Saturday, July 19, 2008

33rd Annual Royal Oak Antique and Garage sale

Hubby and I have been hearing about this community garage sale set up in a parking structure for a few years now. One of the guys he works with assured him it was worth looking at so we went this morning. This is the line to get in. I'll give them this, the organizers went down the line taking admission ($1) and stamping hands so that when it opened everyone just walked right in. All the shuffling for change and time consuming parts were done in line so when it was time to open it took about 5 minutes for this line to get into the building that you see on the left side of the picture. Not bad.
It was full of pretty things. We thought it was more garage sale and it turned out to be mostly antique dealers. Not horrible prices for the most part but we are all about garage sale prices, you know, cheap, so I didnt buy much. This table full of vintage linens were too steep for me, but you can imagine how I wanted to make them my own. Odds and ends of everything.


Even vintage Christmas. Can't go there, not ready for that yet! I ended up with an embroidered piece that still cost more than I am used to paying but that I think is worth what I paid so I got it. I'll show it to you later:>) I also got a bag of vintage rhinestone buttons for $1. I am such a button floozie!

On another note, last night we had the college kids from church over. Grilled pizza, music, I hung lights in the pergola, just because I love an excuse to do it.

When it got dark they watched The Princess Bride on a projector by the chicken house, surrounded by the most lightning bugs I have seen yet this summer.
Great summer fun. Hope you have some great summer fun this weekend too. Now I'm off to bake 24 mini loaves of bread for our churches formal "Senior Banquet", a banquet for the graduating Seniors held this year in a pavilion by a Lake. Ahhh, another beautiful night!

33 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend! That sale sounds fab and the movie night sounds like a blast!

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  2. Love your pergola and the lanterns-sounds like a great summer weekend night!

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  3. What a great-looking sale. I would have loved those linens, too, but I wouldn't have paid too much for them. It's a good thing you and I don't go to the same sales - we would have a problem!!

    I love the look of your pergola with the lights. And a great way to entertain and minister to people.

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. Wouldn't it be fun if you could join me under my patio umbrella lights - or if I could join you on your pergola?
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. OH KATHY! This looks like so much fun! Look at all those pretties!! LOVE the movie night! That is awesome!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Love ya!
    Amy

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  5. I love the idea of your outdoor movie night! You are so clever! The community sale looks like so much fun, too. I also enjoyed the pictures of your garden!

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  6. Hi Kathleen,
    What a wonderful "garage sale". I just about started drooling when I saw those vintage linens. I can't wait to see what you bought. Did I tell you that you and your hubby have inspired me to get a pergola for my garden? I'm sure it won't happen this year, but I'm going to save up and have my hubby build one for me next year.
    Patricia :o)
    PS: Great movie idea! I love the Princess Bride. It's a cute movie

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  7. What a perfect day. Isn't life wonderful?!

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  8. "True Love" for that movie!

    Catching up this weekend and glad to be visiting with my friends!

    ((hugs)) Rosie

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  9. Oh My GOSH Kathy,
    when I read your title I was going to kick myself!
    You see we were supposed to come downstate this weekend but decided not to!
    I am so glad you said the Royal Oak sale was nice but overly priced!
    Now I don't feel so bad missing it!
    Shew.

    Sounds like a fun night for the kids and adults!

    Have a blessed day,
    Hugz,
    Dolly

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  10. Helloo sweet lady!! Surprise!!

    Just popping by the say hello, it has been a while since we visited you Kathy and may we say your Blog is looking gorgeous, lots of suble changes here and there! We are going to settle in the chair and catch up on the posts we have missed!! My Pa is going great, slow and steady :) Tell your hubby I will try to resist the hearts in Etsy!! lol Take care and see you again soon!
    Jenn and Jacqui xo

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  11. That huge yard sale looked like fun. You sound like you are totally enjoying your summer. Have a lovely banquet. Karen

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  12. I want a pergola!!!
    That night sounds so fun...we have had a ball as I think I told you...watching outdoor movies this summer.

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  13. This sale looked wonderful...I saw an ornie with a little crown I'd just love.
    Your pergola looks so pretty with all the lights...enjoy the rest of the weekend...hugs, Linda

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  14. I think I'd love that place also, my little cottage chick! In fact, I KNOW I would! Hah.....
    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  15. How fun! We missed it this year! You must live somewhat close to me!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kim

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  16. What a fabulous weekend. I love the pergola adorned with lights and what fun the sale must have been...I love just going and looking through things like that. The outdoor movie...too neat!!!

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  17. Hi Kathy,
    You must live fairly close to me too. I've never heard of the sale in RO before. Your party sounds like lots of fun.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  18. Looks like a lot of great summer fun!
    Barbara

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  19. ooooh, Kathy, wouldn't I love to be able to get my hands into that garage sale!!

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  20. What a fun sounding movie night!! And that "garage sale" sounds amazing- we don't have many events like that here in Maine- I bet it made for great treasure hunting!

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  21. Interesting "Garage Sale". That sounded and looked like fun. And an outdoor movie -- great.
    Those linens had me lingering over the photo. What is it about those common, every day pieces of cloth that attracts so many of us?
    Rita

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  22. Hi Kathy! Love the lanterns and all lit up, too. Very cute!! I can totally relate about finding a good bargain, especially if you plan on using it in a project to sell and make a little profit on.

    Hey!! I got my pillow and LOVE it!!! My hubby had put the box in the garage and forgot about it till last night. Lil' bugger! I will be sure to blog about it soon and share it with everyone. I just am so thankful to have found it in time and thankful for allll of the wonderful goodies that came along with it. You are so talented!!!!

    xoxo
    Becky

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  23. Hi again Kathy. I commented earlier about the possibility of us living close together. Thank you for your comment on my blog this morning. Yes, I do live in Michigan. We live in a northern suburb of Detroit. Good to know a fellow Detroiter.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  24. Now that looks like a sale I 'd enjoy going to!

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  25. Well, first I must say ...what a way to spend an evening! Grilled pizza and a movie by the chicken coop! Sounds like my kind of night.

    Second ...WOW what a yard sale! I would have just been overwhelmed by it all. Looks and sounds like you got some great buys. I love the linens ...did you get any of those?

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  26. Well, first I must say ...what a way to spend an evening! Grilled pizza and a movie by the chicken coop! Sounds like my kind of night.

    Second ...WOW what a yard sale! I would have just been overwhelmed by it all. Looks and sounds like you got some great buys. I love the linens ...did you get any of those?

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  27. OMG! Beautiful Treasures!
    Thank You Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

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  28. I wish I was at that sale with you. I love everything that was being offered. Vintage tablecloths, old ornaments... be still my heart.

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  29. Those stacks of linens just make my head spin!!! Lovely!

    M ^..^

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  30. After reading your post last week about "The Princess Bride" I made sure hubs and I sat down and watched it again. I just love this movie! I love your pages!

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  31. What a wonderful way to spend the day!!

    Love,
    Sue, who keeps forgetting to tell you that we are all loving yor salad! I have been making your Summer salad and mix it up with the La Rosa's creamy dressing and oh my goodness!! SO good!

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  32. We also went to the garage sale in Royal Oak! Great minds think alike:>)! I didn't buy much either but it was fun to look at all they had. We didn't wait in line because we got there at about 12:00 this is what we did for our 28th anniversay and it was fun. Hugs,Jan

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