I love going garage saling with friends or family. Not only is it fun to walk around and enjoy their company, but I love seeing what everyone scored. It’s almost like you got it, except you don’t have to pay for it or find a spot for it. I still feel the thrill of the hunt and am almost as excited as if I found it.
I also love reading blog posts of other people’s treasures. So I’m sharing my finds with you today! If there’s one garage sale that I have to get to every year, it’s this one.
My first score of the day was this Joovy Caboose Ultralight, $40. Sometimes you have to be patient with garage saling, I’ve been looking for this same stroller for two years! Finally found it. Super happy.
In order to get the goods, you gotta get garage saling early. I found the stroller around 7:30 am. Our favorite garage sale opened up at 8:00, so I headed out there to wait.
Good thing I did, I was able to snag five Pottery Barn seagrass rugs and a dresser that were sitting in the driveway, priced. I was seconds away from getting a 8x10 PB rug for our family room, but alas, it was not meant to be.
$30 times 5 = $150 worth of rugs, and I paid $12 🙂
Here’s my pile. Part of this is my mother-in-law, and two SIL’s, and no, I didn’t get those AWESOME seagrass baskets and mirror. The mirror was $25, the baskets were $10 each, and I didn’t have a place for them. But aren’t they so nice?! But I’m happy she got em. 🙂 I did get the dresser!
I did get these frames, you can see them leaning against the dresser. Pottery Barn, $8 for two of them, $10 for the other. If you would have told me I’d spend that much on frames at a garage sale, I probably would have laughed in your face. I guess you kinda go in “I need that” mode when you’re at the PB house...
But they’re BIG, and they’ll hold the Instagram pictures I’ve been wanting to frame.
Wanna see the house we call the “Pottery Barn House” ? Gorgeous.
My favorite find was this docking station for our iPhones, $10. Doug was going to get me the same exact one for Mother’s Day. I was going to buy one for him for Father’s Day. Great minds!
Either way, I love it. It’s amazing how much better of a mood I’m in when listening to music, same goes with the kids. “The Bare Necessities Radio” on Pandora is what’s up.
I bought these pillow covers for $2 each, the other pillows for $1 each. I took my green pillow covers off, and popped on these covers. Love the colors!
There is a gray tone in the pillow, and I also bought a gray queen sized throw.
I got this wool vintage throw pillow, $4. I love it.
These old tiles for either my kitchen or dining room. Talked her down to $4.
Here are some other things we got.
What’d ya think of my finds?
Nice VLog, by the way. I like how "real" you are. 🙂
thanks so much, Andrea!
Those are great finds!! Yard sales are not that nice in my neck of the woods. Prices were kind of high on those frames, but they were still so much cheaper than buying new and looked to be in mint condition. Therefore, I would've paid that price too! Now, about that Pottery Barn House...I'd like to "pin" that one. Add to my "if we ever build our dream house" file. 😉
Their house is amazing. Shaker style siding, big porch, pool, I can only imagine what the inside looks like! It's almost like she redecorates a few rooms a year, and then sells many things in them. And then we redecorate our houses with that stuff, haha! It's like the Circle of Life...
We get a lot of hit or miss "dud" garage sales too, but this one neighborhood wide is always a hit. We have family that drive over an hour to come! Hope you find some good ones this year 🙂
Loved your garage sale finds and also your video. You did a great job and I love your hair. Can't wait to see more.
awww, thanks Nancy! 🙂 You are making me excited to do more!
You totally sound like I thought you would. Love your finds!
Thanks! Do I have a Chicago accent? where I enunciate my soft a's and make them nasaly?
Do YOU use words like bubbler? 🙂
LOVE the garage sale finds! AND you sound just like I thought you would. I love that you are braving the video world. I hate having my picture taken, let alone a video. On home videos, you will only ever hear my voice. 🙂 Maybe watching you will inspire me to actually be seen in my home videos. 😉 Keep it up!
I've gotten better with pics, so I guess I gotta battle my video shyness, haha. DO IT! You need to be seen, you'll be sad if you don't some day. Or your kids will be sad. Good reminder, I don't think I've been in a home movie yet, it's just me trying to get the kids quickly with whatever they're doing. Thank you!! 🙂
Great deals! Love the stroller and the basket on your table! Could the new sofa pillows work with your old ones? Or is that just too many pillows? : ) Way to go on your video clip--it's hard to do that stuff! You did well! : ) You sound just like I thought you would!!!
I don't think they'd look right in person. BUT, I have two olive couches, haha! So I think I'll reuse the green ones in a different room, and go with the new colors in the family room. I don't know if there's such a thing as too many pillows.. 😉
And thank you! I was nervous, but I feel like I'm out there now, you guys can see me. 🙂 And can either continue to read or think I'm a weirdo. Hopefully the first, hahaha!
Fantastic finds! I am a HUGE fan of PB picture frames.
that is good to hear! I've always cheaped out with garage sale ones for 25 cents, haha. I haven't hung them yet, but they are definitely good quality.