September 14, 2009

Garage Sale Finds: Curtain Holdbacks & Napkin Rings

Summer is my favorite time of year and I'm not ready for it to end.  I like to stretch my summers out as long as possible and I refuse to wear a jacket until at least October!  Luckily, we've been having beautiful summer-like weather over the past few days in the Northeast.  I'm trying to savor this nice weather and spend as much time outdoors as I can.  Despite it being a little drizzly (but luckily warm) on Saturday,  I headed out to a few garage sales.  The first few brought me no luck, but I found two great finds at the last garage sale I went to.

I got these silver curtain holdbacks at a garage sale for just fifty cents!  They're small, so they will be perfect for the narrow windows in my family room.  I really like the round finials, but the silver finish doesn't match with my bronze curtain rods so I'm planning to redo them with a little spray painted.  Stay tuned to see how that turns out.

At the same garage sale, I also found this set of six napkin holders for $2.  Since napkin holders can cost $2 each in stores, I'm pretty happy with this find.  They will match perfectly with my red accented dining room and the red table runner I've been working on.

To find garage sales, I've always just looked on Craigslist, but I recently discovered the site Tag Sell It that lists garage sales in any easy map format once you enter in your location.  I did a Google search and discovered a few similar sites, but this seems to be the only one that actually had yard sale listings for my area.

How about you, did you find any good garage sales this weekend or know of another site to find garage sale listings?

These finds are shared on Thrifty Thursdays, Thrift Store Thursday and Goodwill Goodies.


Old Time Cindy said...

You have some great finds at good prices. I used to do garage sales, but I have better luck at auctions for now.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Holly said...

You got a couple of good deals! The napkin rings are so pretty. Thanks for joining TST!

Brittany said...

love the napkin rings!! thanks for linking up!

Jocelyn said...

Wow thanks for sharing the website for tag sales. I've never looked on Craig's list for garage sales, but will take a look this weekend. Different areas do different things, I guess.


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Cute blog you have here! Great finds my friend!Thanks for linking up this week!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Kristin - The Goat said...

TagSellIt --There are 88 garage sales in my area. Goodness! That could keep a person busy! I had no idea that site existed. Thanks so much!

I am a sucker for beaded napkin rings. I would have snatched those up because you are so right..they are a few dollars a piece!

Kristin - The Goat