Oh how I love garage sales in Vermont! Compared to Quebec garage sales, everything is just SO cheap!!
I've been going to a ton of garage sales and thrift stores in the past 2 weeks. Here are some of my finds. I'm sorry that the pictures just s*ck, but I was in a hurry to take the pics before DH went back home to Montreal with most of this stuff (not enough space here at the trailer!)
An overview of some stuff I found earlier this week....
If you knew me, you'd know I'm NOT a girlie girl and I'm NOT into shoes and handbags. At all. My sister is the girlie girl, I'm more alternative and funky. But I do love a well-made purse. I just wear the same one all the time until I get sick of it. Anyone else like me?
Anyway. I found this purse at a garage sale during the week (i'm still amazed some people hold garage sales during the week in Vermont) for 2$.
I bought it simply because I loved it, love it's colour and clean lines and that cool clasp on front.
When i got home, I realized it was genuine leather and... seems like a good brand. Some searching, and it appears I have a real Etienne Aigner handbag. I know nothing about handbag brands. But if it does turn out to be a real one, they're worth 50-150$!!
Then, I found this COOL ship in a bottle kit from the Boston museum of Fine arts. Retails at 30$ or so, I got it for 2$ at a second hand store. I cannot wait to make this
I got a bag of vintage Made in Japan Xmas decorations. Love love love love them! THe whole lot for 50¢! arent they just the cutest you ever did see?
Speaking of Xmas... I fell in love with these little guys:
Cute cute cute! They are from this decoration from Christmas around the world, that retails for 30$ and I got for 2$!! You can put incense under the bbq grill, so that smoke comes out of it, too cute!
WHY? You ask?
Well, for THESE, of course:
350+ small cards with letters on them! How COOL will those be on scrapbook pages or decorating projects?!! Got tons of ideas for them!!
You may know I love owls. And birds in general. This one is cute, made of some kind of stone. But you cannot see the details well, so I will prob'ly paint it!
I bought a huge pile of magazines, about 35 of them, for a total of 3$. I love mags and when it's rainy at the campsite, i love to read 'em! But hate to shell out the money unless it's a decorating mag, LOL!
(I forgot to take a pic of the large tin basket, take a look at it in the second pic on top)
Always in keeping with my son's sports related bedroom, I bought this for 2$, I will put it above his curtains. The kid LOVES to fish, so he'd have a fishing-only room, but since he's got so much hockey stuff too, we're going with sports in general.
I scored these beauties: