Monday, July 27, 2009

Fun Finds

We stopped at a moving sale on Saturday and got quite a few things.

Patrick got this file organizer, which is going to be a huge help at his desk.
He found it and paid for it while I was looking around so I don't know how much it was.

This ball jar (sorry, I had already put it in some water when I remembered to take a pic lol) was $2.00. It's really big.

I can't decide if this is a tablecloth or a child's bed dust ruffle. The sides with the blue stars or flowers or snowflakes (?) feel like curtain sheers. I don't know what I'll do with them but the middle is a nice big piece of cotton that almost feels like the flour sack towels I just bought. It was $2.00.

$1.00 for the top smaller one. $2.00 each for the other two.

They're in really good condition.

$1.00 It's a vintage makeup bib.

A little stack of wood for painting. .25cents.

.25 c per can. They're basically full.

$1.00 polyfil. I was desperately needing some and was thrilled to find this. Then yesterday, my son brought my sewing machine back. He had borrowed it to make his girlfriend a birthday gift. When he returned the machine, he brought me another full bag of polyfil. So now I have two and can go make some stuff. :)

But this is the best thing of all. Friday we were driving back from the store and I saw this table sitting by the dumpster at the apartments across the street from us. I told Patrick that I didn't want to get it. I didn't know where I'd put it, etc, etc. I couldn't sleep Friday night and I kept thinking about that table. Of course, now I wanted it. As soon as morning came, I ran across the street hoping it would be there and it was! I picked it up. It's heavy! But I didn't care. I carried that puppy home and it's going to get a nice sanding and painting. My favorite price: Free!

And, an obligatory, kitty cuteness shot. I had just emptied this basket of yarns (I never use) from my sewing space. I brought it upstairs and put a doily in it and hadn't decided what else I would put in it yet. He just barely fits. So cute.

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Coach Z said...

Wow, girl you got a lot of good finds!! How much was the cat, again? Smiles

Lisa said...

hehe he was free, too, though he has cost me a bit since he likes to sleep right up against breakables. Last night it was a picture frame. grrr. But he's sooo cute and sweet.

Art by Darla Kay said...

Looks like you made a good haul! I've slacked a little on garage sales this summer! I need to remember to check them out :)

Deana said...

Great buys! I love that vintage make up bib. How cute is that?!

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Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 said...

Oh wow - you scored big time with that table!!

Nicole A. said...

What lovely finds! And how awesome on the free table, Score!!! I can't wait to see it!!! What a cute kitty!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds - especially the table. Free is good!
Cute Kitty.

Leslie said...

I wanted to stop by and say "hi" since you made your first comment on my blog the other day :)

Great finds. The free coffee table is awesome :)

I also scrolled back through and saw your little mishap with your stitching! LOL I think some pieces aren't meant to be, too. And man, you must have pulled hard to rip it up like that! LOL

Have a great day :)


Carmen said...

Dont ya just love free?!?!? The table looks to be in great condition too. Fab finds, good work :)

Melissa said...

Nice table. Where am I when great finds are out by the curb. I must have been eating cookies.

Marie said...

Hello Lisa - love all your finds! Especially that fabulous table! Free=awesome! Thank you for sharing.


Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Kitty in the basket is just gorgeous.