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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garage Sales are Back!

Hello my friends, I hope you are all having a lovely week.
It feels like Summer here today!  
I am going to mow the lawn once it cools down, for the first time this year.  The leaves are coming out on the trees and the fruit trees will soon be blossoming, life is GOOD!

And, with the warm weather comes garage sales. 
See what we found this week and last.

The pretty blue Coleman cooler was $2.00 and my neighbor gave me the white enamel bucket, isn't it sweet?

My sweet husband is my hero, he saw these on the curb and brought them home for me.  I need to clean up the old sewing machine cabinet, it has a not-so-nice smell, then I will put it in my living room.  The bookshelf will get a nice coat or two of white paint and a shelf on the bottom, I haven't decided where it will go yet.

My neighbor, who is a collector of vintage items, knows I like to use old buckets and he gave me this one.  Isn't it great?  I think it will make a great planter.

I picked up a couple of other things that I will show you at a later date.

Have a good week!



Pondside said...

You and your husband both did well. You'll have fun cleaning and painting the furniture and filling the white pail - and then there'll be another garage sale next week, I'm sure.

Passionate for White said...

The color of that cooler is... well.... COOL!

Al said...

You snagged some really great things! Isn't it fun to figure out what to do with an older item , and to give it a new lease, or purpose in life?

Pamela Gordon said...

Cool! And I have the exact same Coleman cooler! We got it from a sale about 30 years ago but I don't remember what we paid for it. It's on a shelf in the basement!! What will we use them for? Filled with ice and soda pop for a party? They are pretty heavy compared to the new plastic ones. I love the enamal ware too. Great finds! I'm glad you are getting summery weather. We may get a few days of it too. Can't wait. Blessings, Pamela

Julie Harward said...

Hi, I love your things...darling old bucket...and I can';t believe someone would just put the sewing machine out on the will be nice when you get it all shined up! :D

Cindy said...

$2.00 is a great price...FREE is even better! So glad the weather is warming up for you!!!

Nancy said...

Score! You did very well! I like the sewing machine and the cooler is "cool" (pun intended). Yay for garage sales and roadside freebies!!


Pauline said...

You've done quite well ;o) all lovely finds. Your weather is warming up, while here it's cooled considerably :o( Still, it could be worse.
Have a great day.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, my goodness - some of these things were on the curb? I never see any thing like these in my neighborhood! I love the vintage blue cooler and the enamel piece.
You did good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

RicKaren said...

Oh wow! Great finds--especially for some of them ebing curbside!

Vintage Gal said...

Cindy ~ the coleman cooler is a fabulous find and that enamelware bucket your neighbour gave you is wonderful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE enamelware buckets ;-)

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, I'm ready to see what you do with all the treasures', the sewing machine and other things, great! to find things to decorate our house or our lives, how are you, greetings. Rose Marie

Betty said...

What great finds Cindy! I love the old treadle machine. It will be perfect for your lounge.
So glad it's feeling summery there now. You will enjoy the smell of freshly mown lawn :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Those are awesome Cindy! I can't believe that bookcase was on the side of the road! My girl is wanting one of those so bad. Maybe I need to start driving around looking by the trash bins!
Sweet ice chest and enamel bucket. Looks like summer time!

Jenifer said...

Great finds!! I love going to garage sales!!

Karen said...

Those are such great finds Cindy, you guys did great.

Robin said...

Great finds Cindy. I just love garage sales, you never know what you'll find. I'm drooling over your bucket and the cooler is fantastic.

podso said...

wow what wonderful finds. I love the cooler! You'll have fun with these!

A Cottage Muse said...

Cindy I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that old cooler!
It would be perfect for my porch at my trailer.
I just added another treasure to my wish list!!

Ana said...

It's been raining all morinig here...Not complaining though, we do need the water and plus lawn and plants get watered for free :-) Enjoy your beautiful day and all your awesome treasures.

Love you tons,

Anonymous said...

I love that Coleman cooler!!

Thanks for coming by Cindy. Things are a tad hectic around our house and I am behind on visiting! Thought I had better pop over here while I have a minute. Is the moon full?;-)

Kathy said...

Hello Cindy - love the bucket - what a treasured gift - your husband found those on the curb! Yes, He's a hero! Terrific finds - love that summer feeling!

nannykim said...

I especially love those vintage buckets--there is something about enamelware that just speaks to me! Interesting old cabinet--will you use it for an end table? The old coleman cooler reminds me of my childhood camping days.

Concerning the book I mentioned. I think you would love it. It starts off rather sadly but moves to glory! My grands have also done this to me---what you were saying in your comment. Do come back and listen to the video in the previous post if you haven't! It is by the author of the book. said...

Yippy for garage sales!! I'm in love with your pot - what a nice neighbor you have :O)

Mrs. Mobunny said...

I LOVE your old Coleman ice chest. Wow. The things you could put in there! I just bought a huge enamel pan (white with blue trim) that is larger than a birthday cake pan........for $2.50 at a thrift store. It has a stamp on the back that says it was used for photography. I have a pineapple in it right now....don't know for sure what to do with it?
I found a curly-q little stand in a pile waiting for the trashman the other night while riding bikes, my husband took me back in his truck and now it is in the Spider Tree Garden.
I'd much rather have old things than new.

Chandra said...

Wonderful! You just got me excited to go garage sale-ing!! WOohoooO!


Greet said...

Oh Cindy, this is all so beautiful and charming!
Here in Belgium I didn't hear about garages sells!! It is a good idea to do!!
I wish you a nice weekend my friend and thank you for your comments on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cindy! Love all the enamelware pieces you found and the sweet vignette you put together with them in your kitchen!! All are great finds... how sweet of your hubby to bring you home some things. :)

~ Jo

p.s. thanks for your input on my new header, my friend... much appreciated! :)

Shey said...

My granny used to have a sewing machine like that one! We used to sit on the pedal thingie and swing! =D

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm so coveting both of those enamel buckets! I wish people had such great things for sale at garage sales around here!