Found these two benches early in the weekend. The one on the right is probably 10 feet long! Can you see the letter "A" carved into the corner? It was meant to be mine! BTW, the bench on the right is also one of those items that wasn't marked and had tons of stuff on it. If I hadn't asked, I would have missed out on a bargain!
This metal tool chest I found at another "man sale" along with the blue bench above. As for the metal garbage can and physician parking signs...you guessed it!...more unmarked items in a seller's garage. And, yes, I got a deal!
These fun items all came from the first sale we came to on Saturday. As we were walking up the driveway to this sale, I said to Taunya, "This is going to be a good one." She told me later that she thought I was crazy because it just looked like a bunch of junk. Aaaah, grasshopper.... She is learning the error of her ways and is beginning to appreciate my...wisdom?...no...talent?...no...obsession? That seems to be the right word! :) With the bench, all these items, and the stuff Taunya found, we filled up the truck quite a bit. As it wasn't far from the house, we drove back home to unload before we hit anymore sales.
I am always shocked at the things I find at garage sales! This chair? Gorgeous! Solid wood! That light-colored wood object? A cooler! Yes, a cooler! If you lift off the lid, it is lined with styrofoam. In the photo on the right, you see a house jack (I'm planning a holiday-related project with these to be posted in the future), a Scrabble game, and one of those old dart boards that requires metal darts (all found at a church fund-raising sale).
The items below are from three different estate sales. On the left, you will see two more benches! That makes a total of four! When it rains, it pours, right? The oversized lockers are one way that we are now storing things in the garage. We filled it to the brim with smaller finds. As far as the other photos, I'll let them speak for themselves.
DO YOU EXPERIENCE JUNK NIRVANA?
As a general rule, I don't buy anything that I don't love or wouldn't use myself. As such, I absolutely love everything in these photos! It makes me happy to look at them and to share them with you! What is it about the things I find? I'm not sure! I love the colors, the patina, the craftmanship. I feel inspired, exhilarated, creative! When I find things for free or for a screamin' deal, I also feel thrifty and, oh, so clever!
Do you experience anything similar to this or should I start seeing a psychiatrist right away? I can't wait to hear your responses (about your experiences...NOT about whether you think I need a psychiatrist!...for junk reasons or otherwise!).