7 Days of Somethings: Day 7

On any given Thursday, Friday or Saturday in the Spring/Summer, it's common to see at least 10-15 garage sale signs along the main roads in my city. It's like a garage sale mecca up in here. You can only imagine how difficult it is for me to drive to work on Friday mornings seeing sign, after sign, after sign... 

It's torture.

You can imagine my excitement when my coworker suggested going to a few sales during lunch. Hells yeah, I'm in!! 

We made it to three sales and I filled her entire trunk and half of her backseat got a few things...

First up, this white wicker trunk that I got for 8 dolla dolla bills ya'll!! 

They were only asking $10 but I mentioned the clasp on the front being broken, offered $8, and she accepted! I was really unsure of how it would look in our bedroom, but for 8 bucks I figured it was worth a shot.

D was still at work when I got home, but I was so anxious to see how it would look that I dragged this huge thang all the way upstairs by myself. I may have knicked a few walls along the way, and broke a serious sweat, but I got it up there and was pretty pleased. It seemed a little big but I was interested to get D's opinion.

We've had it in our room for a week now and every time he walks by he it says "Kate, I mean, this was a really good find. 8 bucks? That's a really good find!"  I think he likes it... 

And if one trunk wasn't enough...

Got this one for only...

you're not going to believe this...

are you ready...


Look at the patina on the handle! Gorge!

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this one, but when I slid it in front of C's bed, it fit just perfectly!

Doesn't it go great with his vintage sports themed room? I'll be doing a whole post on his room at some point in the future. Stay tuned... 

I didn't fill my co-workers car with just a bunch of wicker trunks. Hard to believe at this point, but it's true. Here are the other Somethings that I gathered:
Wire hen basket.
BIG glass jar
Another big glass jar. I'd like to paint the lid a fun color.
This might be good to fill with craft  supplies like yarn or ribbon.
Wood Frames
White container with handle and slot for label.
Salt and Pepper shakers. 

I think I am going to use this for another one of my cheese domes and turn it into a cloche on a pedestal.
Napkins and placemats. I am at a total loss of words right now for what this pattern is called... Someone help me out here... anyone... Bueller?
This is a whole mismatched set of  blue and white transferware that I found for my friend Gretchen. If I had a business, she'd be my #1 client. I LOVE finding treasures for people. Keep 'em coming Gretch!
For anyone who knows about this stuff (not me!) the makers from these pieces include: Churchill, Salem China Co - Old Staffordshire, Wedgewood and Co, and Silverdale by Swinnertons. Oh, and those 4 large dinner plates are Pier One -- I know them.
Anyone want to see those awesomely cheap wicker trunks again? Ok, me too!

That'll do it for day 7!! 7 Days of Somethings is complete. I think I might need to take a mini bloggy break this week to get some projects off my forever-growing list. Maybe... just maybe I'll come back with "7 days of Somethings I actually turned in to Something!" 


  1. Oh, how I love the blue and white!! Thank you! You are the best! And the pic here is so much better than the one you texted me! Love it all! ...I love the wicker chest for C's room - great find!

  2. AnonymousJuly 22, 2012

    Jealous of all your finds! I really, really love that hen basket. I think the pattern on the tablecloth is toile, and I love those too!

  3. Talk about some fabulous finds...you really scored! Visiting from Debbiedoos's and I'm now a follower.

  4. Love the trunks and what great prices!!

  5. AnonymousJuly 23, 2012

    Hi! I'm a new follower from Apron Thrift Girl! I love your blog so far!

  6. AnonymousJuly 24, 2012

    Katie, you are a garage sale queen! What fantastic finds!! I'm drooling over your "cheap" trunks and love the silver pedestal. Can't wait to see it paired with a cheese dome. :-)

  7. AnonymousJuly 24, 2012

    The napkins and placemats are Toile

  8. AnonymousJuly 24, 2012

    Love the trunks. They look great in the rooms.

  9. Dang girl, you get the best rummage saler ever award!

  10. I think the pattern is called toile...