Somehow I was thinking that neighborhood garage sale season was over. Luckily my friend Sue gave me a heads up on the St. Anthony Park sales this past Saturday, so Debbie and I headed out at the crack of dawn to see what we could find.
SAP is another gorgeous neighborhood full of older homes in St. Paul, MN. My sister is often so busy admiring the homes that she forgets to keep an eye on the road! For us half of the fun of these neighborhood sales is getting to prowl around residential areas admiring the houses and the gardens without anyone calling the cops.
At our very first stop of the morning I grabbed so many things from the ‘free pile’ that we had to make a trip back to the car before we even looked at the items for sale! Then we had to make two more trips to load up the car with our purchased items including the darling table with green legs. I’ve already started stripping the top of the table because it had been very poorly refinished, but my sister thinks I should leave the green legs. What do you think?
After our second stop I was nearly out of money and the car was pretty much full.
By our third stop I had to carefully make room to squeeze in this fantastic oak desk chair. I’ve painted a few of these chairs in the past and although they can be putzy to paint, they always turn out fantastic. My sister grabbed the pair of linen throw pillows.
By our 4th stop, I had to borrow some more cash from my sister to buy this phone.
I purchased this spatula just because I like the typography on the handle, and I purchased the book just because I liked the photo on the jacket.
I thought the spatula would look good mixed in with some wooden utensils.
I’ve saved ‘find of the day’ status for this washboard. I’ve never seen one with a galvanized top like this before.
I might keep it, or my sister might want it, or it might end up in my sale. At this point it’s anyone’s guess.