I happened upon the funniest neighborhood-wide garage sale this weekend. There were a good many houses participating, but I swear, 90% of them had about 3 things out in the driveway. I went to one house and bought two sets of toys and instantly cut their "inventory" in half.
I bought this print at one of the houses in the neighborhood sale. The artist was a sweet older lady selling off a lot of her prints super cheap - mostly $1 - $5. I bought this one for $3, including mat. It was a signed, dated and numbered print of her first etching, "Moby Dick." I need lots of black and white art for the media wall I'm envisioning. Now I'm looking for a frame.
By the way, the most aggravating thing about shopping garage sales are people who use signage with lots of writing. Here's my tip - use arrows and keep the writing minimal. Most people don't know where "Random Oak Lane" is, but they can follow an arrow while still driving their car at a normal speed.
I got the next two items at the same moving sale.
Brass napkin rings - 8 for $1. Maybe it's kind of silly to have several different sets of napkin rings when we rarely use cloth napkins? The boyfriend definitely thinks so. I think they're pretty - case closed.
These are candle pillars in the prettiest shade of blue-green and they are very substantial. I'm not crazy about the faux aging (rust spots and crackled glaze) but they are definitely pretty and for only $5 I couldn't resist.
Unfortunately, I didn't find anything that I was actually shopping for, but I'm pretty happy with my weekend finds. Anyone else find some cheap second-hand deals lately?