With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Mosaic Monday ~ Garage Sale Finds

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~ Garage Sale Finds

Bright sun, cooler temperatures and lots of garage sales is how we enjoyed our Saturday morning.
I know God fills all my days with blessings but every once in a while he sets aside a special treat that I know is just for me.
A couple of weeks ago I saw on a blog a recipe for shortbread cookies that were made using a shortbread pan.  I thought they were so pretty that I checked e-Bay and on-line stores thinking how much I would like to have one.  Amazon currently has one listed for $34.50 and I thought that was too much to spend on something I didn't really need.  How excited I was to find a brand new shortbread pan at a garage sale for a whopping two dollars!
I think it was sitting there just waiting for me to find it!
How about some new CD's @25 cents each.
And, a new radio/CD player for $10.00 (the seller was firm at $10.00)
A beautiful mirror for $7.00.
Two bags of potting soil for my needy African Violet's
A immersible blender so I don't almost explode my old blender when pureeing hot soup
A tiny little chopper for quick work in the kitchen (still looking for a full size food processor)
A book that I have been thinking about rereading. (last read The Hobbit in high school)
A brand new, very heavy cast iron pot from a lady that begins every recipe with a stick of butter and says 'oil' differently than I do.
All for a fraction of the original cost.
It felt like Christmas
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!


Snap said...

WOW!!!! Great garage sale finds. Wish we had some garage sales like that! Enjoy The Hobbit. I love my immersible blender

Mildred said...

I love the shortbread pan. You really got a bargain. I have one of those handy choppers and I love it. Can't believe you even got Paula's pans - I think I say Ouioul (oil) just like she does! ha
I bet it does feel like Christmas with the wonderful purchases you made - way to go!

Julie said...

What a great DAY!! I love garage sale finds! I am envious of the cast iron pan!

Shandy said...

OMGoodness! I adore the shortbread pan (w/the cute little recipe book attached). All your garage sale finds must have made your whole weekend because each of these are wonderful. Gorgeous photos as always =).

NanaDiana said...

I did it again-Clicked off before my post had gone all the way through. Darn it all!

I SAID- I am obviously going to the wrong garage sales. You did good, girl...you dun good! I love that cast iron piece you found.

I have a lot of those molds. I have collected them for years. I have many of the smaller cookie molds too...which make great paper molds for pulverized paper too. They make great gift tags.

Lovely post-I think you found some wonderful bargains! hugs- Diana

Jennifurla said...

Great finds, cant wait to see the cookies you make

Dishesdone said...

What great finds! Looking forward to seeing some delicious shortbread cookies! And what a cool cast iron pot!

Julie Harward said...

I think you have a goof eye..you found some neat things! And I think God does know our hearts and sends little gifts for us! :D

marie said...

Well it looks like you struck gold! How perfect that you found the shortbread pan ~ I love seeing the fingerprints of God in the little things!
Have fun re-reading The Hobbit. It's oneof my favorite books!

Paula said...

Can't wait to see the cookies you turn out of that pan. Great find!

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

This is why I don't go to yard sales. I've worked hard to downsize and I know I'd find too many goodies that would undermine all my efforts. That said, I'm totally jealous of your bargains! lol

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow what great finds. You did really great.

Lady Farmer said...

I love everything you found! The shortbread pan, the mirror and the PD pot ~ fantastic! Good finds and great deals! ;~P

~~Deby said...

Oh my...you sure did get some treasures....I love how you described PD......very clever.....the shortbread pan is just so cute...I will guess that it will be used with lots of love...good job...with all your purchases

EG Wow said...

You find GREAT things at garage sales! WOW!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What wonderful finds!

I have one of those shortbread pans that I bought on eBay after I saw someone's photos too. I think it was only $15 but $2 is fantastic! I have a little trouble getting the shortbread to release though. Let me know if you find any tips regarding that.

I also love the cast iron pot!

La Tea Dah said...

Wow, great finds! I love the mirror!!!!!

I have a shortbread mold similar to yours. In fact, I have a collection of them, since they were offered by Pampered Chef yearly as part of their specials. I have made shortbread in them, but mostly I use them to make beeswax ornaments. They are beautiful and unique.

Happy autumn to you! Thanks for visiting Gracious Hospitality. I've been away from blogging for awhile, but I am trying to be more faithful now.

Ann said...

Now why can't I ever find great things like that at garage sales. That shortbread pan is so cool and what a deal. You found some great things.

crochet lady said...

Oh my goodness, a lot of great finds! How special that you found what you've been wanting. I've always thought it would be fun to make shortbread cookies using a form like that.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow! You found such wonderful items at the garage sales! The shortbread pan was a wonderful buy and i know you will enjoy using it.

Mary said...

Wow, you got some beautiful items! That shortbread mold will look lovely displayed in your kitchen when it is not in use. And I had to laugh at the thought of your blender exploding. That has happened once or twice in our Little Red House... lol. thanks for sharing at MM. :)

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hello LDH!

I started back to school and have missed so many fun posts here! You sure scored...I love the pot and shortbread pan. I'll pay you $5.00 for it! I'm excited to see what you do with it. It's perfect for gingerbread heart cookies on a ribbon to hang for Christmas!


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