Saturday, July 23, 2005

Bowling Ball Walkway

Tara and I hit the road early this morning searching out garage sale treasures. Along the way, we found this Bowling Ball Walkway someone had created.

Bowling Bowl Walkway

Tara found an original lithograph for $1 and I bought a French poster (will be a present for my friend frequently vacationing in France) for $5.00. We found lots of jewelry, $1.00 a necklace. I know the beads alone are worth more than that! We found fabric and sewing notions. I bought three pattern-making books and lots of buttons.

Poster

Pattern books

Reproduction clown bank - free! Bags and bags of shells, beach glass, and other rocks - $1.00. Tara found these great paper mache bunny basket-things (for a $1.00) and we decided they would be a wonderful display for her collection of eggs for Easter. I found many St. Christophers, hung on a small, old rusty safety pins, 7 for $3.00. So all in all, we had a very fun, exhausting day full of cheap thrills.

Clown Bank

Bunnies display

St Christophers

6 comments:

Jan said...

You really hit the jackpot!! I may have to start *hitting the sales* again after seeing this post.
;-)

*jenny said...

What treasures! You have better garage sales than we do... :o(

Charlotte said...

Great finds! I'll have to post some of mine, although they're not nearly as interesting as what you found :) Looks like you had a wonderful time! I've become quite addicted to going to these garage and estate sales..not only for the treasures but it's nice to just get out of the house! lol..

Amanda Woodward said...

How wonderful! I love yard sales & I haven't made it to a single one this year and now I'm foaming at the mouth to go! You got some wonderful finds!

Kim Carney said...

Thanks everyone. It was really Charlotte that got me into the Gargage Sale mood, telling me about her finds! I did find some great Christmas Stocking stuffer things!

Phyl's Sister (the youngest!) said...

Love the bowling ball walkway! Don't know if we ever met in person, but I've heard about you all my life. Phyl's always said we had a lot in common, looks like we do from reading your blog. ;)
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Drop me an email sometime! I should have my business page up today, if I can get motivated.