Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garage Sale Finds, A Redo and Some Hardware

Garage sale finds of the summer - or at least my favorite items so far this summer! I found the bowl for $2.00 - it has a small crack in the back, that's okay it mixes in better with all my other cracked items. The inkwell was 25 cents. This is a hand thrown piece that was signed by the potter.
I found this peg rack at a garage sale for 25 cents. I think it was meant to be used as a tool holder in the garage, but with a little paint it now looks just fine in our bedroom. I'm not 100% happy with the arrangement on it, but I'll tweak it when I have more time. It did have dried wood glue on the top - I pondered for a while on how to remove it and decided to take my embossing gun to heat it up and scrape it off - it worked wonderfully.

Remember my seasonal carpal tunnel disease? It's continued in full force. I had to share this photo with all of you. Our 11 year old all star team took 1st place in a 12 year old tournament last Friday night. The kids had 9 games in 7 days, whew! Our 11 year old DS is on this team, 1st row, 1st player on the left. This team is a sanctioned Little League team so we start playing towards that goal this coming weekend. DH is one of the coaches - middle in the back row. I love the picture, everyone is smiling - they were psyched to win a 12 year old tournament.

Add in the fact that our 8 year old had 2 games mixed in and you'll know where I've been spending my evenings.

Hope you all are having a great summer - we are enjoying a cooler summer that usual. ~Ann


  1. You got some fabulous finds!! I have only went YS one time this year... and didnt find anything!!

  2. GREAT FINDS!! I love the bowl and that price was great!

  3. Great finds, Ann! Love the inkwell. Sounds as if you have been busy this summer. We've gone through soccer and softball, but I don't think we have any other sport-related activities planned for the rest of July and August. I can't believe so much of summer is gone...

  4. Congrat to the team...hope you get to feeling better. Dianntha

  5. How happy those kids look! What an accomplishment! Hope that you get your carpal tunnel figured out. I was blaming mine on work and we did some changes there to eliminate it and it is worse than ever. I hate to tell hubby that he was right and it is my crafting causing it! Love your finds! Cathy

  6. Good morning Ann - well I must say your treasures are wonderful and oh how I'd love that bowl for my collection!
    I rather like your arrangement on the peg rack it looks natural, not staged!

    THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG AND WISHING ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And yes, next time you are in my area just give a call - I would always drop whatever to meet new friends!

    Hugs, Karen



Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann