Crazy as a Loom

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Smart shopping.

Time for a little garage sale action.
Got a few good buys.

Not bad, eh??

You can never have enough shelves with hooks, in my opinion.

And this basket.  25 cents.  Seriously.

There are so many uses for this one, I wish I had one for every loom.
And the desk!

And this jar.  The bottom is blue, and they put a clear top on it, but I don't mind, since it was another 25 cents, and I have a stray blue top.

And this little carafe caught my eye.  I love its cheery yellow color.
25 cents.

Great for lemonade, or iced tea with cut up lemons.

But my favorite buy of the day was this cake stand.
I am not much of a frills kind of girl, but for some reason, I have a passion for clear glassware.
And I loved this on sight.

But brand new on Amazon, the same cake stand sells for $24.90 plus shipping, and since this one is in perfect condition, and I didn't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, I am happy.

Now I want to make some cupcakes, or a cake, or something scrumptious that will look great in this.

I finished the second  10 ft strip of a big rug today.  One more to go.
But I think that tomorrow I am going to take a break from weaving, maybe do a little gardening, maybe a little shopping.
Maybe a little BAKING.
So what if it's hot.  That's when central air is cool.  Pun intended.


Anonymous said...

Might I suggest it is perfect for a nice angel food cake, strawberries and whip cream.

What steals! I went to a flea market today and saw one of those mason jars for $9! You sure know how to shop.

BTW, I left without the jar.

Rubye Jack said...

I love the blue bottom clear top jar.
Your energy is inspiring!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I can just see a sour cream pound cake in that cake stand! You did good! I'm coveting those baskets!

Country Girl said...

Pun taken, then. I see a cake in today's lineup. Loving your garage sale finds, Hilary!

bspinner said...

I love your bargains!!!! Cake plates are pretty with just pretty Christmas balls in them. I haven't been to a yard sale all summer.

Reena said...

I love garage sales! And what finds! Although I rarely make cakes, I've always wanted one of those cake plates!

Sally said...

You're making me wish I still went to garage sales. Great finds!! :)

Acorn to Oak said...

You found a lot of great stuff! I have a covered cake plate just like that. I love it and use it as often as I can. You can even turn the cake stand/plate/bottom upside down, and place the handle of the top into the base (also upside down) and it becomes a bowl. :-)

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