Saturday, November 7, 2009

Garage Sale Gold

Yayyy!! So, we used to just have that entertainment hutch and nothing else. Over the past few months I've bought those two shelving units, the bowls and plates, the arch candle-holder set, and the painting. Grand total: AUD$78. ($70 USD) WOOT! I'm so excited because it finally feels finished for the time being. Eventually we'll get one of those plasma tvs and will have to get a new hutch or wall mount or something to suit it, but for less than $80 our house feels more like a home and you can't beat that value. :)

This is the 1950s vintage diamond ring I bought for FIVE DOLLARS! woo! It's 18k gold as well. :) The diamond I'd guess at no more than 1/10 carat. There are a lot of factors to consider but I'd guess it's worth no less than $100 USD, depending on the weight of the gold, the quality of the stone and whether it's mounted in silver or platinum (def not white gold since there's no yellowing and this ring is OLD.) Not bad. :) I'm hoping to make it a gift for someone since it doesn't fit any of my fingers but my pinky. I thought it's maybe a size 7, but I wear a 7.5 and I can't even get it over the second knuckle on my ring finger so it's probably closer to a 6/6.5.

I'm starting to love garage saling! Debra and I should do it every weekend. :) It's nice to get out and see all the different bits and peices.


I found Dr. Pepper at the gas station this morning too!! I haven't had a Dr. Pepper in forever and it's just so beautiful. :) I bought all the ones they had in the fridge, and I swear everyone there thought I was insane. I was going in to get a red bull and looked over the DP first because it wasn't what I was looking for...and then I did a double take. And then I started pulling them all out of the fridge one after another after another until my arms were completely full and I was just laughing maniacally and saying "I can't believe it! I can't believe it!"

They *must* be ordering stuff up from USA Foods in Melbourne because they had Cherry Coke a couple weeks ago and they also have things like Tootsie Rolls and Reese's pieces too and I know you can't get those here unless they've been imported. Either way it's really cool to have a little slice of home every now and again. :)

We bought some new flowers!! We'll be careful with the roots this time.....also bought a new rose bush, a pink one. Not sure of the breed but it's PINK. Also got a little hibiscus bush and it has pink leaves. WOOT. We'll plant those tomorrow, it should look very nice.

That's all I have to say for now! Really just wanted to update on our little wall in the living room and how cute it is. :)


  1. I'm not sure my exact ring size, but it was 5.5 when I got married, and I had my ring sized about 10 years ago, I don't know if it is 6 or 6.5(but I don't think it is larger than that)!:) Just sayin,!;)
    Love the look of the house with the garage sale finds! We had a cooking class type thing for women's fellowship at church fun! I will have to email the recipes to you, they are all good. I learned alot of new things, and of course you know I am not the cooking type anyway!You would have loved it. That is something fun for fellowship for your church to do too!
    Glad you found DP and I am sure they probably laughed at you, but if they get to know you and realize you will buy up the American stuff, then they will order more!
    I am looking up gluten free stuff for Dad on the comupter right now, trying to have us branch out to new things!
    Love you lots!

  2. OH... I heart Dr Pepper. I wished everywhere served this sprinkle of sunshine.


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