Saturday, May 7, 2011

I BRAKE FOR GARAGE SALES...

We've all seen bumper stickers similar to this, right? Well if I was sporting one it would have been on a different bumper today as I was out for my daily walk this morning and happened upon a garage sale in progress. So, being the ever~searching~for~treasure soul that I am I had to make a pass through the goods.

I've been wanting some coral for awhile now but it can be pricey. And there among the bad knick knacks and half melted candles was this.


It's so pretty nestled atop this mercury glass compote and next to my brown transferware collection.

And it was...wait for it...wait for it...

Fifty cents.

Great things come to those who wait.

30 comments:

Amy said...

whoa what a deal
I just passed on one today for 17 dollars, I will hold out for .50
lol
Amy

Ann said...

Your patient waiting really paid off. The coral looks stunning on the mercury bowl.
Ann

Karen said...

What! that is one heck of a deal for a beautiful piece of coral reef. It looks gorgeous amongst your pretty things.

My Shabby Roses said...

I love finds like that! It looks so pretty on your shelf. A much better home I'm sure, and greatly appreciated!
Happy Mother's Day Shelley!
Debbie

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

And it's a beauty! Lovely arranged in your bowl with the brown transferware! Perfect for the summer season although...all year round for you! :)

Anonymous said...

that's a keeper...

AntiqueChase said...

50 cents?? I would have given them a dollar and said keep the change!! You scored!

Annesphamily said...

What a bargain hunter you are! That looks lovely. Happy Mother's day! Anne

Cathy said...

Love it, and what a bargain! Don't ya just LOVE a great treasure...it is all in the thrill of the hunt!
Cathy aka GGJ

BECKY said...

Woohoo! What a great find! I have always loved all types of coral!
It looks lovely right there!!

Have a joyful Sunday!
Becky

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, What a deal on the coral! I have been looking for another piece but the prices are too high. Congrats on a great bargain.
xo,
Sherry

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh, if ONLY I had been in front of you. Sigh...that bad boy would have been MINE! Good catch!

Hugs,
Judy

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just perfect in that mercury glass. Have a wonderful Mother's Day, xoxo Debra

Miss Gracie's House said...

Isn't it great when you find what you've been lookin' for and that is a steal, too! It suits you perfectly!
Happy Mother's Day!
Rene

Bringing Pretty Back said...

"Bad knick knacks and half melted candles" hahha!! What a find!!!
.50! Whoo hoo!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Theresa said...

I love it in the mercury glass bowl... and I just came back from you flea market post, and may I say LUCKY YOU!!! So many wonderful treasures. xoxo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Trust me that was a deal. They are almost untouchable to me here in Florida...yours is lovely!

Vintage Gal said...

That's a great deal. You never know what you will find at a garage sale ;-)

Sylvia said...

You scored and it fits perfectly on that mercury glass.

Sylvia

trash talk said...

Wanta double your money? Heck...I'll even let you triple it!!!
Deb

Passionate for White said...

Destiny I tell you....destiny!

Bohemian said...

Oh what a great 'score'! I have an addiction to Seashells, especially the huge Conch Shells... so when I see them in Thrifts, Fleas and Tag Sales at a ridiculous price I simply can't pass them up... even though I have a virtual Shell Graveyard at this ole' House! *winks* Your Coral Vignette looks lovely... something like that was definitely worth waiting for.

Dawn... The Bohemian

The Feathered Nest said...

I LOVE IT! And of course you have it displayed beautifully too!!! It's worth looking through yellowed Tupperware and bud vases to find something wonderful like that! I can't think of anyone more deserving to find it too :) hugs and love, Dawn

Sue said...

WOW, great find!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Are you kidding me....what a deal.I so want to shop with you!! I got a deal on a french clock but not as good as yours! x0x0

Stephanie said...

GREAT find and it looks perfect in the Mercury glass container!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a lovely vignette this makes!

Ironstone and Pine said...

Hi sweet pea! I'm a new follower, just started my own blog last month and having fun clicking on all the different, wonderful sites........I LOVE yours, the pictures are great...i share a love for shabby white stuff too! Just wanted to intro myself and say hello, stop in anytime!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Holy smoke! My daughter and I were just at PB yesterday and it was $39so you got a great deal.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That is a gorgeous piece and your display is perfect, Shelley! What a super lucky find.

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