Early Saturday morning I packed up my camera in my backpack, put together a little snack and headed out the door. With a feeling of excitement I headed towards town and the BIG garage sale. What treasures might I find today? What new vase or vintage urn awaits?
My favourite ‘junque’ store was letting vendors use their parking lot for the day. I think it was a nice gesture on the store’s part because what the people in the parking lot were charging for their treasures was a fraction of what you would pay inside for a similar item! What FUN! I had all the time in the world and $80.00 in my pocket!
What did I buy? A rather odd assortment: an old window, several chipped and banged up enamel pots, some bejeweled serviette rings, a blue Medalta bowl,a monstrous metal flour bin (how am I going to explain that one to hubby?) and an old wooden box which I have already put my herbs in.
On my way home I just had to stop at our fabulous country store – it’s like a magnet and it’s only 10 minutes from our house. I tried to pass by but I couldn’t. So on the day I thought I was just hunting for ‘junque’ I ended up buying these cute little nesting tables! I swear, I couldn’t have walked away! I had the perfect little corner for them in my kitchen. When I added my bouquet of globe flowers and the sun shone in on it all, I couldn’t help but smile, I felt contentment.
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Jealous!! What finds! I absolutely love that herb box and your nesting tables!
Jan n Jer says
This is my idea of a perfect fun day! I love the wooden box n watering can also. Love all the photos!
ooh, I want to do some saturday shopping with you. what amazing finds! :) thanks for linking up this week, your photos are gorgeous!! Rebecca
yup, love those tables and that simple sweet bouquet you put on them! wonderful!
I like your arrangement with the yellow flowers on the table(s). Many other beautiful flower photos as well.
urban muser says
wow, sounds like a great day! i love digging through other people’s “junk” :)
Changing Lanes says
you are talking my language!
I go shopping with you! wonderful photos
What great finds! Love those little nesting tables. Have a great day!
You’re a good shopper! I love the herb box and the flowers on the nesting tables!
I love nesting tables! Those are so pretty! I’ll be happy when the kids are a little older and a set of nesting tables doesn’t equate to more things to climb on!
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
I think you did great at the sale, Barb. Just the type of things I would buy. And the tables are lovely. Wouldn’t prolly fit my decor, but looks great in your home. :)
Thanks for linking up to YSB today. I appreciate you being there!
OK the tables and flowers… just gorgeous!!!! love mornings like that although it’s hard to get out without being spotted sometimes!
I love that little table set. Great set of images, looks like you had a great time.
Love the image of the tables under the window holding your beautiful globe flower arrangement.
Sallie (FullTime-Life) says
Two wonderful summery posts with the sunny yellow globe flowers; I like your method of junquing — have a certain amount to spend and all the time in the world to do it! Good idea. (Of course since I live in such teeny tiny spaces, my collecting days are pretty much over — no space. I love to see what others do though!
Now this is my kind of day!
I love those nesting tables Barb, and it looks like you chose a perfect place for them. Such beautiful light.