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Monday, November 05, 2007

Great Garage Sale Find

I went to several garage sales on the weekend. . .primarily to look for stuff that I can alter. In my opinion, there's no point in buying new stuff at the craft store if you're going to alter them.

Look at what I found at a garage sale. . . .a metal card display . . .the same one that stores use to display greeting cards. I always wanted one but when I looked around to buy a new one, the commercial greeting card stands run over a hundred dollars. I wanted a metal one like the stores and I found this one at a garage sale. I bought this one for $20. . .it's used but in fabulous condition.

I also found a few photo albums that were new but were being sold for a $1 each. I didn't add a picture of them because I'll do it when I'm done altering them. I can't wait to work on them!







I got these trays for $2 each. Can you believe it!! They're real wood and very pretty. I initially bought them thinking I was going to alter them but I decided I'll keep them the way they are. The trays are huge. . .one is 18 inches long and the other one close to two feet. They'll be great trays to organize some of my craft stuff. I may line the sides with pattern paper. . .we'll see. They're actually pretty the way they are.
I love garage sale because I usually find great things. . .especially craft materials. It takes a bit of searching but I usually find craft stuff that people are willing to part with.

14 comments:

Sonya said...

WOW Maria,those are awesome garage sale finds! I'd love to have one of those card meatal card racks!

Michelle said...

Holy wow, 20 for that card rack is a huge bargain! The trays are very cool, and I think you should reconsider altering them! LOL!

Heather said...

What a deal on the rack! You can find the best deals at a garage sale- one man's junk is another man's treasure!

Tracy.H said...

Wow, Maria! That rack is awesome! And those trays are so nice. Have fun with your new finds. :0)

Eleanor said...

Ooooh! You got great deals! Check out my site, I found bargains too. But you got the best deal, sister - that card display was a great find!

Rita said...

Nice find, Maria! You did great!

Nancy Grant said...

So awesome!!!
:-)

Beth said...

What great finds. I love garage sales and only get to them when I visit my sister down in Mississippi. They are so much fun! Where I do go, in my area, is a man who has a flea market about 20 minutes away. It is one disorganized mess, but I love the hunt. It is all in the hunt, isn't it?

Linda SS said...

I'm so thrilled for you, Maria. You struck the mother-lode of yard sales with that purchase!!! Fabulous finds:)

My Paper World said...

Wow! Fab goodies, Love your card stand, it's going to be perfect for displaying your beautiful cards!

malieta said...

I love garage sales too Maria! It looks like you hit the jackpot...you brought some fantastic goods at a terrific price!
malieta:)

Gabby said...

OK...I'm jealous! I would love to find a rack like that! I never find good stuff like that! Great find Maria!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your card display! I have one exactly like that - you are going to LOVE it!

Matt said...

THis just goes to show what great stuff is at garage sales. I once found an item brand new in the box that sold at the store for $250 and I bought it for $15. Hooked it up and it worked great.