Every spring I really look forward to the neighborhood garage sale season. It kicks off with Bryn Mawr, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Minneapolis. This last Saturday dawned bright and sunny. It was gorgeous, which sounds like a good thing. But what that actually meant was that Bryn Mawr was mobbed. Everyone was out enjoying the fab weather.
I was out there with them and I brought home some goodies.
The best find of the day was the aqua phone. Isn’t it awesome? And it cost me a quarter!
I loved the patina on this copper planter.
I’ve decided to add some more vintage books to my photo prop stash and I found some great ones in my colors.
Are you sensing a theme here? I had more than one person comment on how pretty the colors were in my cart.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these folding chairs, but they fit in with my color story.
I may try to recover the seats with some pretty vintage fabric.
I also found a couple of awesome metal boxes. The red one is perfect as is.
And its rusty companion has already gotten a paint job using Fusion’s Laurentien.
I didn’t get photos of all of my buys. I also brought home a gorgeous sisal rug in perfect condition for $20, and a really cool wrought iron window box. The home owner who sold it to me said she pulled it off her 1940’s bungalow when they replaced the siding and decided not to put it back up.
So now I’ve gotten my feet wet and I’m sure the spring garage sale season is only going to get better from here!