Sunday, May 8, 2011

Treasures from my first Garage Sale of the year.

My friend C and I were driving into town to see the new art show at our local gallery and she says, "there's a garage sale on today (Friday), do you want to check it out?" As if she really had to ask. lol 

Well, we arrive at the garage sale and she stops to ogle a two burner wood cookstove while I scanned the place and went directly to the most promising section. She says she's not going to take me with her to garage sales anymore, because I find the good stuff too fast. I told her she has to sharpen her eyes up a bit.  Here's what I found.

A ginger jar and a matching small dish for $15.00.

And a brass peacock fire screen and fireplace tool set for $20.

I've been looking for the peacock fire screen for quite a few years now. I've been wanting one for over 15 years. And I've been sort of keeping my eyes open for a ginger jar for a few months. I can't tell you how excited I was!  I think they go very well with the fireplace.


The Tablescaper said...

It looks like you found some amazing treasures! Love the fire screen.

Thanks for your visit.

- The Tablescaper

Martha said...

Don't you just love finding a "much wanted" -- your treasures are lovely!

afternoon tea said...

Yes Martha. It's a very satisfying feeling.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the ginger jar and the plate, they are such gorgeous colors and the pattern is beautiful on both. The fire place accessories are a fabulous find also. I think you did fabulously. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

dlmsliceofpie said...

Thanks for dropping by my Pink Saturday post ... and thanks for sharing your great yardsale finds! You 'made a haul'!!! That fireplace screen is really nice.

Denise said...

Thanks so much for your visit and your very sweet comments on my Wilmington tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You made some great finds at the garage sale! My MIL has a peacock firescreen, and they really are elegant. Your ginger jar and matching plate are great too. Thanks for sharing!


Denise at Forest Manor

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey there. I surely do appreciate your visit to my blog today. It allowed me to find you. Wowzers, what finds you ran across! Love that fireplace screen.