Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Garage Sales & Thrift Stores on a Saturday Morning

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Warning: If you don't want to be depressed, don't read the last paragraph of this post.
My daughter and I went to a few garage sales on Saturday. I was thrilled when she said she wanted to go with me. It's so much more fun with someone else. We went to 4 different garage sales and I only found 2 things at the first one but they were great things so I'm happy. First this little hand painted dish. It's really small...is it for salt? Absolutely beautiful colors. I'm really loving this blue-green color lately. This was only 50 cents!
At the same sale, I found this cute little creamer. It has a small chip near the top but the lid hides most of it. I love the blue and green together on this. This was $1. We also bought 25 apricots for $1. They were picking them off the tree for us, can't get any fresher than that!
I was kind of disappointed that I didn't find anything else at the 3 other garage sales so we hit the thrift stores. I found this planter. Every time I see these I feel like I have to buy them. I guess I'm now collecting them! It was $7.00

Here it is with the others. It's the big one in the middle. Click here to see another one I bought at the Goodwill awhile back.


Now for the sad part. We went to the Salvation Army and when I walked in I saw one of those curio side tables with glass all around. It has a little door you can open and put collectibles in. The glass was curved all the way around. It was so beautiful. The glass on the top was missing but that could be replaced easily. It was marked "as is" $39.99....AND I LET MY DAUGHTER TALK ME OUT OF BUYING IT!!!! I'm so mad at myself...what was I thinking. I've always wanted one of those tables. Why was she so convincing? Why did I listen to a 14 year old? Why did I not just buy it even though I know I should be using that money to pay bills? I know if I go back today it will be gone but I may go check just in case. I know my daughter meant well, I was just telling her that I have to stop spending so much money. I may not bring her with me again until she can fully appreciate and understand what a great deal is!!! I looked on the Internet for something similar and this is as close as I could get. The one I found was painted and more french style. It was also had more glass and less wood on the sides and also the top was glass (but missing). Now I just want to cry!

25 comments:

Southern Heart said...

Cindy, I love all of your finds...I'm sp glad that you had a successful day, and had fun with your daugther, too. That always makes it even more fun.

Now, about your table...call right now, and if it's still there, have them hold it until you get there. If you don't call, you'll never know. I have my fingers crossed for you! If it's not, then I wish you an even better one soon!

xo, Andrea

Mary said...

Cindy, I know how you feel. I passed up a pair of Staffordshire dogs for $25. when I was first married (28 yrs. ago) because we couldn't afford them. I still regret them, and $25. probably wouldn't have broken the budget completely! Who knows, maybe your table will still be there, and on sale to boot! Good luck,
Mary
mrcarroll@optonline.net

Judy said...

Oh Cindy Run Run Run and get that table. I've passed up great finds during the years and they still haunt me. I think we all have at one time or another. Good luck and I hope it is still there!! Keep us posted.

Rhoda said...

Cindy, you got some great things. Don't feel too sad about the table, something else will come along that you like just as well. I passed up a neat French-style round end table last weekend with a marble top that I keep thinking about too. It would have looked so cute painted!

Yes, at least see if it's still there as others have suggested!
Rhoda

Rosemary said...

Cindy,
I love your finds. I am liking that blue/green color more and more too.
Now for the table. Do not, I repeat do not listen to the 14 year old. They don't know what we know, and our vision. Go back and check to see if it is still there.
I hope it is!!!
Rosemary

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cindy ~ You always find the best things!! I never have that kind of luck!

Now, the table go back, go back, go back!! You will always regret it if you dont! Maybe it will still be there and if it is, you will know it was meant for you!! Please keep us posted!

Hugs,
Amy

~Nan said...

I just hate passing up things that I know I really should have gotten. Now, as long as the budget allows, I just buy it! That way, no regrets later. And I can always resell something if I change my mind. I have certainly talked myself out of some great deals, tho. LOL Beautiful finds, by the way.

Julie said...

Voice of reason and common sense says: GO BACK ~ GO BACK TO THE STORE AND SEE IF THE TABLE IS STILL THERE!

There is nothing worse than the nagging feeling of being in the right place at the right time and making a stupid decision...speaking from experience here!

Keep us posted!

jill said...

Those are all gorgeous!!! I went to a few yard sales and the Salvation Army thrift store last Saturday and all I found was a laced, linen placemat for the top of my bathroom toilet tank. I love your finds!! Very romantic!! You are very inspirational...makes me want to keep looking and not give up. Thanks for showing us your goodies :)

HeatherJ said...

I'm feeling your pain Cindy. I've done the same thing. That table is gorgeous. Let us know if you got a second chance and it's still there ... good luck!

Gayla said...

Gosh, we are all just waiting on pins and needles to see if the table was still there today! I hope it was. If not, the thrift angels will send you something even better!!!! Hugs to you and your daughter! Your finds are lovely!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, you must go back and see if it is still there! That is a DEAL! It's such a coincidence; I was just admiring a photo of one like this that a friend has -- it is painted white, and she calls it a *chocolate cabinet*.
:)

Sue said...

Cindy,
Your little salt dish is adorable, you get things for the best prices. Love the flowered pitcher and the trellis cachepot. Nice collection you have going, that's how some of my favorite collections got started.
OK, let me try to cheer you up a bit about the tea table. I used to carry that line in my store. Those glass panels are very hard to keep in tact. Many of them were broken in shipping and they are hard to replace. Does that help at all? Probably not, they are darling tables none the less. My daughter has a red one with the glass broken out of it that she loves and just turns the open panel toward the wall......
Sue
Life At Home

MrsCatherine said...

Cindy,

Those little chocolate/tea tables are just wonderful finds! I love the tray at the top (used to serve guests). Pre-Revolutionary War they were called chocolate tables because they did not serve "tea" because of the laws/taxes imposed.

You find so many neat things!

Cat

a pink-bee said...

Oh , I hope the table is still there, fingers crossed for you too. :) You did get some nice finds Sat !

Carolyn said...

Oh, I LOVE your finds. That lil blue 50 cent dish is adorable, along with the rest! I love blue green too. Glad you had some fun time with your daughter too. OK, there was a lil block re your table purchase. One thing's for sure . . . next time, whatever it is, you will get it! Meanwhile ~ what a beautiful home you have, & continue to beautifully expand. Love it. Have a great day! :-)

Anonymous said...

The ones we let slip by we never forget ha ha!! Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. My daughter and I were at Goodwill I really like this one plate it was beautiful and such a good deal. My daughter said not to get it. I hesitated and a woman ran up snatched the plate up. I turned to my daughter and said now see what you made me do...I was off my game ha ha. I still remember that plate. Your other finds are lovely too.
Kathy

Nancy said...

I'm sorry you didn't get your table.... Always go with your first instinct! Always! Hope it's still there when you go back. :) Nancy

Julie said...

Just a thought - that small dish would make an elegant soap dish for your bathroom if you ever want to display something else on your table.

Cottage Magpie said...

OH! I'm going to cry for you. The curio sounds lovely! And $39! Sob! At least the china is lovely--truly lovely. I never find such nice china or crystal at thrift or garage sales. Sigh. ~A :-)

Anonymous said...

Why didn't you call???? And how could you keep your posters hanging on here waiting for a reply. Why do we even post? Why???

Beverly said...

Someone once told me 'you only regret the things you don't buy'. Hope you went back and the table was still there!

shabbyrosetreasures said...

I love these delightful treasures and the apricots.... what a bonus!

Anonymous said...

3/20/2010 I went to a garage sale with my daughter and she talked me out of this huge picture, I think it is called lithagraph (sp.) It was very old atleast 3 ft. by 3 ft. Of a gal playing a piano. the piano was round and the dress was of a gal in the 1800 style. $1.00. And she said Mom you do not need that. I still see the picture and wish I had it! But I always feel the Lord wanted someone else to be Blessed . So I am Happy when you find our thrift finds you enjoy and share with us. Thanks

Janel said...

Cindy,

In researching an old table that my husband salvaged from one of his clients yard, I found this picture! This IS my table... the one I have has been painted white & green, but is otherwise in beautiful shape, including all of the carving detail! I love it and am working to restore it. By any chance do you know anything more about this table, or where you first got the link for the picture? I am having a hard time locating anything more that YOUR picture - which quite frankly, gives me hope to learn more about it!

Thanks in advance and hope to hear from you!