Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 23rd 2012

This is crunch time! We are running out of time to find things at garage sales to decorate for this wedding. There is only 16 days left! I found a few crucial things this week.
I paid $5.00 dollars for this basket of glass votives. We will be using these in our center pieces for each table. There were 58 votives in this basket! Here is a website that sells a pack of 25 for $24.75. Thats just under $1 per votive. I bought mine for a little less than .10 cents a piece! 
We are also looking for decorative balls to fill vases. I bought this box full of decorative balls for $4 dollars.
I also bought a bunch of vases. My mom had been collecting vases for quite some time now. There is a florist near her house that has a vase recycling program. If you bring in your old vases she gives you credit to her shop. For generic vases like in the picture above she gives my mom $10 dollars for 3 vases.
For nicer vases like these she will inspect them and price them out individually for. My mom has been doing this for about a year. She likes to have the credit to be able to send a friend flowers when they are having a hard time or for special occasions like a wedding! This will open up our options when it comes to bridesmades bouques and bootiniers.  I paid a total of $3.50 for 14 vases. We usually only pay about .25 cents for a generic vase sometimes even less. For some of the nicer vases we will pay about .50 cents or $1 if it's really nice. My mom took these vases along with 39 other vases to the florist  and got a $125 credit! At .25 cents  a vase for 43 vases our cost was $10.75. Definitely a good pay out for the wedding. 

Here are some of the other things I bought this week.
I bought these two life vests for our boat for .50 cents a piece. 
 I bought this camera tripod for $5 dollars. 
 This pack of two lightbulds for our outdoor lights on the back patio was only $1

I bought these DVD's for $1 a piece. Jaysa just got the movie Cars for Christmas  from her Nana and Papa who paid about $20 dollars for it!
I have been wanting to get my girls some of these bikes. Kids LOVE these. I found the yellow one for $1. When I came home C.J. had gone out to a few and found a nicer one at a garage sale for $1. Now we have two and we only paid $2 dollars for them!

This would probably be my deal of the day. I love this chair. I only paid $5 dollars for it! I want to recover it one day but until then it makes a cute accent piece in my living room.
I also bought two more gallons of paint for $2 dollars a piece. These are a really light teal and a pale mint green. These will be perfect for the wedding since these are her colors!

I bought Paisley some winter boots and Champion tennis shoes. I only paid .25 cents a piece for these!!!
I got these three pillows for .50 cents. That's almost 17 cents a piece!

I also bought this decorative plant for .25 cents!

 I found more centers for bows! I bought these for .50 cents for all three.
I bought all of these bracelets for $1 dollar.
I bought all of these kids clothes for $10 dollars. It was more than I wanted to pay  but they were in really good condition. How do I always manage to loose one shoe!!!!! HA! I have found it since then. I promise!
 I bought this bag of  beads for $1. I have used beads like these as center pieces for bows before but what I really like to use them for is binky holders. They look so cute in a binky holder for a little boy. Here are some I just made for a friend.


This cute yellow and black LOVE sign was only $3 dollars.
 This pink twin headboard was only $25 dollars
 There are two lawn chairs stacked on top of each other in this picture the seller only wanted $10 dollars a piece on these teal chairs.
 This is where I picked out a few DVD's for my girls. They had some really good movies here but C.J. and I don't watch a lot of T.V. so I picked out a few for my girls and passed the rest up. The seller also went down to $1 a movie!
This wrought iron decor was $10 dollars.
This smaller one was only $5
This cute welcome sign was only $3.
$3 dollars for the set of 3 cowboy hat hooks. These would be so cute in a little western nursery!

These little brown sandals are from the GAP! they were only .50 cents per shoe.
 Here are some more cute kid shoes. I love the pink boots!
How stinking cute is this stapler! If I had an office job I would have definitely bought this! It was only $1.
 This bike was only $35.
 Here is a Swiffer with the pads for $3 dollars
 Plastic storage bins are another thing that I don't buy in stores. A bin like this is close to $20 dollars in the store. This one was only $3!
The seller onlly wanter $15 for this car seat
 Here is a stroller that was at another garage sale for $25!

These Laguna Beach skinnies were only $6 dollars! 

Here is a yellow lamp for $2 dollars! You could recover the shade and it would be so cute!
These fun dog bowls are only .25 cents a piece.
Here are a bunch of door handles. I totally forgot to ask on these but the seller had some good prices.
This is a large candle holder for $45
Decorative wall plates. These weren't real plates but they were made to look that way. They were $3 for the bunch of them. I almost bought these. This is the color scheme I am thinking I might want in my guest bedroom but I am not ready to tackle that job and I might change my mind by then!

This is such an AWESOME old trunk! I LOVE it and wanted to buy it really bad but the lady wanted $75. Thats not an outrageous price but still just more than I wanted to spend so I passed it up.
This pack n' play was only $3 dollars!!!!!!!
It had two small holes in it but for three dollars it would be nice to keep at grandma's house!

 I would love to feature you on my Show & Tell Saturday! You can post about a certain project you recently completed, your garage sale week, or just some of the amazing things you have found over time. Please email me at if you want to guest post!

1 comment:

  1. How do you recover a chair like that?? I want to do my over stuffed chair, but am lost as to how to go about it.