This weekends garage sale finds

roboladyMarch 31, 2007

There were 2 neighborhoods in town having neighborhood garage sales. DH and I had a great time and made quite the haul.

The biggest hit was 4 copy paper sized boxes filled with wooden cigar boxes. I think 38 cigar boxes in all. All wood except 3. I think I'm going to stack some and make a lamp. I've given some to my kids and I'll find something to do with the others. Got all this for 25.00.

Any other ideas for uses for cigar Boxes??

Then at another sales I got a stand up gumball machine with a great iron base, and a table top gumball machine too. These will be lamps someday in my fun and games themed guest room. Also picked up several old books for 25c each. Dh got some LP's, I picked up some great trim for a dollar and a decorating book for a dollar. Some wood fencing for craft projects, some old binoculars in a leather case for my "traveler" themed guest room. I think there is more but I can't remember. It was a fun morning. I'll post pics later.

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lilym

What a haul! I don't think they are quite the rage that they were there for awhile but have you seen the purses made out of them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cigar Box Purses

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 6:54PM
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lilym

Another is to make a memory box, glue old broken jewelry all over. I've seen some really nice ones. Also decopauge is nice.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 6:59PM
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lydia1959

I forgot to mention that I'd check eBay to make sure none of your boxes are worth anything before you start drilling holes. :-) A few are worth quite a bit.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cigar Boxes on eBay

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 7:10PM
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lilym

This is a different idea.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cigar Box Idea

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 7:43PM
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robolady

Thanks for the ideas, keep em coming. My kids each got some for their rooms. Dh got one for all that change he empties every night. I am using some in my craft room for, my jewelry making supplies. I still have a bunch out there, but they seem to be very useful and so decorative and pretty.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2007 at 9:15PM
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coppertop367

WOW!!!! what a haul!!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 7:40AM
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toomuchglass

WOW -- I want to go with you !! Please ,please ??? I'm in AWE of all those treasures !

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 11:49AM
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