When I see people share their garage sale or flea market hauls on social media, I am completely tuned in. It’s fun to see what others pick up for a few dollars here and there. It’s why I like to share my antique finds with you all here in this space. If you love them as much as I do, you can click here to see ALL of my flea market and garage sale finds that I’ve shared over the last couple of years. Now, onto this week’s antique finds.
I received a text a few weeks back from our friend, who cleans our home, that she was having her annual garage sale. Someone brought some chippy sewing machine drawers to sell, and she thought of us right away. Now, I know you are all probably thinking, “How many sewing machine drawers do you need in your possession? Don’t you have some in storage?” Yes, we do. BUT, these are very detailed and gorgeous.
Side Note: We will hopefully be having a huge garage sale here in the cottage once we get moved in the house and figure out what we want and don’t want. So, that may make you feel better. Stay turned for other details if you are local and want to attend.
Of course, we fell in love with them once we saw them. The chippy paint and the detail on each side is gorgeous. I have no clue where I will put them, but no doubt I will find a place. These are perfect as extra storage on your counters for vitamins, pens and pencils, etc. I paid $25 for this set. They need some work.
Of course, once we got there, we had to look around at the rest of the goodies. I spotted these antique stoneware jugs high up on a shelf. I love displaying these in cabinets or even on top of my antique cabinets. She gave me a great deal on all three which are in pretty good condition. The total was $35.
I received a text from my dad asking if I was interested in the back of an antique couch. He was going to burn it but thought of us. Of course, I wanted it, even though I have no clue what we will do with it. All I can say is that once Deb gets her workshop all set up, she will for sure come up with something. She is very creative.
Once I got to my parent’s house, he had said he made a few items in his own workshop that I could have. The first piece was out of more sewing machine drawers. Again, I can think of a million things to do with this.
The second thing he gave me was this cute little mirror that he made. I couldn’t pass it up. I think I will probably paint both of these pieces as he didn’t finish either one.
Stay tuned to see where all of this lands in our new home!
Now, if you have been around for awhile, you know that I collect lots of things from yellow ware bowls to white ironstone, Mason’s Vista dishes to my antique spongeware collection. I have so many collections that I started YEARS ago that I still enjoy. For instance, my wooden spoons and my rolling pin collections were started when I was 19-20. When I am tired of seeing them displayed, I will tuck them away for another time.
I completely understand living on a very tight budget. Find something that you love to collect and always keep your eyes peeled for that item at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales. My budget for antique wooden spoons was under $1 and antique rolling pins was under $2. Most of the time I bought them for $1 and the spoons were a quarter. It’s how I could still collect my antique finds when I was young but not break the bank.
Do you love seeing other people’s antique finds? And do you collect anything? I would love to hear. Once again, I thank you for stopping by our website. We both appreciate it so much!