Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Finds

We're going to Canton soon so I've been trying to hold off on the junque seeking but there are so many garage sales this time of year that it's really hard to resist.  Last weekend we went to several sales without much luck but finally found some goodies just before heading home.
The DH got a few things that aren't pictured, including a metal cabinet and a metal tray, plus a DX oil barrel that he'll be using as a trash can in the garage.  I also found some pink and blue crepe paper and a book by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg.

On Friday the 13th (lucky day!) there was a neighborhood sale in the Gatewood historic area of Oklahoma City.  Just looking at the houses makes for a great day, but we also found some goodies.  I had just bought a hat on eBay (shown) but was still sad that I just missed several hats at one sale.  Someone was paying for them as we walked up.  But I found a treasure-laden piece of jewelry art that will be disassembled, linens, an old set of "conversation course" booklets, knitted gloves from France, buttons and a few other small items, plus a fabulous suitcase.  The seller had about ten trunks and suitcases and was ready to deal, but I have absolutely no space to store them.  They even suggested the suitcases-as-end table idea, but I don't even have room for that!  I'm sure some lucky person made a great buy.  I'm hoping to open an Etsy shop soon, so maybe that will alleviate my overcrowding situation.
I hope all you other treasure seekers have great success this weekend!


  1. Wow -- those suitcases are amazing! I have two that I am going to be decoupaging soon...but, I want to go to Canton with you!!!!! Are you really going to take apart that jewelry art thing? It's kind of cute!