Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Garage Sale Finds

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Saturday morning on my way back from the grocery store I decided to take the residential back streets rather than the main road...I have no idea why but it was fate. I drove right past a garage sale I would have missed if I had stayed on the main road. I found this beveled mirror for $5. I've been collecting mirrors at thrift stores to display on the stairway wall. When I first saw Kim's (Daisy Cottage) mirrors I knew I wanted to something like that. I started hanging them up a couple weeks ago knowing that I don't really have enough but figured that I just add more as I find them. The day after I hung them up I saw Manuela's (The Feathered Nest) post and she was doing the same thing! Here is the start of mine. Some are plastic that I painted white and antiqued, one is metal and the rest are wood. I don't think I paid more than $6 for any of them. Now I can't wait to find more. I just hope I'm not upstairs when the big earthquake hits or if I am that these mirrors stay on the wall!

I also found this Vera Bradley bag. I wanted a Vera Bradley bag for awhile now. Every time I check eBay there are so many people bidding on them. I was thrilled when I saw this for $5. It's blue and yellow...my favorite colors!


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, you did great!! A Vera Bradley for only $5? Unheard of! Keep sharing-I love it! Elise

a pink-bee said...

Pretty mirrors, look perfect how you have them hung.:) Great price on the lovely bag- super colors on it! I am trying to stay out of the thrift shops and away from garage sales- seeing such neat finds -I might have to cave in :)

PattieJ said...

I love your mirror collection ! Very pretty!

Southern Heart said...

Good for you! You did well at your sales this week. I love your grouping of mirrors, and that's such a fun thing to collect. The bag is very pretty, too...great colors!

I laughed when I read your earthquake comment; Memphis is on a large faultline, too, so anytime I hang things I try to think ahead to what would happen in a quake. Hence, nothing heavy over our beds. :)

Have a great week,

Andrea

Lucinda said...

Can you say SCORE!!! Vera Bradley for $5...that's unheard of!

Lallee said...

You are already started on a great collection of mirrors. I love all the different shapes mixed together. it makes me wish I had more wall space ;-)

J said...

Hey, here is that website i was talking about where i made the extra cash.. later! i'm going to cali next week..check this out

Rosemary said...

Great mirrors and Vera Bradley bag.
Good finds. See it pays to take a different route home from the store.
I will check out that Susan Branch story and home page.
Thanks,
Rosemary

Gayla said...

Wonderful lucky you! I'm so happy you took that route home. Kismet, for sure. That's a beautiful stairway. Mirrors add so much light and warmth and magic to a room, and you use them perfectly. Your house looks scrumptious! And I have wanted that very same bag on Ebay before, and you are right. Always a big lot of bids going on for it. Good work, Cindy.

Raised In Cotton said...

I love the mirrors going up the steps! You scored big time on your VB bag, good for you!!!!!

Hugs,
Carol

The Decorated House said...

Mirror groupings are such a fun decorating element. Your new mirror and the bag were great finds!
Donna

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Love everything like I always do Cindy!!! You are the luckiest person I have ever seen when it comes to garage sales and thrift stores!!

Amy

The Feathered Nest said...

What great finds, Cindy! And that Vera Bradley bag. Well, it just so very you! xxoo, Dawn

Lizzie said...

The mirrors look wonderful going up the stairwell. I love that style as well. Mirrors open up spaces and the different types of frames make for such a nice place to linger and observe the styles and the contrasting finishes, etc. I am glad you had such a nice little trip, and found such goodies!

ACottageIndustry said...

I love the way your mirrors look going up the stairs!!!! Darling!!!!!
Your home is so welcoming! thanks again for sharing another wonderful idea.
Tracey

daisy cottage said...

Cindy, your mirrors are fab! I'm so glad you are having fun with creating your own stylish display out of your growing collection! And your new bag is wonderful! What a bargain that was!
xo,
Kim

the feathered nest said...

Cindy, your mirror collection looks just wonderful going up your stairway! White is the perfect color for your home and you found some really great mirrors. I really love mirrors. I'd hang them everywhere, outdoors in my garden even. There are so many with beautiful frames! Beautiful as always!

Manuela

Mrs. D said...

I can't believe you found a Vera Bradley bag for $5...what a great find! And I really love the colors.

It's a Mom Thing said...

LOVE your mirror collection. I think I might just start one myself. And $5 is a great buy.

Also, your VB bag...a steal! No way that would go for so cheap in the south. Glad you got one. They are so pretty!