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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Garage Saleing


The weather has been so wonderful and garage sales are back in full force.  Love that.

 Sometimes it pays to be late to a garage sale.  When I passed by this one near my house, they were packing up.  So they were really ready to have everything sold cheap.  50cents for the urn and such a nice size.


 However, this is the best find.  Remember I showed you fabric I was thinking about for the guest bdrm.  Well, all of that was going to cost me around $200 for the bedspread, dust ruffle and pillows.  Since the bdrm. is so small, only 11 x 10, I have a double bed in there.  This same garage sale had this brand new full size fitted comforter in the original package from Dillards with the price tag of $179.99 on it.  Sent to her by her mother, however no double bed, so she just wanted it gone.  She said $10 and it's yours.  It is so much prettier than the picture.  Gorgeous, and it has the browns and reds that I wanted.  Yip-skip!!!  No shams or dust ruffle which is perfect, it's just a fitted quilted spread.  Now I can mix the fabrics I want with it.


This was my original inspiration fabric.  See how similar in color the one I found is.


 She also had this 16" tray.  A few scratches, but for $1 it is super.


I needed something this big for the huge cloche my daughter gave me for Christmas.  See, it's perfect.


A really tacky frame for 25c. 


However with my favorite weapon (walnut stain), it will be stunning.  Still has to dry and then a 2nd coat.


 I like brass, and it will be perfect in the guest room with my Ralph Lauren hunt theme that I'm working on. 


 All polished up it is fabulous.  Not bad for another 25c.

Several have asked how the bdrm. is coming along.  It's not.  It needs to be painted and the carpet replaced, so it will be a while, but I am having fun collecting everything when all the major work is done.

I am linking to the following:

Savvy Southern Style for Boring to Better
Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Southern In My Heart for Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

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





88 comments:

  1. how cool! gotta love the lucky finds, like your new bedspread.

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  2. Great finds Marty! We were just saying that we may have a Garage Sale soon....my Hubby thought it may be too early, but I think it will be just fine =)

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  3. Wow Marty, you made out like a bandit! I love the spread and it really does look a lot like the fabric you were thinking of using, what a lucky find! And that silver tray is like it was made for your beautiful cloche!

    Kat :)

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  4. Looks like you had a great day Marty! Lovin' that new bedspread-enjoy:@)

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  5. WOW! It was meant to be! You found some beautiful things!

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  6. Awesome finds Marty!! And wohooo 10 bucks are you kidding me? :) It was your day for sure.

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  7. Yay, garage sales! Love the urn and the comforter is strikingly similar to what you had planned. Pretty much my motto is whatever I need I will find it at a garage sale eventually. ♥O

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  8. Marty,

    I love all your goodies, but that comforter is a great bargain. It does look similar to what you had in mind. You did Greattttttttt!!!

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  9. You lucky duck! That bedding is perfect and what a steal. Thanks for joining the party, Marty. Hey that rhymes!

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  10. I don't know how you always find the most perfect items! I love everything! That bedding gorgeous and such a steal! I can't wait to see that room all done!
    Lacy

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  11. I don't know how you always find the most perfect items! I love everything! That bedding gorgeous and such a steal! I can't wait to see that room all done!
    Lacy

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  12. Marty, The comforter is beautiful and you can't beat the price. I love everything you got and can't wait to see the changes in the guest room.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  13. You scored! I LOVE the bedspread. How perfect is that foor your new room. Great job shopping Marty. :)

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  14. Great finds, that bed spread is beautiful!

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  15. Oh my, Marty! Great finds! My fav...that urn! And 50 cents? Are you kidding me? You are the thrifting queen, Marty! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  16. Wow, you really got some great deals at that garage sale! They were nice finds at that, congrats to you. Nicole

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  17. What neat finds! Which state are you in that is warm enough for yard sales already?? I'm moving!

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  18. Marty, you found some great deals. That comforter sounds perfect for your guest room! We won't be garage salen for a while. Blizzard conditions and a high around 11 degrees!

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  19. Marty I think you need to buy a lotto ticket my friend! That bedspread is very close in feeling to your inspiration piece and for $10??! High five *SLAP* girlfriend! You done real good with all your finds! Vanna

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  20. What fabulous finds, especially the bedding and I love the way you overhauled that frame! When you said the weather was wonderful, I felt the cold coming off my window (which is covered with heavy drapes). It is so bitterly cold here today that with the wind chill is is under 0 degrees and that is unusual for us. How I wish it was nice enough for garage sales.

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  21. WOW you did find some great deals! Love the bedspread it looks almost like the one you wanted. How lucky your day must have been. Blessings, Vicky

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  22. Marty,
    You got a ton of great treasures this week...LOVE that beautiful WHITE URN!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. Oh, you lucky girl! You always find the best things Marty!

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  24. Marty you really scored! That bedspread is just amazing and I can see your beautiful fabrics with it, hmmm didn't you have a leopard print? We haven't had alot of garage sales yet but I am surely ready when they start!

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  25. HI!!!
    GREAT FINDS!!
    I love that bedding and it is so close you are going to LOVE it!!!WOW, for 10.00 too, my oh my!!
    Great job!!!I love what you did with that frame!!!
    Awesome!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  26. You certainly 'fell on your feet' finding that sale! Wat great purchases, and that bedding...WOW!

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  27. WOW Marty, you did great garage saleing! Love the quilt and the colors are perfect. I can't wait to go yard/garage saleing. Weather here is still yucky.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  28. OH Marty!
    You did good girlfriend! That bedspread was an amazing find!
    The colors are so close to what you were looking for and look what you saved!
    When I was in AZ. I went garage saling with Linda T. I called my daughter and she was like garage sales in January?? It's hard for us to imagine with all this cold and snow.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  29. I am so jealous that you are having garage sales already. It'll be months before ours start up again. I must move to a warmer climate where everyone doesn't go into hibernation. Wonderful finds and wonderful deals! God has truly blessed you.
    Cindy

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  30. Marty, I want to come garage *sailing* with YOU. You always find the prettiest items at the most incredible prices! I love your latest scores from the silver tray to the sconce to that lovely vase! The transformed picture frame is so pretty, too! *Becca*

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  31. Don't you just love it when you hit one of those garage sales? And I like the spread you bought better than the one you were planning on! Being patient works -- $10 instead of $200 -- think of the treasures you can get with the $190!!!

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  32. I want to go thrifting with you. You find the best stuff! Love the comforter the best. What an incredible score on that one.

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  33. Well, you were in the right place at the right time, Marty! That bedspread couldn't be more perfect and is very similar to the fabric you were considering. Love the white urn, too.

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  34. What great treasures! lOVE that bedspread -- Gorgeous!

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  35. great finds, that bedspread is just so perfect! And so close to what you were looking for! bad weather here and no garage sales for a few months yet! Im jealous!!have a great day
    vivian

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  36. Wow! You found some great new treasures. I can't wait for garage sales to start in earnest around here - probably next month. Can't wait to see the other fabricss you put with your new bedding. It's perfect!
    ~Adrienne~

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  37. How fabulous that you were able to find that comforter! All of the other finds were awesome too. Can't wait to see your finished bedroom! I haven't seen garage sales yet. I'm so anxious for them.
    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  38. I am officially JEALOUS.. no need to deny it.. Love your new treasures~!
    Hopefully it wont be long till I am yard Saling in feb. too lol

    Sonny

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  39. Wow, I really like the bedspread and it's very very close to what you wanted in the first place. Great deals. I can't wait until garage sales come back around here.

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  40. The bedspread is wonderful, a custom fit bedspread can easily run over $400, so I think you can feel pretty darn good about yours! Love the silver tray with the cloche too.

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  41. Oh Marty, those are some wonderful finds! I'm so jealous. There won't be garage sales here until May at the earliest.

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  42. Great finds! I can't believe how close that comforter is to your inspiration fabric!

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  43. You must be so excited about the bed ensemble! Love the silver tray too. Jennifer

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  44. You really did good! No yard sales here - I think I just heard them say it is 25 now. :(

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  45. Wow are you kidding me? That was a great find... I would be on cloud nine for months .

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  46. Wonderful finds Marty! Love that comforter, what a deal.
    Sherry

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  47. Lucky you Marty! Yard sales and such great finds. Love the bedspread and it's perfect. You can add your own touch to it. What a change to that frame and the large silver platter is perfect for your cloche. I'm ready for some yardsales!

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  48. You have hit the jackpot! Love the urn, picture frame and that quilt is perfect for your room.
    Happy for you!

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  49. What fantastic buys Marty, you really did hit the sale at the right time. I can't wrap my mind around garage sales as I sit in my chair looking out at two feet of new snow.

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  50. Hahaha wish I had been there, Marty, what a triumph!!The fabric is just right and the silver platter- well, perfect!

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  51. Oh Marty, that bedding is just what I've been looking for; what a great bargain! It was great day for you. Have fun with all your goodies. Peggy

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  52. Wow! Absolutely wonderful thrift finds Marty!! And a big score on the bedspread! Way to go!

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  53. Hello, my brilliant lady! :-)

    I'm so impressed! I wish I could find great deals as you did! Oh, my! I love everything you got and the price? Well, to be better, only if it was for free, agree? ;-)

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the Day: A Cottage on Shelter Island.

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  54. How amazing that you found bedding so similar at that price!! That frame looks amazing too with that walnut and love the urn. I need to go garage saling with you!

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  55. wow, Marty, I can't believe the deals you always find. I don't know when we will have warm enough weather for garage sales again! We are buried in snow and ice. It looks like you have chosen to go with the brown color scheme in your guest room. I'm glad because it will be so warm and welcoming! Can't wait to see it finished. Linda

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  56. You are so lucky to be Garage salen....I sure can't wait. And what steals...I love the tray:)

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  57. You did great...I love everything. I know you will work your magic with that spread too! You have the touch. That urn has so many possibilities!

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  58. Wow Marty, I didn't think you could do any better than that fantastic fabric store we went to but a $10 comforter has got it beat!!! It is amazing how close it is to the pattern you had in mind!!

    That is a huge cloche your daughter gave you!! So glad you found that pretty silver tray to complete it!!

    Well another COLD -14 till late morning day! I made candied lemon peels and juiced the lemons that I got while I was down there. I forgot to tell you that the lemon candy I gave you is terrific in tea as it is a bit harder than it should be. You will just have to come over for a fresh batch. Also an going to try my hand at making some Lemon Curd to use on scones!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  59. Wow! What great scores! esp love the picture frame and the fantastic deal you got on the bedding!

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  60. You really got some great deals. The bedspread seems perfect and is such a close match to your inspiration piece. You did good, lady!
    CAS

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  61. Marty, Dang you girl you did it again..I swear when I go out they see me coming and raise the prices on things..How ever I did hit a shop last week and got a ton of stuff for less than $25.00 some old some to look like old..The deal you got on that spread is unbeleiveable girl..only you could do that..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  62. You had a VERY good day... love everything! The tray and sconce are beautiful and what a steal in regard to the comforter. Great job on the finish you did on the frame, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. You had another good shopping experience. I'm still amazed at the beauties you find! Another pretty tray! I've found a couple and love how you can use them in vignettes!
    Hope it's not too cold at your house.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  64. What amazing finds!

    I do so hope you can make it to the tea.
    You are welcome to grab the button and spread the word.

    It should be a fun day.

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  65. You lucky girl! What a deal on that bedspread...and so similar to what you had picked out. It will be beautiful:)

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  66. Oh my goodness, you do have the best fortune when you go out on the hunt!! Wow, fantastic scores Girl!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  67. Wow Marty, you must be living right!! What a huge blessing with that comforter set. It's gorgeous, I love paisley! such great goodies you found. I'm so excited you linked up!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  68. The conforter,...the comforter,...the comforter,...the comforter,...I will nominate you for the best of the thrifters award. Well, if there was such a thing, I mean.

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  69. Love that white urn!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  70. Marty, your new guest room will look lovely. Love the paisley of the comforter. You'll have fun adding the pillows. I'm eager to see the RL hunt scene room.
    ~ Sarah

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  71. What great finds Marty! Love them all. The small urn is lovely and the comforter was icing on the cake.

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  72. Hi Marty. As good as GW prices are, the garage sale prices are just unbelievable! What a great haul you got! Love it all. It's still a little too cold here for garage sales to start back up. Lucky you! Linda

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  73. What a steal on that bedspread, it is so pretty, can't wait to see what you do with it!

    I like the white urn too!

    Katherine

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  74. Marty,

    I am very jealous that you have such great garage sales by you. I cannot believe those prices that you got and how perfectly that comforter set will be. NICE job!!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Pam

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  75. You really got the deal of the year on that comforter...I can't believe how similiar the fabric is to what you wanted. You should still be doing the happy dance at your house!

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  76. Morning girl...that was a fantastic find on that bedspread! Love the colors! I adore the clock under the cloche..I have one under a cloche in my foyer and that walnut stain does magic!!!!! lol Hope you have a fantastic weekend sweetie...Picket

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  77. Marty, what a deal on that bedding! And how pretty! I wouldn't have been able to pass that up. You got some fantastic bargains!
    Brenda

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  78. Marty, WOW the bedspread is AMAZING!! It looks like it was meant for you. Don't you just love God moments like that. It's like a great big HUG. Where he tells us he even loves us so much he is there in the small stuff, to help make our heart happy. It is going to look GREAT in you guest room. Can't wait to see what you do with it all! Blessings <3 Paula

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  79. Wow. I saw you in another site somewhere, sometime and thought I would stop by.

    Some similiar travels, mine have been Virginia, North Carolina, California, Ohio, and finally here in the snow-free sands of Arizona.

    My wife and I enjoyed the Antique stores in North Carolina and Ohio and even now it is fun to look around at glimpses of yesterday.

    Thanks for sharing, A Stroll Thru Life...

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  80. Amazing how close the quilted spread is to your inspiration pattern! Great finds! I love the urn.

    ~ Tracy

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  81. I'm excited to see your creations, using these great find's.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  82. Wow! That bedspread is gorgeous and I would have snatched it right up too...even though I don't have any place to put it! LOL! Thanks so much for linking up to the party this week Marty!
    Vanessa

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  83. Fantastic finds, Marty~ and fantastic prices!!! Your comforter is absolutely beautiful~ It is really so close to your inspiration fabric- what a lucky find! Thanks so much for sharing this at my party this week! :)

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  84. Hi Marty-

    I wish it were Spring here so I could go to a few yard sales and find some good deals like the urn and bedspread you found. I miss going to them. Only a few more months to wait out.
    My best- Diane

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  85. Hello! I found you through Thrifty Thursday. You have great finds here! I love your blog. I'm a new follower.

    :)

    Come visit!

    Kelly

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  86. Fun finds! I love the 50 cent white urn - so pretty!

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