Works For Me Wednesday-Christmas Garage Sales in August




In August... I went to a garage sale in our neighborhood. It was almost 90 and humid! So I wasn't thinking "Christmas". However, this sale had TONS AND TONS of Christmas stuff. She had bags stuffed with ornaments for a only $1! I picked up a few and didn't even know what was in the bags. One was a bag full of angels....well, I came across it while decorating my "stairs" and used some..what fun! They are very festive. At night, with the lights and gold ribbon...they just "glimmer". From now on, garage sales WORK FOR ME!


44 comments:

Heather said...

Wow Sandy - that garage sale really paid off for you! It looks so cute and the little angles are darling!

Liz said...

That is awesome. You never what you will find at yardsales. Love what you did with your finds!

Darlene said...

WOW...what wonderful surprises in those bags of ornaments! I just LOVE garage sales...cause you just never know......

Chris said...

You did good at that garage sale. It all looks pretty.

Hugs,
Chris

April said...

Boy, did you ever hit the jackpot!!! It's amazing sometimes the great things you can find at garage sales for next to nothing. Love how everything looks!

squawmama said...

Wow Sandy What a beautiful job you did using your great find... a buck a bag... you can't go wrong... Have a fun filled day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Kelly said...

I'm a garage sale junkie. I've found some amazing stuff, like a standup freezer for $50. There wasn't a thing wrong with it. Congratulations on your good buys!

Tami said...

You have a wonderful decorating eye! Great bargain:-).

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is SOOOO great. You are so clever.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That was a GREAT find!!!

At Home In Georgia said...

I think when you find something for free or at such a good deal like you did it makes you treasure your finds even more.

We do the pickle. My kids get to play it the night we decorate our tree. The get so excited for it every year

Susan said...

I love garage sales, too. It's the ultimate treasure hunt. It looks like you really hit the jackpot ... what beautiful things!

Jan said...

I am a huge plaid fan. This is tops.

AndreaLeigh said...

Those are lovely. I'm all about the bling bling.

Jillene said...

SWEET!! Great finds!!

heather said...

I LOVE finding good deals at garage sales! That's awesome!

Debbie said...

Looks like they were meant to be - and at a bargin on top of that! Great job!

blessedmomto7 said...

Gorgeous DAHLING!

Mari said...

You did great! You need to have vision to shop at garage sales and i must not have it because I never find those kinds of deals!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have some gold angels too....but I have not used them in years! Never would I have thought to use them in the garland....they look so cute!! Your staircase looke beautiful!!

Lisa

Wendy said...

Garage sales rock! And hey...I love the pickle tradition and have been looking for one of my own...thanks for the heads up!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Don't you love it when it all comes together?:) Sometimes you have to buy for the future, especially when it's a great deal. Looks amazing! Lori

Joanna said...

Garage sales are the best!

Emily said...

Wow lucky duck!

jennykate77 said...

I guess August makes perfect sense...that way people can buy Christmas stuff with plenty of time to use it!

I love your garage sale finds! Cute☺

The Arthur Clan said...

My sister and I go "garage-saling" every Thursday all summer long. We love it and find so many great deals that way! Your finds were awesome.

Denise K. said...

So pretty and what great finds for a bargain! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-)

Lindsey said...

Love the ornaments on the stairs!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Very nice...the angels really add a fun festive touch!

Our Complete Family said...

How neat! So, when you opened up the bags of goodies from that yard sale months ago it was like a 'pre-Christmas' pressie for yourself!
Love that!
The garland looks great!
Merry December and happy garage sale-ing!!! ;)
Hugs, Les

Ashley Griffin said...

lucky for you that they even HAD christmas stuff out in august!

The Blonde Duck said...

That was a wicked garage sale!

hsmomma5 said...

Beautiful! Garage Sales definitely work for me!!!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

I always love garland coming down a staircase! Beautiful!

Erin said...

Way cute garage sale finds! I love what you have done with them!

Amy said...

oh oh oh... love all that you have!! Yard sales are soooo hard, but the monies are soooo nice! :)

Hugs.. Amy

Kirstin said...

Great idea. I know I've sold several things at my garage sales that were Christmas related!

Carrie said...

what great stuff!

JuJu and Family said...

I need to stock up and that would be a great way to go. I wonder if after the holidays people will be getting rid of stuff. hmmm...

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome! ♥ Hugs :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I know exactly what you mean! Now I am kicking myself that I didn't buy MORE over the summer when I wasn't in the mood...because now I have to pay full price or wait until the bargains come back after Christmas!
Carrie

Shanda said...

Garage sales can be awesome! And addicting when you get really great stuff! The angels sound beautiful on your stairs - my daughter would love them!

Lisa & Gerald said...

So beautiful! I love what you did!

Jboo said...

Beautiful -- love it!! You are such a talented decorator! Am going to have to remember this tip at garage sales in the future.

Janet