Sunday, June 24, 2012

More on 34 Continued

Last week I posted about the 100 miles of garage sales on Route 34 called "More on 34". My daughter and I went to several of the sales in her town. I showed you some of my bargains in my previous post. Here are some more.

This is a cute little earthenware pot with hand painted flowers. I think I paid a quarter for it!

It was Saturday at around noon when we stopped at this sale. It was 90 degrees out and humid. In other words - hot and sticky. The woman running the sale was ready to GIVE away everything. It was the second day of her sale, the time was almost up, it was HOT, and there was no shade. I started digging in a big box, sifting through all sorts of items. Almost every item had something to do with bees. Yes, bees. Bee plaques. Bee statues. Flowers with bees in them. Bees, bees, bees. I never knew there were so many things with bees on them!  I said, "SOMEBODY loves bees!" The woman said, "Oh. That whole box belongs to my neighbor. SHE didn't want to come over here and sit. So whatever you want in there? Half price. I DON'T CARE!" I liked this honey pot pitcher and picked it up for a buck.

At the same garage sale, I picked up 3 of these rooster plates, and 3 larger yellow plates without the rooster in the center. I plan to hang the three rooster plates on my kitchen soffitt.

Don't know if I mentioned it before, but I am into roosters. I found this old, old rooster at another garage sale. It had this note on the bottom of it: "This was made in Deerfield, MI where the squirrel was. Old.  Mom" I have no idea if the "squirrel" is referring to a statue, a store, or what. Can anybody out there help me with this?

I bought this "American rooster", too.

These roosters are to add to my ever growing collection of roosters. Here are some on top of my hutch.

Here are some roosting on the buffet of my hutch:

And, I've got some fellas on the ledge over my sink:

Oh, one more item from the sales. I just loved this picture with the rough, barn wood frame:

So, those were my buys. Throw in a couple of odds and ends for my granddaughter, and I think I spent a grand total of $30.00!


Valerie said...

Wow, Pat, you sure have a nice collection of roosters. I like the black and white (squares) with the funny legs.


You got some great buys. I liked them all. I collect roosters and chickens too. Don't have as many or as varied as yours.
Love the honey pitcher. How cool.
Love sales too but haven't been to any good ones lately.
How's the condo living going?
I loved our. My hubby did not.
Thus we are back to a house and yard to cut.
Blessings, Barb

Eva Gallant said...

Looks like you got some great finds! Love the rooster and the painting, especially!

Brian Miller said...

nice....looks like you scored big time...nice rooster collection....

Ami said...

So my husband walked by while I was reading this post. He said, "What are you smiling at?"
And I said, "One of my blog friends has a collection of roosters."

And then he said, "It figures that cocks make you smile."

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

you got some great bargains! i love to go garage sale shopping.

NixBlog said...

Garage sales are interesting to rummage through and often you can pick up some great bargains, as you did, Pat.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have a friend who is nuts about roosters and another who is a fiend for bees. You found quite the collection!

Mama Zen said...

I adore that American rooster!

Annmarie Pipa said...

$30...hope you ran got a steal!

Carletta said...

My Mom used to collect roosters and chickens. She probably has boxes in her attic. :)
LOVE the last framed photo - would look terrific in my primitive decor!
Great finds Pat!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice not to have to move your collections every season now that you're not "on the road."