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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sailing on State Road 38

Last Friday, my sailing friend and I went....sailing! St Rd 38 was having garage sales from one town to another, with miles in between.

We stopped at several sales on the way there.

I wanted this.....but he wanted $250.00 for it as is, and it's broken! I was hoping this wasn't a sign of the way things were going to be that day.

Not to worry....and we weren't even on 38 yet!

Oh dear...this was after the first sale on 38.

This is Deb and this was her sale. She's counting what was our money and is now her money! Deb was having a lot of fun. You can tell she enjoys doing this kind of thing. After chatting with her a bit I found out she had a store, but closed it because of health issues, so keep her in your prayers please. Hmmm, what did I buy from Deb?

I bought some old Christmas garland. I like to decorate with old ornaments and do crafty stuff with it too.

I think I bought this pretty plate from her too. I'm getting rid of my platters, for pretty plates like this one.

And I bought this lamp. I think I bought something else, but can't remember what.

Off we go...I did not buy this tub, but I WANT it.

And the guy that had this tub has an 18 month old daughter and his wife is expecting triplets! And they did not use fertility drugs. His Mom is a twin and his wife is a twin. He refurbishes tubs like these for a living. You see folks, garage sailing is a social event as much as it is a good deal event.

After a couple more sales, we had to unload and reorganize.

Then, right after reorganizing we went to a sale and they had a car top carrier for sale!!!


Yeah we tied it to the car with wire ties. Hey it worked! No one had bungee cords for sale!

OMG I Want this sink for my kitchen. I could buy it and take it to the tub guy to refurbish. I LOVE IT!

So my friend is looking at it and says...what does the sticker say....hmmmm...."sssssoold. Sold." DANGIT!

We stopped at an herb farm and funny thing...they had two Adirondack chairs painted the exact color I've been thinking about painting two that we have. What do you think? I even had the paint chips with me!

I went to this herb farm for the last couple of years. The owner said, "I was wondering if the bee lady was going to come!"

Here are a few things I bought that day.

I want to cover this with some funky crochet yarn or material.

Thinking about going to Italy next year.

Now this...I think is a sign. I had this EXACT book when I was in 8th grade and taking guitar lessons. A couple of months ago I asked my Brother in law if he ever played his guitar. Nope, do I want to buy it? I've been thinking about I have time? Probably not. But if I spent less time on the computer....maybe....
Look at the songs in the book.


Here's one of the four sweaters I bought...might have to get one of these out today. I packed them to take to the new house. I also bought my Shug three shirts.

I love old unusual cookbooks like this one.

I did buy a couple of herb plants at the herb farm. Have you ever grown lemon verbena. Not to be confused with lemon balm. Lemon verbena is an annual here, lemon balm is like mint. You will never buy a plant more lemony scented than lemon verbena.

Buy won't regret it. I rub my hands on it whenever I'm cutting onions or garlic.

I'm sure there were a few more goodies, but I need to get my day started. Have fun today.

Cindy Bee


  1. I wish they would start making sinks like that again. I love them too! Looks like quite a haul. What did your shug say? :o) xoxox

  2. What a great day you had. Don't tell me you pasted up that fun yellow step chair. I picked on up a few years back and spray-painted it and then recovered the cushion. It's in my kitchen now. I should show that some day soon, when I have nothing else to say. Made I need to hit the road this morning and see what I can find, as the sun is out for once.

  3. Looks like fun... I was too sick to garage sale today... Boooooooo.... and RJ went to bed when I got up this morning... oh well.. maybe next week. I need to start getting cool stuff to re-furb. Furniture items... and decor... I really need to spruce up my house and make it more me... the kids are getting old enough for me to take my space back over...

  4. Hi Hookin it - My Shug likes the sink and wishes I could have gotten it. He's not sure about the tub. I wish they'd make them like that again too. I love that stuff.

    GB - I did pass it up because I already have one in my kitchen. But you know...I should buy several of them in different colors and use them for bar stools in my new house. Darn darn darn...

    Scribe - Take two aspirins and call me in the a.m. Or when you feel better. Today wasn't such a good day sailing. You didn't miss anything.

    Cindy Bee

  5. I envy those who can garage sale shop. I just CANNOT see past the junk! But you got some good stuff!

    Leave your hair long bc you probably just pull it up in a ponytail anyway. Right? right?

    Funny, I'm trying to Freecycle a ceramic sink and everyone that
    "says" they want it ------ DOESN'T SHOW UP TO PICK IT UP. Makes me nuts. And hubs is not happy about having a sink in his front yard. is a way to get others FREE stuff.....kind of like a garage sale but for free.

    DVR.....Maybe you call it something different. It's the taping mechanism on your cable. It doesn't require a tape because it's on your cable options. Check it out.... I never watch TV live! BC of the DVR.

    Happy Memorial day weekend! Have fun sailing!

  6. Wow I would love to go sailing with you. You are a good hunter.
    I love the sink I can see it in my kitchen also it is great, love the tub. I guess I am in the remodeling mood still. Great day you had I am jealous. B

  7. Oh do it, Cindy! Get that guitar!!! I bet you'll quickly remember how to play. (I'm having fun with mine; I'm terrible, but it's stretching my brain, so that's a good thing.) "Hippies unite."

  8. What a fun trip and a haul! Sounds like so much fun. I love the blue color for the adirondack chairs. And you must CROCHET a cover for the foot stool top!

  9. oh what fun,
    it is to go,
    on a sailing trip with you!


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