Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winter Garage Sale Scores

Generally there aren't a lot of garage sales here in the winter, and especially this year with so much snow, but yesterday I went to an indoor sale that was great!
The place was PACKED with stuff.  I had to walk through several times just to feel like I wasn't missing a ton of stuff.


I found this old can (I'm not sure if it was originally a milk can,  or maybe can for fireplace ashes?) I cleaned it up for a place right next to the fireplace.  It's very heavy and the lid fits really tight.









This old jar got a cleaning and a 'new' zinc lid.  I filled it with wine corks.  Apparently we're going to have to pick up the wine consumption to get this baby filled!  After a couple of other wine cork projects, our stash is lame.  :)







I love old coffee cans.  And they cleaned up nicely.







This wooden box was filled with gunk.  I cleaned it like crazy and even sanded out the inside.  I now feel like I can use it in the house.  I love old advertising boxes.





Here's all of the loot.  I am also excited about the two galvanized buckets that I will use outside this summer. 


I even went back today and got more stuff.  I'll share those finds later this week.  Oh how I love rusty, dusty treasure hunting! 
Thanks for your visit!

Pam
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21 comments:

  1. Hi Pam! What great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with it all! :)

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  2. Amazing finds! Loving the glass jar, how unusual? Have fun using all these great finds!

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  3. How great to be able to go to a yard sale even if it was inside. It had to be a good one from the items you found! Love the wood box they go for a lot of money at some antique stores! I'm pretty sure that that is a milk can, I have two, one shaped like yours and a smaller one!
    Can't wait to see what you found on your second trip there:)

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  4. I love your finds! I've been fortunate to find a couple of Estate Sales which usually cost me a bit more but some things I got on the second day for half price. Check them out at my blog. Have a great week! sandy :)

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  5. I wish I had been with you. You found some crazy good rusty treasures!!!

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  6. Pam I am squealing with delight at all your treasures. I bet it was so fun looking through all that stuff. Great finds I can't even pick a favorite I love them all. Your coffee cans are exactly what I am looking for to plant some herbs in. Great finds:)

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  7. You continue to find the coolest things. I adore those coffee cans. I think they will look great with your Sir Walter tobacco can :)

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  8. Hello Pam,
    Girl you have hit a jackpot!!! Love that wood box:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Oh, that was the best haul ever!!! Now, you get drinking LOL!

    Carol

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  10. Now THAT'S my kind of shopping!! Love what you found. Our decor is seaside nautical. I love digging through dusty boxes and stashed of forgotten stuff. The town I live in has an annual yard sale, I can't wait...it's HUGE!!!

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  11. Great finds! Love the crate and the jar that you are filling up with corks (enjoy your work on that end).

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  12. Great junk. I would have picked up all of it!

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  13. Great finds Pam....

    hugs and blessings
    barb

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  14. Wow, lots of great finds! Love that jar with the new lid.

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  15. wow from me too! Great scores! Winter garage sales? They are rare indeed. Fun for you.

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  16. I love a good deal. I haven't really done much garage saling to be honest..

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