Friday Finds: Garage Sale Victory

I love going to garage sales.  You probably know that by now...
I'm often getting there at the end of a sale.

It's hard when the person having the sale or in this case yesterday, the volunteers manning the booths, tell you that they had soooooooo much stuff at the beginning of the day and have sold sooooooooo much stuff.  And, you think...hmmmm...did I miss out?

But, the way I see it.  All that stuff was cleared out so I could find the items that are treasures to me!

Some of what we brought home:

 Small tattered Bibles...

Kind of rough, but I love this set of books!  All containing quotes pertaining to the titles.

Beautiful graphics.  Copyright 1911

 This header pages would be wonderful framed...if I have the heart to take the book apart that is.  I may just take time to photograph them well.

 Under "Courage"...I like this by Whittier.

Three jars of buttons, fairly dirty, but will be so fun to sort!!!

I'll wait for a day when a good dose of therapy is needed! Or I have a project in mind that needs just the right button.

Love the shape of a lyre!


I told my girls that we would keep our eyes out for Halloween costumes.  My 9 year old came up with this as she wants to be Barbie.  Snip, snip, sew, sew!

And, my 7 year old found this...she wants to be Elsa from Frozen.  Snip, snip, sew, sew, a LOT!!  She has confidence that I can do this.  I sure hope I can!  I'll let you know at the end of October how it turns out.

The "snip, snip, sew, sew is a reference to this ADORABLE book we've read so many times!

And, speaking of snipping and sewing...add hot washing and drying to the mix.... and this once size large women's sweater becomes child sized and ready for me to use in a felted wool project I have in mind.  I threw it in the washer as soon as I got home, so I don't have a before picture.  Trust me, it was twice this size.

I'm not usually a blue fan but I like this and the texture a lot.

Then there was this cute vintage book!  Of course it had to come home with me.  It's a 4-H story to boot; I love 4-H and my club!

We also came home with some very nice clothing items for myself and the girls to actually wear and not cut up!  So, the trip to this sale was a victory... so to speak. :)

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  1. Fun garage sales finds. I find old books hard to resist. My 3 year-old granddaughter is also set on being Elsa for Halloween. Her mother is working on her costume. I haven't seen the movie yet - perhaps it's time.

  2. You hit the jackpot! We tend to get to garage sales late too, but we still find good deals now and again.

  3. fabulous finds! I like going at the end of the sale too...we always say, "everybody's looking for something different..."

  4. You sure found some great stuff. I'm always on the lookout for vintage buttons...just love them!

  5. Great finds! Love the little red books, great quotes. Would have definitely snatched up the buttons. My Aunt Josephine had tins full of buttons, and we would sit at the kitchen table and sort through them. I can still remember the smell. My daughter would love the 4-H book! She has aged out but still works the summer camps as a counselor. Will have to keep my eyes open. Please post photos of the costumes. I be they will be adorable. :)

  6. Cool! I look forward to seeing the costumes :)


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