Monday, July 27, 2009
Fabulous Free (or almost free) Finds
my whole family laughts at me frequently about my frugality! but i thought i would share with you all some of my recent finds that were either free, or only a couple of bucks! we have a yearly event here in our town called gabby days. on this weekend everyone can clear out their basement, garages, attics etc. and set out to the curb all unwanted articles and then everyone else in town roots through these things and takes what they think they want! great fun actually! then the following monday, the trash trucks start coming through to get the remains. you just never know what you might find, but this year was a good year for me and yard ornamentions! i found this lovely trellis that just needed a coat of paint and now is going to be perfect for my new autumn clematis to climb!
the yellow ceramic basket, on the bricks, was a find sitting on top of the garbage cans at the recycling center! perfect amongst all the yellow and purple flowers in this part of the gardens!the adorable little concrete skunk was also found on gabby days!
the cool old double seater metal chairs were found at an auction for 2 bucks! all they need is a little sanding, new paint, and they will be awesome! the nice swing was found for free on gabby days also!
how about all of you? do any of you love to find things and fix them up to decorate and use also? i just love recycling and reusing things! now, if someone can please explain to me how to insert pics with blogger so the pictures come out right i will certainly appreciate it! i would love to be able to write a paragraph, insert a pic, write another and insert another, etc! seems all my posts always just turn out so sloppy as i haven't figured out how to do the pics properly!!lol hugs to all who visit comfrey cottages!!