Garage sale find friday

Spring is here, and garage sales have officially started! HOORAY! I am going to try to be consistant and post garage sale find Friday every Friday or Saturday. And I wanted to start today with some of the goodies I found this morning.

FREE vintage smokey the bear pins. Won't they look cool on a corkboard? And really, who can beat free?!
Three cigar boxes. There were more, but I wanted them all the same size. I am going to use them to store buttons, and other sewing notions. 75cents for all three!

How cool is this old pencil sharpener? I LOVE it! I know I want a new computer desk at our new house, and this is the first thing I want to attach to it! And for FREE, how can you go wrong?

I have seen those wreaths made out of book pages, all over blog land. I bought this book for 50 cents, with the hopes of making one of my own in the near future.

I didn't realize how expensive these styrofoam balls were until I started buying them at the craft store for various crafts. I got all of these balls in the free box.

This is my favorite score of the day! I am in LOVE with this chalkboard/cork board! I actually walked right past it at first, and did a double take when I looked down and saw this gem. I was so excited because it was on my list of things I wanted to find for one of my next projects.

Can you see the price???? Yep, only 10 cents!

This is the back of it. I am going to put some burlap on there, and paint the frame, and...oh, just keep checking back, I will have the finished product up in no time!

I found this 100% cashmere sweater for only a quarter. Nothing is wrong with the sweater, and it is as soft as can be! I'm thinking of making a scarf out of it for next winter.

Owls seem to be all the rage in decorating now. So I couldn't pass up this cute little pair. I paid $2 for them, but they have already been a hit at my house since my youngest was so excited to learn that they are actually made from volcanic ash from Mt. St. Helen's. Not sure if I will paint these guys white or not...that was my first thought, now I think I will leave them the grey that they are. What do you think?
Any other ideas for my garage sale finds? It was a fun day!


Prudence said...

HI, I"m hopping over from new friend friday, love your vintage finds!!

-K said...

Great stuff. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.


The Dietrich's said...

I would suggest making a fun necklace out of one of the smokey the bear pins! What a fun accessory and conversation starter!

Katie said...

I love the 10 cent chalk board! That is a real steal!

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The Mommalogues said...

Great finds! The 10 cent chalkbaord is awesome!

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Lisa said...

Great deals! I love those owls! I'm so excited for garage sale season to find some good bargains like you did!

Melissa said...

Wow you really hit the jackpot!!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Wow, you got some awesome stuff. All of it would be so fun to work with!! I can't wait to see what you do with it all too. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Wow, what amazing finds! I wish the garages sales in my area had stuff for 25 cents! I love the cork board transformation you posted recently. It's awesome! I'm a new follower from Follow Me Fridays now.


Miss Mustard Seed said...

That chalkboard was such a great price at $.10. Crazy!

Purdy said...

I had a pencil sharpener like the one in your post when I was a kid. It was used a lot!

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