I am also always on the prowl for items to make and display jewelry. I would love to find a mannequin or mannequin head in good condition in a flesh color.
Recently I located some excellent bargains for my bedroom. I have wanted to change out my bedding to a celery green and soft blue theme. I had already purchased a set of green and blue decorative boxes last year at a garage sale. I wanted to place them in the window seat in the bedroom, but they simply did not coordinate with the room. I could not justify to myself purchasing a new bedspread and pillow shams just to coordinate with the boxes.
Last week I scored! I located a beautiful green Pottery Barn brand new bedspread and pillow sham set. It is the exact shade of celery green that I wanted. It is a full/queen size and works very well on my full size bed. I believe it is an older version of the pick stitch quilts now sold by Pottery Barn. It is so soft and light weight for summer. I also found a cute small pillow in a slightly different shade of green at another sale. That works as a throw pillow.
As I went from sale to sale I found one more item to use with the ensemble, a lovely off white feminine lampshade to place on my bedside lamp. This bedroom is feminine and kind of cottage chic. The white wicker headboard and the pictures above the headboard were also garage sale finds within the past few years. My most expensive purchase here was the Pottery Barn quilt set for a sum of $30.00, brand new. Each pillow sham was originally marked with a $39.99 tag. What a deal!
What treasures have you found at garage sales or flea markets?