Saturday, May 21, 2011

Last Chance!

Muffins are fresh, Coffee's hot, come shop with the Salvaged Gals!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Salvaged in the Sun

What a fabulous day for a Salvaged Sale! Sun, free coffee, great company, and of course....... amazing finds! Here are some highlights from our first day. 

Did you shop with us today? What was your favorite Salvaged find?

Come Saturday 5/21 from 8am-4pm for another day of shopping with the Salvaged Gals.

"Upscale Yard Sale"

 Everyone had fun setting up today.  The garage now looks better than a store.  There are some great finds to be had. Laura has some very interesting birds nests and the retro scooter is ready to ride.   Sale starts at 8am, the Coffee will be on, and the Salvaged Gals will be ready for you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Girl Time

Last night we were in the kitchen salvaging jars, making truffles, and going through my hat boxes.  I used to do tea parties on a regular basis and over time collected many old or fun hats. I have decided to part with them because I am busy being a Salvaged Gal. Natalie happened to come home just as we were trying on hats.  It is so fun to see the look on a woman's face when she sees a hat that brings dreams of dressing up and acting like...a proper woman!  Natalie's eyes kept coming back to the purple hat.  I urged her to try it on and it looked stunning on her.  After a bit of girl time with giggles I sent her downstairs with a hat box and the purple hat. Playing dress up is fun even at my age.  I must tell you my husband tried on a hat too!  The blue flowers matched his blue eyes and gave us all a belly laugh.  When we open the sale Friday there will be a box of hats, gloves, little purses and a few hat boxes that would be lovely fun for a girl party.  Of course just being at the Salvaged for Good sale will be a girl party like no other!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Sweet Salvage"

Christie and I did a quick garage sale on Saturday after we set up for Alycia's Graduation party.  We saw the sign on the way in and found ourselves with 30 minutes to spare, so off we went. It was a small sale and not quite our style, but on the way into the garage I saw this old rocker pushed against the building with shrubs growing around it.  Now I am not afraid to ask if someone wants to part with something, so I asked how much the chair was outside. In a matter of minutes we had the chair loaded and a couple of other finds in hand. Twenty minutes and we were back to the party to greet the first guests.  It is so wonderful to have such a great Daughter-in-Love like Christie.  She is very wise with her money and very creative. What is really fun is that we are both Salvaged Gals who love the Lord and love salvaging items for a new purpose.  Come to the Salvaged for Good Sale this Friday and Saturday and you will see what I did with this crazy rocker!

"Salvaged Sneak Peek"

Laura is pulling out her Salvage for the Sale!

 Vickie salvaged this rusty tin can with the idea for a new purpose. Amazing what can be done with a rusted out can and a few flowers!
The salvaged can turned into a vintage centerpiece for your patio table. Angie will have a couple of vintage tables at the sale that can be used on your patio. One of my favorite sayings is "One can never have too many flowers."  There will be many flowers in unique containers at the sale.  Check the blog tomorrow for a crazy idea I found in the bushes by an old building!


Saturday, May 14, 2011


 A while ago Angie, Alycia, and I went to “The Tag Sale.”  We are always up for a Saturday morning of salvaging items to be used for a new purpose.  We first stopped for a good cup of coffee and had a fun chat about what we might find as we drove to the sale.  Each of us had items we were looking for.  I must admit I was most interested in what the tags might look like!  There are really some fun tag ideas out there.  It seems words are “in.”  Cake, Sweet, Joy, Pantry, Coffee and many other single words are tagging many household items these days.  At my age having everything labeled can be a great benefit!  My children once gave me a card where all the children and the family dog were sitting at the breakfast table with name tags on.  Moms need all the memory help we can get! I do love words!  I was given a fun plant with a metal chalkboard tag that can be changed for the season.  It now says “Spring.”   I am waiting for “Summer!

            Tags are fun and helpful!  Have you ever been to Tossed and Found in Spokane?  I just love the tag they put on items that sold.  The tag says “Found.”  They are made with a very fun font.  Artemis also puts a nice tag on each item to be sold.   It is so nice when you walk into a sale and you know what the asking price is. Even if you do want to negotiate on the price, it is just plain helpful to know where to start.  No need to stand and wait to find out the price.  I hate waiting!  I have been to sales where the tag is a piece of masking tape with a price that is not legible and very hard to get off the item once it is purchased.  A cute tag can make an item for sale irresistible. I have been known to buy something just for the cute tag!  Usually if an item does not have the price marked on it, I will just walk away.  All this talk about tags gets me excited for the Salvaged for Good upscale yard sale.  No masking tape at this sale.

        Angela has made sure we each have cute tags in typewriter font.  When you buy something you will find our own unique tag leaves with your item.  You will also find many items “tagged” with words that speak for the item.  Check out the tag ideas we have posted.  My favorite is the tag with a paper rose on it.  That special touch in a tag always makes me feel like someone was thinking ahead about the person who would be purchasing the item.  I save tags and re-gift them to beloved friends.  The Salvaged for Good Sale is just around the corner.  Literally, it could be around the corner from you!  If you want to come to a fun Tag sale make sure you put us on your calendar.  We will have the coffee on and some very interesting salvage for you!

                                                                 ♥ Vickie

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Junking with the gals

Just this last Saturday I spent the day Junking with some fun Salvaged Gals.  We started the morning with coffee and Angela treating us all to a vintage jar with her Homemade Toffee inside and  a small personalized spray bottle of hand sanitizer.  We have gotten our hands dirty digging for the best things on past junking trips.  Everyone knows that coffee and chocolate give a quick start to the junking experience!  In four hours we tried a lot of little shops on Monroe(a few are our regular favorites) and filled the car fast.  We visited a new shop, Artemis, and found a few great finds. While we were digging in the shed behind one of the shops for some great junk and dickering over the prices, one of the owners reminded us that if we want great deals we ought to go to garage sales.  I came home even more determined to start Salvaged for Good.  Everyone is looking for the great Salvage Deal that fits the budget and has the potential of making home look even more inviting than it already does.  Nothing to be ashamed about wanting the best deal and keeping within your budget!  A funky, fun, garage sale with great Salvaged Gals and good deals!  Now that sounds fun.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Salvaged For Good Sale

Do you long for the return of the yard sale that actually had interesting items you could salvage and use for a new purpose?  No entrance fee or 50 minute line to get in the door, so you can buy something funky and fun to spark your creative thinking.  Salvaged for Good is my answer to the old fashioned yard sale with a vintage twist.  It is also a creative way to put Proverbs 31:24 into practice.  My Salvaged Gals all take something and give it a new use with the goal of blessing their families with additional income and using their Creative God Given talents.
Growing up in a family with a very limited income created a resourceful spirit when it came to daily needs.  Thus our family stopped for every yard sale!  There just might be something we needed for cheap! When I married 37 years ago the adventure of finding the perfect used item at a garage sale was the very avenue I used to decorate our first apartment.  We were living on a shoe-string budget during the first five years of marriage, while my husband finished school.  My husband’s favorite saying was “ I accelerate past yard sales.”  A yard sale was not his idea of a good time.  This caused me to start finding gal friends who loved to go junking.  We were always looking for that used item that could be painted and turned into something fun with a new purpose or use!  We were  looking for something that was a deal and would meet a need without straining the family budget.  We still see yard sales today, but the cute garage sale that had fun usable items for a great price is almost a thing of the past.  Today it is a Barn Sale, or Grange Sale with 50 vendors and high entrance fees.  My goal with Salvaged for Good is to offer  a fun venue where women can sell their wares and  others can have a fun, creative, no entrance fee shopping experience.  So the garage is being revamped, I have picked up some Salvaged Gals, and we are hosting the first Salvaged for Good Sale.  Keep checking this blog to see our progress and check out the Salvaged Gals to see what they are bringing.