Garage Sale Weekend!


I said I wouldn’t but I couldn’t resist shopping at all of the garage sales this weekend! I was so excited that everything was so well within my self-imposed budget!  Here is a sneak peek into what I found…

Wood Frames $2/each
Gold Frame $5
Green Frame $3
Pineapple Garden Finial $5
Rooster Lamp $Free
I already promised Butterfly and one of my friends that they could have first dibs.   I cannot wait to work on them and turn them into chalkboards or memo boards like my kitchen chalkboard HERE.
I love white dishes so was pleased when I saw these…
Set of white dishes $10
And you know I cannot pass up a good Curb Alert! (hence my blog baby’s name)
These other items were in front of a house with a sign out front…”FREE”  I definitely came to a screeching halt and pulled over to scoop them up fast! Hey, I’m not too proud – I’ve got four kids to send to college!!!
Ikea Chalkboard $Free
Ikea Table $Free
Lamp w/cool lampshade $Free
Prelit/Christmas Tree $Free
Desk Lamp $Free
Here’s a “so cheap it might as well be Free” item.  I spent a whopping $10 for this daybed and trundle…BOOYAH!  We are switching our children’s rooms AGAIN! *#!% dangit!  at the moment so I need another bed for my Buttercup! 
Notice the original price…$85 Not a steep price for a secondhand bed but too steep for my budget!  I caught the homeowner at the end of the day dragging the bed to the curb…she was giving it away!  I offered her $10 because I felt bad.  She asked to give me the two mattresses as well but that is one of the items where I must draw the line-my mattresses must be new!  She also gave me the gold frame (in the above picture) for $5 that she originally had marked for $40 early in the day.  I passed all of these things up at 9am and so glad I did a second drive bye went back to check on the stuff later in the afternoon.  I REALLY wanted that frame! and the bed was a bonus to me!
And finally, my favorite find of all…the Rooster!!!  I helped my neighbor set up their garage sale and borrow our tables on Friday night and he set out this fabulous rooster lamp.   I asked to buy it and he gave it to me for free for helping them out!!!  Little did he know I have been secretly coveting adoring that rooster in their home for years now,  even spotted it sitting in their garage a few months ago during one of their backyard BBQs.  I was so excited to have it!!!  especially because we NEEEEEd another rooster-not! Thank you neighbor!
I know my blog-friend Helen would approve! She loves roosters too!
Well that’s a sneak peek into my Saturday!  The rest of the weekend was with my sweet little family.  I had intended on shopping the curb this morning but ends up my kiddos are out of school so we all slept in a bit (even later than the trash man) and that doesn’t happen very often!
Happy Treasure Hunting!

P.S.  Hey, while you are still here…did you hear Curb Alert’s new background music?!?  It’s my theme song of sorts – Sanford and Sons.  My Love hums it each time he walks by my pile of junk lovely awesome finds stored in the garage.  I have kind of taken over a little space in his man-cave…thanks Love!



  1. My Great Finds by Linda

    I love those frames, all of them, I really love them, did I say that already. I love to redo frames and make them into magnetic boards.

  2. My Great Finds by Linda

    Oh yeah love the music!

  3. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Thanks Linda 🙂

  4. Katie Franck

    When the music started playing I thought "that is perfect", it makes me smile! I so wish I could got out dumpster diving & rubber-necking with you!!!…..that's what we call it around by me

  5. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Thanks Katie That would be fun…we could just cruise around town and turn up Sanford and Son…of course not too loud or that would give us away!

  6. Grammy Goodwill

    WOW! I need to shop the curbs. I've never seen good stuff like that before. The bed is a great steal. I needed something like that for my granddaughter when she naps here. I settled for one of the bunk beds we had stored in the attic. Great stuff. (But I must admit I don't care for any kind of music on blogs. It always startles me when it starts playing. JMO)


    Great finds! Send me those white dishes! LOL Debbie

  8. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Grammy thanks for checking out the blog even with the music. Would love for you to stop by in the future and turn the sound down next time, LOL! I cannot wait to find some cute finials to put on the bedposts 🙂

  9. Jennelise

    Wow! Awesome finds! I don't often go garage saling – maybe I should start! 🙂

  10. Gayle Page-Robak

    Love your finds, Tami…excellent shopper you are. Love you blog name as well. That rooster is excellent…love roosters too. I am now following and invite you to join me as well. Grab a blog button as well. Hugs, Gayle…who looks forward to our next visit.

  11. Debbiedoo’s blogging and blabbing

    OK, I am laughing my head off at the song…do you know how many times I hum this? Awesome finds, and thanks for sharing and the laugh out loud!

  12. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Gayle, so glad you enjoyed the finds and thanks for following. I'm headed over to your blog now.

    Debbie, pretty sad that I sometimes catch myself humming it at the strangest times. It also makes me smile to listen to it while I have been writing about my adventures. Happy you enjoyed the laugh 🙂


  13. Cowgirl Crafter

    WOWZA! You got some GREAT deals. I'm jealous!

  14. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Cowgirl-looks like you have found some pretty awesome things as well, can't wait to see how you transform some of it. Thanks for stopping by. Let's visit again soon!

  15. Chris

    Tami, what great finds – you are so fortunate to find things like that at the curb. They don't do that where I live. Maybe that's a good thing because I would be bringing everything home with me, LOL I also love white china and have bought lots of really pretty stuff at believe it or not, the Dollar Store. I found you and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit more often. Please visit me and follow me – I would love that. A friend of mine sent DebbieDoos a painting of a rooster she did and Debbie featured it on one of her recent blogs. You can check out my friend, who is also my neighbour at….

  16. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Thank you Chris. It's just a fun hobby 🙂

  17. Zuni

    So you're a newbie (I found you from Debbiedoo's party), huh?! You are WELL on your way! I'm so glad I found you, because your post made me chuckle/laugh a couple of times. And I love your blog name–nothing like a woman who doesn't take herself too seriously!! I also saw your post on your chalkboard, and it reminded me that a couple of years ago neighbors we didn't even know were moving, and they put out this awesome, huge frame that I wanted, because I wanted to use it for a memory board. I didn't have the nerve to go get it (can't believe it, and neither can you, right?), so I asked my husband to go, and he wouldn't go either! I'm still kicking myself for that one! 🙂 Come visit me too! PS – the plates are fabulous! Are they Lenox?

  18. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Awwww Zuni,I wish you could have gotten that frame! They are kind of hard to come by, even when I see them in a resale shop they want way too much for them – so when I saw 2 and 3 a piece I scooped them up real quick. Funny, I didn't even think to look at the mark on the plates. They are "Valero" as in the gas station Valero?!? hmmmm? doesn't really matter to me though because I just think they are pretty 🙂 Thanks for visiting, I am heading over to your blog now to check it out!

  19. laxsupermom

    Amazing finds! I stop for curbside treasure, too. Though my teen slinks down in his seat when I do. That daybed & trundle was a steal for $10. That was really nice of you to offer her the money when it was going to the curb. Love the rooster lamp, too! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you'd come and share something you made/did/bought sometime before blogging. Can't wait to see what you share at the party.

  20. ~ Tami @ Curb Alert!

    Thanks, my teen won't even dare let me pull over when she's w/me. I'll check out your party but will need to dig up some old pics first-pre digital! Thanks for the invite 🙂

  21. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

    Wow, you definitely found some fabulous things and so many for your PB look alike. Love the frames and the pineapple looks amazing. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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