously held a heating pad. Wow! I'm not sure what they package heating pads in these days but I'm pretty sure it isn't in a fancy tin.
Speaking of free tables, I found the beautiful wooden shutters that are now making their appearance in some of my photography on the roadside, free. They renovated a 1920s farmhouse down the road from us (side note: dream property...500 acres, barn, workshop, restored home, 70,000 norway pines planted in 1975...yes please.) and were dumping the shutters. These are assembled with wooden dowels rather than nails and they're perfectly weathered and grey. Love.
Lastly for today, I picked up this awesome old book from 1941 and a silver bell from the 1970s. The book is filled with really interesting maps and some oddly outdated information. The bell was just pretty but I quickly realized that having a functioning bell in our house is not a good idea. Kids + loud clanging bell = migraine.
What kinds of treasures do you look for?