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Friday, March 12, 2010

Michaels and Garage Sale Shopping



I had to run to the bank today to get some cash and since Michael's is right across the street, of course I had to pop in. I found these adoreable Apple Green birds on sale. Both of them came to $3.67. What a bargain. I love the color.


On the way home I passed a couple of garage sales and had to stop and take a look. I'm on the hunt for some Apple Green fabric for pillows and this vase has a lot of apple green in it. So for 10c it had to come home with me.


At the next garage sale I found this shelf. I think I will paint it Ant. White and use it to display some of my pitchers and dishes. It cost 50c.


At this same sale I also found this lamp. Now what if I paint it Apple Green or else paint it white and use an Apple Green shade. Anyway for 50c, I just had to buy it.


So for a total of $4.77 I had quite the shopping spree while going to the bank.


Thanks for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.

53 comments:

  1. Marty, it seems like all the great garage sales are everywhere but HERE! Great scores!
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. You had a very productive day Marty! And such cute colorful finds! Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. It is amazing how blogging has made me look at things differently. Now I imagine them with a coat of paint, or full of flowers etc. You got some great buys!

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  4. Marty, I love your little birdies. I think I see the start of an Easter table. You made some great purchases. That lamp has a great shape, I can't wait to see what you do with it. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend. Hope you are feeling better, it sounds as if you do, that is a good thing!! xo Kathysue

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  5. You got some great finds, Marty! Those birds are too cute!

    On another note, I just finished putting together a Spring/Easter centerpiece on my dining room table, so I'm hoping to hook up to Tabletop Tuesday next week. Oddly enough, I used candles in apple green!

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  6. Hi Marty,
    You are the only person I know who saves money on the way to the bank!
    Great finds and even better prices.
    Love those little birds.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. Wow, Marty, you did well on your way to the bank! Love the birdies! Like the shelf too. Thanks for sharing your finds.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. I had to laugh when I saw your blog. I just posted some little birdie treasures I found yesterday on my blog this morning. Tis the season I guess to love the birdies....

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  9. That's what I call a very thrifty day. Isn't if funny how shopping becomes so themed sometimes without really trying and everything we find just works together. Great job.

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  10. wow Marty you really hit the jackpot with these finds!
    I am looking forward to seeing what you plan to do!
    Blessings
    Patricia

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  11. Great finds Marty. I saw the birds at Michael's, the other day. Love 'em.

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  12. Wow!! Great bargains, Marty. I am especially impressed with the lamp! Anything goes with that!! Have fun!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. WoW Marty! Fantastic finds and what a great yard sale!
    Can't wait to see what you do with the shelf and lamp... (I would paint the lamp Apple Green and the shade white if it was me)
    And anytime you want to make a day trip out here to Queen Creek I'll take you to Schnepf Farm and to the Queen Creek Olive Mill and buy you lunch. And we'll get ya some eggs. I mean it.

    ~Rainey~

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  14. Marty, super fantastic bargains garage saling - you really did stretch your dollars! Linda

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  15. Wow Marty; you really found some pretty stuff... and at such great prices. I so love those sweet little birds,,, adorable..... have fun redoing the rest of your booty....
    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  16. I have those same birds in white - love them and I love that lamp base! I read a great tute today - somewhere?? - on how to make it look so perfectly aged I'm on the look out for a lamp very much like that!

    You really got some great deals!! It is supposed to be rainy and yucky almost all weekend here -

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  17. Marty!!!
    I think I'd be going to the BANK every day!!!!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the shelf and the lamp!

    Have a great weekend and turn your clock ahead..
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  18. Love those sweet little birdies! I just might have to make a trip to our Michaels here and see if they have some :-)

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  19. You really scored big time, Marty! What bargains! Love the bird and the pottery!...Christine

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  20. You are a winner....Check out my blog and send me your information....

    Teresa

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  21. boy you sure do find the best deals, you can do so many wonderful creative things with the great little shelf...Phyllis

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  22. I love your blog. I had a week like yours with finding fun treasures. I am going to post them on my blog next week. Drop in some time.

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  23. Oh Marty Sweetie...
    You saved money on the way to the bank??? Now I think that is a record or something for sure. Who would've thought. I love it.

    I adore these little green birds and that shelf is just precious. 50cents for a lamp? Oh my gosh these people were just giving their stuff away. What a deal. I can't wait to see the lamp painted and that shelf painted too. How pretty they will be. Where is the beautiful apple green stuff going? Can't wait.

    Have a beautiful Saturday sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  24. HI!!!
    Great buys and I cannot wait to see what beautiful creations you make of them!!!!
    You are so creative and I am sure they will be awesome!!!
    How fun that you happened upon this stuff --waiting to go home with you!!!!
    You are coming to the luncheon on the 27th????
    I hope so!!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  25. Wow, what great bargains you found. I love those green birds. They would go great with my decor. Very cute things.

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  26. Marty, that is a much more interesting and fun trip to the bank than I normally have....I love your fabulous finds....Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

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  27. Now those are some great deals!!!

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  28. Good finds! You didn't forget to get the cash, didn't you. That would so happen to me (or I would spend it all at the garage sales and I'd have to go back)

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  29. Oh Marty,
    You did good girl!!! I wish I was going to garage sales with you!
    I love those Michael's birdies! I saw them the other day, I may just have to go back and get some!
    Big Hugs,
    Cindy

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  30. Wow, you did so good! What great finds and love the ideas you have with them!!

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  31. Marty, you find the best deals! Can't wait to see how you transform the shelf and the lamp :-)

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  32. well you know by now how I feel about anything green and birds no less so I am tickled for you and jealous too lol.. love those birdies~!!!

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  33. Those are some of the best bargains I've seen in a while. You're quite the big spender!

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  34. Marty you did get some great deals! How awesome! TFS and have a blessed weekend. Cindy

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  35. Marty -
    Would you believe that I used to have 2 lamps like that... bought with Green stamps (remember those?).Those lamps were used in our home until about 2 years ago...painted, wrapped in fabric, twined, etc. One finally broke (they're hollow inside) and one is still in my son's apt.(34 years old!)
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  36. Great finds, I think that lamp would look great done up in apple green and white...very springlike.

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  37. Oh Marty!

    It was your lucky day, for sure. I ADORE your shelf.....I've been searching and searching for something like that for myself....FIFTY CENTS? Holy cow. Perfect piece to paint, isn't it?

    I'm drawn to that crispy apple green lately too....So Cheery!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.......

    Huge hugs,
    Spencer

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  38. The lamp will look beautiful green. I love the shades of green on the pottery. And those birds are so darling. What a great hunt!

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  39. Marty you really know how to shop well! How beautiful are those apple green birds. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. *Smiles*

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  40. You find the best stuff!!!! I love the green vase....green....aw....my weakness!

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  41. ♥WHT A LOVELY BLOG,I ENJOYED SO MUCH READ SUM OF THE POSTS,CONGRATS.A GREAT SATURDAY AND GOD BLESS♥

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  42. Hi Marty, I just love the cute little green birds...What a great day...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  43. I love birds--anything with birds!!! They are just something that makes one happy!! You found a lot of little!! WOW!! Nice vase.

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  44. Hi Marty....now that's what I call real bargains....whenever you can get something for ten cents or fifty cents it's cause for celebration...Today I bought 4 small souffle bowls...a throw rug and 3 big heavy stainless steel spoons....all new at our Pottery store....$5.00 plus tax....Maybe the economey is turning around....Nah...I don't think so...just lucky.

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  45. I love the little birds, Marty. I saw those in Michaels...they are adorable.

    Barb ♥

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  46. I was just thinking of going back to Michael's today, to see if they have any of those birds left. I think Lynette has the white version. Do you even know what a steal you got on that vase? I collect them, and I usually have to pay, at best $20 & some are even $40+. That shelf was a heck of a deal too. You were surely blessed today! :)

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  47. I love it when you find stuff that you can just picture the end result. Cant wait to see the end result.

    Yes! I'm looking forward to the luncheon! Hope to see there!:)

    ~Liz

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  48. Love the little birds. Great find!
    I am always so impressed with your energy and inspirations...

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  49. Quite a productive trip! Those little birds are adorable, great color. And I LOVE that vase, what a great find. Hugs, Kat

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  50. Did I tell you Love birdies?! :)

    Great finds!

    Oh and gorgeous bedroom post too!

    Have agreat week! :)

    hugs,
    Bird

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  51. Marty, what finds! I want to go to garage sales with you! That vase is so pretty! laurie

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