Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Monday, September 28, 2009

Planning for Spring 2010

Sunday I came across a 'Barn Sale' where many wonderful things were for sale. The person having the sale, used to have a gift shop and was wanting to sell off all the merchandise.

The prices were such, that I could afford to pretty much buy all I wanted. The nice lady said she has more stuff, and will be having another sale. She has my telephone number to give me a call, so I can go and see what other treasures I may find * chuckle*

I bought, pots, outdoor carpets, yard art and other
miscellaneous 'stuff'
The outdoor carpet you see on the right, will be on our patio along with the brown pots filled with a selection of plants.

A bargain were two pieces of solar yard art, and a whole bunch
of little metal birds.

The birds are copper, brown with white speckles, and a pretty eggshell blue. I have ten of these to place around the garden.
They were originally $8.50 and I bought them for 50 cents each. Who could resist?

I fell in love with the copper weather vane and added it to the pile of goodies I was putting aside to purchase.

The wind chimes weren't new like all the other things, but it has a beautiful melodious sound and I just had to have it too.

The pretty pink plaque, I bought for my daughter, and the blue and yellow outdoor carpet, will be for in front of the steps of our RV.

My car was full by the time I got done buying, Oh! what fun I had, and now, during the cold winter months ahead, I can decide where to place the pieces of decorative art, and plan what new plants I will add to the landscape.
I do bring a lot of my smaller Yard art pieces inside, during the winter months. I know it is a lot of work, but I want them to last for many years.


Becca's Dirt said...

Great buys! Don't ya just love those kind of sales.

Patsi's 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Lucky you ! That had to be fun.
Got some cool bargains.
Reminds me, a place near by is having a big sale...gotta find time.

Balisha said...

You found such treasures! I love the carpet.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

OK Jennifer, I just wrote a comment to Flowrgirl1, who posted a picture of a decadent yummy peach. I called her a teaser. And now, you! You are teasing us! Wow! You hit a jackpot! I like all your thingies, especially the blue rug!

Peggy said...

You got some great bargains but you do have 'an eye' for the unusual and I will look forward to seeing photos of where they are displayed.Yard sales sound good fun to browse around I wish we had some here.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

A bargain for such lovely items... How I wish to have such opportunity!! ~bangchik

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It all looks wonderful. Glad to see your bargains. Gotta love sales.


Anonymous said...

Well just have them unload at your house next time. It's all nice stuff and you really did get a bargain.

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Rosey Pollen said...

I love the outdoor carpets you chose, and the pots I am sure you will fill with some gorgeous flowers. Nice plaque for you Daughter too.

cat said...

oh lucky duck!!1 i need to look for a sale like that around here..hehe good job! :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What great finds! Hope she calls you back with even more.

Kim and Victoria said...

Wow, nice bargains! Good for you.

Anonymous said...

Nice, Jennifer! "Barn sale" is right up there with "plant sale." It's always fun to find interesting things for the garden and even better when they're a rock bottom prices. You lucked out with both. I agree with Tatyana. You're teasing us! :]

joeltheurbangardener said...

What great finds. Oh, how I would love to find some cheap ceramic pots.

Wendy said...

I just saw these metal birds outside a cute little shop in St. Michael's Maryland! I dont know how you guys find such great stuff. All I find are soiled baby clothes and plastic junk.

Just noticed you were from NZ (Keewee - duh!!!!). My sister did an exchange program in high school and lived in Wellington for a year! (came back with a tattoo and nosering) :)

Nutty Gnome said...

Hi. I wandered into here from elsewhere (but I've lost track of where I was!) and I've had a lovely time reading all your posts.

We don't really have yard sales in the UK ..... I wish we did - you got some fabby bargains!

Thanks for a great blog.
Have a good weekend :)