I have been off the air for a couple of weeks, just feeling like I didn't have anything to say, or just couldn't be bothered to say the little that I felt like saying if that makes sense!
Anyhow today was a special day, it was Second Hand Saturday and there were tonnes of garage sales across our whole region.
I had been planning on some garage sale action today not realising it was a big day, but my friend Erin rang me to let me know yesterday, which was just as well because it was bucketing down rain this morning and I probably wouldn't have gone if I hadn't known it was going to be big.
This is some of my haul.
Some chairs for my new sewing room ($2.50 each), I have some plans to paint them up that involve polka dots!
Some lanterns, old tennis rackets and squash racquet, a crate, the oars were $5 and are made of Oregon, they are unfinished but I am sure I can do something about that ;) - they are very heavy!
I love the little tray, it was one of my favourite finds.
I got this along with the racquets, a pile of CDs DVDs, rubber stamps and ink for $10 the lot at another sale.
A cute little outdoor table.
I am not sure what the other thing is maybe part of a playpen, but I have plans to use it in my laundry like this.
The suitcases are for my sewing room and the dress up pith helmet free.
This of course is my absolute favourite thing.
A Singer treadle sewing machine table,
Complete with the sewing machine.
I paid $40 for this, what a bargain!
I remember looking for these back when we were first married and living in Brisbane and I would come across them in this condition for $250 plus.
Of course I couldn't fit this in the car but VCH kindly went and fetched it for me in his ute (pick-up).
I didn't actually snag this today but thought I would share it anyway, this little basket was an op shop bargain during the School Holidays for $2 and the table legs were a little project also from the holidays, I have some ideas for the table top but I haven't got there yet.
I got a few other things like some dress ups, Duplo, Tupperware and books etc and a $2 mirror for the boys bathroom.
I only went to about half the sales in our area because I simply ran out of room in the Tarago, puff and time.