Thursday, September 22, 2016

Garage Sale Finds - Part 2 of Annual Sale

Hi Friends,

So here is Part 2 (about 4 months late).  Thanks for being patient although I'm sure you forgot about Part 2 ALONG time ago lol!! 

At the time I started this post, I was unable to take all of my photos as large items had been placed in the barn and I didn't have access to them.  My hope was to obtain these photos for the post but they'll have to wait for another day.  I did manage to move a couple pieces of furniture since then which I'm including in this post.  My daughter and granddaughter were also unexpectedly moving in at that time so everything was put on hold.

I'm on week 2 of my vacation right now, week 1 being my getaway and week 2 involving work around the property, barn, etc.  I was working outside until the rain came.  I'm hoping to move onto Plan B.  But first...why not finish this post.

This dresser was purchased for $5.00 at the same garage sale as Part 1.  It was nearing the end of the sale and I picked up this cutie for $5.00.  Unfortunately, it's missing the handles on the middle drawers.  My hope is to use it in my craft room.  I had previously purchased the antique sewing machine for $10.00 at a flea market.  It's not in working order but it doesn't matter as I had purchased it for decorative purposes only.

I also purchased this chair at the beginning of the sale so I had to pay full price, it costs a whole $10.00.  I think my hubby said it was solid oak but I can't remember back that far haha!!  It's a very solid and heavy chair.  I may paint it but that won't be for a while.  I'm just itching to paint things.

I love the details on the base of the chair.

After buying the first box of goodies for $5.00 in Part 1, I went back in for a second box as you couldn't beat the price.  This wooden bowl is my favourite out of my second box.  From what I can tell, the bowl and paddle are antiques.  Someone had stained both of them an orange/brown shade with a very high gloss finish.    For that reason, it may not have appeared that they were old (I hope they are antiques).  If you look closely, you can see the aging.  I'm hoping to refinish both pieces.

You can really see the gloss on the paddle, it's not showing on the bowl but it's basically the same.

You can see the cracks/lines on the bottom of the bowl which makes me believe it is actually an antique butter bowl.  The cracks don't go right through, it appears to be in very good condition.

Near the end of the sale, we found out how they were going to dispose of the remaining items.  I had looked at these wooden boxes a few times but they had rusty nails in them.  I decided to dump out the nails as they would be recycled and buy the boxes.  I should have kept the nails but they were in terrible condition.  The photo doesn't quite show the paint colour on the boxes but they're a pretty blue.  I would like to leave them as is but they were written on as they were part of someone's workshop.  Another painting project perhaps?

I have no idea what this is lol!!  I was loading up my box and thought, you know...maybe I can use this as a perch on a birdhouse or something.

These are the items I purchased in box number 2 which also cost $5.00 for everything (not including the jar the flowers are in, that was already mine).  Four of the plates are Ironstone.

Thanks for dropping by to view Part 2.  


~ Kelly ~


  1. Hi Kelly, it looks like you found some sweet treasures! Love the old wooden bowl and paddle! Can't wait to see how you use everything. Love the desk and old sewing machine, too. xx K

  2. Wow! That was quite the sale you were at! You got some really amazing pieces for cheap prices! I love the old wooden chair, and the blue boxes. The old wooden bowl and spoon are really neat finds too! I know you will have fun decorating with the chest and the old sewing machine. What fun! We are getting rain here today too! Have a blessed day :)

  3. I have a similar butter bowl and paddle. The finish on my bowl had turned orangey colour, so I steel wooled it and the finish came off really easily. I still haven't done anything further with it, but it sits on my coffee table. Love the dresser & sewing machine ... cute little flared legs on the dresser. Looking at the chair, I would say it's solid oak too. Oak has very bold grain, and is very heavy. Even for $10, it's a great piece. You're certainly going to be busy cleaning up and refinishing all your pieces. Enjoy!

  4. The bowl and spoon are just delightful. What a great find!

  5. Looks like you scored some wonderful items at the sale. How you can tell if a bowl is an antique is by holding up above your head to see if it not straight across at the top. If it looks like it dips when you turn it a is truly old. If it looks even all the way around, it is new. Another way to tell is if it has a lip at the top. If it is a solid bowl all around with no lip then it is new. I cannot tell if there is a lip on yours because you have to look at it upside down. Hope this helps. Love that old Singer! Janice

  6. Wow! You hit the jackpot at the garage sale. My favourite piece is the dresser. Can't beat that price! Enjoy the last few days of your vacation.

  7. Wow Kelly, what wonderful finds.. I love/love that desk and the chair is nice..
    Can't wait to see the stuff when you get it painted.. Have fun.
    The little blue wooden boxes.. so cute. Have fun with your new things..

  8. Love seeing what folks find, and your finds are great. Especially like the old desk, great for a craft room. :)

  9. Gosh Kelly, you made out very well with all your finds! That old Singer is just the best and will be perfect addition to your craft room :)

  10. Glad you had some down time . Lovely finds . My mum had a sewing machine that sunk into the desk when it was not being used and then it could be used as a table as well , things you don't see any more like that pop up in antique shops and they are treasures for sure . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week and Happy fall you to !

  11. Great deal on that desk, and the chair does look like it's oak, that is a great deal too. I have to laugh you are itching to paint something. the bowl does look like it could be antique but as long as you love it that's all that is important :)
    Sounds like it was a good sale! Hope you can find the time to do some painting

  12. did a fantastic job of finding such great treasures :0) mari

  13. The machine is beautiful ♥

  14. I'm always in awe in how people can find such lovely treasures at garage sales and then really add pizzazz to them.